YONKERS, N.Y.–()–The Local Media Group of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today announced the launch of Newsday for Westchester, a regional website and iPad® and iPhone® applications designed specifically for residents of Westchester County, Rockland County and the Hudson Valley. Available starting today, Newsday for Westchester will deliver in-depth news coverage from reporters in the region as well as videos and other news materials from its content partners, which include Newsday, News 12 Westchester, News 12 Hudson Valley and MSG Varsity, making Newsday for Westchester the premiere local news resource in the region. By leveraging the strengths of these well-known news resources in the market, Newsday for Westchester brings together the best in local news to deliver a valuable product for consumers in the region.
“This is an exciting time for Cablevision’s Local Media Group as we introduce digital products in a new region and provide the community with a comprehensive, valuable news resource that they can depend on day-in and day-out”
Optimum Online customers will have access to the Newsday for Westchester digital products at no charge as an added benefit of their Cablevision service. Others can subscribe to the Digital Subscription package, which includes complete access to the regional website and apps for $1.15 per week following a one-month free trial. Users can visit Newsday.com/Westchester to access the website. The iPad and iPhone applications will be available for download from the iTunes App Store beginning today.
“This is an exciting time for Cablevision’s Local Media Group as we introduce digital products in a new region and provide the community with a comprehensive, valuable news resource that they can depend on day-in and day-out,” said Debby Krenek, Senior Vice President, Local Media Digital Group, Cablevision Systems Corporation.
A team of local journalists from the region will provide up-to-the-minute coverage of local news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and business. The products will also feature breaking news alerts, hyper-local weather updates, and instant access to hundreds of traffic cameras. Sports fans will be able to follow their favorite teams with all of the latest scores and schedules. The website and mobile applications are fully searchable with simple navigation features, customization options and social media functionality. They also offer an interactive multimedia experience through video and photo galleries. In addition, users of Newsday for Westchester’s mobile apps will be able to access live, video streaming of the television feeds of the MSG Varsity channel and all of the News 12 channels.
“We have assembled a great team of local journalists who are ready to provide residents of Westchester County, Rockland County and the Hudson Valley with the information they need, continuously updated and delivered digitally on their desktop, laptop, iPhone or iPad,” said Diane Goldie, Editor of Digital Local Media, Cablevision Systems Corporation. “We can’t wait for the community to check out the website and apps so they can discover the tremendous value that Newsday for Westchester delivers.”
Local advertisers also will benefit from the Newsday for Westchester digital products, which offer high-impact, visible ad positions and serve as a new platform to reach their potential customers.
About Newsday for Westchester
Newsday for Westchester is a comprehensive, digital news and information service serving the communities of Westchester County, Rockland County and the Hudson Valley, and includes a website and mobile applications. Newsday for Westchester combines the newsgathering and reporting capabilities of Newsday, News 12 and MSG Varsity. Newsday for Westchester is a product offered by Tristate Digital Group, LLC within Cablevision’s Local Media Division.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.