Cablevision Launches CNN HD


Cablevision Systems said it added CNN HD to its HDTV programming lineup.

The network, the 42nd HDTV network available to the cable TV operator’s iO: Interactive Optimum customers, is available on channel 725.

Cablevision said it counts more than 2.5 million iO customers, accounting for more than 81% of its subscriber base. About 800,000 iO customers have HDTVs and HD set-tops., Cablevison said.

The company also boasted that it does not charge its pay TV subscribers premium fees to lease HDTV set-top boxes. It also offers several HD video on demand channels.