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Cablevision, Scripps Reach TV Everywhere Deal

Food, HGTV, Travel Available on Desktops, Laptops Inside and Outside Home 5/22/2013 1:22 PM Eastern

Cablevision Systems reached an agreement with Scripps Networks to add the programmer’s Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel networks to its TV Everywhere offering, Optimum TO GO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel TV Everywhere content can be accessed by Optimum TV customers on any desktop or laptop Internet-connected computer in the U.S. Additional devices will be added in the future.

“Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel offer the high-quality, informative programming that our customers want, and we are pleased to bring these popular networks to our rapidly expanding Optimum TV to GO service. Our customers can catch their favorite food, home and travel shows whenever they want with these latest additions to our TV Everywhere offering,” said Cablevision vice president of video product management Bradley Feldman in a statement.

Optimum TV residential customers must have the Optimum Economy package and above as part of their subscription for authorized Optimum TV to GO access to HGTV and Food Network. Optimum TV customers with the Optimum Value package and above can also enjoy Travel Channel as well with Optimum TV to GO.

Customers simply go to http://optimum.net/tvtogo on their computer, select the network, sign in with their Optimum ID and password, make their viewing selection and begin watching. Optimum TV customers can also go directly to the networks’ TV Everywhere websites on their laptop or desktop, http://watch.foodnetwork.com , http://watch.hgtv.com and http://watch.travelchannel.com, where they will receive sign-in instructions to verify their Optimum credentials, allowing them access to these award-winning programs.

Optimum currently offers access to more than 50 networks Optimum TV to GO services. Optimum TV 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 of Optimum WiFi -– with more than 80,000 hotspots across Cablevision’s Tri-State service area. 

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