VOOM give us INHD & INHD2 before Feb 15th... (1 Viewer)

Geno

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Excuse me? We better see it be Feb. 1. If there aren't 39 HD channels by Feb. 1, I'll be pissed!

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JaydeeD

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Well they were promising actual news on Newsbytes by 1/01...and that sure as hell never happened.....I need some freakin NEWS!!!!!
 

Sean Mota

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I want my News-HD (not just weather maps). BTW, I have lots of problems with Newsbytes tonight. No picture and dropping sound and picture. We are supposed to get a snow storm tonight but no sign of snow tonight.
 

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You would think that with an ad like this VOOM would have the personnel to start NEWSBYTES-HD.

VARIOUS HD NEWS PRODUCTION JOBS

Various HD News Prod. Jobs Employer: HD News Location: Woodbury Duration:
Full time, starts ASAP VOOM is the brand name of an exciting new High
Definition home satellite delivery system. VOOM will beam a schedule of
movies, sports, culture, lifestyle, animation and news into subscriber
homes. The news channel of this home satellite network is called VOOM
Newsbytes HD. Voom Newsbytes HD is a high technology news operation with a
dedicated staff specifically assigned to this news operation. ·News Anchors
who enjoy writing and have producer capabilities will be a primary presenter
of stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear,
engaging, and meaningful to news consumers. Ensure all content meets Network
standards for journalistic integrity and production quality. Must have
superior on-air performance, exceptional ability to build and lead teams,
excellent organization and time management skills, and excellent
communication and interpersonal skills. News reporters who will be based in
Dallas, Miami, New York, Chicago and LA, who are great story tellers,
efficient self producers and self starters. ·Newscast line producers, who
can tell great stories of universal interest who have strong writing skills,
as well as Sports producers good newscast time management, great people
skills, a love for innovating with new technology. ·Weather producer who has
demonstrated talents in graphics production. ·Award winning news
photographers, also to be based in Dallas, Miami, New York, Chicago and LA.
Must have stunning skills with the vision to take advantage of the High
Definition visual environment and apply it to news footage. ·Graphic artists
to be based in Long Island who are skilled and ready to take news graphics
to the higher visual level of HD. ·Creative newscast directors with
impressive technical and creative abilities. Oversee productions for
creativity and quality control. Work with producers to execute details of
effective productions and propose improvements and innovations. ·Studio and
control room technicians operating production equipment and performing other
duties associated with a production environment. Apply to: Cara Mancini, HD
News, 1 Media Crossways, Woodbury, NY 11797, Att: Cara Mancini Makeover
Field Producers Employer: Hurricane Entertainment Location: NYC
Duration: 13 weeks, starts Decemeber
Looking for Experienced! Energetic! Flashy! Field Producers to shoot behind
the scene makeovers for "STYLE COURT". Serious consideration will be given
to candidates with a combination of solid field, writing, ability to direct
talent and editing backgrounds. Makeover Experience is a must! Please
forward resumes to: Pamela Hadden Supervising Producer stylecourt@aol.com
Apply to: Pamela Hadden
Email: stylecourt@aol.com
 

JaydeeD

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Thats interesting

Duration: 13 weeks, starts Decemeber
(taken from the end of the above press release)


The Job only lasts 13 weeks?
Maybe Voom plans to be out of business in March....LOL
 

Sean Mota

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Thanks for picking this up. Why only 13 wks? You would think that an all news channel will need a permanent staff. Speculations...What's wrong with that picture?
 

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INHD has become a must have channel take a look at these upcoming programs (taken from HDTV Magazine).

E!s LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET : ACADEMY AWARDS®TO MAKE ITS DEBUT IN HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION (HDTV)

EIGHT HOURS OF LIVE RED CARPET COVERAGE FEATURING HD, WIDESCREEN VERSION TO BE CARRIED NATIONALLY ON INHD

Los Angeles, CA – February 2, 2004 -- Live From The Red Carpet:Academy Awards®, E! Entertainment’s signature pre-show coverage of the Oscars® featuring Joan and Melissa Rivers, will be broadcast for the first time in widescreen HDTV on Sunday, February 29, 2004 marking E!s entry into the HDTV arena as well as a partnership with INHD, announced Mindy Herman, President & CEO of E! Networks and Rob Jacobson, Chief Operating Officer of INHD parent company, iN DEMAND Networks.

