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Cablevision Expands Diversity Offering With Addition Of TV One

BETHPAGE, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of TV One, an entertainment cable network offering an expansive array of programming aimed at African American adult viewers.  TV One showcases and celebrates African American culture and achievement with popular sitcoms, critically-acclaimed dramas, hit movies and original TV shows.

TV One's broad range of programming entertains, informs and inspires African American adult viewers.  Audiences can enjoy unique reality TV, fun entertainment, music performances and public affairs shows.  

"We continue to add high-quality programming to iO TV that reflects the diversity of our customers," said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision's vice president of video product management.  "TV One is a great addition to iO TV and a perfect example of our ability to serve a broad array of interests in the programming we deliver."

"We are excited that Cablevision's customers will now have access to TV One," said Michelle Rice, TV One executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing.  "We thank Cablevision for its commitment to add more diverse programming to its product offerings by launching TV One.  The network offers a wide array of compelling programming targeted to the African American adult audience that all Cablevision customers will enjoy."

TV One's current and upcoming originals include:
  • TV One Night Only: Live From the Essence Music Festival ( Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.), the two-hour highlights celebration from the 2011 festival that captured performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Mary J. Blige, Usher, New Edition, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, BoyzIIMen, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, Fantasia and Charlie Wilson
  • The new season of The Ultimate Merger (Thursdays at 9 p.m.), featuring the gorgeous fashion model Toccara searching for her perfect mate from among 14 sexy, self-assured bachelors
  • A new season of popular bio series Life After (premieres Sept. 28 at 10 p.m.), featuring Jackee Harry, Jayne Kennedy, Christopher Williams, Andre Harrell, Christopher "Play" Martin, Ginuwine, Antonio Fargas, Kim Coles, Danielle Spencer, Countess Vaughn and AJ Johnson  

TV One's original programming also includes TV One on One with Cathy Hughes , featuring interviews with some of the most intriguing and newsworthy public figures and celebrities in America today; NAACP Image Award-winning music bio series Unsung , and the Sunday morning public affairs series Washington Watch with Roland Martin that focuses on issues critical to African Americans. TV One will also provide live coverage Sunday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. of the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, anchored by award-winning journalists and commentators Roland Martin, Joe Madison and Art Fennell.

Cablevision customers can find TV One on channel 178 in iO TV's iO Package.  A digital set-top box or CableCARD is required to receive TV One.

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