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Optimum TV Packages, Plans, and Prices

  • Get up to 420+ channels
  • No contracts or mandatory equipment fees
  • Free Optimum Sports Package

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Basic TV


  • Get 50+ local channels
  • Local channels include NBC, ABC, and CBS
  • No contracts

*Requires an Optimum internet plan.

Core TV


  • Get 220+ basic cable channels
  • Cable channels include Disney Channel, ESPN, and HGTV
  • No contracts

*Requires an Optimum internet plan.

Premier TV


  • Get 420+ channels
  • Cable channels include NFL Network, ESPNU, and CMT
  • Premium cable channels include HBO®, STARZ®, and SHOWTIME®

*Requires an Optimum internet plan.

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Optimum cable packages: Get top channels

Plan name Price Channel count Details
Basic TV +$35.00/mo. 50+ View plans
Core TV +$85.00/mo. 220+ View plans
Select TV +$105.00/mo. 340+ View plans
Premier TV
Most Channels
+$125.00/mo. 420+ View plans

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Optimum’s four cable plans (which also require an Optimum internet subscription) come with sizable channel counts that’ll fit any household. Let’s break down what you’ll get with each Optimum cable TV package.

Basic TV

Basic TV is Optimum’s entry-level TV package. For $35 per month, you’ll get more than 50 local channels, including CBS, ABC, and FOX. Basic TV will be a great fit for budget-conscious Optimum subscribers who want to keep up with their network TV shows and local news.

Core TV

Core TV ($85 per month) offers a solid lineup of more than 220 basic cable channels, including ESPN, Disney Channel, and HGTV. It’s best suited for families who want the most popular basic cable channels at an affordable price.

Select TV

Select TV ($105 per month) upgrades on Core TV’s lineup with more than 340 basic cable channels. Select TV also includes Disney XD, Magnolia Network, and The Cooking Channel.

Premier TV

If you want the most channels in your Optimum TV package, look no further. Premier TV ($125 per month) comes with a hefty lineup of more than 420 cable channels like HBO and STARZ—that’s only $20 more monthly for a ton of premium content, including access to Max™ (normally $15.99 per month) along with hit shows like Yellowjackets and P-Valley.

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Optimum TV apps let you watch anywhere

With the Optimum TV app, you can access live and on-demand Optimum TV programming from any location. You can also use the app to view shows saved on your DVR or schedule future recordings. The Optimum TV app is available on Apple, Android, and Amazon devices, along with the Apple TV 4K.

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Optimum cable deals: Get free installation, free Optimum Sports Package, and more

Optimum’s biggest cable TV deals include free installation, plus four free months of the Optimum Sports Package when you add Select or Premier TV to your bundle. Optimum subscribers can also get affordable cell phone service by adding Optimum Mobile to an Optimum bundle.

Check out our Optimum deals guide for the best Optimum savings.

Learn about Optimum TV features

When you sign up for Optimum cable TV, you’ll get a lot more than just TV service. Let’s break down some of Optimum’s best TV features.

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Optimum DVR

With Optimum’s Cloud DVR service, watch your shows whenever—or wherever—you want. Cloud DVR comes in three options: Cloud DVR (25 hours), Cloud DVR Plus (75 hours), or Cloud DVR Max (150 hours). You can watch DVR recordings at home on your Optimum TV box or with the Optimum TV mobile app when you’re out and about.

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During the checkout process, you can bundle programming packs to add channels like NFL Network, HBO, and STARZ to your channel lineup. If you upgrade to the Premier TV plan, you can get HBO, STARZ, and SHOWTIME for free.

You can also bundle an Apple TV 4K with your TV plan for $10 monthly for 13 months. After this period, you’ll be able to keep the Apple TV.

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Video on demand

Optimum TV subscribers can access Optimum’s On Demand library and watch nearly 20,000 TV shows and movies for free.

Optimum TV FAQ

What is the cheapest Optimum package?

The cheapest Optimum Internet package is Optimum 300 ($40 monthly), and the cheapest Optimum TV package is Basic TV (an additional $35 monthly).

How much is Optimum TV a month?

Optimum TV plans cost between $35.00–$125.00/mo.. However, Optimum also requires TV subscribers to have an internet plan, and the cheapest Optimum internet and TV bundle costs $75 per month.

Does Optimum have deals for existing customers?

Optimum doesn’t have many deals for existing customers, but some deals include affordable cell phone plans through Optimum Mobile.

Can I watch Optimum TV on my computer?

You can watch Optimum TV by visiting Optimum’s TV Everywhere web page. You can also watch Optimum TV by downloading the Optimum TV mobile app.

What does Optimum Basic include?

Optimum’s Basic TV plan includes around 50 TV channels like NBC and ABC for an additional $35 per month. It’s a local channel package, so you won’t get basic cable channels like CNN or TBS.