Optimum Lightpath Adds Uncompressed HD Support To Manage Video Service

Managed optical transport video service now supports 1.485 GB linear uncompressed HD-SDI over dedicated wavelength

JERICHO, NY, APRIL 11, 2012 - Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that its Managed Video service now supports 1.485 GB linear uncompressed HD-SDI over dedicated wavelength. The functionality is available footprint-wide, supporting the real-time transport of uncompressed high definition video at high reliability levels over a 100% fiber network. The update is targeted primarily to media production facilities, broadcasters, television stations, video relay bureaus and content distributors that want to transport high quality video of live events to various local destinations.


"As one of the largest media hubs in the world, the New York metro area is home to an abundance of media companies that need to quickly move video around the region," said Julia McGrath, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Optimum Lightpath. "With this latest update to our Managed Video, we can now support the delivery of uncompressed HD video content with the same speed and reliability that Optimum Lightpath's media and entertainment customers have come to expect from our proven video transport services."

High Quality Video Supported By A High Quality Network

Optimum Lightpath offers managed video services throughout the New York metro area to primarily support and manage real-time video transport and editing of news, sporting and entertainment for broadcast and media companies. The company's managed 1.485 GB linear uncompressed HD-SDI managed video transport service is provided over a dedicated Optical Transport Service wavelength via a 100% fiber network. The comprehensive Managed Video expands functionality to accept, transport and deliver native compressed and uncompressed digital video in common industry formats, including ASI, SDI and HD-SDI. Optimum Lightpath manages encoding and decoding, as well as installation, operation and maintenance of all related equipment for Managed Video.

"With our support for uncompressed HD, Optimum Lightpath continues to offer high reliability, fast service provisioning and reduced jitter for our managed video transport service," said McGrath.

Optimum Lightpath's video transport services are differentiated from competing technologies, such as satellite or video delivered over public networks, via minimized jitter, mitigated wind and weather implications and more efficient delivery. The services are sold based on flat-rate pricing, with Optimum Lightpath Video Transport service based on bandwidth needed and Managed Video based on video protocol and compression needed.

For more information about Optimum Lightpath's video transport services, visit http://optimumlightpath.com/ourservices_video.

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath's Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 4,700 route miles connecting more than 5,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world's largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 13 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, most recently being named the 2011 North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF. For more information, visit www.optimumlightpath.com.

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