Las Vegas --
Cablevision Systems announced a deal with Netflix to pipe Internet video
directly into the MSO's network, which will let the operator's subscribers
access high-bandwidth content including "Super HD" and 3DTV content from
participating in Netflix's Open Connect private content delivery network, which
it launched last year.
committed to providing the highest-quality TV, phone and Internet to our
customers, and our new partnership with Netflix supports this critical
objective," Cablevision president and CEO James Dolan said in a statement.
"With Open Connect, we are establishing a direct local connection with Netflix
that delivers a higher-quality Netflix viewing experience for Optimum customers
than Verizon or AT&T can provide, including access to new Netflix Super HD
and 3D TV shows and movies."