Rainbow Media’s MSG Networks, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels Nominated for 93 Emmys

New York, NY, March 12, 2002 – Rainbow Media Holdings Inc., a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation, has collected a total of 93 New York Emmy nominations for its 3 regional services, MSG Networks (MSG Network and FOX Sports Net), News 12 Networks and MetroChannels. The Emmy’s are the New York television industry’s most prestigious awards. These nominations build on Rainbow’s success last year when its three New York-area based networks were honored with 10 Emmy’s, more than any other local organization.

“Today is a great day for Cablevision, Rainbow and our New York area based networks,” said Josh Sapan, president and CEO of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. “Rainbow’s local programming is known for delivering to its viewers high-quality content that captures the very essence of being in New York. We are extremely proud of the journalistic integrity and focus exhibited at News 12 and the powerful sports and entertainment programming found on MSG and MetroChannels. These Emmy’s are reflective of the passion and commitment of the people within the Rainbow family and we are honored to have been nominated.”

The collection of 93 Emmy nominations by Rainbow’s three local networks is more than any other local programming company. Three of News 12’s local networks received 37 nominations including: 24 nominations for News 12 Long Island, seven nominations for News 12 Westchester and six nominations for News 12 New Jersey. MSG Networks received 31 nominations including 16 nominations for MSG Network, 13 for Fox Sports Net, and two nominations for programming produced and aired on WPIX-NY. MetroChannels received 25 nominations for its programming on MetroTV. Of note, Thirteen received two nominations for programming which airs on MetroChannels MetroArts/ Thirteen.

Among some of the highlights of Rainbow Media’s 93 programming nominations announced today are:

MSG Networks (MSG Network, Fox Sports Net NY and Programming Produced for WPIX-NY)


  • Play It Up. October 7, 2000. (Fox Sports Net NY)

Analysis in a Live Sportscast, Play-by-Play & Commentary in a Sportscast

  • John Davidson – NY Rangers. October 2000 – April 2001. (MSG Network)
  • Gary Thorne – NY Mets. April – September 2001. (WPIX-TV) (Note: programming produced by MSG Network)
  • Marv Albert – NY Knicks. November 2000 – April 2001. (MSG Network)
  • Mike Emrick – NJ Devils. October 2000 – April 2001. (Fox Sports Net NY)

DIRECTOR Short Form & Sports

  • NY Mets. April – October 2001. (Fox Sports Net NY)
  • NY Mets. April – September 2001. (Fox Sports Net NY)

MetroChannels – MetroTV


  • Full Frontal Fashion. February 12, 15, 16, 2001. (Metro TV)


  • Full Frontal Fashion: Vogue’s Talley. June 3, 2001. (Metro TV)

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING Series, Segment, & Series of Segments:

  • Full Frontal Fashion Weekly Shows 5 & 7. June 10 & 24, 2001. (Metro TV)
  • Subway Q & A. April 8, July 17, March 11, 2001. (Metro TV)

ON-CAMERA ACHEIVEMENT (Programming) Host, Performer, & Moderator/Interviewer

  • Subway Q & A. April 8, 2001; July 7, 2001; July 17, 2001. (Metro TV)

CAMERA Documentary, Short Form, & Sports

  • Get the Message. September 15, 2001. (Metro TV)
  • Subway Q & A . March 1, 2001. (Metro TV)

EDITOR Documentary & Entertainment

  • Subway Q & A. April 8, 2001; July 17, 2001; March 11, 2001. (Metro TV)

News 12 Networks


  • In the Greenhouse-Butterflies. August 3, 2001. (News 12 Westchester)
  • Reading, Writing and Ritalin. February 13 – 16, 2001. (News 12 News Jersey)
  • Today’s Child “Boy with Half a Brain”. December 4, 2000. (News 12 Westchester)
  • Today’s Child “Juice”. May 14, 2001. (News 12 Westchester)

CAMERA Spot or Single News Feature & New Series or Multi-Part News Feature

  • Habitat for Humanity. September 25, 2000. (News 12 Long Island)
  • Ride 4 Life: Montauk to Manhattan. May 8, 2001. (News 12 Long Island)
  • Getting Down to Earth. April 18-20, 2001. (News 12 Long Island)

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About Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) and NBC, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. manages Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, American Movie Classics, We: Women’s Entertainment, 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. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20 percent stake in four of Rainbow’s national networks – AMC, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel and WE: Women’s Entertainment.

About News 12 Networks

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.

About MetroChannels

Rainbow Media’s MetroChannels (MetroTV, Metro Learning and Metro Traffic & Weather) is the first and only suite of television networks devoted entirely to the experience of living in the New York metropolitan area. MetroTV is the only local channel providing original programs focusing on everything from fashion, comedy, music, and sports to independent features and documentaries about the people, places and history of New York. MetroTV has received numerous accolades for its programming including three NY Emmy Awards from the 1999 and 2000 competitions, the 2000 Gold Promax Award, the 2000 & 2001 Community Spirit Award, New York Festivals Awards, Omni Awards, and The Communicator Award. MetroLearning provides documentary programming devoted to telling the stories of the people and places that make the New York metropolitan area world-famous. Metro Traffic&Weather is the tri-state’s first and only 24-hour local traffic, transit, and weather channel.

About MSG Networks

MSG Networks is a part of Madison Square Garden L.P.. Cablevision Systems Corporation owns a controlling interest in MSG L.P., which also includes MSG Network, the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Hartford Wolfpack (American Hockey League), and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.

Note: For media interested in speaking with representatives at either Rainbow, MSG, News 12 Networks, or the MetroChannels, please contact Whit Clay at (212) 446-1864.

Press Contacts

  • Matthew Frankel

  • Whit Clay