VOOM HD Networks’ May 2007 Program Highlights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – VOOM HD Networks (www.voom.com) offers the most and the best high-definition programming on television. High definition promises a new way to experience television that immerses you in its amazing clarity, vibrant colors, and the feeling of "being there." Additionally, the Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound provides amazing life-like audio. VOOM delivers on this promise with 15 channels of great programming all in HD and commercial free. The leader in the industry, VOOM guarantees that all its programming is produced using state of the art high-def cameras (or re-mastered from original 35mm) and is broadcast in "true" high definition. Unlike other high-definition networks, VOOM doesn't up-covert standard-definition programs to the high-def format.

Available nationally on the DISH Network, VOOM has something for everyone this month! Details of the May 2007 program highlights are as follows. Photos are available to press upon request. Schedules are subject to change.

ANIMANIA HD-Eye-popping HD animation for all ages
Lola & Virginia
Monday-Friday at 9:30 pm ET on DISH channel 9474
See all new episodes of Lola & Virginia during the month of May. This witty animated series for adolescents features twelve year-old Lola, who lives in a run down neighborhood and takes care of her irksome brothers. Lola thought she was the local princess until snooty Virginia came into town. Now the claws are out as they battle over friends, boys and clothes! This comedy shows young adults how to deal with issues they face on a daily basis including friendship, jealousy and betrayal.

GALLERY HD-Stunning imagery and stories from the front line of the art world
Art of the Heist
Tuesdays at 8:00pm ET, First episode premieres May 22nd on DISH channel 9472
Art theft is one of the world's largest and most intriguing criminal enterprises, accounting for over $6 billion in annual losses and involving a cast of characters including wealthy collectors, undercover agents, academics and con men. VOOM'S GALLERY HD will return to this intriguing ground with the second season of its original series, Art of the Heist. Each weekly episode spotlights a different headline-making art heist, examining how some of the world's greatest art treasures and antiquities were snatched from the world's most prestigious private collectors and well-protected museums.

EQUATOR HD-The most extraordinary places and people on the planet
Children at the Muo'men Hotel
Premieres Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:00pm ET on DISH channel 9471
Finding and receiving adequate medical treatment in the war-torn country of Iraq is extremely difficult. However, the neighboring country of Jordan is helping to provide some relief. In Jordan's capital, Amman, there is a hotel which caters to patients and families fighting cancer. The Muo'men Hotel stands next to a cancer hospital, and serves as a refugee for these patients who have no where else to turn. This one-hour documentary provides an inspiring look at how these people, who are far from home and separated from their families, band together to support one another.

RAVE HD-Music like you've never experienced it on TV before: the world's top acts in high definition and 5.1 Dolby® surround sound

Scotty Moore & Friends: A Tribute to the King of Rock & Roll

World television premiere, Monday, May 28th at 8:00pm ET on DISH channel 9470
In December of 2004, several world-class guitarists including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Albert Lee, Martin Taylor and David Gilmour got together at London's Abbey Road Studios to pay tribute to Elvis Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore. Considered one of the true innovators of early rock guitar, Scotty Moore began his 14-year association with Elvis in 1954, playing on the hit single That's Alright Mama. He continued to work with the King on some of his greatest hits of the 1950s and early 1960s. This 90 minute concert/documentary includes performances of Elvis' greatest hits as well as interviews with each of the performers-all who agreed that Moore's guitar playing is what inspired them to pick up the instrument for the first time.

RUSH HD-Life on the edge with the adrenaline junkies of adventure sports

Profile: Tanner Hall

Premieres Wednesday, May 23rd at 10:00pm ET on DISH channel 9476

This one-hour special takes a look into the life of Tanner Hall, one of the biggest names in freeskiing, a sport where athletes ski down un-groomed, extremely steep mountains that are often only accessible by hiking or helicopter. This superb athlete has won at several competitions, including winning numerous Winter X Games medals. He knows every trick and there is seemingly nothing he cannot do. An idol for some, a nemesis for others, Hall is no stranger to controversy.

Profile: Travis Rice

Premieres Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00pm ET on DISH channel 9476

A one-hour special profile of Travis Rice, considered the best all-around snowboarder on the planet. He has won gold medals at the Winter X Games and is known for shredding the big mountains in Alaska with ease. Find out what makes him tick during this in-depth look at the man and the myth.

TREASURE HD-The first channel for the 70 million people with a passion for collecting
Secrets of the Exhibit
New episodes, Saturdays at 12:00pm ET on DISH channel 9473
Hidden behind the staid atmosphere of most museums is a vibrant, exciting and often controversial world that pits science and physical evidence against philosophy and conjecture. Secrets of the Exhibit takes viewers deep into the fascinating world behind the orderly, perfectly labeled displays. This month the series will explore topics including the mysterious world of art theft and restoration (5/5); the mysteries surrounding Tom Thomson, the mythological figurehead of the infamous Canadian landscape artist group, Group of Seven (5/12); and a trip to Canada's Gardiner Museum, described as a jewel box of ceramic treasures, to learn about all about this museum dedicated entirely to the artistry of ceramics (5/19).

