VOOM Co-Produces Two New Original HD Series With UK Distribution Company Electric Sky

What the Window Washer Saw slated to premiere

Penny Revolution slated to premiere
on Equator HD

New York, NY – January 8, 2007 – VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of HD channels nationwide and currently available on DISH Network, announced today they are working with UK distribution company Electric Sky to co-produce two new original high-definition series. Both series contribute to VOOM’s growing library of original HD content. GALLERY HD and Equator HD are two of the fifteen VOOM HD Networks, with programming ranging from sports, fashion and music to movies, documentaries and animation.

What the Window Washer Saw, takes viewers out onto the hanging platforms to get a fresh perspective on some of the boldest and most ambitious examples of architecture; from the ancient and historic to the recent and risky. The series is slated to premiere in the third quarter of 2007 on GALLERY HD. Penny Revolution documents the world of microfinance, where the desperately poor with entrepreneurial dreams but not the financial means, meet the lenders who help put their plans in action. The series is slated to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2007 on Equator HD.

“VOOM is committed to providing original programming that maximizes the HD medium, spanning all different genres and interests, filling a void in the marketplace for compelling HD content,” said Greg Moyer, General Manager of VOOM HD Networks. “VOOM is at the forefront of creating very high quality niche content, and as programmers we are always looking to align ourselves with production companies that have a similar point of view on creating entertaining, original productions.”

Following is additional information on VOOM’s two new original series:

  • What the Window Washer Saw,
    (documentary series, 10 episodes, 1/2 hour, GALLERY HD)
    What the Window Washer Saw features hosts and architects Charlie Luxton and Keith Keaveney as they introduce viewers to an iconic addition to the skyline in some of the world’s greatest cities. The window washer lets the audience in on lesser-known secrets of each building and its construction, stories of life within – witnessed from the windows – and an insight on how each city’s landscape has changed over the years. Destinations include the Sears Towers in Chicago, the Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong and the Twisting Torso in Sweden.
  • Penny Revolution,

    (documentary series, 9 episodes, 1 hour, Equator HD)
    Penny Revolution documents five young entrepreneurs and five desperately poor women who all have a vision of a better life. The audience witnesses two struggles – the entrepreneurs as they raise capital to begin their microfinance program and the borrowers who strive to put their plans in action using loans as small as $300. With success and failure, parallels are revealed, myths about poverty are challenged and the participants discover the truth about themselves.

VOOM HD has collaborated with Electric Sky in the past for several series including Fashion Avenue and Big Boutique in the City on Ultra HD and Ultimate Tourist Scams on Equator HD.

About VOOM HD Networks
VOOM HD Networks is the largest suite of high-definition channels available anywhere, produced exclusively in high-definition for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators. The VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. Today, the VOOM HD Networks are available nationally on Echostar’s DISH Network. The VOOM HD Networks were developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high-definition programming, building on Rainbow Media’s history of original programming innovation.

About Electric Sky

Electric Sky is a cutting edge, forward thinking, and innovative distribution and rights-management company. Specialising in quality factual programme distribution, it’s a company that has commanded a strong reputation throughout the industry. With a diverse catalogue featuring over 1000 hours of inspired programming and a vast network of contacts in the international marketplace, the company has continued to enjoy a successful business growth since it was established in 1998.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country’s most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE tv, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.

Press Contacts

  • Lisa Rogen
    Rainbow Media for VOOM HD Networks
    (917) 542-6216

    Lauren Cozzi
    Rainbow Media for VOOM HD Networks
    (917) 542-6311