Harvey Electronics Partners with Cablevision to Deliver Professional Custom Installation Option to iO(R) Digital Cable Customers with Special Installation Needs.
Harvey Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: "HRVE") and Cablevision Systems Corp. have partnered to provide professional custom home entertainment installation options for iO: Interactive Optimum(R) digital cable customers. Customers can access Harvey's expert installation services at attractive discounted rates offered exclusively to iO customers by visiting the Optimum Store Online at www.optimumstore.com.
Harvey's "On Demand Installation" service includes on-wall installation of plasma or LCD televisions, regardless of where the unit was purchased. In addition, Harvey offers its "One Control" service, which will allow iO customers to consolidate remote controls for up to six different electronic devices into a single universal control.
"We believe custom installations from Harvey, the recognized leader in providing these professional services in our market, will be an appealing option for iO customers who have specialized needs, including the installation integration of high-definition home video and audio entertainment systems," said Patricia Gottesman, Cablevision's executive vice president of product management and marketing. "Our Optimum-branded voice, video and high-speed Internet services are the most popular and highly rated in the nation, so it makes perfect sense to offer customers with specialized needs a seamless customer installation option from a top-rated partner like Harvey."
"Cablevision's iO digital cable service is the most advanced television service in the New York metropolitan area, and we are pleased to provide these customers with enhanced installation options at discounted rates," said Franklin Karp, Chief Executive Officer and President of Harvey Electronics. "Many consumers bring home a flat screen TV with no idea how to hang it on their wall. Our professional custom installation services will provide an affordable option for Cablevision customers faced with this challenge."
The custom installation program includes the installation of an LCD or plasma TV from 13 - 46 inches, the supply and initialization of an iO high-definition cable box, 48-hour installation turnaround and premium-scheduling placement. Pricing depends on size of television set and complexity of home entertainment set-up. Installation costs for TVs over 46" will be estimated by Harvey based on customer needs.
For Cablevision customers looking to eliminate the clutter created by multiple remotes, Harvey will consolidate the controls from up to six devices into a single remote, featuring an LCD screen with advanced controls. The service includes the universal remote, supply and initialization of an iO digital cable high definition cable box, device programming and premium-scheduling placement. For pricing information, or to order Harvey Electronics professional installation service, Cablevision customers may call Harvey On Demand at 866-804-5489, or log on to www.optimumstore.com.
With more than 1.8 million iO customers as of September 30, more than 61 percent of Cablevision's cable customers are iO digital cable customers, the highest digital penetration in the nation. iO offers customers access to more than 200 channels, including 50 premium movie channels, 45 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than 1,200 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, 18 high-definition programming services and groundbreaking interactive television applications including subscription games packages.
About Harvey Electronics
Harvey Electronics is a leading retailer and custom installer of high quality, exclusive home theater, audio and video products in the metropolitan New York area. The Company currently operates a total of nine locations; eight Harvey showrooms and one separate Bang & Olufsen branded store. There are two Harvey locations in Manhattan and six suburban locations in Paramus, New Jersey; Mt. Kisco, in Westchester; Greenwich, Connecticut; Greenvale/Roslyn, on the north shore of Long Island, in Eatontown, New Jersey and our newest store in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The Bang & Olufsen branded store is located in Union Square on 927 Broadway at 21st Street, in Manhattan. The Company also has a Bang & Olufsen showroom within its Harvey retail store in Greenwich, Connecticut. Audio Video International, a well-respected trade publication, has named Harvey Electronics a national "Top Ten Retailer of the Year", seven years in a row.
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 service offerings include its iO: Interactive Optimum digital television, Optimum Online high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice digital voice-over-cable, and its Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, WE and other national and regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision owns 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 www.cablevision.com.
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