Live Countdown to the Academy Awards® (12 –6 p.m. (ET)) and Live From The Red Carpet:Academy Awards® starring Joan and Melissa (6 – 8 p.m. (ET)) will be broadcast outside of the Kodak Theater prior to the start of the 26th Annual Academy Awards and will be carried in standard definition on E! and simulcast in HDTV on INHD.

During the live two-hour preshow, hosts Joan and Melissa Rivers will reveal the entertainment industry’s hottest stars on the Red Carpet as never seen before in widescreen, HD format on INHD. Joan and Melissa will report live from the red carpet, interviewing nominees, presenters, and other celebrities arriving for the ceremony.

"The Academy Awards continues to be the biggest live event of the year for E! Entertainment Television and entertainment enthusiasts around the globe," said Herman. "This first project with In Demand marks our foray into the burgeoning HDTV market, and the Oscars® red carpet represents an exciting way to truly explore the benefits and features of the technology.”

"We’re thrilled to be collaborating with our partners at E! Entertainment Television to broadcast this major entertainment event to a national audience,” added Jacobson. “This partnership reflects INHD’s ongoing commitment to deliver the best marquee entertainment that cable has to offer to the growing number of cable households with HDTV service."


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INHD AND PGA TOUR WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT
INHD Will Air “Live@7” Both Live and Taped Coverage of Famed Par 3 7th Hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 5th and 6th

New York – February 2, 2004 – INHD -- the 24-hour linear all high-definition network -- and the PGA TOUR have reached an agreement that allows INHD to present live high-definition coverage of Pebble Beach Golf Links’ famous 7th hole during the 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Tournament. The announcement was made by David Asch, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Product Management, iN DEMAND Networks, and Donna Orender, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for the PGA TOUR.

The “Live@7” broadcast will feature live tournament play from the Pebble Beach Golf Links’ par-3 7th hole on Thursday, Feb. 5th and Friday, Feb. 6th from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET. Additionally, INHD will also broadcast five hours of taped coverage of tournament play on the 7th hole on Feb. 5 and 6 beginning at 9 pm ET.

The 106-yard 7th hole is among the most famous and picturesque holes in all of golf, and coincidentally, those same attributes also make it the perfect setting for HDTV’s superb picture quality and resolution. The shortest hole in major championship golf, the green is protected by six bunkers and partially surrounded by rocks leading into the Pacific Ocean. With a significant tee-to-green drop and full exposure to the Pacific Ocean, the wind becomes the major factor on the hole. Players have used a sand wedge on one day of the tournament and a six-iron on another day.

Jay Randolph and Mitch Voges will be stationed at No. 7 and provide commentary throughout the telecast. Entire-day coverage of the 7th hole will be simulcast live on the Internet, similar to PGATOUR.COM’s innovative “Live@17” during THE PLAYERS Championship. Check at PGATOUR.COM for details.

“This is a terrific opportunity for INHD to team up with the PGA TOUR, and for golf fans with HDTV sets tuned to INHD to experience the action on the seventh hole with the added picture clarity and resolution that is only possible with HD,” said INHD VP, Strategic Planning & Product Management David Asch. “This partnership reflects INHD's continuing commitment to bringing cable's HD audience the best marquee sporting events cable has to offer."

"The PGATOUR is always enthused about marrying new technologies that can enhance our unique and compelling content,” Orender said. “Golf is the perfect sport to take advantage of high definition's ability to bring the vibrancy of the game to life. We're pleased to partner with INHD to present this emerging format to our fans during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, at one of the most scenic and exciting holes in golf.”

Played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Poppy Hills Golf Course, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has become one of the most famous golf tournaments in the world. Featuring the top PGA TOUR stars playing with major celebrities from the entertainment and sports worlds such as Kevin Costner, Oscar de la Hoya, Bill Murray, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano, among others, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is among the oldest stops on the PGA TOUR, dating back to 1937.

