Rainbow Media’s Josh Sapan to Discuss the Impact of On-Demand Technology on the Future of Cable Television Programming at Washington Metropolitan Cable Club

WHO: Josh Sapan, President & CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
WHAT: Mr. Sapan will address the Washington Metropolitan Cable Club and outline his perspective on the cable industry as it forges ahead in the digital arena. In his speech, Mr. Sapan will outline the new consumer expectations of more choice, personal control, and individual decision-making power; cable’s well positioned role to meet these growing needs; the role programmers play in the on-demand world; how on-demand technology provides the opportunity to deliver highly specialized content; and the commitment the cable industry must show distributors in helping with the rollout of new products and services.

The Washington Metropolitan Cable Club (WMCC) is a monthly luncheon series held in Washington, DC featuring guest speakers from the cable and telecommunications industry. WMCC serves more than 700 professionals in the Washington, DC area.

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2002
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Check-in
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch/Speaker Presentation
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington DC

Media Contact Information:
To schedule time to speak to Mr. Sapan, members of the media may call Matthew Frankel at Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. at (516) 803-5141.

RSVP Information:

To RSVP and attend the event, please contact Lori Chang, Assistant Director of Communications at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), (202-775-3629/lchang@ncta.com)

About Josh Sapan, President and CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
Recognized as one of the cable industry’s niche programming innovators, Mr. Sapan has staked a leadership position in the on-demand content arena, directing the launch of Mag Rack, the nation’s first and only programming service created specifically for video-on-demand. He has overseen the expansion of the Bravo cable network from 350,000 to 65 million subscribers and American Movies Classics’ (AMC) growth from an audience of 10 million to 82 million homes. In addition to AMC and Bravo, under Mr. Sapan’s leadership, Rainbow’s national portfolio has grown to include targeted niche networks such as The Independent Film Channel, the first and leading television network devoted exclusively to films made outside the Hollywood studio system; WE: Women’s Entertainment, one of the fastest growing new cable channels devoted to women; and muchmusic usa, a groundbreaking viewer-driven music network, the only independent voice on the music television landscape.

About Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is 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, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks, 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. Rainbow’s five national networks, Fox Sports Net and Mag Rack are the assets included in Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE:RMG). MGM (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow’s national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC, and WE: Women’s Entertainment.

Press Contacts

  • Matt Frankel

  • Whit Clay