Cablevision Adds WABC-TV to HD Lineup

Cablevision Systems Corp. iO: Interactive Optimum digital-cable subscribers now have access to all of the New York area’s major broadcast stations in HD following the MSO’s addition of WABC-TV New York’s HD feed Wednesday.

WABC joins 15 other services on Cablevision’s HD list: WCBS-TV New York, WNBC New York, WNET Thirteen (PBS), WNYW-5 (Fox), Madison Square Garden Network, FSN New York, ESPN, Bravo HD+, Home Box Office, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz!, The Movie Channel, INHD and an HD video-on-demand offering featuring more than 20 new-release movies and unique titles originally seen in IMAX theaters.

“We are very pleased to add WABC-TV New York to a slate of high-definition programming that now includes every major local broadcast station in our market, in addition to a wide variety of leading movie and sports networks, all delivered to our iO digital-cable customers at no additional cost," Cablevision senior vice president of digital- and video-product management Kristin Dolan said in a prepared statement.