Cablevision And Sprint Bring Optimum Business Benefits To Nearly 60 New York Metro Area Locations

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Optimum Business Customers Can Now Visit “Expert” Sprint Store Locations For A More Personalized Wireless Service Selection Experience

Expanding our Optimum Business Benefits offer with Sprint to its stores in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut gives our customers the option to shop for wireless services in a way that’s most convenient for them.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) announced today the extension of its Optimum Business Benefits offer with Sprint (NYSE: S) to nearly 60 Sprint stores in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The offer, which includes discounted wireless services and equipment for qualified Optimum Business customers and their employees, is available for purchase in preferred store locations for the first time. Previously, the offer was supported by phone and Web ordering and support.

Each selected Sprint location has undergone specialized training with a dedicated staff that has been trained on the Optimum Business Benefits offer for small business customers in order to provide the best possible experience. Optimum Business customers can view a full list of participating locations by visiting the web portal.

“Expanding our Optimum Business Benefits offer with Sprint to its stores in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut gives our customers the option to shop for wireless services in a way that’s most convenient for them,” said Stephanie Anderson, Vice President of Commercial Marketing for Cablevision. “Together, we are providing an online and offline experience for our Optimum Business customers that lets them conduct initial research online and fulfill their purchase in a store with the guidance and support of trained Sprint personnel who are experts on the Optimum Business Benefits offer.”

“Our small business customers have shared that small business solutions are notoriously complicated and often prefer to meet in person with sales representatives to discuss features or better understand a benefit. By bringing the Optimum Business Benefits program to Sprint locations, we are giving qualified small businesses this ability,” said Sprint Regional Vice President, Keith Dardis. “The Optimum Business Benefits program is a great complement to our Sprint Biz 360 program, which tailors communications packages with cutting edge phones and applications, and unique support from care advocates to help small businesses implement solutions quickly and easily.”

For more details on the Sprint offer and to enroll in the Optimum Business Benefits program, qualified Optimum Business customers can visit the Optimum Business Benefits website, which includes a detailed landing page that explains the program, vendors and registration process. Members will be asked to input their Optimum ID and then will gain immediate access to the offers from the Optimum Business Benefits program.

The Optimum Business Benefits program provides enhanced value for Optimum Business customers that subscribe to both Optimum Voice and Optimum Online. Cablevision’s existing alliance partners: ADP, CardWorks, Citrix Online, Digital Insurance, FedEx, Network Solutions, Sprint and US Business Technology.

Designed for businesses with up to 100 employees that require high-speed Internet and voice communications, Optimum Business provides bottom-line benefits like predictable flat rate pricing and highly reliable voice and data services. To learn more about Optimum Business, including features, benefits and more, please visit http://www.optimumbusiness.com.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations provide a full suite of advanced communications services that include iO TV® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, and Optimum Voice® digital voice, all over state-of-the-art cable systems that pass nearly 6 million households and businesses across the New York tri-state area and throughout four Western states. Cablevision’s telecommunications properties also include its Optimum WiFi® wireless Internet, and its Optimum Lightpath® integrated business communications solutions. Cablevision 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, and amNewYork, the nation's most widely circulated free daily serving New York City. The company also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas throughout the New York tri-state area including the famed Ziegfeld Theatre, a frequent and historic venue for film premieres and events. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.

About Sprint Nextel    
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 52 million customers at the end of 2Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at http://www.sprint.com or http://www.facebook.com/sprint and http://www.twitter.com/sprint.

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