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A tip of the hat to Ken H at AVSforums for this news!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=300651
 
It looks to indeed be true, it appears they are working on a website at http://www.voom.com

Here is the domain registration info.
Rainbow DBS Company LLC (FPMAKWLNVD)
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714 US
Domain Name: VOOM.COM

Administrative Contact: Administrator, eMedia (35785676P)cvdomain@cablevision.com
Rainbow DBS Company LLC
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714 US
516-803-4259
Technical Contact: Rainbow Media Holdings (22758197O)cvdomain@CABLEVISION.COM
1111 Stewart Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11714 US
516-803-4259 fax: 516-803-1186
 
Maybe Charlie Ergen should sell his slots at 61.5 to Voom ......................... and use the $$$ toward new tech and further developing his slots at 105 and 121?

Just a thought.
 
HD Rave - The first music television channel in HDTV.

· HD Ultra - Fashion TV, home design, & travel. Leading worldwide fashion designers and shows as well as insider tours of the trendiest restaurants, hotels, home and gardens.

· HD Gallery - World of art, architecture and cultural performances.

· HD MOOV - a channel where the view constantly changes. A continuous flow of imagery set to music. Real world scenes such as nature walks; a fireplace; a field trip through many major cities.

· HD Animania - Animation of all sorts. Children and families animation shorts feature films and cartoons. Also cutting edge video game shorts.

· HD VOOM News - News, weather and sports updates 24 hours a day.

· HD Cinema 10 - 10 different channels of movies in HD. Each channel features one title playing throughout the day. So you can choose between 10 different movies each day.

· HD Epics - Cinema and performing arts programming. Lush costume dramas to stunning dance performances. Literary epics and sweeping cinematic dramas including programming like a season pass to Lincoln Center, BAM, and the BBC.

· HD Monsters - All horror, thrillers and sci-fi in HD. Titles such as Horror of Dracula and Frankenstein, to Freddy and Jason. Also the KillaThrillaZilla-thon, a marathon of Godzilla movies.

· HD Rush - Fast moving action sports. Extreme surfing, kite surfing, heli-skiing, mountain biking and mountain boarding to name a few.

· HD Worldsport - The Wide World of Sports meets the wide world of HD. A diverse lineup of top events from around the world. With live, exclusive presentations of the finest soccer action in the world from the top two soccer leagues Italy and Spain. Plus track and field, motor sports,
horse racing, cycling, Grand Prix, sailing and more

Gee... where did V* get all these channels? I never heard of them. Who is behind them. It sure will be an interested winter...
 
I also though about this V* dbs service while reading a new flyer that CV sent me yesterday offering digital cable and HDTV channels.

VOOM, maybe new but it is the same people that

(a) took two years to bring digital cable to my neighborhood.

(b) were charging me for two accounts in my house because it was legally defined as a two family house (when I switched to E* this was not the case).

(c) are taking forever to bring any new HDTV channels. They now carry HBO, SHO, MSG & FXSPNT, CBS, FOX, & PBS. They are still missing all the other channels. Just to remind me that MSG & FoxSpornet only trasnmit HD when Knicks, Rangers or Mets play home.

(d) own the Knicks who have done so much harm to the franchise by trying to get a playoff team and not a championship team.

(e) charge $7/movie for VOD.

and I am sure I can find others...

So after thinking about it. I will not put too much weight on this new service until they get more credibility. In the past, CV has not been very creditable at all.
 
motjes2 said:
I also though about this V* dbs service while reading a new flyer that CV sent me yesterday offering digital cable and HDTV channels.

VOOM, maybe new but it is the same people that

(a) took two years to bring digital cable to my neighborhood.

(b) were charging me for two accounts in my house because it was legally defined as a two family house (when I switched to E* this was not the case).

(c) are taking forever to bring any new HDTV channels. They now carry HBO, SHO, MSG & FXSPNT, CBS, FOX, & PBS. They are still missing all the other channels. Just to remind me that MSG & FoxSpornet only trasnmit HD when Knicks, Rangers or Mets play home.

(d) own the Knicks who have done so much harm to the franchise by trying to get a playoff team and not a championship team.

(e) charge $7/movie for VOD.

and I am sure I can find others...

So after thinking about it. I will not put too much weight on this new service until they get more credibility. In the past, CV has not been very creditable at all.

Very good points.....

James
 
Those V* exclusive channels seam cheesy to me too, it will cost a lot of money to run a bunch of O and O networks to be run exclusively on a 3rd rate DBS company only, and $39.90 per month for 40 channels no one has heard of is pricy indead. If anything I think V* will eventualy sell out to E* or D*.
 
The "Voom" name seems cheasy to me. 40 HD channels for $40 does not seem like a bad price seeing how HD is just now getting its start, if they would have some interesting channels in the lineup.

Dish would not be the HD leader if Voom debuts with all these HD channels and that would be their own advantage over Dish and Direct in that they would have something different than what they would have. I am sure Dish would follow with many HD channel offerings in the future, but the question is when. Dish better do something if they want to remain the HD leader in the future.
 
Dish is the price leader, and they should focus on what they do best.

Does Voom have a website?
 
According to this article, http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/6786812.htm the price of the hardware is going to be $749. That is a lot of money especially when you consider that you can get a DISH 811 for $399 from a company that has been in the business for a long time and has a proven record of delivering service.

I have to wonder how long VOOM will be around.
 

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