News 12 Goes Mobile

News 12 Goes Mobile
News 12 Goes Mobile. News 12 Networks announced the launch of “News 12 to Go,” an innovative service that conveniently delivers continually updated local traffic, weather, and news information to users over their cell phones. This free enhancement allows Cablevision customers who receive News 12 as part of their cable television service to access live audio streams of both News 12 and News 12 Traffic and Weather simply by dialing a phone number. Web-enabled cell phones can also access additional benefits and advanced features. With the launch of News 12 to Go, tri-state residents can access local news and valuable traffic and weather information wherever they are, whenever they want.

The News 12 to Go service allows users to access local traffic and weather information from their local area and from every other area served by News 12. Upon dialing, callers are automatically connected to the News 12 Traffic and Weather channel from their area. A voice menu allows users to access both the News 12 and News 12 Traffic and Weather feed for any area they may be interested in, including Long Island, Connecticut, Westchester, the Hudson Valley (serving Rockland and Orange Counties), the Bronx, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

Customers with Web-enabled phones can also access other advanced features, including text-based top stories and local weather reports and extended forecasts. Video-enabled phones can download top stories as video files and complete forecasts can be accessed as well. News 12 to Go is a free service, but cell phone providers may charge fees for Internet usage and all users are encouraged to review their specific cell phone package for relevant terms.

News 12 Networks is the country’s first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 7 individual 24-7 local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, Hudson Valley, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, 5 individual 24-7 traffic and weather channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, the Hudson Valley, and New York City, and an interactive division which includes and Cablevision’s iO TV channel 612. News 12 Networks is a cable exclusive service, reaching approximately 3.8 million households in the New York market. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company’s advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO: Interactive Optimum digital television, Optimum Online high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, WE tv and other national and regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.
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