Voom HD International

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For the American parent company, see Voom HD Networks.
Voom HD International
Voom HD.svg
Launched 2006
Closed 2009
Owned by Rainbow Media
Broadcast area Worldwide
Website http://www.voom.com/

Voom HD is a television channel providing high-definition programming from various genres. The network is available in 35 countries in Europe and Asia, according to its own information.[1]

Programming is taken from the various stations owned by Voom HD Networks in the United States and includes Full Frontal Fashion, Earth Diaries and Gamespotting.

A deal between Rainbow Networks and the Stockholm-based company NonStop Television was made in 2006 that would allow NonStop to distribute the channel in Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland and the Baltic states.[2] The channel was launched in Sweden by satellite distributor Canal Digital on November 1.[3] This was soon followed by launched in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia on various providers.[4] The channel is managed by Scandinavian television broadcaster NonStop Television, part of Turner Broadcasting System, TBS, Inc., which merged with Time Warner in 1996, and now operates as a semi-autonomous unit of Time Warner.

In much of the rest of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia the channel is represented by Zonemedia.[5] In April 2007, they launched the channel in the Arab World via the Orbit platform.[6]

Voom HD closed down in Europe on August 31, 2009.[7] In many countries it was replaced by Rush HD. This is the case on the Canal Digital platform,[8] UPC Austria [9] and in the Czech Republic.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About VOOM HD". Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  2. ^ "NonStop Television offers HD Channel in Scandinavia and the Baltics" (Press release). NonStop Television. October 9, 2006. 
  3. ^ "HD channel VOOM HD launches in Scandinavia tonight" (Press release). NonStop Television. October 31, 2006. 
  4. ^ "NonStop Television Scores 6 Territories in 5 Months for VOOM HD Channel" (Press release). NonStop Television. April 18, 2007. 
  5. ^ "RAINBOW MEDIA EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH OF NEW VOOM HD CHANNEL WITH ZONEMEDIA REPRESENTATION DEAL" (Press release). Zonemedia. October 30, 2006. 
  6. ^ "VOOM HD CHANNEL TO LAUNCH IN MIDDLE EAST" (Press release). Zonemedia. April 16, 2007. 
  7. ^ "VOOM HD stopt in geheel Europa". Totaal TV. August 27, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Voom HD:sta Rush HD". Canal Digital. June 16, 2009. 
  9. ^ "New channels on Austria’s UPC". Rapid TV News. August 31, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Czech debut for Rush HD". broadbandtvnews. August 26, 2009.