Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2008
Bethpage, NY, February 11, 2008 -- Cablevision Systems Corp. today is recognizing Kung Fu HD as its HD Channel of the Day, as part of the ongoing "45 Days in HD, on iO TV" countdown. Available to (PRWEB) February 11, 2008 -- Cablevision's iO TV customers on channel 776, KUNG FU HD is the first and only 24/7 high-definition channel featuring the intense fighting action and cinematography which have elevated the Kung Fu film to pop-culture eminence. Kung Fu HD offers viewers an explosive slate of digitally re-mastered films starring the world's most legendary martial arts stars from Bruce Lee to Jet Li, and everyone in between.
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.
"We are pleased to honor Kung Fu 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. "Kung Fu HD presents the best of martial arts cinema from around the world offering iO TV viewers the opportunity to experience top-flight films and the genres greatest stars in stunning high-definition."
Featured Kung Fu HD Programming On February 11, 2008 Includes:
In this martial arts flick, a young woman witnesses a powerful businessman commit murder and soon after her life is in grave danger. Jet Li is hired to be her bodyguard, but her independent spirit makes protecting her all the more difficult.
New Tale of Zatoichi
In this 3rd installment of the Zatoichi film series, the legendary blind swordsman has tired of the samurai life and returns to his hometown for peace and quiet. Upon his arrival, Zatoichi learns that his former mentor's sister is engaged to be married to a wealthy man. However, when Zatoichi meets the sister the two fall in love, but his mentor will not sanction the relationship.
The Tale of Zatoichi
This is the movie that introduced Zatoichi, the legendary blind swordsman. It heralded in a new era of the Japanese samurai film. Zatoichi, a masseuse in a rural village, finds himself in the crossfire of a gang war. While one leader tries in vain to hire him, the other leader hires a warrior of equal ability to challenge Zatoichi.
Duel of the Seven Tigers
(All Channel Films, 1980)
This must-see martial arts spectacular features nine of the world's greatest Kung Fu and Karate stars. The story revolves around a martial arts school that is taken over by a highly skilled and deadly fighter.
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.
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