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Voom Shut Down!!!!

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Patrick Young, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Patrick Young

    Patrick Young Stunt Coordinator

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    While I do not have Voom, I have heard that it has the most Hidef Programing. Apparently they were unable to get financing to keep running.

    They are supposed to shutter on April 30th according to the AP.
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    I thought Cablevision was to purchase it with it's debts and keep it running.
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Come to think of it, that really sucks because a good deal of people invested some serious money to get HD programming.
     
  4. Patrick Young

    Patrick Young Stunt Coordinator

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    If you go to startribune.com and do a search under voom you will get the whole story.
    In summary they gave the ceo of voom until March 31 to arrange financing. It did not happen so they will be shut down. They did mention the possibility of selling the HIDEF channels to another sat. company.

    Sorry for the bad news.[​IMG]
     
  5. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    hi guys

    for the latest in Voom info go to www.satelliteguys.us

    Last I read voom was still going!! Go Voom Go!!
     
  6. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    hi again!

    I did some surfing over to sat guys since I made the above post. It does seem like Voom is dead as of the end of April.

    Argh....I dont consider this to be a good thing for the HT industry.

    Regards

    Gregg
     
  7. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    "This thing wouldn't VOOM if you put 5000 volts through it! It's bleeding demised! It has ceased to be!"
     
  8. Martin Rendall

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    Too bad they never came to Canada. We would have kept them afloat!

    Martin.
     

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