via press release:
Optimum Adds Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas
Company Continues To Expand Spanish-Language Programming Available To Customers
BETHPAGE, N.Y., September 25, 2012 — Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas to Optimum’s comprehensive Spanish-language programming. Univision Deportes Network on channel 1065 offers unprecedented access to the live matches, sports news, entertainment and the interactivity Hispanic sports fans crave, and Univision tlnovelas on channel 1091 brings viewers the biggest telenovela hits of all time, many have never been seen since their original broadcast.
Featuring top sports content, Univision Deportes Network is the undisputed home for Mexican soccer with coverage of 12 of the 18 teams within the Liga MX, the Mexican National Team, Copa MX, plus Major League Soccer, the U.S. National Team, the CONCACAF Champions League, the German National Team, the DFB Cup, the French National Team, the French Cup, France’s Ligue 1 and many more premier soccer tournaments from around the world. Additionally, the network showcases unmatched coverage leading up to 2014 FIFA World Cup, including World Cup Qualifiers and the FIFA 2013 Confederations Cup. Univision tlnovelas delivers a mix of the top recent and past favorite novelas from world renowned producer Televisa. The current line-up includes blockbuster hits such as “ El Privilegio de Amar,” “Entre el amor y el odio,” “Las Tontas no van al Cielo,” and “Mañana es Para Siempre.”
“Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas bring more of the sports and entertainment shows that our Hispanic customers are passionate about, and we are pleased to add these networks to our strong line-up of more than 60 Spanish-language channels,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president of video product management. “We are committed to delivering the best programming options to Optimum customers, in both English and Spanish, and these new channels provide expanded access to the content our Spanish-speaking customers love.”
“As part of our commitment to offer Hispanic America the culturally relevant content they seek, we are proud to bring Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas to Optimum customers. Hispanics across all age groups love sports and novelas,” said Rob Thun, executive vice president of business operations, for Univision’s distribution team. “Univision Deportes Network changed the game with unprecedented access to sports coverage of the teams and leagues Hispanic viewers passionately follow, and for the first time novela fanatics have access to their favorite telenovelas of all time on Univision tlnovelas.”
Univision Deportes Network is available to Optimum’s residential customers with the Optimum Preferred Package, Optimum Package and the new Optimum en español Package. Additionally, commercial customers with a subscription to Optimum Business, Optimum Entertainment and above, or the Optimum en español Package will receive Univision Deportes Network. Residential and commercial customers with a subscription to the new Optimum en español package can enjoy Univision tlnovelas. Customers must have a cable box or CableCARD to receive Univision Deportes Network, and a cable box for Univision tlnovelas.
Cablevision’s award-winning digital cable service, Optimum TV, offers customers access to hundreds of channels, including more than 50 premium movie channels, 46 channels of commercial-free digital music, thousands of titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, more than 120 free high-definition programming services and uniquely valuable and relevant local content through News 12, MSG Varsity and their companion interactive television applications.