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Cablevision launches new Spanish-Language package, iO en Español.

July 23, 2003 -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today announced the launch of iO en Español, the most comprehensive array of Spanish-language programming ever offered by any cable or satellite provider. Initially available in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Newark and Hudson County, NJ, iO en Español features more than 30 new and existing Spanish-language networks, many originating from abroad, and includes the first Spanish-language video on demand service of its kind.

iO: Interactive Optimum(SM) is Cablevision’s digital cable television service, offering customers access to more than 200 channels, 50 premium movie channels as well as 45 channels of commercial-free digital music. iO customers also enjoy an extensive collection of more than 700 movies and other titles offered “on demand” at any time.

Cablevision already offers four Spanish-language networks: Univision, Telemundo, Galavision and TeleFutura. By adding iO En Español, customers can add 30 more Spanish-language networks to their cable lineup.

“We are proud to offer our iO digital cable customers the largest collection of Spanish-language programming anywhere, with more than 30 networks available for the very reasonable price of $14.95 per month,” said Matthew Weiss, vice president of digital product strategy. “We believe iO en Español will be very popular with our Spanish-speaking customers, because it represents a service that is simply not available from any other cable or satellite provider.”

iO en Español includes the following channels:

1. TVE Internacional
2. CNN Español
3. Grandes Documentales
4. Momentum
5. Infinito
6. *Reserved
7. CNC Columbia
8. Canal Sur
9. TV Columbia
10. TV Chile
11. Super Canal Carribe
12. Discovery en Español
13. Canal a
14. La Familia
15. EWTN en Español
16. Mariavision
17. Cartoon Network en Español
18. Sorpresa
19. Toon Disney Español
20. El Gourmet
21. *Reserved
22. Ultilisima
23. Fox Sports World Español
24. Gol TV
25. Latin TV
26. MTV Español
27. Mun2
28. Puma TV
29. HTV musica
30. Cine Latino

The package also includes World Picks: Latino, an included video on demand service featuring 20 hours of continually refreshed Spanish-language content produced around the world. With all titles and program descriptions listed in Spanish, World Picks: Latino is a unique and valuable service that represents a major step forward in offering customized and relevant content to specific audiences on demand.

iO en Español will be immediately available to Cablevision customers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Hudson County, NJ, and Newark, NJ for an additional $14.95 per month on top of any level of cable service, including broadcast basic. A digital converter box is required to access the new tier of Spanish-language programming. *Cablevision will release additional programming information for the two slots marked “reserved” within the next few weeks.

Cablevision’s iO service is currently available to more than 3.8 million homes across the New York metropolitan area, and will be available across the company’s entire service area of 4.4 million homes by the end of the year. For more information or to order iO en Español, customers can visit http://www.io.tv or contact their local Cablevision office.

About iO
Cablevision's suite of digital television services, iO: Interactive Optimum, is among the industry's most robust and sophisticated digital television offerings. With iO, customers have access to more than 700 titles on demand, more than 200 channels, up to 50 premium movie channels and 45 commercial-free channels of digital music. No other cable or satellite provider exceeds the breadth and depth of the iO service or gives customers more control over their television experience. iO: Interactive Optimum is a service mark of CSC Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.

 


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