AMC and Premiere Magazine Debut Weekly “Premiere Movie Magazine” Series Thursdays at 8:00 Pm (ET), Beginning February 28th

Movie Introductions To Feature Premiere
Commentary About Current Film Releases

JERICHO, N.Y./NEW YORK, N.Y., February 26, 2002 – AMC and Premiere magazine are partnering to present "Premiere Movie Mag," a new weekly two-hour series hosted by Premiere Senior Editor Jill Bernstein that will showcase films from AMC's film library. The first program debuts on February 28 at 8:00 PM (ET) with THE CANDIDATE (1972) starring Robert Redford.

"Premiere Movie Mag" will feature a movie block during primetime and a repeat performance in daytime with an introduction by Bernstein, which includes news on current motion picture releases and the latest film buzz. The program will be shown on Thursdays at 8:00 PM (ET). AMC and Premiere will co-promote the series in the magazine and on their Web sites: and

"We are pleased to offer Premiere's distinctively fresh perspective on movies to the AMC viewer," says Noreen O'Loughlin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, AMC. "The teaming of two popular entertainment brands offers our audiences a unique take on the world of movies."

"This exciting affiliation with AMC represents the next logical extension for Premiere. Through this television component, we continue to build our franchise into a multi-platform operation," said Peter Herbst, editor-in-chief of Premiere, and senior vice president and group editorial director of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. "We look forward to working together with AMC on this project and other collaborations in the future."

American Movie Classics (AMC) is a premiere 24 hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 82,000,000 U.S. homes (as of Jan. 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks.

Since its launch in 1984, AMC has been dedicated to deepening the movie experience for its viewers, featuring film-loving celebrity hosts and an increasingly visible, critically-acclaimed slate of original programming. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including five Emmy awards.

AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, WE: Women's Entertainment, 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. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net. AMC is one of the assets included in a new series of Cablevision common stock — Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE: RMG) — which began trading on the NYSE on March 30, 2001. MGM (NYSE: MGM) owns a 20 percent stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC and WE: Women's Entertainment.

Premiere, the movie magazine, is part of a global network that includes editions
published in France, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea and Japan. Premiere covers the style, spirit and soul of Hollywood and offers unparalleled access to Hollywood's A-list as well as part of the art and commerce of the film industry.

Premiere is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. (HFM U.S.), the New York-headquartered subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Medias, the world's largest magazine publisher. HFM U.S. reaches nearly 50 million readers in the U.S. through its 18 titles which also includes American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Car Stereo Review's Mobile Entertainment, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Dècor, ELLE girl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography, Road & Track. Sound & Vision, Travel Holiday, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications. In addition to the magazines, HFM U.S. includes custom publishing, integrated marketing, database and market research as well as Hachette Enterprises. HFM U.S. also works in coordination with Lagardee Active North America on its Internet, television and other electronic initiatives that utilize HFM U.S. brands and content. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. (HFM U.S.) is a subsidiary of Hachette Filipacchi Medias, a division of Lagardere SCA.

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