Cablevision Bows TV Caller ID

Innovative product enhancement available to iO TV digital cable customers with Optimum Voice at no additional charge

November 15, 2007

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC - News) today announced the addition of a new feature for iO TV digital cable customers who also subscribe to the company's award-winning Optimum Voice phone service -- Caller ID on iO TV, an innovative product enhancement that allows customers to immediately view incoming call information, right on the television. Caller ID on iO TV has already been deployed in Long Island, New Jersey and New York City, and will be available across Cablevision's entire service area by Friday, November 16, at no additional charge to customers. Nearly one-third of the homes in Cablevision's market now subscribe to Optimum Voice, and the company estimates that the majority of its cable television customers will be served by Optimum Voice by the end of the year.

"iO TV customers with Optimum Voice will now immediately know who is calling just by looking at the television set," said John Trierweiler, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management. "Caller ID on iO TV is a meaningful enhancement that underscores Cablevision's leadership in delivering the most technologically advanced digital services to our customers, over our fully-deployed fiber optic network. Like the Web portal that Optimum Voice customers use to manage their voice service, this is just another example of the power of bundling and unique advantages available to our multi-product customers."

Caller ID on iO TV features the same Caller ID information a customer would expect to find on a telephone, using Cablevision's fiber optic network and advanced digital set-top boxes to transfer it to the television screen. The information is presented whenever a customer is watching live television or viewing recorded programming on their Cablevision DVR.

When an incoming call is received, customers will see the Caller ID display scroll into the upper left corner of their screen. The display is present for approximately seven seconds, allowing customers to decide if they want to take the call while continuing to watch television, without interruption or having to hunt around for the phone. Customers who do not want to receive Caller ID messages can easily disable the function by tuning to iO TV channel 630.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC)

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