Cablevision Customers to Enjoy NBC Universal’s Comprehensive Coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

Viewing Options For Optimum Customers Include Linear Networks, VOD, Broadband, Mobile Broadband, and A Dedicated iTV Mosaic Channel, Which Provides One-Screen Access To All NBC TV Coverage Of The Games 24/7, Beginning Feb. 12

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“Events such as the Olympic Winter Games truly showcase the capacity of our advanced digital network to deliver NBC’s total Olympic experience across multiple content platforms,” said Cablevision's John Trierweiler.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2010

Cablevision and NBC Universal today announced a multiplatform content offering for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games to commence with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February. 12. Cablevision customers will have access to all of NBC Universal’s more than 835 hours of unprecedented Olympics programming, representing the most total hours ever and the most live hours ever for an Olympic Winter Games. Cablevision will showcase advanced technology across multiple digital platforms, including Standard Definition and High Definition (HD) Networks, VOD, iTV and broadband to deliver NBC’s Olympic coverage. Vancouver will be the first Winter Olympics available entirely in high definition.

“Events such as the Olympic Winter Games truly showcase the capacity of our advanced digital network to deliver NBC’s total Olympic experience across multiple content platforms,” said John Trierweiler, Cablevision’s senior vice president of product management. “We are especially pleased to offer our customers an advanced mosaic and Interactive TV channel that offers the ability to easily navigate through all the available NBC television coverage at a glance and select the events they would most like to watch.”

Cablevision digital cable customers with a set-top box will have access to a dedicated one-stop iTV and mosaic channel that provides viewers with a window to all of NBC Networks’ television coverage and on-demand content, 24/7, with the ability to easily navigate to specific channels and back to the comprehensive multi-channel view. Using their remote control, customers also can search for, select and watch videos and features including real time Olympics news, medal count, features, photo albums, schedules and other content. The NBC Olympics interactive channel will be available from February 12-28 on Channel 674.

Customers can stay connected to the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games wherever they go, and can expect extensive coverage on the networks of NBC Universal, including NBC, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Universal HD and NBCOlympics.com. Following are multiplatform offerings that will allow Cablevision’s Optimum customers to watch the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, including HD, VOD, and broadband services.

NBC’s and Cablevision’s Olympic Experience Also Includes:

DIGITAL SERVICES OFFERINGS:
HD Coverage: For the first time, coverage of the Olympics will be available entirely in stunning HD, with HD coverage available on the networks of NBC Universal.
On Demand: NBC Universal is making gravity-defying highlights and full event rewinds available On Demand.
·    Pre-Games: NBC will offer more than 20 5-7 minute clips.
·    In Games: NBCU will offer more than 100 highlight clips, approximately 15 per day, in addition to up to five full-length daily event replays.

Online: Through Optimum’s Online’s popular web portal, Optimum.net, Optimum Online customers have access to real time Olympics news, medal counts, programming schedules, and more. Optimum.net will also link to NBC’s online Olympics content at NBCOlympics.com, which includes their high-definition video player and more than 1,000 hours of video. Optimum Online customers who subscribe to a Family Cable package or above and visit NBC’s Olympic website via their Optimum Online modem will not be required to sign-in to access the content, this authentication will be automatic. Family Cable customers with MSNBC or CNBC in their video package that also have a valid Optimum ID and password can access their subscription level of video and watch streaming videos on the NBC Olympic website. Out-of-the home, customers that wish to access the NBC Olympic web site will be required to login once per device using their Optimum ID and password.

Mobile: Optimum Online customers using any mobile device with browsing capabilities can visit the mobile version of Optimum.net to link directly to NBC’s Olympics mobile site.

Additionally, customers can use Optimum WiFi to access NBC Olympics broadband. Optimum WiFi, which delivers free wireless Internet access to all Optimum Online customers at downstream speeds of up to 3 megabits-per-second (Mbps), is available in thousands of commercial and high-traffic locations across Cablevision’s footprint.

The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games will run throughout 17 unforgettable days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and riveting moment. For more information, visit http://www.nbcolympics.com. For more information on Cablevision’s products and services visit http://www.optimum.net.

About NBC Olympics
NBC, America’s Olympic Network, has broadcast 11 Olympic Games, the most Olympics broadcast by any network. NBC surpassed ABC’s 10 Olympics with the 2008 Beijing Games, the most watched event in U.S. television history with 215 million viewers. Vancouver will be NBC’s 12th Olympics.

The 2010 Vancouver Games mark the sixth of an unprecedented seven consecutive Olympic broadcasts by NBC Sports, which began with the 2000 Sydney Games and continues through the 2012 London Games.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading media and entertainment companies. Its assets include its cable television operations, which provide industry-leading services to more than 3 million New York area households, and its award-winning television networks, which deliver some of today's most watched programming to hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. A state-of-the-art cable system enables the company to offer a full suite of advanced residential and business communications services that include its iO TV® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice® digital voice, Optimum WiFi® wireless Internet, and its Optimum Lightpath® integrated business communications solutions. Cablevision also serves the New York area with compelling local content through News 12 Networks, a local news leader; MSG Varsity, a suite of television and online services covering high school activities; and, Newsday Media Group, a business unit that includes Newsday, Long Island's leading daily newspaper. In addition, through Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, Cablevision operates successful programming and entertainment businesses, such as AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment. The company also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas, which includes Manhattan's famed Ziegfeld Theatre, a frequent and historic venue for film premieres and events.

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