Just In Time For Holiday Shopping, Cablevision Unveils New Online Optimum Store

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New Website Offers Customers Broad Array Of Consumer Electronics Products That Enhance Optimum Services, And Helpful Information

There are plenty of places to shop on the Internet, but we believe the Optimum Store.com is special and unique, because we've built it for our customers, to ensure that they have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information on the products that most enhance their Optimum services, at the greatest value

Cablevision Systems Corp., (NYSE: CVC) today unveiled an entirely new Optimum Store.com, which provides Cablevision customers with access to information and significant savings on a variety of consumer electronics products specially selected to enhance the company's iO TV® digital television, Optimum Voice® and Optimum Online® high speed Internet services.

The Optimum Store.com (http://www.optimumstore.com) provides a seamless, one-stop shopping experience exclusively for Cablevision customers and features the latest in consumer electronic products, customer ratings and informative online video tutorials addressing frequently asked questions. Featured items include high-definition televisions, DECT 6.0 cordless phones, Bluetoothâ„¢ devices, home audio equipment and more. Customers enter the site after providing their Optimum ID and are then free to browse and make purchases securely with their credit card.

"There are plenty of places to shop on the Internet, but we believe the Optimum Store.com is special and unique, because we've built it for our customers, to ensure that they have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information on the products that most enhance their Optimum services, at the greatest value," said Gemma Toner Cablevision's senior vice president of marketing and business development. "Particularly as we enter the holiday shopping season, the Optimum Store will provide our customers with a unique, pressure-free opportunity to enjoy significant savings on a variety of consumer electronics devices, receive information on the latest technologies and even offer recommendations and ratings on past purchases."

Customers seeking information about recent developments in consumer electronics can view a variety of informative and up-to-date "Did You Know" tutorials addressing subjects including new types of televisions, advances in cordless phone technology and how to set up a wireless network at home. iO TV customers can also find product reviews and consumer electronics information on CNET TV, a free interactive channel available to iO TV customers on channel 607, or through the Enhanced TV menu, in the Express category.

Cablevision's award-winning services have garnered widespread acclaim for quality and innovation with Optimum Online recently receiving top honors for its region in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Internet Service Provider (ISP) Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The study, which ranks ISP's based on customer satisfaction across a range of key product attributes including performance and reliability, customer service, billing and cost and more, named Optimum Online the highest ranking High-Speed Internet Service in the Eastern Region for 2008. J.D. Power and Associates also recently named Optimum Voice the top residential phone product in Cablevision's service area for the second year in a row.

Cablevision provides cable television service to more than 3.1 million customers in the New York metropolitan area, and 65 percent of new customers choose the company's full suite of voice, video and high-speed Internet services, illustrating the value and advanced functionality available through an increasingly integrated product suite.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading media and entertainment 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 operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv, through Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and serves the New York area as publisher of Newsday and other niche publications through Newsday Media Group. In addition to these 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, the Beacon Theatre, and the Chicago Theatre, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.

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