Like the more than 100 other HD channels we deliver to iO customers, Univision HD and TeleFutura HD are both available without the extra equipment or programming fees many of our competitors charge for high definition.
Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2010 —
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of Univision HD and TeleFutura HD to the company’s free iO TV high-definition lineup. Univision Network is the leading Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country, covering 95% of all U.S. Hispanic television households. TeleFutura Network, one of the fastest growing networks regardless of language, broadcast or cable, covers 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households and ranks as the #2 Spanish-language network in key dayparts.
“Univision HD and TeleFutura HD are great additions to our iO TV high-definition lineup, and significant enhancements to our existing Spanish-language programming,” said Gary Schanman, Cablevision’s senior vice president of video product management. “Like the more than 100 other HD channels we deliver to iO customers, Univision HD and TeleFutura HD are both available without the extra equipment or programming fees many of our competitors charge for high definition.”
Univision HD and TeleFutura HD are available across Cablevision’s service area today. Univision is HD can be found on channels 6, 8, 18, 705 or 706, depending on location. TeleFutura is available on channels 17 or 708. For complete local channel information, please visit http://optimum.com/channel_lineups.jsp.
With 2.9 million iO TV customers, nearly 95 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, thousands of 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.
Viewing high-definition programming generally requires a high-definition cable box or CableCARD and an HD-ready television set. A full array of approximately 100 HD VOD movies are also available, starting at $4.95 for a 24-hour rental.
iO en español, Cablevision’s exclusive Spanish-language programming package features more than 35 in-language networks from Latin America, South America, the Caribbean, Spain, Puerto Rico and Mexico, as well as unlimited use of World Picks Latino On Demand, a unique Spanish-language video on demand (VOD) service. iOe is available for an additional $6.95 per month for iO digital cable customers who subscribe to the Family Cable level of service and above.
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.