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Cablevision Adds Voom

Jun 21, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Four years after launching the Voom high-definition service, Cablevision is adding the package to its own cable lineup.
The cable operator announced Thursday it will add subsidiary Rainbow Media’s 15-channel Voom HD Networks to its channel package starting July 1. Currently, Voom is available only on EchoStar’s Dish Network.
“Cablevision’s addition of the 15 Voom channels to its HD lineup reinforces our long-held view that consumer demand for more and better HD programming offers MSOs a compelling business opportunity,” said Josh Sapan, Rainbow president and CEO.
Cable and satellite services are in a race to expand HD offerings, with DirecTV promising 100 HD channels by the end of the year. A Cablevision spokesman said the decision to add Voom was prompted by increasing viewer interest in HD programming.
With the addition of Voom, Cablevision will now have 40 HD channels – more than any cable or satellite competitor.
Voom was launched as a satellite service provider in 2003. That service was shut off in mid-2005, then picked up by EchoStar as a programming suite.
(Editor: Horowitz)

One Comment

  1. Like, what are the channels its offering? What are their names, duh! Good research, what are you, one of the Hardly Boys-“Ohh, I got a clue, a raging clue!”

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