Charter® Strikes Deal With Altice USA to Broadcast Regional News Networks

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Charter Communications® and Altice USA have entered into an agreement to broadcast their respective regional news networks. This will make available the Spectrum News NY1 channel owned by Charter® to Altice’s Optimum TV customers and Optimum’s i24 NEWS Network, which has already been available in Charter’s footprints. Optimum TV customers in Long Island, Westchester County, Hudson Valley in New York, Morris and Northern Bergen County in New Jersey, Stamford and Bridgeport are provided with the Spectrum News NY1 channel in their service.

Dan Ronayne, Spectrum Networks SVP of operations and integration said, “We are excited about the partnership with AlticeUSA, and believe it is the perfect complement to NY1’s commitment to deliver news that is essential to the daily lives of all New Yorkers. By expanding our distribution, we are now able to deliver NY1’s hyper-local coverage of New York City news, politics, and transit beyond the five boroughs.”

The new collaboration with Charter® is one of the best cable deals put forward by the provider that will expand the availability of NY1 channel across more than three million households that have subscribed to Spectrum and Optimum TV. In most areas, this is available in channel 98 whereas it is available for HD on channel 8 for Optimum TV customers based in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

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Moreover, Charter® will also launch i24 NEWS of Optimum across its entire footprint and the News 12 Networks in its Western Connecticut systems as a part of the agreement. Spectrum TV customers in New York have currently access to the News 12 Networks. Altice USA has stated that it will make available i24 NEWS for Charter’s Spectrum Silver customers.

Frank Melloul, CEO of i24 NEWS has stated, “We are excited to bring our programming and in-depth news analysis from i24NEWS to Charter’s Spectrum customers. i24NEWS provides unique content that features localized news infused with global conversation and we look forward to becoming a go-to source for domestic and international news for Spectrum customers.”

i24 NEWS was launched this year and is available in Altice USA’s Optimum, Mediacom systems, Suddenlink systems and Charter Spectrum®. This new deal among the two cable services will make available many of such regional news channels to the customers. Besides, the plans to extend these services across Charter’s footprint will surely attract new customers from those areas.

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