News 12 Networks Honored by New York Festivals

News 12 also nominated for Gilbert Community Service awards by CTTANY

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, February 14, 2002 -The New York Festivals have awarded News 12 Long Island and News 12 Westchester with a total of six World Medals as announced on January 17, 2002 at 780 King Street in Chappaqua, New York. The New York Festivals honor exceptional Television Programming and Promotion internationally.

News 12 Long Island was honored with five New York Festival World Medals, one gold, two silver, and two bronze. Bob Butler received the Gold World Medal for Best News Reporter and Correspondent. “Getting Down to Earth” received a Silver World Medal for Best Editing in News and a Bronze World Medal in the Environment and Ecology category. “The Lifeguard” received a Silver World Medal in the Human Interest category. “National Scrabble Tournament” received a Bronze World Medal for Best Camerawork in the News category.

News 12 Westchester was honored with a Silver New York Festival World Medal. “The Predator Next Door” received the award for Best Editing.

CTTANY, Cable Television and Telecommunications Association of New York, has nominated News 12 The Bronx, News 12 Long Island and News 12 Westchester in the newly formed Journalism category of the Gilbert Community Service awards. News 12 The Bronx’s, “Neighborhood of Nations-Africa” and News 12 Westchester’s “Predator Next Door” are nominated for Excellence in Journalism in Investigative Series as well as News 12 Long Island’s “Day Laborers: Far From Home” and “Students Speak Out”.

News 12 Networks is the nation’s first 24-hour regional cable news service, reaching more than 3.2 million homes in the New York Tri-state area. News 12 Networks is made up of 5 independent news channels serving the areas of Long Island, Westchester, the Bronx, New Jersey, and Connecticut. News 12 Networks is operated by Rainbow Media Holdings incorporated.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation
(NYSE:CVC) and NBC, 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.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3.4 million households located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. The company’s advanced telecommunications offerings include its Lightpath integrated business communications services and its Optimum-branded high-speed Internet service. Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates programming businesses including American Movie Classics, Bravo and many other national and regional services. Cablevision also owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks, Rangers and WNBA Liberty. The company operates New York’s Radio City Music Hall as well as Clearview Cinemas in the Tri-State area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz consumer electronics chain at 41 locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at

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