August Voom Hd Networks Highlights

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The action sizzles in August on VOOM HD Networks, television’s largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels, where there is great TV for everyone. Think you can navigate a 4x4 through the jungles of <ST1:pMalaysia</ST1:p Then tune into <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com
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Available nationally on the <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> Network, VOOM HD Networks provide breathtaking content that raises television to a new level of experience. The 15 VOOM channels offer great TV made for HD, 24-hours-a-day, that includes movies, sports, animation and family fare, fashion, music, art, news and ever-expanding commercial-free slate of new original programming. Details of the August program highlights are as follows:

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<st1:stockticker w:st="on">FULL</st1:stockticker> FRONTAL FASHION: HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2006<O:p</O:p
Premieres August 8 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9478<O:p</O:p
This August, Full Frontal Fashion, the original Ultra HD series which provides unparalled backstage access, behind-the scenes action and in-depth profiles of fashion designers, takes viewers right onto the catwalk of the most expensive week in fashion – Haute Couture Fall 2006. This annual <st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:pParis</ST1:p</st1:City> event represents the pinnacle of the artistry and craftsmanship of fashion, with each piece painstakingly created by hand and sold to order to the world’s wealthiest women and highest-status clients. <O:p</O:p
In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><ST1:pFrance</ST1:p</st1:country-region>, the designation "haute couture" is protected by law and the haute couture houses belong to a professional union, which sets stringent requirements.See the top latest collections from Chanel, Elie Saab, Valentino and more in glamorous high-definition.
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Premieres August 2 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9471<O:p</O:p
Equator HD, a channel dedicated toexploring the world’s most intriguing people and places with intelligent travel, nature, and cultural programs, premieres “The Mysteries of Clipperton,” a 90-minute special and the last in a series, hosted by Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne, a world renowned explorer and adventurer. Located in the heart of the Pacific, Clipperton is the most isolated coral atoll on earth and remains a scientific enigma. Cut off from the ocean by a violent storm over 150 years ago, it has become a unique ecological wonderland that has captured the curiosity of scientists. The greatest mystery lies in its Bottomless Pit, a strange needle-like hole that plunges far into the depths of the atoll. Captain Cousteau unsuccessfully attempted to explore this well which is filled with sulfuric acid. A deep-sea exploration device is sent down to try and discover unknown bacteria. The show focuses on forty scientists who embark over four months on an expansive exploration of the island in the fields of oceanography, biology, chemistry, biochemistry and ecology. The expedition aims to take a living inventory of the island, an absolute necessity in order to understand the unique ecosystem and to set up measures to protect biodiversity on a global scale.<O:p</O:p
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The show is part of the “Keep it Green” prime-time blockthat takes a close up look at environmental and social issues and gives viewers the tools to take action via the web. All the interstitial materials within this 2 hour block support this themeby giving the viewers facts and news reports and directing them to resources, most of which can be found on www.equatorhd.com, so they can take steps to make the world a better place to live.<O:p</O:p
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<st1:stockticker w:st="on">FRAG</st1:stockticker> FILES: CONSOLE WARS <O:p</O:p
Airs August 9 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9485<O:p</O:p
Frag Files: Console Warsexplores the back stories of the fierce competition in the video game console industry, including the PC platform, through the ‘80s, ‘90s and today and culminating in a look forward at the next-gen consoles hitting the market this year. What is it about Atari, Nintendo, Playstation and X-box 360 that make them so important to gamers around the world? Does the company who’s first on the field usually win in this multi-billion dollar industry? The first console to dominate the living room was the Atari 2600, which managed to lead the pack before Sony’s Playstation entered the arena. Where are they now in this world of <st1:stockticker w:st="on">CGI</st1:stockticker>, complex real-time 3-D math and constantly changing hardware? Watch Gameplay HD, the channel that takes you inside the world of gaming, to see how this high-stakes business has evolved over the years and what’s in store for future generation gamers.
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RAINFOREST CHALLENGE: MUD, GUTS & GLORY<O:p</O:p
Premieres August 27 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9476<O:p</O:p
The Rainforest challenge is quite simply the toughest 4x4 competition on the planet: 10 grueling days and 400 sweat-soaked miles of mud, blood and guts. Held deep in the rainforest national park of Malaysia, it’s full of drenching rain, slippery slopes, deep ruts, gullies, swollen rivers and landslides so demanding and unforgiving that it takes hours to travel a single kilometer and weeks to retrieve stranded trucks. Then, add in intense humidity, sand flies, leeches and sleepless nights all of which will drain bodies, destroy axles and bury the trickiest 4x4. Despite these hardships, 30 teams from around the world gather for the ultimate off-road experience. Only 21 will make it to the end. Brace yourself for a story of endurance, brazen courage, and a hefty dose of insanity. Only on Rush HD, the place to see world’s most extreme sports.
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VOOM HD is The Place for Movie Lovers:
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FILMFEST HD<O:p</O:p
WILD WILD WEST WEEKEND<O:p</O:p
Premieres August 11-13th at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9480<O:p</O:p
Filmfest HD raises the temperture this summer with the Wild Wild West weekend. Anchoring the weekend with the World HD Premiere of the acclaimed two-part television movie event Broken Trail, directed by Walter Hill (48 <st1:stockticker w:st="on">HRS</st1:stockticker>) and starring Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Gretta Scacchi and Scott Cooper. Set in 1897, Print Ritter (Robert Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (<ST1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Thomas</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Haden</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Church</st1:placeType></ST1:place>) become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls. Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of vicious outlaws’ intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes. The Wild West weekend also features some of the greatest western classics including: The Magnificent Seven (Steve McQueen,Yul Brynner), Duel at Diablo (James Garner, Sidney Poitier), Invitation To A Gunfighter (Yul Brynner, Janice Rule) and Geronimo (Chuck Connors, Pat Conway).

