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Voom lawsuit moving right along.....

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by cj9788, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    "Lawyers for Chuck Dolan’s Cablevision ripped into Dish Network yesterday, saying the pay-TV service wrongfully backed out of an HD service, leaving the Long Island cable company with “massive financial losses.”
    Cablevision is seeking $2.4 billion in damages.

    Four years after Dolan sued Charlie Ergen’s Dish, the heavyweight legal battle kicked off yesterday at Manhattan state court — with lawyers for both sides throwing legal haymakers before the eight-person jury."

  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    If VOOM will prevail .. that would the end of dish as a company. Perhaps it would be good lesson to some ex-gamblers ...
  3. dewzan

    dewzan Cool Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    put down the crack pipe and step away from the computer, you are why to high
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I'm OK ... no DUI :D
  5. StringFellow

    StringFellow AllStar

    Jan 5, 2012
    This is why companies have insurance for issues like this....

    Regardless of the outcome for this court appearance this issue will be stuck in courts for years with all the appeal options. If Dish wins, VOOM will appeal. If VOOM wins, Dish will appeal.

    Lawsuits like this only hurt the consumer and these companies fail to realize this. :nono2:
  6. scottchez

    scottchez Icon

    Feb 4, 2003
    As long as there are appeals AMC will never be on Dish.

    If they reach an agreement before the case goes to the Jury both sides could win and we could see AMC back on Plus the much requested Monsters HD back.
    Yes Monsters HD from voom is an option, it is still out there, just not broadcasting, all the content is there ready to go.

    What typically happens in on week 3 one of the side will see that they are loosing based on the evidence presented or blocked and or testimony presented or blocked and they then make a choice.
  7. domingos35

    domingos35 Icon

    Jan 11, 2006
    i bet they will settle
  8. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I wonder if Cablevision ends up owning Dish? :sure:
  9. 356B

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    Not while anyone alive now lives.....:lol:
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Didn't Tivo win that case with DISH? Did DISH go out of business?

    While DISH may be found guilty of breach of contract the damages Cablevision wants are too high. The Voom channels would have died with the Voom satellite service if it had not been for DISH picking them up. They were not worth the value that Voom has placed on them.
  11. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    Voom channels were crap.
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I'm not agree; many posters did disagree with you: read posts after dish pick Voom channels and when they start dropping them and when all lineup from Voom disappear from dish screen.
    I had good time, especially first year of viewing full set of channels.
  13. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    The only Voom channel we ever watched was the one that had the concerts and even that was prone to lots of reruns of the same concerts.
  14. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Legend

    Mar 14, 2012
    Rave HD?
  15. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    It's all the reruns that doomed Voom.

    Cablevision owning Dish? :rolling: I was a customer of theirs in the 80's in N.E. Ohio where they purchased a large suburban cable system from Viacom. Let's just say that the reputation of cable systems in general suffered under their regime. The way they ran Voom was pitiful. When the complaints about reruns came in they could have done something to rectify the situation. Some posters here thought a "less is more" approach where several Voom channels combined content so as not to appear as a theater (same film 5 times a day). Before the days of DVR's a channel like that might have made sense, but no more.
  16. Reaper

    Reaper Godfather

    Jul 30, 2008
    I loved, loved, LOVED Monsters HD. Too bad that at the end on Dish the channel was only showing two movies an evening and then immediately repeating them. After Dish dropped the Voom channels, Cablevision really cut down on the repeats though. It seemed to me that Cablevision almost wanted their agreement with Dish to fail...
  17. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    An evening movie repeated or two movies repeated isn't unheard of on current channels. It works nicely for East Coast/West Coast viewing. The law comes when those movies are repeated again the next month. The total library for Voom just was not big enough to support that many channels.
  18. ehilbert1

    ehilbert1 Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    Wow!!! I think this says a lot!

    When the jurors were out of the courtroom today, lawyers for both sides argued about other Dish documents. AMC’s Snyder said he was “suspicious” that Dish was hiding evidence again. Dish’s lawyer, Charles Kerr, said these communications shouldn’t be shown to the jury because they represented attorney-client discussions.

    “Considering the track record of your company,” (Judge) Lowe said to Dish’s lawyer, “you sort of lack credibility.” The judge ordered that the documents be presented to him.

  19. paja

    paja Godfather

    Oct 22, 2006
    Another vote for MONSTER HD. It was one of my faves , ever, and it was one of several reasons I ended up dropping DISH that year. Is there any chance it will be back either on DISH or elsewehere as a single channel??
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    There was some sort of international movies channels - forgot it's name - many goods seen there.

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