Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications providers in the United States, today announces the launch of Cheddar Business, Cheddar’s digital-first live business news network, on its Optimum TV lineups across the New York tri-state area.

Cheddar, which was acquired by Altice USA earlier this month, has been available as a streaming app on Altice One, the company’s advanced entertainment and connectivity platform. With this launch, Cheddar’s live news network is also available on Optimum TV Channel 84, bringing Cheddar’s 24/7 national tech and business news to millions of Optimum TV customers across New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.  

“We are thrilled that Cheddar Business is now available to Optimum TV viewers in the New York tri-state area,” said Jon Steinberg, President of Altice News and Founder of Cheddar. “We look forward to delivering exceptional business and technology news to Optimum TV customers as we continue to expand Cheddar’s high-quality news coverage to more viewers across the nation.”  

Cheddar Business is also available to Optimum TV customers for out-of-home viewing on mobile devices on the Optimum and Altice One apps. The network is launching on Optimum TV this week and is expected to launch later this summer on Altice USA’s Suddenlink TV, which is available in parts of Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and 14 other states across the U.S.

Cheddar covers the most innovative executives, founders, products, and technologies transforming lives and the economy. Along with business coverage, Cheddar also provides customers with contemporary general news including entertainment, travel, and politics.

Cheddar is part of the Altice USA News division, which also includes hyperlocal News 12 Networks and the i24NEWS global news offering. The networks collaborate on relevant news coverage: News 12 airs on its seven stations in the NY tri-state area the daily Cheddar Tech Report, and i24NEWS runs top stories from Cheddar as part of its global news coverage.


Janet Meahan, [email protected], 929-418-4947

About Altice USA

Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

About Cheddar

Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, Hulu, YouTube TV, Comcast X1, Charter Spectrum, Sony PlayStation Vue, Snapchat, fuboTV, Philo, Amazon, Twitch, Twitter, 60% of smart TVs in the U.S., and Facebook. Cheddar currently broadcasts two live video news networks: Cheddar Business, which covers the most innovative executives, founders, products, and technologies transforming our lives and economy, and Cheddar News, a fast-paced, young, non-partisan general and headline news network. The company broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, its street-level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building, WeWork in Los Angeles, and the White House. Cheddar was founded by Jon Steinberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Cheddar was acquired by leading broadband communications and video services provider Altice USA in 2019 and is now part of the company’s news organization, which also includes News 12 Networks and i24NEWS.