JERICHO, NY, February 25, 2002 — Noreen O'Loughlin has returned to AMC as Executive Vice President and General Manager, it was announced today by Kate McEnroe, President, AMC Networks. O'Loughlin replaces Marc Juris, who was recently named President, MuchMusic USA. O'Loughlin spent 18 years at AMC in a variety of management positions, including Executive Vice President and General Manager.
McEnroe said, "We are so pleased that Noreen was able to return to the network at this time. She brings her great enthusiasm, energy and experience back to us, along with her strong leadership skills and deep passion for the brand. I am delighted to be working with her again."
After leaving AMC in 2000, O'Loughlin took time off to spend with her daughter before she started school. After that, O'Loughlin consulted on a variety of free-lance marketing and branding projects before returning to the network full-time.
Since joining AMC in 1985, O'Loughlin has been a key member of the network management team. During her three-year tenure as GM, she was responsible for marketing, programming, production and public relations for AMC. She supervised a full-scale network repositioning in 1999, which included a new on-air animation package and logo, celebrity hosts and original series and documentaries designed to attract a younger audience, launched the AMC website and was instrumental in creating network brand extensions to generate new revenue streams and enhance off-network brand presence.
"I'm really thrilled to have been asked to return and help lead AMC into the future," noted O'Loughlin. "It's always been a great place to work, and AMC's rich history and talented staff made the decision to return to the network full-time an easy one."
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.