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High-Definition Programming - Including The Most Local Sports In HD - To Go

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    BETHPAGE, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Does Dad see in HD? According
 to the National Retail Federation, consumer electronics are expected to
 capture an estimated 17.8% of the $9.9 billion that will be spent this year
 on Father's Day gifts. Tops on many gift lists are sure to be brand-new
 high- definition televisions.
     And for those families giving Dad an HDTV this year, iO(R) digital
 cable offers the best in high-definition programming, including the most
 local sports in HD, without the additional equipment or programming charges
 tacked on by satellite and telephone company TV providers. iO offers
 subscribers access to 25 high-definition programming services, and is the
 only way to see all the HD games of all nine area professional sports teams
 - the Mets, Yankees, Jets, Giants, Knicks, Nets, Rangers, Devils and
 Islanders.
     "With 25 high-definition programming services available, we believe
 that there is no better gift to complement the purchase of a new HD
 television this Father's Day than our iO digital cable service," said
 Theresa Chillianis, Cablevision's vice president of video product
 management. "With iO digital cable, viewers are sure to find their favorite
 sports, movies and educational programming all presented in spectacular
 high-definition."
     For sports fans, iO's high-definition programming is sure to be a hit,
 featuring a wide selection of HD sports including; MSG Network; FSN New
 York; SportsNet HD; YES HD; ESPN HD; VERSUS HD; The Golf Channel HD; and
 MOJO.
     iO also delivers an expanded array of programming including local
 broadcast stations from CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, PBS, My9 and the CW11;
 Discovery HD, TNT, Universal HD and National Geographic HD, in addition to
 movies on- demand and popular cable networks including HBO, Showtime,
 Cinemax, The Movie Channel, and Starz.
     Unlike other providers, Cablevision offers subscribers HD-capable
 converter boxes at no additional cost over the standard box rental fee and
 provides the high-definition feeds of premium movie networks to all
 customers who subscribe to the standard-definition version of the networks.
 Additionally, high-definition video on demand movie titles are available
 anytime for $4.95 each, the same price as their standard definition movies,
 which includes full control over the viewing experience with the ability to
 pause, fast-forward and rewind.
     With more than 2.5 million iO customers, 80 percent of Cablevision's
 cable customers are iO digital cable customers, the highest digital
 penetration in the nation. iO offers customers access to more than 240
 channels, including 50 premium movie channels, 45 channels of
 commercial-free digital music, more than 1,700 titles available on demand
 at all times, an interactive programming guide, 25 high-definition
 programming services and groundbreaking interactive television applications
 including News 12 Interactive, and subscription games packages.
     About Cablevision
     Cablevision Systems Corporation 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.
 
 

SOURCE Cablevision Systems Corporation

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