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Rainbow Media Announces New Multi-Year Multi-Network Affiliation Agreement with Comcast
Wednesday March 10, 8:30 am ET
Includes New Long-Term Carriage Agreement for AMC and Extensions for FOX Sports Net Bay Area, Florida and New England; Rainbow Sports Networks to Distribute All Home Games in HD


JERICHO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2004-- Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, the television programming subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC - News), announced today that it has agreed upon new multi-year arrangements with Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA - News, CMCSK - News), which include long-term carriage for AMC and the extension of existing agreements for Fox Sports Net Bay Area, Fox Sports Net Florida, and Fox Sports Net New England. The companies also announced that the three Fox Sports regional networks will soon distribute all home games of professional sports teams carried by the respective networks in HD. Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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"This agreement speaks to the popularity of AMC, the depth of its film library, the strength of its award-winning original series, and Fox Sports' powerful line-up of national and regional sports programming," said Josh Sapan, president and CEO of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. "Comcast has been a longstanding and valued partner for our programming services. We are thrilled to be able to build upon that relationship and continue to deliver our valuable programming to its customers."

The agreement comes at a time when more viewers are watching AMC than at any time in its history. AMC enjoyed its highest quarterly household primetime delivery ever in the fourth quarter of 2003 and the momentum continues into 2004 with its highest January and February as well. Year-to-date AMC has increased the delivery of Adults 18-49 and 25-54 both by more than 25 percent versus the same period a year ago(1).

"We're pleased to have reached this agreement with Rainbow Media to continue to offer our customers compelling content from AMC and the Fox Sports networks," said Matt Bond, executive vice president of Programming for Comcast. "We're particularly excited about the opportunity to offer additional value for our customers with the addition of all home professional games in HDTV for the three FOX regional sports networks."

(1) Source Nielsen Media Research, 12/29/03-2/29/04 vs. 12/30/02-03/03/03. M-Su 8-11p
About AMC

AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 85,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. Over the past three years, AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including eight Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."

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 - News). 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, sportskool, 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 Comcast

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation, a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. Operating in 17 of the United States' 20 largest metropolitan areas, Comcast is one of the leading communications, media and entertainment companies in the world. Providing basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and telephone services, Comcast is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The company's 55,000 employees serve more than 21 million customers.



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Mag Rack Partners With On Command to Deliver Original Video On Demand Programming to Hotels Nationwide
Wednesday March 10, 8:02 am ET
300,000 Plus Hotel Rooms Now Offer Video Magazines


NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mag Rack, Rainbow's unique-video-on- demand (VOD) service, announced today that it has partnered with On Command Corporation, a leading provider of interactive in-room entertainment for the lodging industry, to provide its original special interest video magazines to On Command's digital hotel base across the United States.
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Starting in February 2004, visitors to more than 300,000 hotel rooms gained access to Mag Rack's five most popular video magazines.

Mag Rack's initial program offering includes selections from "Classic Cars," "Motorcycle Freedom," "Your Next Car," "Yoga Retreat" and "Personal Trainer." Content is refreshed on a monthly schedule.

"Our partnership with On Command provides Mag Rack the opportunity to continue to roll out its unique brand of on-demand programming to a nationwide audience," said Mark Romano, vice president of alternate technologies at Mag Rack. "Many hotel guests are accustomed to in-room video on demand services, and the availability of Mag Rack's original programs will show them that VOD means much more than just movies."

"The addition of Mag Rack's original video magazines to the On Command platform of movies, television features, video games and music services further solidifies our position as the leading content provider for the interactive television offering in the lodging industry," said Tad Walden, Chief Marketing Officer for On Command Corporation. "Mag Rack offers programs and instructional videos that simply cannot be found anywhere else, and hotel visitors are certain to find them both informative and entertaining."

About Mag Rack

Mag Rack is the first service designed exclusively for on-demand television, launched by Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC in 2001. Mag Rack engages enthusiasts with a wide selection of "video magazines" about subjects that are personally relevant such as "Yoga Retreat," "Motorcycle Freedom" and "Inside Weddings." The service offers customers special interest programming not widely found on other channels with advanced DVD-like ability to fast-forward, rewind or pause the program. For more information, visit www.magrack.com.

About On Command

On Command Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is a leading provider of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship industries. On Command is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L - News; NYSE: LMCB - News). On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and sports; PlayStation video games; and music-on-demand services through Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command Corporation and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest rooms and managed by leading edge video-on-demand navigational controls and a state-of-the art guest user interface system. The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 1,000,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.

On Command's direct served hotel properties are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry: Accor, Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt, Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn), Radisson, Ramada, Six Continents Hotels (Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

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 - News). 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.
 

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