Cablevision Cuts iO Price

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Cablevision Systems Corp. slashed the entry level price of its iO: Interactive Optimum digital-cable package to
$9.95 per month from $19.95.

However, on-demand content from Home Box Office, Starz Encore Group LLC and
Showtime Networks Inc., which was previously included in the iO price, will now
cost $4.95 per package.

The MSO also upgraded its interactive programming guide, allowing subscribers
to search for programs by keyword and to access a menu-driven video-on-demand
library.

And the operator added four Viacom Inc. networks to its
lineup: Nick Games and Sports, Noggin, Country Music Television and VH1 Classic
Rock.

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