Optimum TV to GO Now Offers Over 55 Networks With Additions of STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY

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Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the availability of over 55 networks on Optimum TV to GO with the addition of STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY. Optimum TV customers whose service includes STARZ and ENCORE can enjoy unlimited online access to the networks’ more than 1,000 monthly titles at no additional cost. These additions further expand TV to GO’s wide selection of TV Everywhere programming available, which includes popular premium networks, kid shows and sporting events.

Now with Optimum TV to GO, customers have even more variety with STARZ and ENCORE’s exclusive original programming and commercial-free movies available from Internet-connected mobile device anywhere in the U.S. STARZ PLAY brings customers more than 400 monthly selections, including first-run films from a wide selection of Hollywood studios and 100 episodes of exclusive STARZ Original series. Subscribers can also catch ENCORE PLAY’s 900 monthly selections of classic hit movies and mini-series from the 80s, 90s and today.

“It’s the time of year when everyone is on the go, and Optimum TV customers have tremendous flexibility of when, where and how they watch their favorite shows,” said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management. “TV to GO is a key aspect of the tremendous value our customers get with Optimum TV, and STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY are strong additions to our line-up.”

The addition of STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY builds on Optimum TV to GO’s compelling line-up with thousands of hours of TV shows and movies. Customers can enjoy premium content they subscribe to on any Internet-connected device anywhere in the U.S. as well as high quality kids, sports and news programming, among many choices. The customer portal, Optimum.net, makes finding and enjoying all of Optimum’s available TV Everywhere offerings very simple.

Optimum TV customers can enjoy TV to GO on a variety of mobile devices. STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY’s programming is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and select Android and other devices including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, and the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Subscribers can also instantly enjoy STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY on their PCs and Macs.

Optimum TV customers have three convenient ways to access STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY’s programming:

Go to http://optimum.net/tvtogo on approved mobile devices, desktops or laptops, select STARZ or ENCORE, sign in with their Optimum ID and password, make their viewing selection and begin watching.
Visit http://www.starzplay.com or http://www.encoreplay.com and verify the premium subscriptions with their Optimum ID to begin watching.
Download the free STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY platform applications in the Mac App Store, Amazon Appstore, Google Play and NOOK Apps storefronts where customers will receive sign-in instructions to verify their Optimum ID and password, allowing access to the network’s programming.

STARZ PLAY offers more than 400 monthly selections, including 300 movies comprising first-run films from Disney (Brave, Frankenweenie) and Sony (The Amazing Spider-Man, Men in Black 3, Hotel Transylvania, Looper) and other great films from a wide selection of Hollywood studios, and 100 episodes of exclusive STARZ Original series, including “Magic City,” “Da Vinci’s Demons,” and “Spartacus.”

ENCORE PLAY offers about 900 monthly selections with 300 movies and select series (Moneyball, Finding Nemo, The Muppets, Jurassic Park, Air Force One, 21 Jump Street, Lethal Weapon and “North And South”).

TV to GO extends the value of Optimum TV, making customers’ favorite programming conveniently available, and those customers who also subscribe to Optimum Online high-speed Internet service can freely take advantage of Optimum WiFi’s more than 80,000 hotspots across Cablevision’s Tri-State service area for even more easy viewing options.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies, delivering its Optimum-branded television, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.


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