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Cablevision Systems Corporation

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Cablevision Systems Corporation is a leading telecommunications and media company with a portfolio of operations that includes a full suite of advanced digital television, voice and high-speed Internet services and valuable local media and programming properties.

Founded in 1973 as a cable television operator with 1,500 Long Island customers, Cablevision today offers television, phone and Internet services to millions of households and businesses in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision's popular Optimum®-branded communications services include Optimum TV® digital cable TV digital cable TV, Optimum Voice® home phone and Optimum Online® high-speed Internet. In the New York tri-state area, Cablevision's telecommunications properties also consist of Optimum WiFi®, the nation's largest wireless Internet network, and Lightpath®, a leading provider of integrated business communications solutions that meets the needs of larger companies.

Through its local media and programming properties, Cablevision delivers news and information created specifically for the tri-state-area communities it serves. This includes Optimum TV's exclusive News 12 Networks, an award-winning, local news leader. Providing additional compelling local content is Newsday Media Group, which includes Long Island's leading daily newspaper, Newsday, and its popular Web site; as well as amNewYork, the nation's most widely circulated free daily serving New York City; and Long Island's largest publisher of weekly shoppers and community papers.

Cablevision's rich history includes the creation, ownership and operation of Rainbow Media Holdings and its popular television networks from 1980 until June 2011, when it became a separate, public company named AMC Networks Inc. In addition, Cablevision was owner and operator of Madison Square Garden and its properties from 1997 until February 2010, when the sports and entertainment leader became a separate, public company now called The Madison Square Garden Company.

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To be thought of by our customers as THE COMPANY that enriches their everyday lives with innovative entertainment, information and communications products.

We will achieve our goal by fostering a vibrant relationship with our customers, by earning their respect, their loyalty and their business. We must earn their trust EVERY DAY through superior service and value.
Join the metropolitan area’s premier telecommunications and entertainment company and you’ll benefit immediately. As a regular employee of Cablevision, you’ll become eligible to participate in one of the best benefit plans available. FULL-TIME BENEFIT PLAN

  • Free Digital Cable TV, Internet and phone services*
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Cash Balance Retirement Pension Plan
  • Ticket Discounts for Sporting Events, Concerts, etc.
  • A Choice of Two Medical Plans
  • A Choice of Two Dental Plans
  • A Vision Plan Option
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Domestic Partner and Dependent Coverage
  • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Basic Dependent Life Insurance
  • Option to Purchase Additional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Work/Life Benefit Resource and Referral Program
  • FSA-Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Legal Plan
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • 529 College Savings Program
  • Cable Retiree Benefit (after 20 years of service)
  • Credit Union Membership
  • U.S. Savings Bond Purchase Plan
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick and Personal Time)
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Other Benefits

*If you live in a Cablevision service area. Employees of certain affiliates may not be eligible for some of the benefits listed above.
Since its incorporation more than 25 years ago, Cablevision has embraced community partnership. From high-speed Internet access for schools and education initiatives to programming and the volunteer efforts of its employees, Cablevision lends its knowledge, experience and resources to help young people and improve the communities it serves.

Here are some examples:

Power to Learn
Cablevision believes that access to information leads to a powerful learning experience. For a quarter-century, Cablevision has provided free cable television service to public and private schools throughout its service communities, paving the way for educators to incorporate hundreds of hours of commercial-free educational programming into their school curricula.

With technology as today’s leading tool, Cablevision again responded creating Power to Learn, a multi-faceted initiative dedicated to integrating the Internet into education to enhance learning.

Power to Learn’s online learning community,, contains excellent resources and content for students, teachers, administrators and parents. In addition, through its efforts, Power to Learn enables and encourages technology to be used as a supplement to classroom learning in New York metropolitan area schools.

Power to Learn is the most comprehensive education initiative available to tri-state communities, fully integrating technology into the classroom through broadband Internet access and online learning supplements, for use both in and out of the classroom.


Power to Learn began by wiring New York metropolitan area schools and libraries with high-speed Internet access. Since launching in 1998, Power to Learn has wired more than 1,300 schools and libraries — connecting more than 500,000 students and teachers to the Internet.


Cablevision set out to guarantee that teachers, students and parents knew where on the Web they could go for education content. The company developed, a local portal that offers teachers and students everything from access to experts like Dr. James Watson and Katie Couric to standards-based lesson plans and multimedia learning units.

Rainbow Media in the Community

Rainbow Media's public affairs activity reflects our belief that making a difference in society is borne from creativity, education, leadership and innovation. For that reason, we are committed to creating unique and targeted on and off-air programs, which utilize our portfolio of businesses to educate and inspire people of all ages and geographic regions. Learn more about the initiatives created by Rainbow Media's networks below:

IFC Film School Curriculum

IFC Film School Curriculum is a FREE public service initiative that uses the excitement of filmmaking to engage high school students in their English classes. Developed to meet the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, as well as the National Education Technology Standards from ISTE, IFC Film School Curriculum provides the tools to get students energized about classroom activities while simultaneously accomplishing core educational goals. Visit for more information.

WE tv

WE Empowers Women is a public affairs initiative. The focus for 2007 and 2008 is its WE Vote '08 campaign.

Using the power of ideas and the actions of many, WE Empowers Women is dedicated to creating projects and programs that foster and celebrate the intelligence, strength, confidence, diversity and leadership of women.

To that end, the initiative's focus for 2007 and 2008 is its WE Vote '08 campaign. WE Vote '08 is dedicated to empowering 1 million women in 1 year to register to vote, to educate women on issues of importance, and to galvanize them to get to the polls in November 2008 leading up to the National Presidential election.

To register and learn more, visit
Cablevision is a business founded upon basic principles of honesty, integrity, and a sincere commitment to our employees and our customers. We are proud of our family culture, which continues to be nurtured by our environment of direct and honest communication, creativity and growth. Cablevision's values are basic principles that every employee should emulate and expect every day. As a Cablevision employee, you have the right to expect:

  1. Fair and respectful treatment
  2. Ready access to management regarding your concerns
  3. A safe and clean working environment
  4. A clear statement of Company rules, regulations and expectations
  5. An opportunity for training and development
  6. Salary and benefits that are fair and competitive
  7. The tools and equipment for the proper performance of your job
  8. The freedom to express your views without fear of reprisal
  9. Fair procedures for promotional opportunities
  10. Career growth and opportunities in a growth environment

In exchange for your:
  1. Commitment to provide outstanding service to our customers
  2. Cooperative and respectful working relationships
  3. Adherence to Company rules and regulations
  4. Loyal and dedicated commitment to moving the Company forward

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