Optimum Business Benefits Program Rounds Out Year Of New Offers With Gifts Made Easy From 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

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Introduced Six New Offers for Optimum Business Benefits Members in 2011, Creating Additional Value For Small Business Customers

Optimum Business Benefits is a unique program that gives small businesses access to trusted partners that save them time and money.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced a new offer in the Optimum Business Benefits program from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (http://www.1800flowers.com) just in time for the holidays. Optimum Business Benefits members can now receive a 20 percent discount on all business gifts and small business owners can extend the discount to employees. This latest addition to the Optimum Business Benefits program represents the sixth new offer added in 2011. Each offer is designed to provide enhanced value for Optimum Business customers that subscribe to both Optimum Voice and Optimum Online.

“Optimum Business Benefits is a unique program that gives small businesses access to trusted partners that save them time and money,” said Stephanie Anderson, Vice President of Marketing for Commercial Services, Cablevision. “The program delivers additional value beyond our core communications services, and we are pleased to add 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for holiday gifting. In less than two years, Optimum Business Benefits has helped us deepen our customer relationships. We will continue to add offers that help our customers’ businesses run more smoothly and efficiently.”

“Finding the perfect business gift for the holidays, special occasion or event can strengthen a growing relationship or build new partners,” said Jim McCann, Founder and CEO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. “We are delighted to be a part of the Optimum Business Benefits program to provide special offers to small businesses throughout the tri-state area.”

With the addition of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Optimum Business introduced six unique offers in 2011 to members of the Optimum Business Benefits program. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM joins Cablevision’s existing alliance partners: ADP®, CardWorks, Citrix Online, Digital Insurance, FedEx, Network Solutions, Sprint and US Business Technology. In addition to providing value for Optimum Business customers, participating companies in the program have experienced increased uptake in services as a result of receiving highly qualified leads.

“We are proud to be a part of the Optimum Business Benefits program, which has allowed us to exceed our 2011 goals while successfully helping local business save money on credit card processing ,” said Dan Doyle, President of CardWorks Acquiring/Merchant Services. “Like Optimum Business, we take pride in positively impacting the bottom lines of small and medium sized businesses during these challenging economic times and look forward to continuing to make a difference for our mutual customers.”

“Digital Insurance has found the relationship with Optimum Business Benefits to be very beneficial in our outreach to small business customers,” said Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Development for Digital Insurance. “Through the strategic marketing programs, awareness of our brand in this market has greatly increased. We greatly appreciate the members of the Optimum Business Benefits team who help make this such a successful partnership.”

“As a proud partner of Optimum Business Benefits, US Business Technology has experienced greater reach and extension of our brand as a result of our products and services being promoted in the company of our nationally recognized co-partners,” added Andrew Napoli, CEO of US Business Technology. “The program has been very successful for our company's small business marketing strategy, giving us the opportunity to provide exclusive offers and value added benefits to our small business customers.”

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.

Designed for small and medium or home-based sized businesses 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.

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