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[03/07/10 - 02:34 PM]
Cablevision Alerts Customers to Movies on Demand Offer and Other Alternatives for Coverage of the Oscars
Cablevision has invited all of its iO(R) TV customers to choose from its entire slate of on demand movies and watch them at no charge.

[via press release from Cablevision Systems Corporation]

Cablevision Alerts Customers to Movies On Demand Offer and Other Alternatives for Coverage of the Oscars

Today Cablevision Provides Video On Demand Movies AT NO CHARGE To All iO TV Customers; Includes Academy Award Best Picture Nominees "District 9," "The Hurt Locker," and "Up"

Cablevision Enlists Former New York Post "Page Six" Deputy Editor Paula Froelich to Blog Oscars Live; Adds to Range of TV and Online Options for Coverage

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 7 -- Following ABC Disney's decision to pull WABC off Cablevision at midnight Saturday, Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) alerted its iO(R) TV customers that today it would provide Video On Demand (VOD) movies at no charge, including access to Academy Award nominated films. Cablevision has also enlisted former New York Post "Page Six" Deputy Editor Paula Froelich to blog live coverage of tonight's Oscars and has communicated additional ways for customers to access Academy Awards red carpet and event coverage on television and online.

Cablevision Offers Customers Access to Entire Slate of On Demand Movies AT NO CHARGE

Today, Cablevision has invited all of its iO(R) TV customers to choose from its entire slate of on demand movies and watch them at no charge. This includes Academy Award Best Picture nominated films "District 9," "The Hurt Locker," and "Up." Nominated films available on iO On Demand include:

- District 9

- Julie & Julia

- The Cove

- A Serious Man

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

- Star Trek

- The Hurt Locker

- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

- Inglorious Basterds

- Up

To order, customers go to the iO TV main menu, select On Demand, then Movies on Demand, then choose their movie. All customer bills will be credited for Movies on Demand ordered on Sunday, March 7th.

Paula Froelich To Blog Live Coverage of Tonight's Oscars; Another Way to Access Academy Award Coverage

In an effort to provide timely coverage of the Academy Awards after ABC pulled its programming, Cablevision has brought on board former New York Post "Page Six" Deputy Editor Paula Froelich to blog live and cover the event on Twitter. The New York Times best-selling author worked for the wildly popular gossip column until June 2009, when she left the paper to write her debut novel, "Mercury In Retrograde."

Customers can access Paula's live Oscar coverage on Twitter by following: Paula Froelich (@PFro) or by using the hash tag: #PFCablevision. Coverage is also available through Facebook by joining the group "Cablevision Viewers Say: No New Fees, ABC!"

In addition, below are just some of the ways to access Academy Awards red carpet and event coverage:

* E! -- "Countdown to the Red Carpet" from 5 PM to 6 PM Eastern Time and "Live from the Red Carpet: The 2010 Academy Awards" from 6 PM to 8 PM Eastern Time available on Channel 51 / 751 HD

* AP Live Stream - AP is offering live streaming of red carpet coverage via Livestream found online at www.livestream.com/aplive

* ABC's Oscar.com -- Delivers official clips and interviews found online at http://oscar.go.com/red-carpet/live-from-the-red-carpet

* Right TV -- Dedicated page that lets you watch the Oscars found online at http://tv.rightcelebrity.com/

* Hulu -- Updated clips throughout the night found online at http://www.hulu.com

* YouTube � An official channel dedicated to the Oscars found online at http://www.youtube.com/user/oscars?blend=2&ob=4

* Moviefone -- Delivers real-time red carpet photos, coverage of the night, and an up-to-the-minute Oscar winners list, along with video clips and photo highlights from the show found online at http://www.moviefone.com

* Oscars app -- The only official Academy Awards app for the iPod Touch or the iPhone provides real time updates on Oscar winners

Cablevision customers can urge ABC Disney to return WABC to Cablevision customers by visiting http://www.cablevision.com/abc or joining its Facebook group "Cablevision Viewers Say: No New Fees, ABC!"

Movies On Demand are accessible to digital customers with an interactive digital set-top box through channel 500 or the Enhanced TV menu on the iO TV user interface. All of iO TV's VOD programming is presented in crystal-clear quality with DVD-like functionality including the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind programs through the remote control.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. In addition to its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings, the company owns and operates News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision's assets also include Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and its programming and entertainment businesses, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment, as well as Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.





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[03/30/15 - 01:34 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 01:29 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 01:03 PM]
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[03/30/15 - 12:45 PM]
NBC Will Ease on Down the Road with Dec. 3 Live Production of "The Wiz" Featuring Production Partner Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
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[03/30/15 - 12:16 PM]
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Also on tap are new seasons of "North Woods Law" and "Rugged Justice."

[03/30/15 - 12:01 PM]
Oxygen Media Increases Original Programming by 25 Percent with Addition of Eight New Series
The newcomers include "Douglas Family Gold," "The Hustle," "Pretty. Strong.," "Player Gets Played," "Boss Nails" and the third installment of the popular franchise, "Preachers of Atlanta."

[03/30/15 - 12:00 PM]
National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" Nabs 3.7 Million Viewers, Scoring Highest Total Viewership in Network History
National Geographic Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:55 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Diverse Slate with Addition of 10 New and 4 Returning Series Marking Over 40 High-Quality Original Series
New season orders are set for "Ladies of London" season two, "Don't Be Tardy... " season four, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" season eight and "Manzo'd with Children" season two.

[03/30/15 - 11:46 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season Five Finale Is Highest-Rated Finale in Series History, Delivering 15.8 Million Viewers and 10.4 Million Adults 18-49
AMC spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils 2015 Upfront Lineup Bolstering Original Programming with Five New Series
"This new line-up will present even more of the compelling, dynamic content that is engaging our male audience, setting us up for further momentum," said Matt Hanna.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series
The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

[03/30/15 - 11:27 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" and "Fresh Off the Boat" Post Their Biggest Playback Gains Yet
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 9-15.

[03/30/15 - 11:07 AM]
New Discovery Channel Series "Sons of Winter" Answers Call of the Wild in the Ultimate Coming-of-Age Survival Tale
The series, from Gurney Productions, premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
NBC's "American Odyssey" & Google Invite Viewers to Tour Key Cities and Uncover New Clues with "Explore American Odyssey" Companion Site
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[03/30/15 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Family Picks Up "Shadowhunters," a Saga Series Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments
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