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Dish picks up 10 VOOM channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by cdru, Apr 29, 2005.

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  1. balthrop

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    I should have known there would be a catch. :mad:


    After speaking to Tech Support tonight about trying to obtain a dish to point at the 61.5 satelite, I was told by a Tech Support supervisor named Jessie that existing HD Pack customers will not be getting the Voom channels beginning May 1. Only those customers who where with Voom, and call in after May 1 to switch to Dish Network will have access to those channels.

    "There are no plans to offer Voom programming to existing HD-Pack customers on May 1. A promotion for existing customers may become available in the future." (quoting an internal memo read to me by the same supervisor. :nono2: :confused:
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

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    That's not correct. Most CSR's don't have all of the correct information yet, because things have changed a couple of times today. Call them at this time tomorrow, and existing customers will be able to order the voom channel package.
     
  3. IamtheEggman

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    Mark

    If I wanted to add a dish for 61.5,(presently using a dish 500 with a quad legacy) I could interupt both feeds into my 921, install a sw21 into each feed, bring feeds from the new dish aimed at 61.5 and I'd be set?? I have 2 sw21 from my earliest install. What would I use for an LNB on the new dish??
     
  4. Dish Dude

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    why not just pick up a DPP 44 PLUS Switch and be done with it, and dp lnbs
     
  5. larrystotler

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    Yup. An older legacy E* or even a standard D* lnb will work fine. You can't use a DP LNB with a legacy system.
     
  6. IamtheEggman

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    I have an earlier lnb(it has 2 outputs) from my original dish 500. it had 2 seperate lnbs(110,119), can I use one of those on another dish. What do I use for a bracket to hold a single lnb in place??
    Edit: got my answer on the bracket from a catalog, single lnb dish :D
     
  7. Darkman

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    Rainbow Media Holdings to Launch and Operate VOOM 21 HD Originals; Signs Major Distribution Agreement with EchoStar Communications Corporation

    JERICHO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2005--Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:


    -- Greg Moyer and Nora Ryan Named Co-General Managers of VOOM 21 HD Originals

    -- VOOM HD originals will appear on DISH Network

    Rainbow Media Holdings LLC today announced that it will operate and launch the VOOM 21 HD Originals, an innovative suite of 21 high-definition channels, for distribution to cable operators and satellite TV providers. Rainbow also announced today that it has concluded its first major carriage agreement for the channels with EchoStar Communications Corporation, which will carry ten of the HD channels on its DISH Network, expanding to carry all 21 channels by 2006. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Rainbow Media CEO Joshua Sapan stated: "Throughout its history, Rainbow has been at the forefront of innovation in television programming, from cable to VOD and now HD, creating and developing highly successful networks that deliver compelling programming to targeted audiences. Signing our first distribution agreement with EchoStar validates our long-held confidence in the business opportunities inherent in the growing consumer demand for quality high-definition programming. We believe that these channels represent a vital and viable new business for Rainbow Media and its distribution partners."

    Rainbow Media has a rich history of "firsts" in creating groundbreaking original content for a wide variety of consumer interests and a number of different platforms. Rainbow created some of the nation's first regional sports channels, with MSG Network and the Fox Sports Net regionals; the first regional news channel with News12; the first arts and entertainment network with Bravo; and the first classic movie channel with American Movie Classics. Rainbow developed Mag Rack, the first VOD service with original programming and was the first to deliver sports programming in high definition on its MSG Network.

    As part of today's announcement, Nora Ryan and Greg Moyer have been named co-general managers of the VOOM 21 HD Originals. Ms. Ryan and Mr. Moyer have both been overseeing the management and development of the 21 channels and their content over the past year. Gregg Hill, president of Rainbow Network Sales, will now direct the positioning and sales of the HD networks as new, valuable and unique product for Rainbow, specifically designed for the growing HD audience.

    "Once again, Rainbow is proactively addressing a growing viewing need within the marketplace," stated Mr. Hill. "From a sales standpoint, we are very excited about the potential of today's announcement. Consumers now demand content that maximizes the HD viewing experience and Rainbow will be the only content provider in the market filling this lucrative void. VOOM 21 HD Originals will also serve our television partners with great value as Rainbow now provides them with one-stop shopping for the best content on the cable, VOD and HD tiers." ......

    Source and the rest of the article: http://home.businesswire.com/portal...ewsLang=en&beanID=2133606841&viewID=news_view
     
  8. Darkman

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    VOOM 21 HD Originals Unveiled at EchoStar Dealer Conference in Nashville, TN on Friday, April 29, 2005 by Rainbow Media President and CEO Josh Sapan (R) and Eric Sahl, VP of Programming for EchoStar (L)

    Photo of Rainbow Media's Josh Sapan and EchoStar's Eric Sahl at EchoStar Dealer Conference is Available on Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress

    - http://home.businesswire.com/portal...ewsLang=en&beanID=2133606841&viewID=news_view

    - http://home.businesswire.com/portal...ng=en&ndmConfigId=1000003&moduleId=2133606841

    Rainbow Media Holdings LLC launched the Voom 21 HD Originals, a suite of 21 high-definition channels May 1. EchoStar Communications Corp. is the first company to offer the suite.

