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Voom Stops Service
April 8, 2005

According to Voom.com, the satellite television provider will cease services to existing customers as of April 30, 2005. The message states: "New customer orders are no longer being accepted, and we are unable to complete any scheduled installation or service appointments. You will be contacted regarding any scheduled appointment." Details of the shut down are still pending, though the Associated Press reported recently that New York-based Cablevision sought to close the unsuccessful business. A statement in March from Cablevision said that an agreement reached between the two companies would allow VOOM to continue to provide services to subscribers while Charles and Thomas Dolan seek to arrange

Samsung, Cable Industry Team Up on HDTV
March 16, 2004

By Joe Paone NEW YORK—Samsung likely made its rivals just a little more jealous yesterday after brokering an "unprecedented" HDTV-related deal with the cable industry. In the process, the joint project announcement showed that the country's cable giants apparently are committed to establishing a united front against aggressive satellite service providers like DIRECTV, Dish Network and VOOM for the hearts and minds of American HDTV consumers. Under the non-exclusive agreement, Samsung and eight of the nine U.S. cable giants, operating under the umbrella of The Marketer's Council of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), will jointly promote HDTV and the digital television transition. They