I really hope that's the case with programming from Rave, Rush and some of the movie channels. I'd like to see it show up on other HD channels that we currently have...However, the good news is that the huge Rainbow Media's library will no longer be locked in VOOM.
Some of original programs will be gone, but others may find their way to other channels and become available beyond Cablevision.
Considering that Monsters was the most successful channel they had, perhaps they should just spin off that channel on it's own and sell it individually to providers. I would buy it ala carte.I would love for IFC to get monstersHD movies that would make me happy when I finally get IFCHD.
...what you failed to mention is that Rainbow has freed themselves from the shackles of ongoing litigation (VOOM versus EchoStar is now a completely separate issue), and then can focus on creating content and distribution channels for Rainbow programming assets and, perhaps, a few new channels (I mentioned this back in July). The VOOM name may be dead, but the Rainbow case against E* is very much alive...and so to is their programming library and HD production studio. Again, I would not be surprised to see two or three new HD channels appear in the Rainbow lineup in the coming months.It was a long Death, but finally Voom can rest in peace.
IP streaming doesn't sound far fetched, but I doubt Voom would consider that. They could make more $$$ putting that crap on other Rainbow networks or selling it piece by piece through other channels of distribution in the US, while continuing to sell the stuff overseas.There must be a big library of Voom material and most people have never seen it. I doubt they will just throw it all away. IP streaming doesn't sound that far fetched to me.
MHD what? No such thing anymore.That's a bummer, but I hope they do sell their library of unique stuff to other networks or push as much into their Non Voom channels as possible. RAVE was a great channel, MHD has a lot to learn / pick up to match them.
RE: Jumping to FiOS... it's an AMAZING service for Internet and the PQ on the TV is awesome, what is not great about it: The price (very, very expensive compared to E*) and their DVR, it's the POOPS, Moto STB are trash! The 622/722 are what keeps me with E* and not jumped to D* or V*!!
Could just be status of depositions. Perhaps one side or the other is having difficulty with people appearing to be deposed.I just noticed that a "Status Conference" has quickly added to the VOOM versus EchoStar docket (Court Appearance). "Status Conference of what?", is my question. Offhand, I don't know if this is a routine follow-up to yesterday's 12/18 "Compliance Conference" or IF both parties are pushing for some kind of settlement. Offhand, a settlement goes against what was reported by Multichannel.com, but you never know when it comes to money...and the timing (along with how quickly it was scheduled) seems a little suspect. "“Unfortunately, earlier this year, a significant legal dispute arose with EchoStar (now known as Dish Network),” he added. “While that lawsuit is progressing, the expectation is that it will be at least a year before any sort of resolution is reached. Therefore, we have been evaluating different strategies and plans for Voom's domestic business.”
Additionally, I noticed that Rainbow has been "evaluating different strategies and plans for Voom's domestic business" and they will not layoff an unspecified number of employees for another 60-days. Could Rainbow be working a deal with D* to provide new HD channels to them free-of-charge in exchange for uplink and distribution services? Could their actions be an attempt to force EchoStar to settle the case in exchange for Rainbow permanently shutting-down VOOM's domestic business? Who knows...but there appears to be more to this story than VOOM just quietly pulling the plug on VOOM's domestic operations.