Optimum TV subscribers now have access to WatchESPN and Showtime Anytime

A few weeks back, Cablevision revealed WatchESPN would indeed be accessible by Optimum TV subscribers, but, at that point, a mere "coming soon" promise is all we had to go by. Well, the good news is folks won't have to wait much longer, as the cable provider has announced that its customers can now start enjoying the on-demand content from The World Wide Leader in Sports. Additionally, Cablevision also managed to add Showtime Anytime, giving qualified Optimum TV to Go subs an online hub where they can catch more than 600 titles (including series, movies and sports shows) on their desktop, laptop and iOS or Android device. Those looking to download the apps will find the respective links inside the presser below.

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WatchESPN Now Available to Optimum TV Customers

Sports Fans Can Live Stream ESPN Networks On Computers, Smartphones, Tablets And Xbox

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the availability of WatchESPN, enabling Optimum TV customers to enjoy live access to ESPN networks on computers at WatchESPN.com, on mobile devices via the award-winning WatchESPN app or through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. Just in time for college football bowl season and the NBA, Optimum TV customers can now conveniently watch live events from the ESPN networks they receive in their package, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU. Additionally, customers can enjoy ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater on WatchESPN when those channels are in season.

"Fans want to watch their favorite teams as the action is happening, and we are pleased to add WatchESPN to our Optimum TV to GO service, allowing fans to catch the games they care about when, where and how they want it, so they never miss a crucial play," said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management.
Optimum TV subscribers with a supported smartphone or tablet can download the free WatchESPN app by visiting the following:

The iTunes App store – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/watchespn/id429009175?mt=8 for iOS/iPad users
The Google Play store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.WatchESPN&hl=en for Android users

Optimum TV customers can also visit http://watchespn.com/activate/optimum on their computers to stream live ESPN programming online. Customers can go to this URL, select Optimum and sign in with their Optimum ID and password to begin watching. Xbox LIVE Gold members can download the ESPN experience and authenticate with their Optimum ID to enjoy viewing live events.

Additionally, ESPN 3D is now also available to Optimum TV customers with a 3D television. Annually, ESPN 3D carries over 130 live telecasts of a variety of sports, including college football, college basketball and the X Games. Customers must have an HD digital cable box as well as a 3D capable television and compatible 3D glasses.

WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior will also be coming soon to Optimum TV subscribers. Similar to WatchESPN, these authenticated products will be accessible across a variety of platforms and devices both in-home and out-of-the-home.

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Optimum TV to GO Adds SHOWTIME ANYTIME

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that Optimum TV customers who subscribe to SHOWTIME can now enjoy SHOWTIME ANYTIME. Optimum TV customers can watch their favorite SHOWTIME programs anywhere in the U.S. on any Internet-connected computer and other supported portable devices, including the iPad®, and iPhone® and Android™ smartphones.

SHOWTIME ANYTIME gives Optimum TV customers who subscribe to SHOWTIME instant access to over 600 titles of the network's award-winning series, hit movies and sports programming. Customers can instantly watch every episode of the best SHOWTIME series, including current and past seasons. Subscribers using SHOWTIME ANYTIME can create a personalized line-up using the "My List" feature as well as automatically add new episodes of their favorite series as they premiere.
"It's a great time for television entertainment with rich characters and plots that our customers passionately follow. We are pleased to add SHOWTIME's high quality programming to our Optimum TV to GO offering, enabling subscribers to keep up with their favorite shows when and where it's convenient for them," said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management.

SHOWTIME ANYTIME offers SHOWTIME original series, including Dexter®, Homeland, Shameless, Californication, House of Lies, The Borgias, Episodes and Nurse Jackie, along with box office hits, comedy specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available to Optimum TV's SHOWTIME customers based on their specific package and subscription level.

To access SHOWTIME ANYTIME online, these Optimum customers can go to http://www.optimum.net/TVtoGO or http://www.showtimeanytime.com. Then, the customer chooses Optimum as their provider and signs in with their Optimum ID and password, makes their viewing selection and begins watching. For access on mobile devices, Optimum TV subscribers can download the SHOWTIME ANYTIME app for free on supported devices by visiting the following:

The iTunes App store – http://bit.ly/SZnB15 for iOS/iPad users
The Google Play store – http://bit.ly/SZnyTd for Android users

Optimum TV to GO services are available anywhere in the U.S. where a customer can connect to the Internet. Optimum customers who also subscribe to Optimum Online high-speed Internet service have the additional convenience and flexibility of being able to access Optimum TV to GO services when away from home using of Optimum WiFi -– the nation's largest WiFi network, with tens of thousands of hotspots across Cablevision's Tri-State service area.

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