Cynthia Carpenter Joins AMC Networks as Vice President, Affiliate Marketing

JERICHO, NEW YORK, March 19, 2002 – Cynthia Carpenter has joined AMC Networks as Vice President of Affiliate Marketing, it was announced today by Kim Martin, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Affiliate Marketing, AMC Networks.

In her new position, Carpenter will develop the overall strategy and key promotions that reinforce both the value of AMC and WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT and support the needs of its affiliates with special marketing programs. Carpenter will build the importance of AMC and WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT with affiliates to support network revenue and distribution goals. Carpenter will report to Martin.

Prior to joining AMC Networks, Carpenter was Vice President, Sales and Marketing for High Speed Access Corp in Littleton, CO. There, she oversaw affiliate and consumer advertising, and was accountable for meeting sales goals. Prior to this, she was Director, Retention Marketing at Primestar, where she was responsible for developing loyalty programs to reduce customer attrition. She began her career in the cable industry in 1991 and has held a variety of positions including Director, Marketing at Starz!/Encore and Director, Marketing, Time Warner Satellite Services.

A native of Connecticut, Carpenter is a resident of Northport, NY, and is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston University Graduate School of Management.
AMC NETWORKS is comprised of AMC and WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTANIMENT. AMC is the 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. WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT gives women the chance to relax and recharge through entertainment that connects them on an emotional level with the largest collection of women's interest films, inspiring original series and topical specials. AMC is available in 82 million homes and WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT is available in 45 million homes nationwide.

AMC and WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT are owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader in news, sports and entertainment programming. 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 Networks, 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 the Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE:RMG), a series of Cablevision common stock. MGM (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC, and WE: Women's Entertainment.

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