Rainbow Media Executives to Participate in 20th Annual NAMIC Conference Panels

Rainbow President & CEO Josh Sapan Named Honorary Co-Chair for the 2006 Annual NAMIC Conference

New York, NY – September 8, 2006 – Next week's 20th annual NAMIC conference is scheduled to include several senior Rainbow Media executives as featured panelists including Josh Sapan, President & CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, who this year has also been named honorary co-chair for the 2006 conference. Kim Martin, Executive Vice President & General Manager, WE tv and Eglon Simmons, Executive Vice President, Operations, Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation will also be featured panelists. This year's conference marks the 20th anniversary, with a focus on "Growth By Multiples: Multi-Media, Multi-Platforms, Multi-Ethnicity." The conference begins Sunday, September 10th and runs though Tuesday, September 12th at The Waldorf Astoria located at 301 Park Avenue between 49th and 50th streets in New York City.

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications – NAMIC is a 501(c)(6) trade association that was founded in 1980. NAMIC educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the telecommunications industry through its 17 nationwide chapters. NAMIC welcomes existing and aspiring broadband and new media professionals to their membership roster. Members are cable operators, programmers, hardware suppliers, telecommunication and new media professionals and entrepreneurs. Their members come from customer contact offices, executive suites and every position in-between. They are of every race, multiple cultures – and they are all committed to a future in which these differences are strengths.

Following is the list of panels:

Monday, September 11th

  • Josh Sapan, President & CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, will participate in the Opening General Session – Town Hall Meeting at 9:00 – 11:15 AM in the Grand Ballroom on the 3rd Floor at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (301 Park Avenue between 49th and 50th streets)

Tuesday, September 12th

  • Eglon Simmons, EVP, Operations, Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, will participate in the General Session II: Ad Sales Add Up When Diversity is Multiplied at 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Grand Ballroom on the 3rd Floor at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (301 Park Avenue between 49th and 50th streets)
  • Kim Martin, EVP & General Manager, WE tv, will participate in the panel Finding Your Passion at 2:00 – 3:15 PM in the Balsidon Room on the 3rd Floor at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (301 Park Avenue between 49th and 50th streets)

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.

Press Contacts

  • Lauren Cozzi
    Rainbow Media
    (917) 542.6311