Cablevision Spins $800M Debt Deal

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Cablevision Systems Corp. said Friday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Rainbow National Services, has priced an $800 million private offering that it expected to help fund the spinoff of Cablevision into two separate companies.

According to a press release, the offering will comprise $300 million in 8.75% senior notes due 2012 and $500 million of 10.375% senior subordinated notes due 2014.

Closing is scheduled to occur Aug. 20.

Cablevision has said the offering will be used to help fund Rainbow Media Enterprises -- the spinoff of its national cable networks and Rainbow DBS division -- sometime in September.