The addition of these Polish TV channels - TVN24 and ITVN - and the new iO Polish package – underscores our commitment to diverse programming that meets the needs of our customers
Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2011
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the expansion of iO International with the addition of Poland’s TVN24 and TVN International (ITVN). These networks along with TV Polonia will be part of the newly expanded iO International package iO Polish. Viewers can find TVN24 on iO TV channel 281, ITVN on channel 283 and TV Polonia on channel 282.
TVN24, the first 24-hour Polish news channel, covers significant events around the world as well as a variety of political programs. Viewers can find popular Polish TV series and movies on ITVN. Also included in the expanded iO Polish package, TV Polonia, which provides viewers with access to Polish films, sports, local and national news, arts and culture programming as well as national dramas and documentaries. The iO Polish bundle provides comprehensive Polish content for Poles living abroad.
“iO International packages connect our customers back to lands they love, and the addition of these Polish TV channels - TVN24 and ITVN - and the new iO Polish package – underscores our commitment to diverse programming that meets the needs of our customers,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president, video product management. “These popular Polish channels are a strong addition to iO International, and we are proud to offer this high quality programming to our customers.”
“We are excited with the launch of TVN International and TVN24 on Cablevision all-digital platform, a key milestone in expanding distribution of TVN channels in the United States. As of today our top quality content is more accessible in the NY metro area, which meets the needs of a large Polish community with excellent entertainment and fresh news all delivered in language straight from homeland,” said Łukasz Frątczak, managing director of TVN Intl.
iO Polish is available to customers who subscribe to Broadcast Basic service and above for an additional $19.95 per month. Customers must have a digital cable set-top box or CableCARD to receive the service. These channels are also available in the Optimum App for the iPad in all areas. TVN24 and ITVN can also be purchased on an a la carte basis for an additional $9.95 per month. Customers interested in iO Polish 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 16 international programming packages 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 more than 3 million iO TV customers, 96 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 on demand video titles 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 cable television operations that provide industry-leading services to more than 3 million New York are households. A state-of-the-art cable system enables the company to offer a full suite of premier 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 delivers advanced video, voice and Internet services to more than 300,000 households in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Through Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, Cablevision operates several successful programming and entertainment businesses, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment. 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. 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.