(PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas to Optimum’s comprehensive Spanish-language programming. Univision Deportes Network on channel 1065 offers unprecedented access to the live matches, sports news, entertainment and the interactivity Hispanic sports fans crave, and Univision tlnovelas on channel 1091 brings viewers the biggest telenovela hits of all time, many have never been seen since their original broadcast.
Featuring top sports content, Univision Deportes Network is the undisputed home for Mexican soccer with coverage of 12 of the 18 teams within the Liga MX, the Mexican National Team, Copa MX, plus Major League Soccer, the U.S. National Team, the CONCACAF Champions League, the German National Team, the DFB Cup, the French National Team, the French Cup, France’s Ligue 1 and many more premier soccer tournaments from around the world. Additionally, the network showcases unmatched coverage leading up to 2014 FIFA World Cup, including World Cup Qualifiers and the FIFA 2013 Confederations Cup. Univision tlnovelas delivers a mix of the top recent and past favorite novelas from world renowned producer Televisa. The current line-up includes blockbuster hits such as “ El Privilegio de Amar,” “Entre el amor y el odio,” “Las Tontas no van al Cielo,” and “Mañana es Para Siempre.”
“Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas bring more of the sports and entertainment shows that our Hispanic customers are passionate about, and we are pleased to add these networks to our strong line-up of more than 60 Spanish-language channels,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president of video product management. "We are committed to delivering the best programming options to Optimum customers, in both English and Spanish, and these new channels provide expanded access to the content our Spanish-speaking customers love."
“As part of our commitment to offer Hispanic America the culturally relevant content they seek, we are proud to bring Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas to Optimum customers. Hispanics across all age groups love sports and novelas,” said Rob Thun, executive vice president of business operations, for Univision’s distribution team. “Univision Deportes Network changed the game with unprecedented access to sports coverage of the teams and leagues Hispanic viewers passionately follow, and for the first time novela fanatics have access to their favorite telenovelas of all time on Univision tlnovelas.”
Univision Deportes Network is available to Optimum’s residential customers with the Optimum Preferred Package, Optimum Package and the new Optimum en español Package. Additionally, commercial customers with a subscription to Optimum Business, Optimum Entertainment and above, or the Optimum en español Package will receive Univision Deportes Network. Residential and commercial customers with a subscription to the new Optimum en español package can enjoy Univision tlnovelas. Customers must have a cable box or CableCARD to receive Univision Deportes Network, and a cable box for Univision tlnovelas.
Cablevision’s award-winning digital cable service, Optimum TV, offers customers access to hundreds of channels, including more than 50 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 120 free 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 is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.