iO TV Customers Are All-In for TAG Games, Playing More Than 10 Million Times Every Month

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Popular Free Games Channel Allows Individual Play And Even The Ability To Play In Live “House-To-House” Mode Against Other iO TV Customers

We are thrilled that our customers are finding and playing TAG Games on iO TV, and taking advantage of the exciting ability to play live, house-to-house, against other customers.

iO TV® customers are all-in for ActiveVideo®’s TAG Games, the free interactive game service available on iO TV channel 610. Every month, iO TV customers are playing more than 10 million casual multi-player games.

ActiveVideo’s TAG Games offers iO TV customers an exciting lineup of more than 20 titles appropriate for both children and adults. Every month, more than 275,000 iO TV customer households play the games, and more than 1,000 customers play for the first time every day. The games running on ActiveVideo’s CloudTV app platform range from classic card games and traditional word puzzles to kid-friendly challenges. Players easily use the remote control to compete against their own best score, and many games feature a unique house-to-house mode that allows live play against other iO TV customers.

“We are thrilled that our customers are finding and playing TAG Games on iO TV, and taking advantage of the exciting ability to play live, house-to-house, against other customers,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president, video product management. “Every month, our customers are spending approximately 1.7 million hours on channel 610 playing TAG Games, nearly 3 million games a week. Whether it’s a High Stakes Hold ‘Em tournament, or action-packed Word Champ battle, these games are delivering fun and value to our customers, and turning channel 610 into a frequent destination.”

Key features of TAG Games include:

  •     Real-time multiplayer network games
  •     Player profiles to store high scores and achievements
  •     High scores visible across Cablevision’s New York-metro service area
  •     Fast load time

Cablevision continues to deliver value and unique product features to its customers in a competitive marketplace – including free and reliable access to wireless Internet through Optimum WiFi, the ability to watch its full cable television service on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices in the home, unmatched local content from News 12 and MSG Varsity, Optimum Rewards or free TAG Games on channel 610.

The company’s award-winning digital cable service, iO 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.

About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ has created CloudTV™, a cloud-based apps platform that enables the fast and flexible development and deployment of personalized navigation interfaces, such as iVOD, and other advanced user experiences for television service providers. Using the CloudTV platform, service providers can deliver iVOD experiences and navigational mosaics, as well as advanced advertising, TV apps, games and multi-screen pairing solutions to any set-top box, CI+ enabled television, mobile device, and broadband-connected CE device. ActiveVideo Networks is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more information, visit; find us at; follow us at; view our videos at

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


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