YWCA-NYC Honors Rainbow Sports Networks’ Andrea Greenberg at 29th Annual Salute to Women Achievers Luncheon

Greenberg Inducted Into YWCA's Academy of Women Achievers

JERICHO, NY – November 25, 2002 – Andrea Greenberg, president of Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., was honored by the YWCA of the City of New York at the organization's 29th Annual Salute to Women Achievers Luncheon held on November 21, 2002.

The YWCA-NYC's Annual Salute to Women Achievers Luncheon is the City's largest, most visible and important tribute to high achieving women. More than 1,000 professional women and men gathered to celebrate this year's honorees, each of whom were inducted into the YWCA's Academy of Women Achievers. Past honorees have included: Carol Bellamy, UNICEF Director; Cathleen Black, president, Hearst Magazines; Dan Buchman, fashion designer; Betsy Gotbaum, Public Advocate; Judy McGrath, president, MTV Networks; Ann Moore, chairman and CEO, Time, Inc.; Betsy Holden, Co-CEO, Kraft Foods; and Carly Fiorina, chairman and CEO, Hewlett- Packard.

As president of Rainbow Sports Networks, Greenberg is among the most senior-level women executives in sports television. In an industry historically dominated by men, she is among a small circle of women who have proven that success in sports television is not subject to gender. Greenberg oversees Rainbow's 50 percent ownership interest in the national Fox Sports Net service and Fox Sports National Advertising, while also managing the growth of Rainbow's owned and operated Fox Sports Net regional networks in San Francisco, Chicago, Ohio, Florida and New England.

"Andrea's tireless efforts on behalf of Rainbow for nearly 20 years are a model for any person looking to excel in business," said Josh Sapan, president and CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. "We're thrilled to see her accomplishments recognized by the YWCA of the City of New York and are glad to continue to support the organization's innovative programs to improve women's lives."

An astute negotiator, Greenberg has directed major television rights negotiations with MLB, the NBA, the NHL, and the NCAA. In addition, she leads all cable and DBS distribution negotiations. Since joining Rainbow's Business Affairs department in 1983, Greenberg has established relationships with motion picture studios and music societies, played an important role in Rainbow's regulatory affairs, and participated in industry-wide regulatory and legislative activities.

Greenberg lives in Hewlett Harbor, New York with her husband and two children.

About Rainbow Sports Networks:
Rainbow Sports Networks, owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., incorporates Rainbow's 50 percent ownership of the national Fox Sports Net service and Fox Sports National Advertising, as well as Rainbow's owned-and-operated Fox Sports Net regional networks in Chicago, Florida, New England, Ohio and San Francisco. Rainbow's owned-and-operated regional sports networks reach more than 30 million households in some of the nation's largest markets. Fox Sports Net reaches more than 80 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox.

About Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.:
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC. Rainbow owns and manages AMC, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT, Bravo, IFC (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. Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net and has a strategic partnership with MGM (NYSE:MGM), which owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow's national networks: AMC, WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo and IFC.

Press Contacts

  • Daniel Ronayne
    Rainbow Sports Networks

  • Mike Rosen
    Bratskeir & Company
    212-679-2233, ext. 457