We are excited about the launch of Mega Cosmos on Cablevision, a leading telecommunications, media and entertainment company. This launch is a great addition for both companies to expand its viewership in the Greater New York area. We are pleased to be a part of the quality programming in Cablevision's extensive content portfolio
Bethpage, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 20, 2010
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) announced today the addition of iO Greek to its comprehensive iO International programming service. The new programming package, consisting of Antenna TV and Mega Cosmos, is available across Cablevision’s service area on Channel 292 and 293, respectively. iO Greek is the 15th distinct international programming category available to iO TV customers.
Antenna Satellite features the content of Antenna TV, the leading Greek television network. The channel is broadcast live, 24-hours direct from Greece and features live news bulletins, top rated shows and series, Greek movies, music programs and much more. Special attention has been given to sports as Antenna has secured exclusive rights for the Greek Soccer Championship Superleague and the Soccer Cup.
Mega Cosmos broadcasts some of the most popular entertainment shows and comedies in Greece. MEGA Cosmos also offers world-class Greek programming such as variety shows, dramas, comedies and the best news shows on Greek television, as well as award-winning coverage of current events and politics. Additionally, the network features news bulletins and live news reports, award-winning series, Greek films, and the most viewed daily soap operas on Greek TV, “Secrets of Edem” and “Stolen Life.”
“The launch of iO Greek has been a much anticipated and requested addition to iO International, and we are pleased to deliver our first in-language offering to Greek customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This robust programming package, consisting of Antenna TV and Mega Cosmos, is not available on satellite or phone company TV, making iO TV the best choice for anyone seeking comprehensive Greek content,” said Gary Schanman, Cablevision’s senior vice president, video product management.
“Antenna’s Greek leading content with news, movies, shows and sports has made our Channel the top choice for Greeks living abroad worldwide. We are very proud to be part of Cablevision’s line-up and further expand our distribution in the United States,” said Nikolaos Tziotis, General Manager, Antenna Pay TV.
“We are excited about the launch of Mega Cosmos on Cablevision, a leading telecommunications, media and entertainment company. This launch is a great addition for both companies to expand its viewership in the Greater New York area. We are pleased to be a part of the quality programming in Cablevision's extensive content portfolio,” said Georgia Dumas Senior Vice President, Business Development.
iO Greek is available for $14.95 per month, and customers must have a Scientific Atlanta digital cable set-top box in order to receive the service. Both services will also be offered as individual channel selections for $9.95 per month. Customers interested in iO Greek can call 877-980-7636 to order or go to http://optimum.com/io/international/index.jsp for additional information.
Cablevision offers a wide variety of multi-lingual programming services available in packages and as stand-alone channels. Customers can choose from 15 international programming options with more than 70 channels of content presented in Spanish, Russian, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Hindi and other languages. iO International is available across the company’s tri-state service area.
With nearly 2.9 million iO TV customers, 94 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 400 channels, including 53 premium movie channels, 46 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than 6,000 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, more than 100 high-definition programming services and uniquely valuable and relevant local content through News 12, MSG Varsity and their companion interactive television applications.
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.