Cablevision Joins Inaugural Ball


Cablevision Systems Corp. and C-SPAN are inaugurating some video-on-demand content.

The MSO said Thursday that the network’s coverage of the presidential inauguration, as well as February’s State of the Union address, will be available to all of its iO: Interactive Optimum digital-cable subscribers via free VOD.

Both selections will be included in the “On Stage” area of the iO “TV Encores” content category, Cablevision said.

“We are pleased, in cooperation with C-SPAN, to continue to make timely national political events available to our iO customers for unlimited viewing on demand and at no additional cost,” Cablevision senior vice president of product management Kristin Dolan said in a prepared statement.

Cablevision joins TVN Entertainment Corp., which said Wednesday that it will make C-SPAN's coverage of the 55th presidential inauguration available to its VOD affiliates free-of-charge and exclusively via its “TVNow” rapid turnaround service.