Cablevision continues to enhance the iO TV home entertainment experience by offering customers more quality free video on demand content
Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2008
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the continued expansion of its free video on demand library available to iO TV digital cable customers with the addition of hundreds of new titles from MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, and CMT. The new content includes a variety of today's most popular music videos, as well as hit programming including MTV's "From G's to Gents," VH1's "Brooke Knows Best," CMT's "Trick My Truck" and more.
"Cablevision continues to enhance the iO TV home entertainment experience by offering customers more quality free video on demand content," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "MTV Networks programming offers a wide variety of music, behind-the-scenes looks at top and emerging musical artists as well as unique lifestyle programming that continues to appeal and connect with viewers of all ages."
"MTV Networks offers fans the widest and most popular collection of music and pop culture programming on demand, with hit shows and music videos that reach across genres and demographics," said Denise Dahldorf, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution and Marketing, MTV Networks. "We're excited to extend not only our leadership in music programming on demand, but also our long-standing and valued relationship with Cablevision."
The On Demand programming from MTV Networks is accessible at no additional charge to digital customers with a set-top box through the Free On Demand menu on the iO TV user interface. All of Cablevision's On Demand titles are presented in crystal clear quality with DVD-like functionality including the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind programs through the remote control.
With nearly 2.7 million iO TV customers, more than 85 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 up to 360 channels, including 53 premium movie channels, 48 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than 3,500 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, 45 high-definition programming services and uniquely valuable 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 TV® 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, Sundance Channel and WE tv, along with 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.