VOOM’s Gallery HD Channel Becomes the Official Sponsor of The Art Museum Network News Web Site

JERICHO, NY, July 12, 2004 – Bringing the dazzling world of art to high-definition, Gallery HD, VOOM’s arts and museum channel is proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious AMN News web site, the official online art museum portal of the Art Museum Network. The Art Museum Network and its 200 member institutions seek to keep art lovers informed of the upcoming events in the artistic community, while Gallery HD gives viewers close-up personal tours of some of these illustrious art collections and exhibits in stunning high-definition. Gallery HD is one of the VOOM HD Originals, 21 high-definition channels available exclusively on VOOM — the first comprehensive high-definition satellite television service.

The one-year sponsorship of the web site — www.amnnews.com — includes online visual display of the Gallery HD logo with a link to the VOOM web site where readers can learn more about upcoming programs airing on Gallery HD. Programs range from artist profiles to original series. Programs premiering this summer include profiles of Sister Gertrude Morgan, Patricia Cronin, and Deborah Kass.

The Art Museum Network is an official portal of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), the oldest and most respected professional museum association in the world. The AMN News Site is the official site of the Art Museum Network, an online art museum portal. The site provides current news from the over 200 AMN members including the world’s leading art museums, exhibitions and special events. Members include prestigious organizations such as Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Museo Thyssen-Bornemiszia in Madrid, the National Gallery in Prague, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art and Berkeley Art Museum.

“The Gallery HD channel provides viewers with a new way of seeing art. Viewing art in high-definition allows you to see every stunning detail of a Faberge egg or the brush strokes on a Picasso,” said Greg Moyer, President Rainbow Media, Regional Programming. “Gallery HD brings art from around the world right into our viewers’ homes.”

Upcoming programs airing on Gallery HD this summer will include:

  • Great Artists, Premieres in July
    Dynamic art historian Tim Marlowe profiles 26 of the greatest artists of the western world – Raphael, Rembrandt, Titian, Van Gogh and others, providing insight into their lives to show their rise to fame – and for some – their devastating falls.

  • Sister Gertrude Morgan , Premieres in July
    Artist and street preacher, Sister Gertrude Morgan, truly saw herself as the bride of Jesus ? which lent a deep religious subtest to her distinctive work. An in-depth features about a true American original.

  • Patricia Cronin, Premieres in August
    Putting a clever twist on Victorian traditions, Cronin uses equestrian and mortuary sculpture to illustrate sexuality and eroticism in a thoroughly unique way.

  • Deborah Kass, Premieres in August
    Deeply influenced by pop culture, Kass’ work tweaks mainstream celebrity and Warhol’s silkscreen style. Watch her work and discover her singular artistic approach.

About VOOM HD Originals
In addition to Gallery HD that features artistic masterpieces from around the world, VOOM HD Originals include exclusive HD coverage of unique destinations and cultures on Equator HD, international sports on WorldSport HD; unique animation entertainment on Animania HD; an inside look at exclusive live auctions on Auction HD; spine-chilling movies brought to life in hi-def on Monsters HD; 24/7 news shot in native HD on HDNews; original non-narrative motion video artistry on MOOV HD; the latest pop music concerts on Rave HD; in-your-face action sports on Rush HD; the best in fashion, food and fine living on Ultra HD; and HD Cinema 10, a 10-channel multiplex of uncut, commercial-free movies in HD, including Divine HD ? the first ever high-definition 24/7 gay movie channel.

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 leading online retailer, Crutchfield Corporation and through O’Rourke Sales Company’s independent electronics retailers with approximately 10,000 locations in all 50 states. Customers can also purchase the service by calling 1-800-GET-VOOM or by visiting www.voom.com .

Press Contacts

  • Dan Ronayne
    Rainbow Media

  • Lee Rothchild

  • Kas Rigas
    Dan Klores Communications