ULTRA HD-The hottest fashion, the coolest styles and insight into the luxe life from around the world
Full Frontal Fashion: Paris Fall 2007
Six one-hour episodes, weeknights, May 1st – 8th at 8:00pm ET on DISH channel 9478
Leading fashion editors recognize Full Frontal Fashion as the most authoritative television program covering the fashion industry! This original series provides up-close coverage of what's being sent down the runways, and features behinds-the-scenes interviews with the designers and models; and commentary from editors and front-row celebrities. From the City of Light and the fashion capital of the world, host James Aguiar brings viewers in-depth coverage of the Fall 2007 collections shown in Paris. See what will be in stores this fall, including the collections of famed designers Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and the House of Dior.

WORLDSPORT HD-Live sports coverage from top worldwide arenas
Airing on DISH channel 9477 – Check local listings for times
The World Cup's television ratings in America outpaced the World Series this year, introducing millions of new fans to players like Ronaldinho and Fabio Cannavaro. These superstars are part of the Spanish Premier League, widely acknowledged as the world's top soccer league. WORLDSPORT HD continues its live coverage of the SPL through June. Prior to each match, catch La Liga Report, a half-hour in-depth look at the league and at news surrounding the sport's most popular stars. Specific schedule details, including updates regarding player line-ups and start times, as well as La Liga Report highlights, are available online at www.worldsporthd.com.

VOOM HD: Every Movie Fan'S Dream
Hundreds of Titles for Every Taste, All Remastered From 35mm into Stunning HD

FILMFEST HD-A non-stop film festival for movie-lovers of all kinds
Three HD premieres this month on DISH channel 9480
Bright Young Things (2003)
Tuesday, May 1st at 8:00pm ET
Set in London during the 1930s, this witty and sophisticated comedy follows the trials, tribulations and love affairs of a group of highly literate partygoers. The film was written and directed by Stephen Fry and features a large ensemble cast that includes Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Emily Mortimer, Richard E. Grant, Peter O'Toole and Stockard Channing.

Festival Express (2004)
Saturday, May 12th at 8:00pm ET
This documentary is about a series of concerts that occurred all over Canada in 1970. The performers included such legends as Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and The Band. A private train carried the musicians to their shows and was named the "The Festival Express." This documentary captured both the shows and the constant wild party that took place on the train.

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Sunday, May 25th at 8:00pm ET
Set in Germany during the end of the cold war, this film is about an amoral U.S. soldier (Joaquin Phoenix) who uses the military as a front for various black-market businesses. The profits flow until the top brass catches on. The film also stars Ed Harris and Anna Paquin.

MONSTERS HD-The masters of movie horror in terrifying HD clarity
Two Horrifying High-Definition Triple Features on DISH channel 9481
CHILD'S PLAY (1, 2 & 3)
Friday, May 18th at 7:00 pm ET
Serial killer Charles Lee Ray (aka 'The Lakeshore Strangler') is mortally wounded in a police shoot-out, and uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a toy doll. Young Andy Barclay receives Chucky for his birthday, and soon the doll comes to life, resuming Ray's killing spree. The original film spawned several sequels about the demon doll that just wouldn't die.

POLTERGEIST (1, 2 & 3)
Saturday, May 19th at 8:15 pm ET
The original film, from executive producer Stephen Spielberg, focused on an average family beset by paranormal forces. It was so successful that it generated a series of popular fright films.

WORLD CINEMA HD-Award-winning movies and stars from around the globe
Celebrating The Cannes Film Festival
May 16th-27th, All films begin at 8:00pm ET (unless otherwise noted) on DISH channel 9475
While celebrations of the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival are underway in southern France, WORLD CINEMA HD will deliver "the world's most prestigious film festival" to your living room. WORLD CINEMA HD will present the following 19 films that have been honored at the festival through out the years:

5/16: Viridiana, Dir. Luis Buñuel (Golden Palm, 1961)
5/16, 9:35pm: Easy Rider, Dir. Dennis Hopper (Best First Work, 1969)
5/17: Farewell My Concubine, Dir. Kaige Chen (Golden Palm, 1993)
5/18,12:40am: Happy Together, Dir. Wong Kar Wai (Best Director, 1997)
5/18: Mon Oncle D'Amerique, Dir. Alain Resnais (Grand Prize of the Jury and FIPRESCI Prize,1980)
5/18, 10:15pm: Jesus De Montreal, Dir. Denys Arcand (Jury Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, 1989)
5/19, 12:10am: Long Day's Journey Into Night, Dir. Sidney Lumet (Katharine Hepburn won Best Actress and Dean Stockwell, Jason Robards, Ralph Richardson all won Best Actor, 1962)
5/19: Marty, Dir. Delbert Mann (Golden Palm and OCIC Award, 1955)
5/20: The Wages of Fear, Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (Grand Prize of the Festival, 1953)
5/21: Cinema Paradiso, Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore (Grand Prize of the Jury, 1989)
5/21, 10:55pm: Colonel Redl, Dir. István Szabó (Jury Prize, 1985)

5/21: The Son's Room, Dir. Nanni Moretti (Golden Palm and FIPRESCI Prize, 2001)
5/22: Kwaidan, Dir. Masaki Kobayashi (Jury Special Prize, 1965)
5/23: Les Destinées, Dir. Olivier Assayas (2000)
5/24, 1:00am The Element of Crime, Dir. Lars von Trier (Technical Grand Prize, 1984)
5/24: My Name Is Joe, Dir. Ken Loach (Peter Mullan won Best Actor, 1998)
5/25: Slam, Dir. Marc Levin (Golden Camera, 1998)
5/26: Room At The Top, Dir. Jack Clayton (Simone Signoret won Best Actress)
5/27: Love Serenade, Dir. Shirley Barrett (Golden Camera, 1996)

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