Originally Posted by keenan
I've seen mention often that a large part of it is the currently running lawsuit over Dish Network's dropping of the Voom channels, which essentially was the death of the Voom service altogether. Rainbow Media, which owned Voom, is now AMC Networks.
In the article from the link I posted above, it states the following about Voom:
"Dish appears to be using the decision to drop AMC as either a threat or retaliation in an ongoing case between the two companies. In 2008, AMC subsidiary VOOM sued Dish for $2.5 billion, accusing it of violating a 15-year agreement to carry the network. In a pre-trial ruling, the trial court judge ruled that Dish had destroyed stored evidence. According to AMC, Dish then notified the network that it would drop its networks."
I remember this quite well, for I too was peeved when Dish dropped Voom. There were several of those channels that I became addicted to and out of the blue they went black. I recall speaking to Dish reps many times asking them why they cancelled Voom and I never did get a straight answer. My biggest gripe when something like this happens is that the customer is never compensated for the channels that are lost (i.e., they don't lower your bill or give you a carrot like a premium movie package free for a year). I know if AMC is dropped Dish will simply tell us that they had no other options and that they would have had to raise our monthly fee had they kept it.