Day #2 of the 2008 Cable Show

Rainbow Media News

Washington, DC – April 2, 2009 – At the 2009 Cable Show, Rainbow Media showcases its national networks AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel and its transactional VOD services, IFC in Theaters and IFC Festival Direct. Rainbow’s unprecedented year of growth extends across all of its brands and across all of its platforms. The momentum has been propelled by record ratings delivery at both AMC and WE tv, substantial increases in the network’s VOD and online usage at IFC, and on its VOD film distribution platform with IFC Entertainment. In addition, Rainbow’s recent acquisition of Sundance Channel adds another highly-respected brand to its current line-up of distinctive national networks. The Rainbow booth is located in Hall B of the exhibit floor, #2619.

The following compilation of news items includes programming announcements, corporate marketing initiatives, and panel appearances.



Documentary Airs Exclusively On IFC FREE on Demand on April 16

From the award-winning filmmakers of DARKON (SXSW Audience Award 2006) comes NEW WORLD ORDER, a feature length documentary about conspiracy theorists. The film is a behind the scenes look at the underground movement of people who want to expose "global elitists," whom they claim are covertly masterminding a series of destructive events to cause a mass breakdown of the world’s economy and society. Once the world has fallen into chaos, these same "elitists" will offer a plan to rebuild the economic and social structure of the world (to their liking). This theory is also known as the New World Order.

At its core, NEW WORLD ORDER is a film about the power of ideas, and the power of ideas to change one’s life and define one’s actions. Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the central character of the film. The film chronicles Alex and four other conspiracy theorists on their ceaseless quest to expose the "massive global conspiracy" they believe threatens the future of humanity.

Cable Positive announced today that Josh Sapan, President & CEO, Rainbow Media is the recipient of the 2009 Joel A. Berger Memorial Award for his outstanding work in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The award will be presented to Sapan at the 2009 Power Awards, which are being held for the first time at The Cable Show in Washington D.C., today at 2:00pm on the show floor.

For the past 13 years, Cable Positive has honored cable industry leaders like Sapan with the Joel A. Berger Memorial Award, which recognizes the individual who has made the most significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cable Positive, and our HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention efforts. Under Sapan’s leadership, Rainbow Media has helped Cable Positive fundraise at the organization’s Annual Benefit Dinner since 2002;, helping the event net over $1 million each year. Since 2005, Rainbow Media has been a presenting sponsor of Cable Positive’s Positively Outstanding Programming (POP) Awards and the company generously has hosted the event at their own IFC Center in Manhattan in 2006 and 2007.

About 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, multiplatform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world’s most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), WE tv, Sundance Channel, IFC Entertainment and VOOM HD Networks. Through IFC Entertainment, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a leading U.S. distributor of independent and foreign film with a unique day and date distribution model, "IFC In Theaters," that makes films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable’s On Demand platform; IFC Festival Direct features titles acquired from major international film festivals and initially offers them exclusively through On Demand; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and IFC Center, a state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, an advertising sales company; Rainbow Network Communications, a 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.

Press Contacts

  • Lisa Rogen
    National Show