Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Cablevision, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for Optimum TV customers. NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia will commence on Thursday, Feb. 6, and run through Sunday, Feb. 23. Optimum TV customers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand content across multiple platforms. In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), MSNBC, CNBC, and USA Network, customers can stay connected to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games wherever they go via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, America’s premier Olympic digital destinations. Like no other event to date, the Olympic Games have been, and continue to be, a watershed moment for “TV Everywhere,” helping to drive awareness and usage.
“The Olympic Games showcase the world’s best athletes and most prestigious competitions, and Optimum TV brings our customers NBCUniversal’s around-the-clock Games content to enjoy whenever, wherever and how they want to watch. Our customers can enjoy NBCUniversal’s 1,500+ hours of multiplatform coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including live coverage across every screen,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s senior vice president of video product management.
The following multiplatform offerings from NBCUniversal will allow Optimum TV customers to watch and be a part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games through their televisions, PCs and mobile and tablet apps.
NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience on Optimum TV Includes:
1. Go to NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra
2. Click the “Verify Now” button
3. Select Optimum
4. Enter Optimum ID and password
5. Upon subscription verification to an Olympics-eligible package, customers will be signed in throughout the Games on that device.
THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEB. 6, 2014
With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday Feb. 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks, Newsday Media Group and MSG Varsity – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at http://www.cablevision.com.