Look people I know you all think how important you are, but when Charlie saw all the VOOMers combined could not add up to the Sci Fi HD subs, what do you expect him to do?
VOOM did nothing for DISH when DISH was losing subs big time for the last three quarters, especially the latest one. You can't expect DISH to lose shirt just to make a few of you happy, Cablevision tried remember what happened to the old man?
Amazing that so many here have no problem taking away what others like so that they can have what they like. Use whatever justification you want to feel better about it.
Since proof has been asked the other way, what polls do you have to show that proves this?
Edit: I am honestly just curious what the numbers are
Ahhhh, ok. I thought there was a larger poll you were referencing.
Actually, technically speaking he is correct. Voom doesnt (or didnt) have the market penetration to reach as many subs as Sci-Fi did. There werent enough companies that carrried them, whereas nearly every mom and pop cable company and national company carries Sci-Fi in one form or another.Please provide the data for this ridiculous statement.
The people that post on a satellite board about Voom are not a scientific sample of satellite subscribers.
Actually, technically speaking he is correct. Voom doesnt (or didnt) have the market penetration to reach as many subs as Sci-Fi did. There werent enough companies that carrried them, whereas nearly every mom and pop cable company and national company carries Sci-Fi in one form or another.
Not sure exactly if that was the point he was making though.
Does anyone have an e-mail address for Voom? I went to their website to click on "contact us" and it doesn't seem to work. It was probably a futile idea anyway as I did that months ago when Monsters was into their 2 movies a day mode. I wasn't happy about that and this all says to me that Charlie wasn't either. I never got a response from Voom on that e-mail so I don't even know if anyone even looked at my message.
I hope Charlie is just playing hardball for awhile and maybe Voom will shape up because of this. I would hate for them to be shipped out 100%.
I would very much miss Monsters and Rave. I watch those quite a bit.
If in the end they became better channels because of this, Charlie could become a hero.
I watched HDNews also and yes it was kind of cheap but I got the news fast. If CNN Headline News-HD became available, I wouldn't miss HDNews so much.
I will also miss Flipper on Family Room. Hopefully it will show up in some other way again.
Consolidation of some of these channels as mentioned earlier in this thread is a good idea. I wouldn't even mind some commercials but don't interupt the movies.
I, like some others around here would miss Voom going away altogether. I really hope this is just Charlie trying to get either:
1. A better money deal from them but they must spend the $100K on new programming or..
2. A cheaper price for what we are now getting.
I would prefer option 1. Thats my opinion.
They are a sample of E*s HD subscribers. Look not every channel is liked by subscribers. Take Food/Travel- I bet a lot of people could care less if E* dropped them. What is amazing is how some of you are amusing yourselves at our expense.
Monsters Hd will be a major hit for me, I can get everything else Dish offers from D. Sounds crazy but I signed on with dish because of some of the Voom, that no one carriers. Charlie sezs there is no demand,he did not ask me! I know Voom had plenty of repaeats, and some channels I never watch,but I enjoyed the movie channels. There is nothing out there to compare to Monsters HD!