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Optimum TV overview

Optimum cable TV is available to millions of people in New York City and the greater area, including further north to Yonkers and Poughkeepsie, as well as parts of northeastern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut.

If Optimum cable TV is available in your area, you’ve got a convenient way to tune in to local channels, sports networks, family-friendly channels, premium networks and hundreds of other popular TV channels. Try an Optimum TV bundle with internet and home phone to get all your home services for a discounted monthly price. Some bundles are even cheaper than standalone TV service.

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Find your Optimum cable TV package

Optimum offers four main cable TV packages available as standalone or part of an Optimum TV and internet bundle. We’ve listed details on Optimum’s cable TV packages below, but keep in mind that availability, channels and pricing may vary by location.

Optimum TV packages

PlanMonthly starting price*Channels
Core TV$79.99220+ channels
Value TV$84.99255+
Select TV$94.99340+ channels
Premier TV$129.99420+ channels

You’ll save additional money on your monthly bill when you add Optimum internet or voice services. For example, the Premier TV plan as a standalone service will cost you $129.99/mo. That same plan bundled with Optimum Internet 200 is only $99.99/mo.* for the first two years of service.

Optimum TV equipment and fees

Optimum TV fees are pretty straightforward and traditionally some of the lowest in the industry. Additional TV costs for taxes and broadcast fees will vary by location, but you can expect Cloud DVR service to add around $17.99 to your monthly bill, plus $11 for each additional device you require. 

If you cancel service with Optimum before the end of your promotional term, you’ll be charged the applicable termination fee and any outstanding charges for services rendered or equipment purchased.

What channels come with Optimum TV packages?

Everyone has their favorite channels, and Optimum TV packages do a decent job of meeting the entertainment demands of any household. You’ll find a list of some of the more popular channels included in each Optimum TV package below. Can’t find your faves? Call to speak with our TV experts about which TV packages come with the channels you can’t live without.

Core TV

Local affiliates for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as other local channels. National networks including AMC, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney, Freeform, HGTV, Lifetime MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Syfy, TBS, TNT and USA. Sports coverage on CBS Sport Network, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports 1, NBC Sports Network and your regional sports networks are also included.

Value TV

Additional channels that come with the Value TV package and are not part of the Core TV package include: A&E, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, FXX, History, National Geographic Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, VH1 and WGN, among others.

Select TV

Additional channels that come with the Select TV package and are not part of the Value TV package include: American Heroes Channel, BBC World News, FX Movie Channel, MLB Network, MTV2, NBA TV, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, Sundance and The Golf Channel, among others.

Premier TV

Additional channels that come with the Premier TV package and are not part of the Select TV package include: beIN Sports, FOX Soccer Plus, HBO® networks, NHL Network, Showtime® networks, STARZ® and STARZ ENCORE® networks and Willow, among others.

Boost your channel lineup with Optimum add-ons

Craving more entertainment than what you get with Optimum base TV packages? Get more of what you want with add-on packages from Optimum.

Enhance your entertainment with Altice One

The Altice One operating system lets you manage all your favorite content using the voice-controlled TV remote and integrated streaming apps like Pandora, Netflix and YouTube. Enjoy your movies, shows, live sports and DVR recordings in 4K Ultra HD on any screen in your home. Or, download the Atlice One app to take your entertainment with you on your smartphone or tablet. 

Compare Optimum cable to other TV providers

If Optimum is a TV option in your area, it likely isn’t the only one. Satellite TV providers are available nationwide and your address may also be serviceable for other cable or fiber-optic TV providers. See how Optimum compares to other TV providers below.

Optimum AT&T
Starting price at
$79.99/mo.* $19/mo.*
220+ 15+
Streaming access
Optimum TV to GO AT&T TV
15 shows at once 4 shows at once
1-year agreement No or 1-year agreement
Starting price at
Streaming Access
Optimum TV to GO
15 shows at once
4 shows at once
1-year agreement
No or 1-year agreement

How does Optimum cable TV compare in customer satisfaction?

It’s no secret that cable providers don’t always have the best reputation for customer satisfaction, but according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Optimum fares better than most.

In 2019, the ACSI gave Optimum cable TV a customer satisfaction score of 61/100. While marginally lower than satellite TV providers DISH and DIRECTV, Optimum’s score is higher than many other major cable TV providers, including Cox (59), Spectrum (59), Xfinity (57) and Mediacom (56).

Optimum TV frequently asked questions

What is Optimum TV to GO?

Optimum TV to GO is Optimum’s TV viewing service available on the Optimum App or on an internet browser. TV to GO allows you to watch Optimum TV from your laptop, desktop computer or any internet-enabled device. Anywhere you have an internet connection, log into your Optimum account and then click on the show or movie you’d like to watch.

What is Cablevision?

Cablevision was a cable TV service operating in the NYC area prior to being acquired by Altice (the parent company of Optimum) in 2016. Many of the existing Cablevision networks are now used to supply Optimum service, but the Cablevision product is no longer available.

Can you get Optimum TV without a cable box?

Yes. You can get Optimum TV without a cable box. If you have a television with built-in CableCARD technology, you can enjoy Optimum TV programming without a cable box. To do so, you can lease a CableCARD from Optimum for $2.50/mo.* However, customers using a CableCARD can’t access some premium programming, such as subscription On Demand channels.

Does Optimum offer senior discounts?

Yes. Subscribers 62 and older are eligible to receive discounted basic cable TV service. Users must also meet annual income requirements based on marital status to be eligible for the Optimum senior discount ( $24,432 for single income and $29,956 at the married income level.)

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