New Voom channel - Equator HD

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  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    New VOOM HD Originals Channel to Present Breathtaking Documentaries, Films and Original Programming That Capture the Culture of the Planet's Most Captivating Places

    JERICHO, N.Y., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 15, Rainbow Media, the nation's leading source of high-definition programming will launch Equator HD, a new channel dedicated to capturing the awe-inspiring sights, sounds and stories that define the world's most exotic and unique locations in today's most advanced viewing format. Available exclusively on VOOM, the first comprehensive high-definition satellite television service, Equator HD will feature an eclectic mix of breathtaking documentaries, films and video essays that illustrate these incredible world destinations and offer a rarely seen glimpse inside fascinating cultural traditions as seen through the eyes of people who call these places "home."

    "The goal of Equator HD is to savor natural sights and sounds, and make viewers feel like they are actually in the hills of Tuscany or the mountains of Tibet," said Bill Roberts, Vice President of Programming, Equator HD. "The unrivalled clarity of high-definition and immersive 5.1 surround sound allows viewers to fully experience the stories of people, places and cultural traditions as they unfold."

  2. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

    Nov 16, 2003
    It will be interesting to check this new offering out. After a couple of months, the novelty of Voom is beginning to wear off as a lot of their HD channels have cheezy content. For our household, the quality of the content has to pick up soon or we'll be pulling the plug. I'm hopeful that Dish will add another channel or two to their HD pack.
  3. jpoklop

    jpoklop AllStar

    Jan 20, 2004
    That sounds like an interesting channel. Hopefully it will migrate to Direct soon.
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    "Available exclusively on VOOM..."
  5. ibooksrule

    ibooksrule Godfather

    Feb 16, 2003
    well the equator channel seems to be ok i was watching the deal on broadway remembers and it was interesting but the problem with this channel along with most of vooms others are they repeat all the time and some of the stuff is just up converted to HD because alot of these films were not shot in HD fact is most of them were made before anyone ever heard of HD or digital tv period. I would watch them alot more if they didnt repeat themselves to much its like the same thing over and over again but they have a good idea with these channels they just need more original content and more stuff to put on there so they arnt repeating themselves so much.
  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    :lol: :hurah: :lol:

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