, February 22, 2000

Cablevision’s Rainbow Captures 66 Emmy Nominations

MetroChannels, News 12 Networks, MSG Network and FOX Sports Net New York Honored by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Bethpage, NY – Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., the programming division of Cablevision Systems Corp (NYSE: CVC), has garnered 66 nominations in news, entertainment and sports programming for New York Emmy Awards. The nominations were announced today by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which granted a total of 261 Emmy nominations to a record field of 1,073 entries.


Rainbow’s MSG Network (23 nominations), News 12 Long Island (17 nominations), FOX Sports Net New York (13 nominations) and MetroChannels (nine nominations) each landed in the top 10 for local Emmy nominations, placing fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth, respectively. News 12 The Bronx received three nominations and News 12 New Jersey received one nomination. These are MetroChannels’ first Emmy nominations.


“We are very proud that the TV Academy has honored Rainbow’s regional programming efforts with 66 Emmy nominations,” said Rainbow Media Holdings COO Hank Ratner. “This further recognizes Cablevision’s and Rainbow’s commitment to developing high-quality regional programming for the New York area.”


Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC, is at the forefront of innovation in cable programming. Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications.

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Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
Christine Levesque
516-803-5136

Dan Klores Associates, Inc.
Sean Cassidy/Andrea Thabit
212-685-4300

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