, March 3, 2000

Fox Sports Net Promotes Doug Johnson To Director

CLEVELAND
The FOX Sports Net affiliate in Ohio today announced the promotion of Doug Johnson, producer, to producer and director. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports Net (Ohio) made the announcement.

In his additional role, Johnson will be involved in the creation and execution of live game telecasts including the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland CAVS on FOX Sports Net.

Doug Johnson has been involved in various FOX Sports Net productions since 1990 beginning as a freelance television producer. In 1996, he began producing “Tribe Time” and “CAVS Countdown” FOX Sports Net’s pregame shows for the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland CAVS, respectively. In 1997 his diligent effort for perfection propelled “Tribe Time” to new ratings heights and earned the program an Emmy award for “Outstanding Sports Production.” In 1998, he joined FOX Sports Net as a full-time staff member continuing his work with live pregame and game productions.

“Doug’s outstanding production skills and commitment to excellence have elevated our programs to a higher level,” said Liverani. “His promotion is a direct result of his dedication and professionalism.”

FOX Sports Net Ohio is available to four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.

FOX Sports Net Ohio is owned and managed by Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including the Madison Square Garden Properties, its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New England, New York, Ohio, and San Francisco. Rainbow also owns a minority stake in SportsChannel Florida.

FOX Sports Net reaches more than 68 million home nationwide and serves as the first truly national, regional, and local supplier of sports programming.

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Kim McCarty

(216) 328-0333

ksmccarty@rainbow-media.com

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