Cablevision Brings TV to the iPhone, iPod Touch

Cablevision first to extend full cable TV service to in-home iPhone and iPod Touch devices

August 9, 2011

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) todayannounced the launch of a new Optimum App for iPhone and iPod touch that delivers the fullcable television experience on these devices in the home, extending the innovative functionalitythat debuted in April with the Optimum App for iPad. Cablevision customers can now enjoymore than 300 channels of live TV and thousands of titles of video on demand (VOD) on allthree devices, in addition to DVR management, interactive guide information and search. And,for the first time, customers can use the app on all three devices as a virtual remote control forconventional TVs in the home, maximizing its value as a discovery and navigation tool.

Cablevision was the first company to offer its full cable television service on an iPad in the homeand now becomes the first to extend this functionality to the iPhone and iPod touch.

“Our new Optimum App for iPhone and iPod touch extends Cablevision’s leadership in offeringour full cable television service on new devices, functioning as televisions in the home,” saidJohn Trierweiler, Cablevision’s executive vice president of product management.“We are also pleased to maximize the value of our Optimum App as a navigation andprogramming discovery tool by incorporating controls for home TVs as well. The introductionof this remote control functionality will make it even easier for our customers to locate and viewall of the content they already receive as part of their television subscription, whether they wantto watch on conventional TVs or these Apple devices.”

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC)

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