WORLDSPORT HD is Cablevision's HD Channel of the Day

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WORLDSPORT HD is Cablevision's HD Channel Of The Day, as part of the company's continuing "45 Days in HD, on iO TV(SM)" countdown. The countdown recognizes each of the 45 High-Definition Services iO TV customers receive at no additional cost.

Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing WORLDSPORT HD as its HD Channel of the Day, as part of the ongoing "45 Days in HD, on iO TV" countdown. Available to Cablevision's iO TV customers on channel 720, WORLDSPORT HD delivers high-definition coverage of a wide variety of top sporting events from around the globe.

The exclusive nationwide broadcaster of the Canadian Football League, WORLDSPORT HD also features live HD coverage of the Spanish Premiere League, highlighted by the perennial football super-power, Real Madrid. In addition to offering games and championships for these preeminent and internationally-popular leagues, the channel also features Euro-League basketball, Japanese baseball, beach soccer, horse jumping, dog shows, tennis and motorsports. The world-class sports coverage is also complemented by compelling documentaries offering viewers an insider's perspective on the athletes, coaches and events that make up the wide world of competitive sport.

During the countdown, Cablevision is recognizing each of the 45 high-definition services iO customers receive at no additional cost, including all nine local professional sports teams in HD. Unlike its satellite and phone company competitors, Cablevision does not impose additional fees and charges on customers who want to "see" in HD.

"Cablevision is pleased to honor WORLDSPORT HD as today's Channel of the Day in our ongoing '45 Days in HD, on iO TV' countdown," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "WORLDSPORT HD delivers exciting sports action from around the globe in stunning high-definition including Spanish Premier League soccer, an inside the pits look at NASCAR and exclusive Canadian Football League action."

Featured Programming For February 8-9, 2008 includes:
7:30 pm ET
La Liga Report
La Liga Report is a lifestyle and soccer pre-game show covering everything that is going on in and around the Spanish Premiere League. The half-hour show features highlights of previous games and a look ahead.

8:30 pm ET
Spanish Premiere League Soccer

3:30pm ET
La Liga Report (World-Premiere)
La Liga Report is a lifestyle and soccer pre-game show covering everything that is going on in and around the Spanish Premiere League. The half-hour show features highlights of previous games and a look ahead.

4:30pm ET
Spanish Premiere League (Live)
WOLRDSPORT HD's presents live coverage of the Spanish premiere league. This afternoons game features Sevilla vs. Barcelona.

Cablevision's high-definition line-up has more than doubled over the last year, and the company has the capacity today to deliver hundreds of channels of high-definition programming over its fully-deployed fiber optic network. More than 900,000 of Cablevision's nearly 2.6 million iO TV customers have at least one high-definition television and HD-cable set-top box in the home.

In an effort to drive consumer awareness and continued adoption of HDTV, Cablevision recently launched a retail partnership with P.C. Richard & Son, the New York metropolitan area's leading consumer appliance and electronics retailer, which allows customers to conveniently sign up for all three Optimum products - iO TV digital cable, Optimum Online high-speed Internet access and Optimum Voice phone service - at 35 P.C. Richard & Son retail locations in Cablevision's service territory. Cablevision is also providing its award-winning digital cable service to more than 30 store locations, so customers can experience the best in high-definition programming while they shop for a new HD television set.

Nearly 83 percent of Cablevision's cable customers are iO TV digital cable customers, the highest digital penetration in the nation. iO TV offers customers access to more than 360 channels, including 53 premium movie channels, 48 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than 1,800 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, 45 high-definition programming services and groundbreaking interactive television applications including News 12 Interactive.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO: Interactive Optimum digital television, Optimum Online high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, WE tv and other national and regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.

Patrick MacElroy, 516-803-1249
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