Mag Rack Continues Original Programming Momentum With New Series “Get Clark Smart”

Program Offers Viewers Practical Economic Advice and Thrifty Tips from Consumer Expert and Radio Host Clark Howard

Original, 20 Part Series Premieres On Demand October 26

New York, NY: October 23, 2006 – Mag Rack, the premiere On Demand network has teamed up with consumer expert Clark Howard to deliver valuable economic advice in a new 20-part original series, “Get Clark Smart” premiering on the network October 26. The series’ launch is part of Mag Rack’s continued commitment to produce original entertainment created exclusively for on-demand, showcasing expert on-air personalities and dynamic programs that inspire consumers to better their lives.

“Since launching five years ago, Mag Rack has become known as the destination for original content that is informative, entertaining and engaging, and exclusively developed for the on-demand platform,” said Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of Mag Rack. “Get Clark Smart is another example of the custom-built programming we’re committed to that is personally relevant and puts the viewer in control. Clark offers smart, money-saving tips that will give viewers a great opportunity to take charge of their finances – and have fun doing so. This series is a great fit for Mag Rack.”

After nearly 20 years of his unique brand of money saving advice on the radio airwaves, Clark Howard is making his On Demand television debut in “Get Clark Smart,'” an originally produced series that covers everything from avoiding identity theft to finding a five star hotel room for a one star price. Clark’s wife and co-host, Lane Carlock Howard, offers additional advice on cutting costs on clothing and cosmetic products. Whether viewers are looking to obtain a free copy of their credit report before purchasing their dream home or to learn how to put their kids through college, “Get Clark Smart” equips consumers with the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their financial future.

The 20-part series takes viewers through everything they need to know in order to feel empowered by money, not controlled by it. Whether in the market for a new car or home, planning the perfect vacation or simply wishing to lower the average cost of monthly bills, “Get Clark Smart” offers important tips to have fun while being frugal.

The “Get Clark Smart” series will include segments on:

  • New Homes: Shopping – Clark Howard offers step-by-step instruction on shopping for a new home.
  • Cars: Buying New – Clark lays out a road map for buying a new car. Find out where to go and how to save.
  • Great Hotel Deals – Stay like a Prince. Pay like a pauper. Clark knows how to get room and board for less.
  • Fatten Your Wallet – Clark Howard shows how to retire 5 years early in 5 simple steps.
  • Airfare Deals – Lately, ticket prices have been doing all the soaring. Clark knows how to fly for less.
  • Keep your Identity – Clark on defending yourself against identity thieves, and what to do if you fall prey.
  • College Savings – Clark Howard puts your kids on the path to success with information on college savings and 529 plans.
  • Smart Retirement – Clark helps you manage your nest egg. Learn where, how and when to use your money.
  • Credit Card Smart – Whether you’re goal is to apply for a new card or climb out of previous debt, Clark Howard shows you how to master the plastic.
  • Build Your Credit – Clark Howard dissolves the mystery behind your credit score and what steps you can take to raise it.

Clark Howard is the host of the nationally syndicated WSB-AM radio show “The Clark Howard Show.” He is the author of “Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America’s Money Saving Expert,” “Clark’s Big Book of Bargains,” “Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids” and has a column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

About Mag Rack
Mag Rack ignites viewers’ interests and establishes On Demand television as an entertainment destination. The premier On Demand television network, Mag Rack helps viewers get into the things they love-from cars to guitars, motorcycles to fitness, kids shows to video games, relationships to pets-by showcasing expert on-air personalities and dynamic programs that inspire them to go even further. Mag Rack is the first television network to produce original entertainment created exclusively for on-demand. With shows such as Katie Brown @ Home, 24seven gamer, Guitar Xpress, The Pet Shop with Marc Morrone and John Lithgow’s Paloozaville, Mag Rack’s “TV for Whatever Turns You On” puts the viewer in control of their own potential by providing 24/7 “always on” programming that is truly exciting and that cannot be found elsewhere on television. For more information, visit

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country’s most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE tv, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.

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