January 21, 2004 New York – World Picks, the preeminent provider of in-language, international on-demand programming services and international programming networks, today announced the appointment of Kate Carr as vice president of Marketing for World Picks. Ms. Carr will oversee marketing outreach and brand development strategies for World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks and will report to Cynthia Burnell, the senior vice president and general manager of World Picks. World Picks is owned and operated by Rainbow
In her new position, Ms. Carr’s responsibilities will include creating and guiding the trade and consumer marketing efforts for World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. She will also be in charge of establishing and positioning brand identity for the two services and effectively communicating World Picks features and benefits to U.S. distributors and consumers.
“World Picks is drawing on Rainbow Media’s well honed local marketing approach to reach important new television audiences, and with Kate’s extensive industry expertise in marketing and brand development we are extending the breadth of our outreach,” said Ms. Burnell. “Kate will be a great asset to our affiliate partners in providing the support they need as we continue to grow the World Picks services. Kate brings a high level of creativity and knowledge to her work and we are very pleased to have her join our team.”
Prior to joining World Picks, Ms. Carr most recently served as the Head of Marketing for BBC America where she was charged with helping to build the recently launched BBC cable network in the United States. During her tenure, Ms. Carr was closely involved with developing award winning advertising campaigns and she played a critical role in establishing the network’s distinctive identity, which resulted in TV Guide tapping BBC America as the “hottest new import”.
The World Picks services were unveiled in November of 2003 and are currently available on Cablevision’s iO digital cable service to local communities throughout the New York metro area. World Picks On Demand consists of four on-demand services (Latino, Hindi, Mandarin and Russian) and the World Picks Networks is an array of 13 international networks from around the world.
Rainbow Media continues to seek new programming options, and remains the clear industry leader in providing original on-demand programming powered by the latest in cutting-edge entertainment technology. In recent years, Rainbow Media has launched a collection of high profile, content rich, on-demand programming services including Mag Rack, IFC Films On Demand, IFCi (interactive television), Uncensored On Demand, sportskool, Fuse On-Demand and World Picks.
About World Picks
World Picks is World Picks On Demand, a collection of subscription video-on-demand services; and World Picks Networks, an array of international television networks. Each of the World Picks products offers a wide variety of language-specific programming including films, dramas, documentaries, telenovelas, performing arts, spiritual and children’s programming, and language instruction for English as a second language. World Picks On Demand programming is acquired specifically for these services and is exclusive to the World Picks service. World Picks is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.
About 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.Media Holdings LLC.