Ultra HD to Deliver Exclusive Coverage of the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards, Presenting the Prestigious Event in High-Definition for the First Time

New York, NY (June 2, 2004) – The CFDA Fashion Awards, dubbed the Oscars of fashion, always draw the best and brightest design stars, as well as some of the world’s most stylish celebrities. This year, the buzzed about awards ceremony will be accessible not only to the top echelon of the fashion world, but also to subscribers of VOOM, the groundbreaking satellite service that provides the most comprehensive array of high-definition (HD) programming for the rapidly growing but underserved HDTV audience.

ULTRA HD, the unprecedented 24/7 channel devoted to covering the hottest events, news and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and style — all in brilliant high-definition, will serve as the exclusive broadcast home of the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards. Marking the first time this prestigious event will be broadcasted in spectacular high-definition, fashion will never look better.

ULTRA HD will provide comprehensive coverage of this major industry event — from the first arrival on the red carpet to the post-event festivities. ULTRA HD will also bring viewers behind the scenes as fashion icons like Sarah Jessica Parker, Donna Karan, Tom Ford and Miuccia Prada are honored for their contributions to the fashion world. Renowned fashion correspondent Judy Licht will host ULTRA HD’s CFDA Fashion Awards coverage. The CFDA Fashion Awards take place June 7th and ULTRA HD will premiere its awards coverage special beginning June 18th.

ULTRA HD is available exclusively to subscribers of VOOM. VOOM offers more than 35 high-definition channels, far more than any other satellite or cable provider, and 21 exclusive, commercial-free, 1080i channels created expressly to meet the demand of today’s rapidly growing HDTV audience.

Other VOOM HD Originals include: WorldSport HD, international sports in HD; Auction HD, an inside look at exclusive live auctions; unique animation entertainment on Animania HD; artistic masterpieces from around the world on Gallery HD; spine-chilling movies on Monsters HD; 24/7 news shot in native HD on HDNews; experimental non-narrative video art on MOOV; the latest pop music concerts on Rave HD; in-your-face action sports on Rush HD; and HD Cinema 10, a 10-channel multiplex of uncut, commercial-free movies in HD.

ULTRA HD is the first channel devoted to covering the world of fashion, beauty and style exclusively in high definition. Viewers are given access to the world’s most exclusive fashion shows, provided with insight from leading fashion designers, and introduced to the hottest trends in what to wear and where to go.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
The exclusive VOOM HD Originals package of 21 commercial-free HD channels was created by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women’s Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media’s other businesses include its regional programming services -MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.

About VOOM and Rainbow DBS
VOOM, provided by Rainbow DBS, Cablevision System Corporation’s satellite division, is the first television service to provide a comprehensive array of high-definition (HD) programming for the rapidly growing but underserved HDTV audience. With a lineup of more than 35 HD
channels, VOOM delivers more HD programming than any other satellite or cable service provider. VOOM’s HD lineup includes STARZ! HD, Encore HD, Showtime HD, Playboy Hot HD, ESPN HD, HBO HDTV and Cinemax HDTV. VOOM also features an exclusive package of brand-new, commercial-free channels such as WorldSport, Epics and Animania. The service also includes more than 80 of the most popular cable channels in standard-definition (SD), 18 digital music channels, and over-the-air digital broadcast channels in HD, where available. VOOM is offered across the continental United States through local Sears retailers; at BrandsMart USA stores; through O’Rourke Sales Company’s independent electronics retailers, with approximately 10,000 locations in all 50 states; by calling 1-800-GET-VOOM; or by visiting www.voom.com

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