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KUNG FU ALLSTARS: JACKIE CHAN, 10 FILMS<O:p</O:p
Airs August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9479<O:p</O:p
Jackie Chan, one of the world’s most exciting martial artists, got his start at an early age. Apprenticed<O:p</O:p
to the world-famous <st1:placeName w:st="on">China</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Drama</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Academy</st1:placeType> (or "<ST1:p<st1:placeName w:st="on">Opera</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Schoo</st1:placeType></ST1:pl") by his parents at the age of 6, Chan was rigorously trained in music, dance, and traditional martial arts. A visiting filmmaker offered him his first role as a stunt player; he took the part, and soon left the Opera to pursue the world of film. Chan's talent and enthusiasm led to larger and more important roles. Simultaneously, he began to work behind the camera, first as stunt coordinator and then director. His directorial debutShi di chu ma (1980) was a milestone in martial arts film-making, being one of the first to effectively combine comedy with action. This set the tone for many of his future films, combining slapstick humor with high-energy martial arts action and making both Chan and the martial arts film genre into international phenomena. Tune in to see why Jackie Chan is a universal favorite with: Dragon Lord; Twin Dragons; Jackie Chan’s Project A; Jackie Chan’s Project A2; Wheels on Meals; Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars; Accidental Spy; Dragons Forever; Supercop 2; Operation Condor 2.<O:p</O:p
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universal monster <ST1:pmarathon</ST1:p, 20 Films<O:p</O:p
Airs August 26 at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="6" Minute="00">6AM</st1:time> ET/PT on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9481<O:p</O:p
From 1923 to1941, Universal Pictures released a long list of horror movies that would go down in history as some of the most astonishing, critiqued and remade films ever put on celluloid. Among them are classics like: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), and The Wolf Man (1941), which made time-tested horror stars out of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney and Lon Chaney, Jr. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Jaws films once again took Universal Pictures to a new height with the return of the genre film. Now these films are presented, re-mastered, in the startling clarity of high definition where, as critic Tim Lucas puts it, “they achieve a heightened sense of detail…depth, emotion and temperature.” Tune in to Monsters HD for the marathon and relive the ‘horror’ all over again with: Frankenstein; Bride of Frankenstein; Son of Frankenstein; Dracula ’31; Mummy ’32; Mummy’s Hand; Mummy’s Curse; Mummy’s Ghost; Mummy’s Tomb; Wolfman; Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein; Creature From The Black Lagoon; Revenge of the Creature: Creature Walks Among Us; Jaws; Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and Jaws 4.<O:p</O:p
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WORLD CINEMA HD<O:p</O:p
WORLD ACTORS’ SPOTLIGHT, 20 FILMS<O:p</O:p
Airs August 4-6, 11<SUP>_</SUP>13, 18-20, 25-27 <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="20" Minute="00">8:00pm</st1:time> ET/PT <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> channel 9475<O:p</O:p
If you already love foreign films or are looking for a new cinematic adventure, discover World Cinema HD, a channel dedicated to showcasing the finest titles from across the globe. Throughout August, World Cinema HD will feature twelve actors, who have changed the face of cinema, including: Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Hupert and Toshiro Mifune in twenty films. See why these actors have earned the acclaim of critics and audiences everywhere.
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Continuing series include:
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CFL (Canadian Football League) Live action-packed games every Friday throughout the summer on Worldsport HD.<O:p</O:p
Artstar, called “a very cool series” by the Associated Press, follows a group of young artists as they attempt to become the next “Artstar” on the <st1:State w:st="on"><ST1:pNew York </ST1:p</st1:State>scene. Thursdays at <st1:time w:st="on" Hour="21" Minute="00">9:00pm</st1:time> throughout the summer on Gallery HD.
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The 15 VOOM HD Networks available nationally on <st1:stockticker w:st="on">DISH</st1:stockticker> Network are:<O:p</O:p
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HDNews The only HD source for 24/7 news, sports, and weather.<O:p</O:p
Equator HD The most extraordinary places and people on the planet.<O:p</O:p
Gallery HD Stunning imagery and stories from the front line of the art world.<O:p</O:p
Rush HD Life on the edge with adrenaline junkies of adventure sports.<O:p</O:p
Rave HD Live music as a whole new experience in HD and 5.1 surround sound.<O:p</O:p
Ultra HD The hottest fashion, the coolest styles and insight into the ‘luxe life from around the world.<O:p</O:p
Animania HD Eye-popping HD animation from the groundbreaking to the classic.<O:p</O:p
Monsters HD The masters of movie horror in terrifying HD clarity.<O:p</O:p
Gameplay HD Enter the virtual worlds of video gaming for the first time in HD.<O:p</O:p
Treasure HD Live auctions and original series for and about people with a passion for collecting.<O:p</O:p
Worldsport HD Live sports coverage from premiere arenas around the globe.<O:p</O:p
Family Room HD Movies and entertainment for the whole family.<O:p</O:p
FilmFest HD A non-stop film festival for movie fans, remastered in HD.<O:p</O:p
Kung Fu HD All martial arts action, all the time.<O:p</O:p
 

