Optimum TV to GO Adds NFL Network and NFL RedZone
Bethpage, NY, Nov 15, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the launch of NFL Network and NFL RedZone on Optimum TV to GO. Optimum TV customers who receive the networks as part of their cable service can now utilize the "Watch NFL Network" feature to view NFL Network and NFL RedZone anywhere in the United States, on any Internet-connected computer or tablet. Optimum is the first television provider to offer out-of-the-home viewing of both the NFL Network and RedZone on computers and tablet devices.
With "Watch NFL Network," Optimum TV customers can view live streams of NFL Network and NFL RedZone programming, including Thursday Night Football games, the new morning show NFL AM, Sunday NFL GameDay shows and much more. Customers can simultaneously watch the NFL Network and/or NFL RedZone on multiple computers and tablet devices.
"We know many of our customers have been enjoying access to both the NFL Network and NFL RedZone this football season. So we are very pleased to be the first to offer these popular channels on personal computers and tablets - anywhere, anytime - as part of our expanding Optimum TV to GO offering," said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management for Cablevision Systems Corp.
"NFL Media continues to look for innovative ways to distribute our great content on as many platforms as possible, and this authentication agreement with Cablevision falls squarely within that goal," said Hans Schroeder, senior vice president of media strategy and development for the NFL.
NFL Network is included in the Optimum Preferred, Optimum Silver, Optimum Gold or the Optimum Sports & Entertainment Pak. NFL RedZone, which airs on Sundays throughout the regular season, is available in the Optimum Sports & Entertainment Pak.
To access "Watch NFL Network" online, Optimum subscribers with NFL Network or with NFL Network and NFL RedZone can go to http://www.optimum.net/TVtoGO or http://nfl.com/watchnflnetwork. Then, they choose Optimum as their provider and sign in with their Optimum ID and password, make their viewing selection and begin watching.
Tablet users who are Optimum subscribers with NFL Network or with NFL Network and NFL RedZone can download the "Watch NFL Network" app for free by visiting the following:
The iTunes App store - itunes.apple.com/app/id568543007 for iOS/iPad users
The Google Play store - play.google.com/store/apps/details id=com.neulion.android.tablet.nfl.wnfln for Android tablet users
Optimum TV to GO services are available anywhere in the U.S. where an Optimum customer can connect to the Internet. Optimum customers who also subscribe to Optimum Online high-speed Internet service have the additional convenience and flexibility of being able to access Optimum TV to GO services when away from home using the Optimum WiFi network - the nation's largest WiFi network, made up of tens of thousands of hotspots across Cablevision's Tri-State service area.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.
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