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Cablevision Promotional Offer for New Customers Features Digital Video, High-Speed Internet and Voice Services for the Monthly Price Of $29.95 Each for First 12 Months If Taken Together.

Limited-Time Offer Includes Award-Winning iO: Interactive Optimum(R) Digital Cable; The Region's Fastest And Most Reliable Residential Broadband Service, Optimum Online(R); And Unlimited Calling With Optimum Voice(R)

In a move designed to attract new customers, Cablevision Systems Corporation today unveiled a limited-time promotional offer that will run through July 31 and allow new customers to purchase advanced digital video, voice and data services for just $29.95 each per month for 12 months when all three services are taken together.

In addition, customers who currently take only Cablevision's cable service will be offered the opportunity to add the company's high-speed Internet and voice services for $29.95 each per month, also for 12 months, when both services are added together. New cable customers who take advantage of this promotion will also be offered attractive options to upgrade their video service to one of Cablevision's comprehensive digital packages that include premium movie networks.

"Taking advantage of our fully-rebuilt network, this new offer is intended to attract prospective customers who have not yet experienced the quality and reliability of one or more of our digital video, voice and data services," said Patricia Gottesman, Cablevision's senior vice president of product management and marketing. "No gimmicks, no long-term contract commitments, no equipment to buy, just far better services, a single customer service organization and a more compelling value proposition than is available from any of our competitors."

The limited-time promotional offer, includes:

iO: Interactive Optimum - Cablevision's award-winning digital cable service, offering full access to video on demand programming for every customer, groundbreaking interactive television applications, more than 140 channels, including access to 14 high-definition networks and the industry's first high-definition video on demand service, 45 channels of commercial-free digital music and an interactive programming guide that makes it easy to navigate through this expansive array of choices.

Optimum Online - one of the fastest and most reliable residential high- speed broadband services in the nation with average downstream speeds of 3.5 Megabits per second, and one Megabit per second upstream -- up to 100 times faster than dial-up and more than twice as fast as DSL. Optimum Online subscribers also benefit from http://www.optonline.net/, a broadband portal that provides a gateway to the very best in broadband content, multimedia programming, local information and other benefits.

Optimum Voice - a high-quality digital voice-over-cable service that offers unlimited calling across the United States and Canada and a number of popular calling features including caller ID, call waiting, call return (*69), three-way calling, call forwarding, directory assistance and enhanced voicemail. Optimum Voice also includes access to an innovative Web portal that allows customers to listen to voicemail messages, manage settings, easily forward calls and review detailed calling history. Optimum Voice calls are carried over Cablevision's own fully-upgraded telecommunications network -- not the public Internet -- and voice packets are prioritized to ensure an extremely high quality of service.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO: Interactive Optimum digital television offering, Optimum Online high-speed Internet service, Optimum Voice digital voice-over-cable service, and its Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), and other national and regional networks. Rainbow also is a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net. In 2003, Cablevision's Rainbow DBS launched its VOOM satellite service, the first service to offer a comprehensive array of high-definition (HD) television programming. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision is the controlling owner of Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com/.

CONTACT: Jim Maiella, +1-516-803-3947, or Marie Stenberg, +1-516-803-2352, both of Cablevision Systems Corporation

Web site: http://www.cablevision.com/ http://www.optonline.net/
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