There's been plenty of speculation that Voom21 may continue to thrive on Rainbow-1 after the shutdown and be in the "clear." It does make sense in some way because of the fact that there have been rumors about Echostar now wanting Voom's programming after obtaining their satellite. It would be much easier to make the transition by keeping the channels on the satellite while it's up there. Another thing is that Voom's contracts with other programming providers (showtime, VH-1, history channels, etc.) probably ends at the end of this month, which is part of the reason for Voom shutting down on April 30th. The only thing I would see to keep Voom21 up on Rainbow-1 function is the costs involved in the process. I would doubt that Cablevision would continue to throw money at the programming operation to just keep 21 channels up and running on a satellite that won't be theirs in a few months.