Cablevision Expands Diversity Offering With Addition of TV One
BETHPAGE, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of TV One, an entertainment cable network offering an expansive array of programming aimed at African American adult viewers. TV One showcases and celebrates African American culture and achievement with popular sitcoms, critically-acclaimed dramas, hit movies and original TV shows.
TV One’s broad range of programming entertains, informs and inspires African American adult viewers. Audiences can enjoy unique reality TV, fun entertainment, music performances and public affairs shows.
“We continue to add high-quality programming to iO TV that reflects the diversity of our customers,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president of video product management. “TV One is a great addition to iO TV and a perfect example of our ability to serve a broad array of interests in the programming we deliver.”
“We are excited that Cablevision’s customers will now have access to TV One,” said Michelle Rice, TV One executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing. “We thank Cablevision for its commitment to add more diverse programming to its product offerings by launching TV One. The network offers a wide array of compelling programming targeted to the African American adult audience that all Cablevision customers will enjoy.”
TV One’s current and upcoming originals include:
- TV One Night Only: Live From the Essence Music Festival (Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.), the two-hour highlights celebration from the 2011 festival that captured performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Mary J. Blige, Usher, New Edition, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, BoyzIIMen, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, Fantasia and Charlie Wilson
- The new season of The Ultimate Merger (Thursdays at 9 p.m.), featuring the gorgeous fashion model Toccara searching for her perfect mate from among 14 sexy, self-assured bachelors
- A new season of popular bio series Life After (premieres Sept. 28 at 10 p.m.), featuring Jackee Harry, Jayne Kennedy, Christopher Williams, Andre Harrell, Christopher “Play” Martin, Ginuwine, Antonio Fargas, Kim Coles, Danielle Spencer, Countess Vaughn and AJ Johnson
TV One’s original programming also includes TV One on One with Cathy Hughes, featuring interviews with some of the most intriguing and newsworthy public figures and celebrities in America today; NAACP Image Award-winning music bio series Unsung, and the Sunday morning public affairs series Washington Watch with Roland Martin that focuses on issues critical to African Americans. TV One will also provide live coverage Sunday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. of the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, anchored by award-winning journalists and commentators Roland Martin, Joe Madison and Art Fennell.
Cablevision customers can find TV One on channel 178 in iO TV’s iO Package. A digital set-top box or CableCARD is required to receive TV One.
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 TVÃ‚® digital television, Optimum OnlineÃ‚® high-speed Internet, and Optimum VoiceÃ‚® 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 WiFiÃ‚® wireless Internet, and its Optimum LightpathÃ‚® 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 www.cablevision.com.
About TV One
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves nearly 54 million households (Nielsen Aug. 2011 estimate), offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves more than 10.3 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One (NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com), the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK; www.comcast.com), one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.
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