News from Rainbow Media
BOSTON, MA, November 9, 2008 – At today’s CTAM Summit, Rainbow Media announced several programming and brand initiatives further demonstrating its industry leadership and commitment to creating groundbreaking original programming.
Rainbow Media’s CTAM Summit booth #2116 will showcase its popular and well known entertainment brands AMC, IFC, WE tv, VOOM HD Networks and the Sundance Channel, and highlight its advances and vision for its video on demand, day-and-date services and original HD VOD offerings.
The following announcements are part of Rainbow’s 2008 CTAM Summit for Sunday, November 9:
SUNDAY CTAM SUMMIT NEWS
Ed Carroll, Rainbow Media’s president of national entertainment services, is ceremony host for the CTAM Mark Awards, taking place at 5pm today in the ballroom at the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston Street in Boston. The event features presentations from cable and network executives, a live appearance from the cast of IFC’s "The Whitest Kids U’Know," and a special video presentation from the cast of AMC’s Emmy winning series "Mad Men."
The Mark Awards competition is a member service of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, and recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in marketing from networks, cable companies, and suppliers. Now celebrating its 25th year, a Mark Award (short for "Marketing") represents the peak of marketing accomplishment in the cable business. Award recipients are known throughout the cable and entertainment world as "best in class."
CTAM Summit Announcement from WE
WEtv.com Launches two New Channels for Women: Expecting and Moms WEtv.com recently launched the all-new web channels, Expecting and Moms, dedicated to everything about pregnancy and motherhood. The channels will feature expert tips, gear guides and kid-friendly recipes. In addition, writer/author Meagan Francis and former Parenting.com blogger Julie Feinstein Adams will pen blogs for WEtv.com twice a week, sharing with visitors their own adventures in pregnancy and motherhood.
To coincide with the launch of Expecting and Moms, WE tv is hosting the CUTEST BABY CONTEST in search for the "Cutest Baby on the Block!" Beginning now, parents around the country can snap a few digital photos of their babies doing something cute, funny or just looking loveable, and then they can upload them to www.wetv.com to enter for a chance to win a cash prize of $5,000 and the adorable title of "Cutest Baby on the Block." Submissions will be posted on WEtv.com where visitors can browse the photos and vote for their favorite baby mug. The winner will be selected based on user votes and a WEtv.com panel of judges.
Camera-happy parents with tons of photos of their precious ones can upload a new one every day! To enter, visit www.wetv.com, register, and follow the simple directions to upload one or more non-commercial jpeg photos. Photos must be between .005 MB -1 MB only. Babies must be between 0-24 months.
CTAM Summit Announcement from IFC:
HENRY ROLLINS: UNCUT
Following the success of Henry Rollins: Uncut from Israel in 2007, Henry Rollins returns to IFC in November with uncensored specials exposing the reality of some of the most recognized tragedies, political injustices and violence in our recent world history.
"UNCUT FROM SOUTH AFRICA"
PREMIERE: Friday, November 14 @ 10:30PM / ET
With an insightful and poetic narration from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Henry travels through South Africa to explore this beautiful country and the recently acquired freedom for its people. The end of apartheid signified new beginnings for the citizens of South Africa, but Henry discovers an underdeveloped, underemployed and malnourished population that faces the pandemic threat of AIDS as an everyday reality. To get a better understanding of local culture and its history, Henry explores relevant locations including a desperate shantytown and the Robben Island prison where he finds himself standing within the very cell that imprisoned Nelson Mandela for nearly two decades. At the University of Cape Town, Henry performs an illuminating stage show, where he shares personal stories and discusses the gravity of South Africa’s racist history and the current hardships of its people.
"UNCUT FROM NORTHERN IRELAND"
PREMIERE: Friday, November 21 @ 10:30 PM / ET
Henry Rollins has long been a critic of the American occupation in Iraq and now travels to Northern Ireland to present a unique case study paralleling the occupation to the conflict that turned Northern Ireland into a battleground for thirty odd years and represented decades of sectarian violence that was escalated by Britain’s military occupation of the region. Henry conducts exclusive interviews with those who played a significant role during "The Troubles" of Northern Ireland and their thoughts on how America, too, can come to find resolution in Iraq. Interviews include legendary civil rights leader Eamonn McCann, who played a major role in "Bloody Sunday," the First Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, and a discreet interview with a former IRA member who fought and killed for the resistance against the British Military and subsequently was sentenced to life imprisonment. With just a few days to explore the country around a sold out show in Belfast, Henry uncovers a staggering precedent to the American occupation in Iraq and the resulting sectarian divide that still shakes the region today.
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world’s most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel and VOOM HD Networks. Through IFC Entertainment, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a leading distribution company for independent film; IFC Productions, a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects; and IFC Center, a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales company; Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company; and 11 Penn TV, a company that manages Rainbow Media’s NYC studios and post-production facilities.