Cablevision Launches Caller ID on iO TV(R) Innovative Product Enhancement Available to iO TV Digital Cable Customers

With Optimum Voice(R) at No Additional Charge

New Feature Demonstrates Ongoing Convergence of Cablevision's Bundled

Services, Offering Additional Convenience and Functionality to

Multi-Product Customers



    BETHPAGE, N.Y., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cablevision Systems
 Corp. (NYSE:   CVC) today announced the addition of a new feature for iO TV
 digital cable customers who also subscribe to the company's award-winning
 Optimum Voice phone service -- Caller ID on iO TV, an innovative product
 enhancement that allows customers to immediately view incoming call
 information, right on the television. Caller ID on iO TV has already been
 deployed in Long Island, New Jersey and New York City, and will be
 available across Cablevision's entire service area by Friday, November 16,
 at no additional charge to customers. Nearly one-third of the homes in
 Cablevision's market now subscribe to Optimum Voice, and the company
 estimates that the majority of its cable television customers will be
 served by Optimum Voice by the end of the year.
     "iO TV customers with Optimum Voice will now immediately know who is
 calling just by looking at the television set," said John Trierweiler,
 Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "Caller ID on iO
 TV is a meaningful enhancement that underscores Cablevision's leadership in
 delivering the most technologically advanced digital services to our
 customers, over our fully-deployed fiber optic network. Like the Web portal
 that Optimum Voice customers use to manage their voice service, this is
 just another example of the power of bundling and unique advantages
 available to our multi-product customers."
     Caller ID on iO TV features the same Caller ID information a customer
 would expect to find on a telephone, using Cablevision's fiber optic
 network and advanced digital set-top boxes to transfer it to the television
 screen. The information is presented whenever a customer is watching live
 television or viewing recorded programming on their Cablevision DVR.
     When an incoming call is received, customers will see the Caller ID
 display scroll into the upper left corner of their screen. The display is
 present for approximately seven seconds, allowing customers to decide if
 they want to take the call while continuing to watch television, without
 interruption or having to hunt around for the phone. Customers who do not
 want to receive Caller ID messages can easily disable the function by
 tuning to iO TV channel 630.
     With nearly 2.6 million iO TV digital cable customers, approximately 83
 percent of Cablevision's cable customers have embraced the company's
 digital service, the highest rate of digital penetration in the nation. iO
 TV offers customers access to more than 260 channels, including 50 premium
 movie channels, 48 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than
 1,800 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming
 guide, 42 high- definition programming services and groundbreaking
 interactive television applications including News 12 Interactive.
     Optimum Voice is available exclusively to Optimum Online(R) high-speed
 Internet customers. The service includes unlimited calling across the U.S.,
 Canada and Puerto Rico, and a number of advanced features like voicemail,
 call waiting, caller ID, caller ID blocking (*67), call return (*69),
 three-way calling and call forwarding, directory assistance (411), VIP
 ringing, find me, caller ID on call waiting, busy redial, anonymous calling
 and anonymous call blocking -- all at no additional cost. The service's "My
 Optimum Voice" web portal allows customers to easily activate account
 features, listen to voicemail messages through any Web browser, review and
 sort calling history and manage other settings. Optimum Voice received the
 highest rating in residential telephone customer satisfaction in the
 Mid-Atlantic region for 2007 in a study by J.D. Power and Associates.
     Unlike "Internet phone services," Optimum Voice provides the security
 of enhanced 911 access for every customer and provides a local number
 portability option, so new customers who switch from other telephone
 companies can keep their existing phone number. Optimum Voice service is
 carried over Cablevision's fiber optic network, not the public Internet,
 and offers customers a highly reliable voice service with superior value.
     For customers who make international calls, Cablevision offers an
 innovative flat-rate international calling plan, Optimum Voice World Call,
 giving customers up to 250 minutes per month of calling anywhere in the
 world from their Optimum Voice phone for a flat monthly fee of $19.95,
 delivering more value to customers than any other international calling
 plan.
     About Cablevision
     Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:   CVC) is one of the nation's
 leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable
 television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York
 metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings
 include its iO: Interactive Optimum(R) digital television, Optimum
 Online(R) high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice(R) digital voice-over-cable,
 and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services.
 Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful
 programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, WE tv and other national and
 regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming
 businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams,
 the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New
 York's famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview
 Cinemas.
     Disclaimer: Cablevision's Optimum Voice received the highest numerical
 score among telephone service providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the
 proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Residential Regional Telephone
 Customer Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on 11,911 total responses from
 consumers measuring 6 providers in the Mid-Atlantic region (DE, MD, NJ, PA,
 VA, WV) and measures satisfaction of consumers who received their local and
 long distance service from one provider. Proprietary study results are
 based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed between
 April-May 2007. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
     Mid-Atlantic Region: DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV
 
 

SOURCE Cablevision Systems Corp.

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