Cable Operators

Rainbow Announces Carriage Deals

2/02/2005 3:34 AM Eastern

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC said Wednesday that it has reached several distribution agreements.

The Cablevision Systems Corp. unit said it has reached deals with both cable operators and direct-broadcast satellite providers for its services such as AMC, WE: Women's Entertainment, The Independent Film Channel, Fuse and its FSN regional sports networks.

Rainbow said it signed pacts covering some or all of its programming services with DirecTV Inc., EchoStar Communications Corp.'s Dish Network, Comcast Corp., Adelphia Communications Corp. and Mediacom Communications Corp.

“Rainbow is pleased to have secured important long-term distribution agreements with both satellite providers and cable operators," CEO Josh Sapan said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to continue to partner with our distributors in offering Rainbow's diverse portfolio of popular programming services to their subscribers.”

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