iO Offers Free News 12 Election Coverage


Cablevision Systems Corp. wants to spread the word about local elections in New York’s Long Island and Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey.

The MSO’s iO: Interactive Optimum digital-cable subscribers will have access to all local-election coverage from the company’s News 12 services in those areas free-of-charge via its on-demand service.

The News 12 networks’ local-election coverage and debates will be available through News 12 Interactive, which can be accessed on channel 612 or through the “Enhanced TV” category on the iO menu guide, Cablevision said.

“Since its inception, News 12 has been proud to provide the region's most comprehensive local-election coverage, and we are pleased to take full advantage of iO's superior digital technology to make this important information even more accessible to our viewers, on-demand," News 12 Networks president Patrick Dolan said in a prepared statement.