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Voomgate update: Voom ally didn't exist


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 05:03 AM

Even though the story of Voom seemed all but ended, a 43-page filing made public yesterday provides more evidence of how bizarre the battle over the satellite TV service has been between Cablevision and its chairman, Charles Dolan.

The joint filing with the Federal Communications Commission by Cablevision and satellite TV rival EchoStar Communications claims a consumer group that partnered with Dolan in trying to block the sale of Voom's sole satellite does not really exist. Also, a check of records indicates the president of the purported group - the Association of Consumers to Preserve and Promote DBS (direct-broadcast satellite) Competition - was tied to the former consulting firm of Voom's chief operating officer, Mickey Alpert.

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#2 OFFLINE   larrystotler

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:56 PM

This whole situation is really sad. Voom had a chance to really do something and they screwed it up royally. I remeber the adds for Voom when it first came out claiming how expensive E* and D*'s HD receivers were, when their basic install was $749 for 1 room. A few months later, E* started giving the 811 away and D*'s HD receivers were $350 w/ the dish. They really had no idea that the average sub these days is looking for multiple rooms of TV and that most HD households only have 1 HD TV, so multiple HD receivers were unnecessary and costing V* a fourtune it didn't have.........
Haven't logged on in almost 2 years. Haven't done installs in a long time. Good luck.




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