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Sean Mota

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Shining Mountains (Equator HD)
Follow filmmaker Guy Clarkson on a journey through time as he rides the waves of history, geography and adventure. Discover the spectacular glaciers of the Columbia Ice Fields, breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains and come face-to-face with the wolf packs of Yellowstone National Park.
Episode 1 premieres August 23rd, Episode 2 premieres August 30th

Soundstage: Ringo Starr (RAVE)
This special Soundstage program was filmed at the Genessee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. Starr's stellar set list spans the hits of his former band along with his own inspired works. Beatles' fans will love the performances of 'Yellow Submarine,' 'With A Little Help From My Friends,' and 'Octopus's Garden.' The poignant 'Never Without You,' from Ringorama is also of note, with Starr penning the piece in honor of George Harrison's passing.
August 25th at 9PM ET

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=509 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=305>Beautiful Noise
Tune-in for the premiere of Rave HD's new hour-long music performance series! Filmed in front of a live studio audience in a dramatically lit, converted gothic-style church, this series features up-and-coming artists, along with established 'hidden gems'. Offering viewers a chance to discover the featured artists' music, and to learn a little about them as well. Look for performances from Neko Case, Jeff Healy, North Missisppi Allstars, Ron Sexsmith and more. Every Friday at 10PM ET


<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=509 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=305>Later...with Jools Holland
From world-renowned pianist and bandleader, Jools Holland, comes a new season of this landmark series from the UK. Look for a new episode every Friday at 9PM in August, including a session featuring Corinne Bailey Rae (pictured).
Premieres August 4th at 9PM ET

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=509 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=16></TD><TD width=305>Collector's Showdown (TReasure)
Two dedicated collectors compete for the ultimate prize: a dream addition to their treasured collection be it sports memorabilia, Marvel comic books, Barbie dolls, bobble heads, or a chance to meet the appointed figurehead of their obsession. But this prize is no gift. It has to be earned. Our collector's area of expertise is tested in a competition of wits, trivia and skill. Who is the true know-it-all of the two? Who is truly worthy of winning the coveted prize? The stakes are high because the prize will fulfill a wish they only dared to dream about... and they don't know what that prize is until they win...or lose. Premieres August 27th at 9AM ET

Chasing History Home (Treasure)
Chasing History Home is a hosted, high definition look at the truly Great Homes of America. Exposing the dynamic stories of the people who resided there, each episode focuses on a legendary American and examines the impact these individuals have had on our culture. Join our host, Cat Greenleaf, together with experts as we observe, question and interact with the house, its contents and those who are charged with the conservation of each treasure and its memory. Treasure HD examines the archives, the objects and the once ordinary spaces that housed extraordinary individuals to lend a unique perspective on their impact on history.
Premieres August 27th at 10AM ET


Full Frontal Fashion: Miami Swim Shows
All eyes are on the runway as Miami heats things up with the latest in swim and resort wear. See the latest collections from Norma Kamali, Shay Todd, Lycra and Rosa Cha.
Premieres August 15th at 10pm



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Go Behind The Label as James Aguiar explores the groovy world of potter, interior decorator and writer Jonathan Adler.
Premieres August 29th at 9:30pm</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>



Fashion Avenue: Hong Kong
Fashion Expert, Tania Mohan, shows supermodel Jodie Kidd around Hong Kong's sensational Central shopping district.
Premieres August 22nd at 9pm



Full Frontal Fashion: Haute Couture Fall 2006
Full Frontal Fashion takes you window-shopping during the most expensive week in fashion - Haute Couture Fall 2006. See the latest over the top collections from Chanel, Elie Saab and Valentino.
Premieres August 8th at 8pm


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