    Joshua Sapan, Rainbow Media president and CEO, told Satellite Today that 10 of the 21 Voom HD Originals channels launched on Dish Network, EchoStar's direct-to-home satellite television service. "When EchoStar deploys MPEG-4 more widely, we will offer the full 21 channels" to Dish Network subscribers, Sapan said.

    EchoStar is expected to begin offering the full package by the end of the year andVoom 21 will be offered to subscribers as part of EchoStar's HD programming package at no additional charge. "In the near term, during this transition phase, there will likely be a small incremental charge to access the Voom programming," he said.

    EchoStar did not release pricing information specifically related to this HD program offering.
     
  9. FourLizards

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    Question about adding 61.5 to my setup. Currently, I have a Super Dish and a DP34. I've ordered a DP44 to use with an older legacy Dish 300 that I have pointed at 61.5. In the meantime, I have disconnected 105 from the DP34 and connected the 61.5 legacy LNB just so I can see if it works. After running a switch check, it only sees 110 and 119. I've already verified that the cable from the 61.5 dish is good and I can get a signal by connecting it directly to another receiver. So my question is, can a legacy LNB be used on a DP34 or DP44?
     
  10. Mark Lamutt

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    No, you can't use a legacy LNB with DishPro switches.
     
  11. DoyleS

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    Hmmm.... Seems the story keeps changing. Now the Voom channels are an additional subscription. I think I'll hang out on the sideline for awhile to see how this shakes out. No point in running out and buying an additional DP LNB and DP21 just to have another increase in the bill.
    Tomorrow will bring lots of posts to this thread as we see whether all HDpaks get this or how they shake it out.

    Thanks for the confirmation on the hookup Mark!

    ..Doyle
     
  12. FourLizards

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    Thanks for the info Mark. The only other equipment I have is a Dish 500 with a twin DP LNB. So I set it up and aimed it at 61.5 using an old 301 receiver. After connecting it to the DP34 and doing a switch check on my 941, it shows up as "twin DP, good connection, no signal". I guess this won't work either. Does this mean that I will have to buy a single DP LNB?

    Thanks.
     
  13. boylehome

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    Yes, and an "I" bracket as the current bracket for the 500 is designed for 110/119.

    With some work, you could tweak your 500 dish positioning so either the 119 or 110 sees 61.5. When doing the check switch, it would show 61.5 for one side but zip for the other.
     
  14. Mark Lamutt

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    Fourlizards, I think you'd be better off getting a DP Dual LNB (or single if you can still find one).

    I think the biggest problem that everyone's having today is that there are so many rumors being generated right now by everyone over at Scott's site, that people are starting to get very confused about what's real and what isn't. The fact is that we just don't know everything that's been thrown around as fact. And, we probably won't have the full story until things start tomorrow.

    From what I can tell, here's what we do know as fact right now:

    1. The 10 former voom channels will be added to 61.5 either late tonight or early tomorrow morning sometime.

    2. Dish will be charging an additional fee to add these 10 channels to your account. Whether that fee is $5 or $10 remains to be seen.

    3. The 10 voom channels will not be mirrored at 148 or any other satellite initially. They probably will be in the future sometime, but there's no good information about that at this point. If you want the channels, you're going to have to do what I did yesterday afternoon and come up with some way of getting a satellite dish looking at 61.5.

    4. CSRs cannot add the new channels to your account until they go live, which will be sometime late tonight or tomorrow morning. It will do you no good to call CSRs now and try to get them to do it.

    5. Information flow to the CSRs has never been one of Dish Network's strong points. Because of this, the CSRs don't have all of the answers, and in fact, some of them are putting out incorrect information. In this situation, take everything that the CSRs tell you with a grain of salt.

    I'm just as excited about the addition of the channels as the rest of you, but let's take a deep breath and not go completely off the deep end until all of the facts are known.
     
  15. boylehome

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    Mark,

    This is excellent information. I hope the majority get to see it.

    John
     
  16. FourLizards

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    Mark,
    I already have a DP Dual LNB. I have only one side connected and it is pointed at 61.5 with a good signal strength. However, when I connect it to port 3 of the DP34 and run a switch test on my 941, port 3 shows up as "twin". The details say "Port 3 DP Twin Good Connection, No Signal". Is there anything else I need to do on the 941 to make it see 61.5?

    Thanks.
     
  17. yaesumofo

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    Ok guys I have a 921 and an 811. 2 dishes on the roof. according to the "switch matrix"
    I have a SW64 and reception of 119 110 and 148.
    My dishes are on the roof 30 + feet above the ground.
    Do I have any chance of re pointing the dish for 148 to 61.5?
    What am i receiving on 148?
    I want more hd. I don't care about CBS hd as I get it off air just fine.
    I forgot to mention that I am right next to LAX in southern California.
    Do I have a chance?
    Thanks.
    Yaesumofo
     
  18. sampatterson

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    In Playa Del Rey (next to LAX on the north) and 61.5 was received fine (dish on roof)
     
  19. JohnGfun

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    So What's the final word on what satellite it will be on?
     
  20. James Long

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    Initially 61.5 . No firm word on when a mirror will be set up on 148, but E* does have the space if they pull their test channels.

    JL
     
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