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HD Report | January 18, 2017

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Cablevision first TV provider to offer CBS All Access & SHOWTIME

August 25, 2015 |

Cablevision and CBS have announced a multi-year, mult-platform deal that includes the over-the-top (OTT) internet-based services CBS All Access and SHOWTIME. For Cablevision customers, it means they won’t necessarily have to subscribe to television service through Cablevision, only high-speed internet.

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NFL RedZone offers Free Preview on Comcast, Dish, Cox, & Cablevision

August 20, 2015 |

We thought you’d like to know NFL RedZone is offering a free preview of the channel through the preseason weeks. The preview has already started, but unlike most channels NFL RedZone is only available on select days and times.

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HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ will stream to Cablevision internet subscribers

March 17, 2015 |

Just in time for Season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Cablevision announced they would be offering the soon-to-launch HBO NOW service, an over-the-top streaming product that will provide subscribers with all-access to HBO programming — just as if subscribed … Read More

NBA offers 1 week of NBA League Pass with over 40 games

October 28, 2014 |

Just in time for the start of the 2014/2015 season, the NBA today started offering TV subscribers a one week preview of NBA League Pass. During the first week, viewers will able to watch up to 40 out-of-market games out of … Read More

TV Providers Offer Preview of NFL RedZone Channel

August 14, 2014 |

At least five television service providers are offering a free preview of NFL RedZone this coming Sunday, Aug. 16 as well as the following Sunday, Aug. 23 and Thursday, Aug. 28. DISH, Charter, Cox, Cablevision Optimum, and Verizon FiOS are … Read More

Cablevision subs get Fight Network & FNTSY Sports Network

June 27, 2014 |

Cablevision subscribers now have access to two additional sports channels from Anthem Media Group, including Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network. Cablevision Optimum TV subscribers can also get both channels when connected to Wi-Fi via the Optimum App for … Read More

MLB Extra Innings starts Opening Day with a Week Preview

March 31, 2014 | 1

MLB is offering a preview of MLB Extra Innings this week starting today, March 31 and running through Sunday, April 6. The free preview comes just in time for today’s Opening Day games, for which 13 games are scheduled. Last … Read More

Google Fiber remains dominant in Netflix’ ISP rankings

July 9, 2013 |

Cablevision’s Optimum was the best-rated major ISP for June.Read More

NBC Sports Live Extra app now available for Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, & Suddenlink customers

April 12, 2013 | 1

nbc-live-extra-app-logoCan’t get enough sports? The NBC Sports Live Extra app is now available to stream content from NBC, NBC Sports Network & Golf Channel on mobile devices. The service first launched last night with the Penguins vs. Lightning NHL game. Comcast Xfinity, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, & Suddenlink customers are the first to get NBC Sports Live Extra, which boasts access to more than 4,000 hours and 1,000 events throughout the year. Read More

Cablevision subscribers now get Disney to Go

January 28, 2013 |

Cablevision subscribers with the Optimum TV to Go service can now get the Disney channels Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD and Watch Disney Junior streaming live or On Demand. The ‘to Go’ service lets subscribers watch content on Apple iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone, on Cablevision’s TV to Go website, or through Disney online services. The iOS apps (available for free through the Apple store) also include a kid-friendly mode and parental controls. You can find the free apps by doing a search for “Optimum” or “Optimum for Ipad” in the Apple Store or iTunes. Read More

Dish settles with Voom — ‘Walking Dead’ back on air [Update]

October 22, 2012 |

Dish Network and AMC announced a settlement yesterday via press release that put AMC shows such as “The Walking Dead” back on the air last night. Other networks that were pulled from the Dish lineup this summer, including IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel and Fuse, will return to Dish on Nov. 1. How did this all come about? Voom HD had sued Dish Network for damages (now a 4-year lawsuit) claiming the satellite company broke a 15-year contract to carry high-definition channels. Voom (defunct as of 2009) is now part of AMC, which Cablevision spun-off as a publicly traded company. The new settlement includes a multiyear agreement to carry those networks. In a separate but related agreement, Dish will pay $700 million in cash to settle litigation with Voom HD Holdings LLC and in return get 500 MHz of wireless multichannel video distribution and data service (“MVDDS”). Dish also gives up it’s 20-percent stake in Voom to Rainbow Programming Holdings (a unit of Cablevision). Read More

Cablevision going all digital in New Jersey

July 16, 2012 |

Cablevision is converting its New Jersey market to all digital, requiring every customer to have a digital cable box starting early October.Read More

HBO GO & MAX GO launching soon for Cablevision customers

December 19, 2011 |

Cablevision and HBO have partnered to offer HBO GO and MAX GO to iO TV customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax. The new agreement between the two companies means that subscribers will soon be able to access HBO and Cinemax content on a PC, Apple iPad, iPhone, or iTouch device, as well as supported Android tablets and smartphones. Cablevision didn’t give an exact date, but indicated the added service would roll out in the next few months. Read More

Verizon FiOS customers will get MSG HD [Update]

November 16, 2011 | 5

It’s been a long time coming but finally Verizon FiOS TV customers in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas will soon be able to get MSG HD. Verizon says both MSG and MSG+ are “ultimately expected” to be offered to customers in high-definition mid-December — although no exact date was given. For sports fans, that means local New York Knicks, Giants, Rangers, and New Jersey Devils games among other regional teams will be available to watch in HD. Read More

Cox & Cablevision get 3D titles from Starz

November 2, 2011 |

Cox Communications and Cablevision subscribers can now get 3D titles on-demand from Starz Entertainment. Current 3D VOD titles available for viewing include Alice in Wonderland, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Green Hornet, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Step Up 3, Tangled, and Toy Story 3. The 3D titles are, of course, only viewable to subscribers with a 3D TV, 3D glasses, and HD set-top box. You may also have to contact your service provider to enable 3D viewing for your account. Upcoming 3D titles from from Starz include Tron: Legacy and Gnomeo & Juliet. Read More

Cablevision ordered to provide MSG Networks in HD

September 23, 2011 | 2

In New York, FCC orders Cablevision to provide high-definition feeds to competitors.

Great news for sports fans in the New York area. Yesterday, the FCC ordered Cablevision to start providing HD feeds of its MSG and MSG+ sports channels to competing service providers. That means that Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse subscribers will finally be able to get high definition feeds of MSG Network (Madison Square Garden Network) games including the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Giants, among other teams. Read More

Cablevision subs get streaming Turner networks

September 14, 2011 |

If you’re a Cablevision subscriber you’ll now have remote access to Turner Network Television networks such as Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT and truTV. According to Deadline New York, Cablevision and Turner’s parent company Time Warner agreed to allow streaming of Turner-owned channels including live streaming of from CNN and HLN. When everything is in place, Cablevision subscribers will be able to use their ID and password to access the programming on Turner websites as well as through apps for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iTouch. Read More

Cablevision kicks off FOX Soccer Channel and Soccer Plus in HD

January 27, 2011 |

Cablevision has added FOX Soccer Channel and FOX Soccer Plus both in High-Definition (HD) for subscribers. FOX Soccer Channel is available on channel 142 as part of the iO TV digital programming package, and FOX Soccer Plus is available on channel 461 for iO Sports Pak subscribers. Read More

Netflix reveals ISP streaming HD performance

January 27, 2011 |


Netflix has revealed ISP performance tested on streaming HD content playback. At the top of the metric is Charter who provided the highest performance in the testing, averaging between 2500 kbps and 2700 kbps. Read More