VOOM sues Dish.

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  1. May 6, 2008 #101 of 178
    tommiet

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    Give me $10.00 off my HD package and E* can keep VOOM....
     
  2. May 6, 2008 #102 of 178
    lionsrule

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    Maybe this has been posted elsewhere....

    But from tvpredictions.com:

    "Voom objected to the plan, saying it would reduce its programming fees and jeopardize its business. Following a series of negotiations, Dish informed the programmer that it planned to terminate the agreement entirely. That's when Voom decided to file the lawsuit and injunction request, which the court rejected on April 23. "

    Bye,bye voom.......
     
  3. May 6, 2008 #103 of 178
    Ressurrector

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    Sounds fair
     
  4. May 6, 2008 #104 of 178
    Paul Secic

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    Animania must cater to twenty somethinga. I don't "get it". My idea of cartoons are Porky Pig ETC.

    HDMe you forgot NICKTOONSHD. I agree Animaria will be irrelevant in six to eight months.
     
  5. May 6, 2008 #105 of 178
    Paul Secic

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    +1.
     
  6. May 6, 2008 #106 of 178
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    Other than RAVE, Monster, Movies and perhaps Equator, the bandwidth can be better spent by satisfying all those who want to see FNC, MSNBC, Comedy Central, etc., etc. in HD. HD News is old news now that the legitimate cable news channels as well as the broadcast networks offer more & more content in HD.

    Do we really need Amimaniacs and Kung Foo in HD 24 x7?

    (I'm sure some will scream YES, YES, YES.....)
     
  7. May 6, 2008 #107 of 178
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah, I wasn't even thinking about other cartoon channels that might appear in HD at some point... Either ToonDisneyHD or Cartoon Network HD alone could make Animania irrelevant... but both would be a death blow.
     
  8. May 6, 2008 #108 of 178
    FitzAusTex

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    I still think there are parents out there that don't want their kids exposed to all the advertisments on the other cartoon networks...especially in the current economic environment.
     
  9. May 7, 2008 #109 of 178
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    I think Voom should keep
    Worls Sport HD since there's no HD channel dedicated to world sports,Rush HD, and Gameplay HD since G4 has no plans for an HD channel yet
     
  10. May 7, 2008 #110 of 178
    phrelin

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    The problem with the VOOM channels is simply lack of content for 24/7. It really has nothing to do with gaining bandwidth - just wasting bandwidth.

    Everyone has an opinion, but I could see VOOM successfully creating out of their existing lineup channels that might attract a modest audience:

    1. An adult general interest channel out of the programming on Equator, Gallery, Treasure, Ultra, and HDNews.
    2. A different sports channel out of the programming on Rush and World Sport.
    3. A younger audience channel out of the programming on Anamania and Family.
    4. Continue and improve Rave.
    5. A general movie channel out of Movies and Film Fest.
    6. A special movie channel out of Kung Fu and Monster.
    7. Continue and improve Game Play.

    I don't know what Dish would do with the bandwidth gain from 8 channels. It could go to four locals in HD since they are taking up space on both 61.5° and 129°.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  11. May 7, 2008 #111 of 178
    Stewart Vernon

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    Perhaps... but not all the cartoons on Animania are kid-friendly either (for content). They do have some actual HD cartoon content, but are missing a lot. If they spent some money and bought some rights to some of the hollywood blockbuster animated movies, for example, Animania would be a great channel!
     
  12. May 7, 2008 #112 of 178
    Paul Secic

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    NO NO to Kung fu:nono2: :nono2: :nono2:
     
  13. May 7, 2008 #113 of 178
    Paul Secic

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    Movies like Madascar SP, Toys, Robots from Pixlar. HBO has abandoned those for some reason. Haven't seen those in HD yet.
     
  14. May 8, 2008 #114 of 178
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    This wouldn't be a sad day if E dropped Voom. I haven't watched Voom in 6 months. They have been showing the same programming over and over with no new programs. I think E should drop them and make more room for more national HD channels tha have shows people may watch like my Omaha local channels in HD. I wouldn't lose any sleep over Voom. Max.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Doesn't G4 have COPS on a lot? I havn't watched it since they canned The Screensavers 2 or 3 years ago. Call for Help is produced in HD according to Leo LaPorte. VOOM should buy that show. Fresh content 5 days a week. COME ON VOOM!
     
  16. May 8, 2008 #116 of 178
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    Hey, Cablevision reported 1st Q earnings today and Voom has 2.5 million subs.
    Cablevision reported that they now have 1.1 million HD subs and a HD penetration of about 35 percent. So that means E* has 1.4 million Voom subs,
    either HD only or HD ultimate. So after all this complaining, E* HD subs must like
    Voom or they would opt for HD essentials. Voom is the only niche HD programming
    that E* currently offers.

    Voom HD subs increased from 2.1 to 2.5 million in the quarter. Since Cablevision only reported 1.1 million HD subs, about .3 million were E* subs. Impressive HD
    sub gains.

    So far the first Q net sub increases among the major MVPs are:

    1. D* 275,000
    2. Verizon 263,000
    3. ATT Uverse 147,000
    4. Time Warner 55,000
    5. Cablevision 2,000
    6. Comcast -57,000 loss of subs

    Pretty big sub gains considering the economy and housing starts.
    E* reports 1st Q next week. With 300,000 HD sub gain, wonder what E*'s net sub gain or loss will be?
     
  17. May 8, 2008 #117 of 178
    Unclejeff

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    I did an HD upgrade with Dish because of the Voom music/live show content.

    Voom go me to upgrade.
     
  18. Jtaylor1

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Rainbow 1 becomes another D* satellite.
     
  19. HDRoberts

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    What are you talking about? Rainbow 1 aka Echostar 12 will remain a Dish satellite, regardless of the outcome of this lawsuit. The VOOM carriage agreement and the Rainbow 1 agreement are separate.
     
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    Only if Charlie decides to sell it to D* which I don't think will ever happen.
     
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