Cablevision Offers Free Discovery VOD Fare

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Cablevision Systems Corp. Monday significantly expanded its free video-on-demand offerings with the addition of more than 100 titles from Discovery Communications-owned cable networks.

Cablevision, which offers fee-based VOD content from such networks as Home Box Office and Disney Channel will offer for free content from such Discovery Channel shows as Man Vs. Wildand Mythbusters; TLC series including Trading Spacesand LA Ink; and Animal Planet shows such as Orangutan Island and Planet’sFunniest Animals, according to Cablevision executives.

Other content from networks like Discovery Kids, The Military Channel, The Travel Channel, Science Channel and Investigation Discovery will be available as part of Discovery on Demand.

In addition, Discovery On Demand viewers can enjoy sneak peeks of key episodes and view behind the scenes, outtakes and special features of their favorite shows as well as “VODisodes” featuring original extra content from various shows Discovery joins Nick On Demand, Fuse On Demand, and WE On Demand as cable networks offering free VOD content to more than 2 million digital Cablevision customers..

“This is a significant expansion of the free VOD that is available to our iO TV customers, from leading cable channels that have broad appeal and a proven history of delivering quality and highly compelling programming,” said John Trierweiler, Cablevision’s senior vice president of product management, in a statement. “We continue to enhance the value of our service through the addition of quality, branded VOD content that offers viewers more choices and greater control over their home entertainment experience.”

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