Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of Scripps Networks Interactive’s Cooking Channel and DIY Network to its Optimum TV lineup. Cooking Channel, which features instructional programs about food and cooking, and DIY Network, which focuses on do-it-yourself projects at home and in the garden, will become available to Optimum TV customers by May 22.
“We are pleased to announce that Cooking Channel and DIY Network will be joining the Optimum TV lineup of highly informative and enjoyable lifestyle programming,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s senior vice president of product management. “We believe that Cooking Channel and DIY Network will be very popular among our customers, who will also be able to access this programming anywhere in the home using the Optimum App and on the go with TV to Go.”
“Introducing our popular lifestyle media brands DIY Network and Cooking Channel to the homes of nearly three million Optimum customers will satisfy the growing demand for top-notch television content in the important New York metro area,” said Henry Ahn, executive vice president of content distribution and marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. “Viewers who love our flagship brands HGTV and Food Network will enjoy even more quality home and food programming that will inspire and inform their lives.”
The launch of Cooking Channel on Optimum comes just in time for a summer filled with exciting new food and entertaining programming, including at least fifteen new shows along with returning fan-favorite series and specials. The network will offer an intimate look into the life of actress Haylie Duff with June's premiere of her series Real Girl’s Kitchen with Haylie Duff, where Haylie shares recipes, stories and adventures in Los Angeles and New York City. Also premiering in June, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers will showcase the true joy of family and great food, as Rev and his wife, Justine show that the perfect family meal isn’t just about the food, it’s also about who is sitting at the table to share it. Additionally, returning to prime time this May on Cooking Channel, a brand-new season of Road Trip with G. Garvin, with G. seeking out the hottest spots in the country serving up Southern style-food. In June, Roger Mooking continues to explore the fundamentals of food and fire in Man Fire Food and, in August, Mo Rocca is back in the kitchen with grandparents, learning to cook treasured family recipes in a brand-new season of My Grandmother’s Ravioli.
DIY Network, the go-to source for home improvement television, will be premiering seven new series in the coming months. The network’s latest addition to its “celebrity home rehab” franchise, The Shatner Project, premieres in October and will follow the home renovation of actor William Shatner. In July, Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall will premiere, starring singer/songwriter Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates as he revives the historic charm of an 18th century Connecticut home, while popular licensed contractor Jason Cameron will help homeowners smash their way to gorgeous new spaces by wrecking and remodeling their worst rooms in the new series, Sledgehammer, premiering in August. Additional new DIY Network series will include First Time Flippers, featuring overzealous property virgins who put their do-it-yourself real estate skills to the ultimate test; Stone Age, which follows father and son duo, Steve and Nick Rhule, as they build amazing custom outdoor designs, including waterfalls, patios and fire pits, one rock at a time; Family Under Construction: Hawaii, which follows a family of five as they live through a whole home renovation in Hawaii; and Disaster Decks, which will feature designer/carpenter Paul LaFrance as he rescues homeowners from their outdoor renovation woes.
Cooking Channel and DIY Network will be available in both Standard and High Definition to Optimum TV residential customers with the Optimum Preferred package and above; customers must have a digital set-top box or CableCARD to receive the channels. Cooking Channel will be available on channel 166 and DIY Network will be located on channel 167.
Optimum TV residential customers who receive Cooking Channel and DIY Network as part of their package can also watch programming from both networks On Demand at their convenience, as well as anywhere in the home using the Optimum App and a WiFi connection. The Optimum App is available from the App Store for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Google Play for Android phones and tablets and Amazon Marketplace for Kindle devices. Additionally, customers will be able to watch Cooking Channel and DIY Network content outside of the home with TV to Go.
Cablevision’s award-winning digital cable service, Optimum TV, offers customers access to hundreds of channels, including more than 80 premium movie channels, 50 channels of commercial-free digital music, tens of thousands of titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, more than 150 high-definition channels and uniquely valuable and relevant local content through News 12, MSG Varsity and their companion interactive television applications.
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.
ABOUT COOKING CHANNEL
Cooking Channel is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to's. Cooking Channel is part of the media portfolio of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also includes Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel and Great American Country.
ABOUT DIY NETWORK
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Viewers can become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. To find DIY Network’s satellite and cable channel designations, check local listings or visit DIYNetwork.com/tv.
Janet Meahan, Cablevision, +1 (516) 803-3947, [email protected]