Net proceeds from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am go to support a wide variety of charitable organizations. To date, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which stages the tournament, has made charitable donations totaling $46 million.


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INHD AND UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE REACH HIGH DEFINITION TELECAST AGREEMENT

USOC and IOC Allow INHD to Convert Historic Original & Official Archival Films

To High Definition Format for Exclusive Broadcasts on INHD; Many Celebrated Performances and Rarely Seen Moments in Olympic History

Agreement Furthers INHD’s Commitment to Unique, Top-Quality Programming

New York, February 02, 2004 – INHD, the new 24-hour linear high definition network, and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), have reached an exclusive, multi-year agreement to restore, transfer, convert and broadcast -- in high definition format -- official archival films from more than 16 Summer and Winter Olympic Games, it was announced today.

The agreement marks the first time the USOC – under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Television Archive Bureau (OTAB) -- has allowed these priceless official films to be converted to high definition format. In fact, representatives of the IOC and OTAB have escorted the footage from around the world to INHD’s transfer facility to monitor the process.

INHD will next be televising the high definition-formatted footage on February 8, 2004.

While many of the films being transferred to high definition are the official Olympic films shot and produced by world-renowned Olympic historian Bud Greenspan and Cappy Productions, a significant portion of the library gathered by INHD is one-of-a-kind official films from various individual host-country Olympic archives.

“This is not just sports programming, but truly historical programming that in many cases has rarely, if ever, been seen by U.S. television audiences in any format, not to mention high definition,” said Rob Jacobson, Chief Operating Officer of INHD. “We’re extremely pleased that the USOC and the IOC has entrusted INHD with the high def conversion and exhibition of these invaluable films. We, along with our conversion facility, Global Vision in Montreal, are painstakingly handling this with the utmost care.”

“The USOC is very proud of our heritage and the significant mark U.S. teams and athletes have made in the world of sport,” said Keith Allo, Chief of Entertainment Properties and Brand Marketing, USOC. “Most of these films were shot in a 16:9 ratio, so it should be a real treat for Americans to have this unique opportunity to relive some of the greatest moments in Olympic history in the wonderful format of HD.”

Films from the Olympic Games scheduled to be transferred to high definition and televised by INHD include: the 1948 London Games (the first post-WWII games); the 1948 St. Moritz Games (Gretchen Fraser becomes first American to win gold in Skiing); the 1956 Melbourne Games (USA’s Bobby Morrow wins three gold medals in Track & Field); the 1960 Rome Games (featuring Cassius Clay and Wilma Rudolph); the 1960 Squaw Valley Games (the first gold medal for the U.S. in ice hockey); the 1964 Tokyo Games (Bob Hayes becomes the “World’s Fastest Human”); the 1964 Innsbruck Games (the Austrian Army saves the Games by trucking snow and ice to competition sites); 1968 Mexico City Games (Bob Beamon and Dick Fosbury and the “Fosbury Flop”); the 1972 Munich Olympics (Mark Spitz’s seven gold medals); the 1972 Sapporo Games (the first Winter Olympics held outside Europe or the U.S.); the 1976 Montreal Games (Nadia Comaneci’s “Perfect 10” achieves gold); 1976 Innsbruck Games (19-year-old Dorothy Hamill wins Gold in Figure Skating); the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics (the “Miracle on Ice” for USA Hockey); the 1984 Los Angeles Games (USA dominates in Communist-block boycott); the 1988 Seoul Games (Greg Louganis’ double-gold in diving; Florence Griffith-Joyner dominates the sprints); and the 1992 Barcelona Games (the first USA Basketball Dream Team).

Additionally, INHD will convert and televise in high definition the official 1980 Moscow Olympics Film. Many Western nations, including the United States, boycotted the first Olympics to be held behind the “Iron Curtain” as a result of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. Much of this competition’s historic footage has never been seen in the U.S.

“The conversion of these films will bring to life historic and world-famous athletic performances in the way only high definition on digital cable can,” continued Jacobson. “INHD has made it priority one to secure the best programming available for our digital cable distributors and viewers. Whether it be live sports -- like baseball or basketball -- or unique sports programming like these official Olympic films, INHD continues to prove its unique value in this mega-multi-channel world.”
 

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