Litigation: Voom HD Networks Vs Echostar Satellite
After Cablevision's sale of the Voom Satellite Service in 2005 to Echostar Communications for Dish Network, Monsters HD ran on the satellite provider as part of a Rainbow Media distribution deal of Voom channels with Echostar Communicatons. Citing low viewrship of the Voom suite of channels and breach of contract relating to contractual obligations with Rainbow's Voom programming expenditures, Dish removed Monsters HD and the balance of the Voom channels in 2008, which, in turn, resulted in a $2.4 billion dollar lawsuit filed against Dish Network by Cablevison and AMC Networks, fka Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC.. Petitions were formed to save the Monsters HD channel as it continued to air on Cablevision systems, but were unsuccessful with Monsters HD and the rest of the Voom channels ceasing operations in the United States on January 20, 2009. Eventually, AMC Networks and Cablevision's litigation with Dish Network for breach of contract relating to carriage termination of Monsters HD and fourteen additional Voom HD channels ended, with a proposed settlement announced on October 21, 2012.
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