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VOOM Now Offers The Best in Sports Programming by
Adding ESPN Cable Channels to Line-Up
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New ESPN Channels on VOOM Include ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and
ESPNEWS

VOOM Announces Additional Deals with Fox News Channel and The Golf Channel

JERICHO, N.Y., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- VOOM, the first comprehensive
high-definition (HD) television service, announced today that it is
significantly enhancing its sports programming offerings with the addition of
both HD and standard-definition (SD) ESPN Cable Channels including ESPN, ESPN
HD, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS. In addition, VOOM customers can now
enjoy in-depth, 24-hour golf coverage on The Golf Channel or turn to top news
coverage from the leading cable news channel, FOX News Channel.
"The addition of ESPN networks, FOX News Channel and The Golf Channel to
VOOM's roster is another step towards rounding out our programming and making
VOOM a comprehensive package of the best HD and SD channels available," said
Bill Casamo, executive vice president, marketing and sales for Rainbow DBS.
"As evidenced by these programming additions to our already diverse channel
lineup, we are intent on ensuring VOOM customers can continue to enjoy the
best possible choice of the most popular sports, news, art and entertainment
programs available."
VOOM's HD package includes more then 35 HD favorites such as HBO HDTV,
Cinemax HDTV, Showtime HD, STARZ! HD, Playboy HOT HD, The Movie Channel HD,
Bravo HD+ and Discovery HD Theater. In addition, VOOM features an all-
inclusive package of 21 commercial-free channels created by Rainbow Media,
available exclusively to subscribers of VOOM. The service also includes
popular cable channels in standard definition such as TNT, Nickelodeon,
Disney, TBS, CNN, A&E and AMC, as well as over-the-air digital local broadcast
channels delivered in HD where available.

VOOM's new channel line-up includes:
-- ESPN, the flagship network of ESPN, Inc, was launched in September 1979
and is available in over 88 million homes. ESPN covers 65 sports
including MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, WNBA, college football and both men's and
women's college basketball. The network's programming includes its
flagship studio show SportsCenter, television's most comprehensive and
longest running sports news show.

-- ESPN HD, a high-definition simulcast service of ESPN, was launched
March 2003 with the ESPN first MLB broadcast of the 2003 season, Texas
at Anaheim. ESPN HD is the first 24-hour HD sports service with the
widest variety of HD sports programming events including games from
MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL and the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

-- ESPN2, launched in October 1993, is now available in nearly 88 million
homes. Programming features live sports events from MLB, NBA and NHL,
sports-specific news and highlights shows, and much more.

-- ESPN Classic is currently seen in nearly 54 million homes. The channel
is devoted to telecasting the greatest memories in the history of
sports, adding a current perspective. Programming includes the Emmy
and Peabody award winning signature biography series SportsCentury.

-- ESPNEWS, the only 24-hour sports news network, was launched November
1996. In September 2001, ESPNEWS was re-launched with enhanced
interactive features, graphics, and a television first -- highlights
combined with box scores and shot charts.

-- FOX News Channel, introduced in October 1996, is currently seen in more
than 85 million homes and has been the number one cable news channel in
America since January 2002. Fox News Channel offers breaking news as
well as political, entertainment and business news. Fox News is proud
to have 10 of the top 11 rated cable news shows for the month of April
including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes and The FOX Report
with Shepard Smith..

-- The Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer, was launched in January
1995 and is now available in more than 60 million homes throughout the
United States, Canada and Japan. The Golf Channel offers more live
golf coverage than any other network as well as news, instruction and
original specials. Original programming includes the nightly golf news
show Golf Central and the talk show Golf Talk.
 
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