As a cablevision subscriber I’ve been enjoying the additional HD channels provided by Voom. MojoHD was a particular favorite and it recently (and quietly) shut down. When I visited the network’s site I found this:
Via NewTeeVee, I see Voom is going down for the count … though as a concession it seems Cablevision will be replacing the stations and retaining the number of HD channels offered which is excellent news.
A Rainbow spokesperson confirmed that Voom’s domestic operation was being closed, but declined to comment further, or discuss how many employees will lose their jobs. But those staffers reportedly won’t have to leave for 60 days.
Cablevision will replace the 15 Voom networks with other HD channels, with that transition most likely coming in late January.
“We will replace these channels with other quality HD programming and there will be no reduction in the number of high-definition channels available to our iO TV customers,” a Cablevision spokesman said. “We currently offer 68 HD channels without any additional equipment or programming fees, unlike our competitors, and expect our HD lineup to continue to expand in the coming months.” [MultiChannel News]