Charter First to Package TV & Online Sports Services Together
Cross Platform Sports View Plus includes premier sports content online and on television
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2009--
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced a unique new
sports package designed for Charter sports fans to enjoy online or on
Charter’s new sports package, Sports View Plus, provides
customers premium-level access to coverage of baseball, racing, hockey,
football, basketball and more at some of the nation’s top sports
websites, including FOXSports.com, MLB.com and NASCAR.COM, in addition
to all the premier sports channels on Charter’s digital Sports View
tier, such as CBS College Sports, ESPNews™, Fox College Sports and Fuel
Charter is the first cable provider to combine select cable sports
channels with premium content from sports websites.
“Online video is growing in popularity and we want to provide our
customers the very best. Our new Sports View Plus package brings
our sports fan the best of both worlds --TV sports programming and
premium online sports content,” said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter Vice
President of Product Management. “In addition to the great variety of TV
sports available on our Sports View channels, fans will now have
premium online access to content such as GameDay Audio and Condensed
Games at MLB.com and continuous driver-pit crew communication during
live races at NASCAR.COM’s TrackPass PitCommand.”
Charter’s new Sports View Plus package is available at a single,
discounted price of $10 a month. “Our customers want value, and Charter
consistently delivers it through a wide range of home entertainment at
special bundled savings,” Mr. DiGeronimo added.
Synacor provided support and content aggregation services, as well as
the account authentication platform for Sports View Plus.
In each of the past five years, Charter has invested approximately a
billion dollars in order to best serve its customers and to enhance its
products and service capabilities. Charter is committed to investing in
its communities, providing an advanced network on which residential and
commercial customers rely for their communications needs, and delivering
value to all its customers by offering high-quality products and
services backed up by superior customer care.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications
company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States.
Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services,
including Charter Digital Cable® video entertainment programming,
Charter High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter Telephone®. Charter
Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective
broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as
business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music
entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter’s advertising
sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media®
brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.