What is Barker???

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I got a mailing from Voom today and as I was looking it over I noticed on the back of the enclosed brochure it listed the HD channels Voom carries. There are some in white, and some in yellow. The channels in white appear to be the Voom channels, but there is one called "Barker". The list appears as follows:

HDNews
HD Cinema 10 (10 Channels)
Monsters
Epics
WorldSport
Rush
Rave
Ultra
Auction
Gallery
MOOV
Animania
Barker
*The list list turns yellow and lists the 2 HBO-HD's, BravoHD, DiscoverHD, ESPN HD, 2 CinemaxHD, PlayboyHD, 2 ShoHD's, TMC HD, 2 StarzHD's, EncoreHD

So what is Barker?
 
Ken F said:
Did they really call their own channel a barker? That's pretty funny.

Probably not barker as in dog, they probably mean barker as in a circus barker - announcing something.
 
bbt,

Yes, I've always thought barker was slang for a [useless] infomercial/sales channels. I am just surprised that VOOM is admitting its real purpose and value in their brochure.
 
Voom carnival

If there is a problem with the Barker channel, do the production roustabouts yell "Hey Rube" to get additional help?
 

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Today must be super HD saturday...

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