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joep
03-07-2005, 11:42 AM
Echostar (DISH Network) purchases VOOM HDTV from Cablevision
(PRLEAP.COM) NEW YORK-(www.NOSPAMPLEASE.COM) (March.5, 2005)- Cablevision Systems, Corp. has sold itís satellite broadcasting business (VOOM) to Echostar Communications Corp. (DISH NETWORK) for 200 Million dollars.

Dish Network and Voom have been competitors in the past and now are going to be transitioned into one.
Voom offers a wide variety of HDTV programming. Echostar said itís assessing how VOOM can be used to enhance the companies DISH Networkís existing service.

Cablevision began its venture with VOOM high definition satellite TV in the fall of 2003. Operations for cablevisionís VOOM have struggled to turn a profit and have put a strain on Cablevisions finances and share price. Ultimately the choice was made to sell.

Echostarís purchase of VOOM gives them a cutting edge lead in technology compared to other satellite services. www.NOSPAMPLEASE.COM , an affiliate of VMC Satellite is very exited with this purchase. As the largest online distributor of the DISH Network, they are expecting many new customers.

As HDTV is moves to be the way of future television, being able to offer the best HDTV packages is a key component in surviving in this industry. Soon all television sets on the market will be HDTV compatible.
Echostar will be fully prepared for consumer needs when it comes to HDTV. Consumers can find out more about ordering the DISH Network online at www.NOSPAMPLEASE.COM (http://www.NOSPAMPLEASE.COM) .

Sean Mota
03-07-2005, 11:46 AM
joep,

Sounds like a very conflicting story. Published on 3/5/05 and cannot distinguished between the satellite and the HD service. (I am skeptical about the news).

B.Greenway
03-07-2005, 11:48 AM
"sold itís satellite broadcasting business" One satellie and an uplink center not the entire buisness.

dash2004
03-07-2005, 11:49 AM
I believe this news release is erroneous and a piece of old news. The 200 million dollar purchase probably refers to the satellite purchase not the Voom programming.

Sean Mota
03-07-2005, 11:50 AM
I just put a question mark. I do not think they have the story correct.

Ty2083
03-07-2005, 11:50 AM
This is obviously a retailer trying to get sales. They seem to not know the difference, (or care about the difference) of buying the hardware and the entire Voom enterprise. Is it possible they know something that NO-ONE else knows? Probably not.

jeslevine
03-07-2005, 11:50 AM
the 200 million purchase was only for the hardware, not the programming or the customers, which is old news.

Cliff
03-07-2005, 11:51 AM
Looks like an Ad from a VMC afiliate to me.

Mainstreet
03-07-2005, 11:53 AM
That is just a PR gimmick for VMC Satellite.

vurbano
03-07-2005, 11:53 AM
garbage. delete it

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