Cablevision Adds HD Fare from YES

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Cablevision Systems Corp. will offer HD programming from Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network to its iO: Interactive Optimum digital-cable subscribers free-of-charge, the two parties said Wednesday.

YES will provide all home games from Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets in HD, as well as select Yankees road games versus the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

“The addition of high-definition Yankees and Nets games from the YES Network is a meaningful enhancement to an HD slate that now includes 17 different programming services of significant appeal to our growing base of HD customers,” Cablevision senior vice president of product management Kristin Dolan said in a prepared statement.

YES chief operating officer Ray Hopkins added, “We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Cablevision to deliver high-definition coverage of Yankees and Nets games to its growing base of iO digital-cable customers.”

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