Cablevision and Hulu Announce New Agreement to Provide Hulu to Optimum Customers

Cablevision Is First Cable or Satellite Provider to Announce Plans to Distribute Hulu

BETHPAGE, N.Y.--()--Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and Hulu announced today that they have reached an agreement to offer Hulu’s subscription streaming service to Optimum customers. Cablevision is the first cable or satellite provider to agree to distribute Hulu’s comprehensive catalog of on-demand content.

“At Hulu we believe users should have the ability to consume their favorite content, when, where and how they want”

“The partnership with Hulu reflects Cablevision’s desire to meet customers where they are,” said Kristin Dolan, chief operating officer, Cablevision. “There is a new generation of consumers who access video through the Internet, and whatever their preference, Cablevision will facilitate a great content experience.”

“At Hulu we believe users should have the ability to consume their favorite content, when, where and how they want,” said Tim Connolly, senior vice president, distribution, Hulu. "Even with the rapid growth in streaming, there is a huge audience that consumes television through their cable provider, and we want to be there for them too.”

Hulu is a premium streaming television destination that offers full libraries of hit series such as Empire, South Park, CSI, Nashville and current season programming from five of the six top broadcast networks. For $7.99 per month, Hulu subscribers have access to stream full back seasons of programming from networks including FX, FOX, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, NBC, ABC and TNT, and current seasons of some of TV’s most popular shows. Hulu also offers the most comprehensive collection of classic films from The Criterion Collection, as well as its own library of Hulu Originals.

Cablevision, through its Optimum-branded products and services, recently launched several new ‘cord cutter’ product offers, including a high-speed broadband package designed for over-the-top (OTT) video enthusiasts. Optimum Online high-speed Internet service includes a wide range of product tiers as well as unlimited access to Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust WiFi network featuring 1.1 million hotspots across the tri-state area. For more information, visit optimum.com.

Cablevision plans to provide pricing and other particulars for Hulu, including its availability date, in the near future.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and voice services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust WiFi network. The company recently introduced Freewheel, a new low-cost WiFi-exclusive phone service that provides unlimited data, talk and text. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks and Newsday Media Group – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at www.cablevision.com.

About Hulu

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love by creating amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. As we pursue this mission, we strive to continue to redefine and reinvent the TV-viewing experience.

Contacts

For Cablevision:
Cablevision Media Relations
Sarah Chaikin, 516-803-2352
schaikin@cablevision.com
or
For Hulu:
Hulu Communications
Shannon Prior, 530-520-3732
shannon.prior@hulu.com

Cablevision Systems Corporation