iO en español is iO International’s most popular package, and we are pleased to bring customers even more valuable Spanish-language programming with the addition of Nat Geo Mundo and HITN.
Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2011
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced more additions to iO International’s iO en español package bringing customers 47 Spanish-language TV channels. Customers can now enjoy even more educational and cultural programming with Nat Geo Mundo on channel 1016 and Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) on channel 1011.
Nat Geo Mundo features distinctive Spanish-language programming that encompasses all forms of content from National Geographic. Ongoing programming highlights include “The Dog Whisperer” and original shows such as “Don’t Tell My Mother,” “The DNA of Things,” as well as Latin American and global content from National Geographic Channel International’s regional networks. Nat Geo Mundo offers U.S. Hispanic viewers specialty programming on a monthly basis featuring documentaries on culture and traditions, historical events and society nuances.
Established in 1983 as a non-profit organization, HITN provides educational and lifestyle programming for the Hispanic family with unique educational contents, such as courses on English as a second language.
“iO en español is iO International’s most popular package, and we are pleased to bring customers even more valuable Spanish-language programming with the addition of Nat Geo Mundo and HITN. With 47 Spanish-language channels in iO en español, every member of the household will find programs they love,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president, video product management.
“Nat Geo Mundo will bring iO en español customers high-quality original programming involving nature, science, culture and history," said Sean Riley, senior vice president, distribution, Fox Global Networks. "Cablevision customers will enjoy our shows from the National Geographic Channel in Latin America that have never aired in the U.S., as well as newly commissioned and acquired original series and specials."
"HITN’s mission is to advance the educational, cultural and socio-economic aspirations of Hispanics in the U.S., and we are proud to bring our programming that ‘educates and entertains’ to iO TV’s iO en español customers. Viewers will find a wide variety of television programs, genres and topics that enrich U.S. Latino families with knowledge, culture, information and enjoyment,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of HITN.
The iO en español package is available to new residential subscribers starting at $8.95 per month. Customers must subscribe to Broadcast Basic service and above as well as have a digital cable set-top box. In some areas a CableCARD may also be used. Existing iO en español customers interested in adding these new channels can call 877-980-7636 to upgrade or go to http://espanol.optimum.com/digital-cable-tv/international/espanol.jsp for additional information.
Cablevision’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.
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.
About Nat Geo Mundo
Launched in 2011, Nat Geo Mundo is a nonfiction entertainment network that features high-quality original programming involving nature, science, culture and history. A joint venture between Fox Networks Group and National Geographic Ventures, the mission of Nat Geo Mundo is to inspire U.S. Latino families by expanding their horizons through entertainment about the world that surrounds them. Nat Geo Mundo is a contemporary extension of the National Geographic Society, which has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888.
The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN)was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization. HITN's mission is to advance Hispanics by providing engaging, educational entertainment that empowers the community. HITN-TV is the first U.S.-owned, non-commercial, Spanish-language, media company delivering educational programming to more than 36 million homes nationwide on Satellite and Cable focusing on Health, Financial Literacy, and Education. HITN is also the largest holder of Educational Broadband Spectrum (EBS) in the US, supporting the next generation of wireless broadband networks and creating new opportunities to deliver educational content and connect communities. Visit us online at http://www.hitn.tv/.