Friday, March 9, 2007

Rs 500/= Package subscribers get opportunity to watch World Cup on SET

Dialog TV have activated SET Max and SET SAB. The Dialog TV Promo Channel and VH1 have been replaced with SET Max and SET SAB and the present SET channel will remain and will not be replaced as published earlier.

In addition Rs 500/= package customers will get the opportunity to watch the ICC World Cup 2007 by paying an additional Rs 200/= to their subscription in order to activate SET Max and SAB for the duration of the World Cup.

We feel that VH1 should not have been replaced since it is the only English Music Channel available instead a channel such as Zee Music, MTV, Animax or maybe even a local channel position should have been used instead. We hope Dialog TV will take the necessary steps and introduce SET SAB on to an existing Hindi language channel. Replacing VH1 may upset some subscribers because this is a widely watched channel.

68 comments:

cuteguy said...

I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM. THE DIALOG TV PROMOTIONAL CHANEL ISNT BEEN REPLACED BY ANY OTHER CHANNEL. EXEPT IT SAYS THAT THERE IS AN E16 ERROR.

AND SET CHANNEL IS REPLACED BY SET MAX. IS IT A PROBLEM?

MY VH1 CHANNEL IS STILL THERE. I DUNNO WHY.

PLZ HELP.

don said...

I think DTV has messed up the scene again,Why drop VH1 when there are enough bullshit channels they should have dropped.This is real proof of what kind of peoople are running the show at DTV.Sure enough this must be the work of the lord Sales Manager

DTV TEAM said...

@ cuteguy. no need to do any reset in da system. its take some time to get update. tune in to channel 26.set max is replaced to SAB temporally. KIT n NJOY.

hush said...

VHi is the only 100% english music channel. I watch it a lot.they should drop another channel temporary to accomodate.

Anae said...

I belive that Dialog is testing the channels and the channels may be transfered to announced positions soon. But I am happy to say that SET Max clarity is good and better than some other channels.

@ don
I agree, Set SAB replacing VH1 is really a blow. Has anyone really confirmed this? Maybe they could replace MTV India OR Zee Music instead. Who knows. Maybe they will change their mind. Or maybe this is not the real plan.

I hope they don't replace CH01 with SAB because the most important is the Engish feed in Set MAX.

@ cuteguy and others
Lets wait and see...

cuteguy said...

I thought it was a problem in ma system. Anyway, hope they WONT REPLACE VH1. Bcoz according to most guys the vh1 is the only 100% music channel. Most of the others are almost hindi crap. Anyway, hope they would do their tests and stuff like that, and somehow get the work done by Wednesday.

Jaya wewa

Anae said...

As of 7.00 pm:-

CH01 SET Max
CH25 SET Max (Unclear)
CH26 ITN

DTV technical are working hard on this thing. Dont know what Mr. anthony is doing. Playing Cricket 2007 on his computer? Having dinner? I wonder if he knows what is going on in DTV. Maybe. Maybe not. Hope he is attentive to notice the technical team are introducing two new channels.

Tests will be done by today, or atleast they are going now at a vigerous pace. As you may have noticed, quality of TP2 Zee channels have decreased. This could be in order to give more bandwidth for Dialog.

I wonder if they would put the original SET back in. ANd are they getting SET Pix?

Where is Kalu? Seems to have disappeared for a long time.

sd said...

test...

sd said...

I'm a music lover. And I watch VH1 a lot. This is probably my favourite channel in DTV line-up. If they will drop VH1 to brodcast cricket, I'll definitely terminate my connection and I'll go back to DISH TV. (DISH TV is the only option. coz I'm an outsation person. I don't have Comet Cable or LBN here) I just called the customer care and informed this. but as usual they didn't have a proper answer to give.

I mean, this is really insane. VH1 is the only English music channel we have got. Why can't they drop a hindi channel like Zee Music at least a local channel or maybe a cartoon channel? They have got about 4 hindi channels. And there are 4 cartoon channel. Why can't they drop one of those temporally?
Even if you like hindi music you still have MTV!!!

These type of things don't happen if CBNSat was here. Coz VH1 was one of their best channels. And they promoted it widely through English radio stations..Well if you're a music listener you should have noticed it...

If there was a particular channel in the line-up when we purchased the connection, they have no right to remove it. However,they have done it already with FTV. but I'm not gonna stay next time.

I'm an Entertainment person. I'm not into sports. I mean not everyone watch cricket Right? The channel line-ip is really poor.
There are only few channels for entertainment - AXN, ZEE Cafe & VH1. And now they want to drop one of those!!! I don't think they consider adding channels like STAR WORLD & CHANNEL V INTERNATIONAL. These are probably the biggest channels in Asia dedicated to Entertainment and music.

I'm now pretty sick of their service. The picture quality is getting low day by day. Last night I couldn't even watch Zee Cafe properly. Because the picture qulity was damn low...I first thought something was wrong with my dish. but now I know what it's like to live in this land like no other. Since of late the quality level is 48% (specially in the prime time)but I used to get 63% when CBNSat was around. I have no idea what's happening....

Finally, I assure one thing- people who are into Entertainment and music will never go for DTV....

This is my first post here. but I have been reading these blogs since the shut down.

By the way LISURA, pls get in touch with DTV and tell them not to drop VH1 and ZEE Cafe. Doing so will lose a lot of subscribers.

Admin, I would be greateful to you if you could consider my post....

Thanks

Free-man said...

Got paper copy of DTV guide today – with the three Nat Geo Channels missing. Of the Zee package, only Zee TV was listed.

We have to go to Cometweb site to get full list.

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Priyantha De Silva said...

New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Barbados
World Cup Warm Up Match


New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs.

Sri Lanka innings
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
MS Atapattu c McCullum b Bond 24 - - -
WU Tharanga c McCullum b Oram 106 - - -
DPMD Jayawardene c McMillan b Styris 2 - - -
KC Sangakkara c Fulton b Styris 13 - - -
LPC Silva lbw b Patel 40 - - -
MF Maharoof run out 2 - - -
TM Dilshan b Bond 5 - - -
RP Arnold not out 32 - - -
CM Bandara c Bond b Oram 6 - - -
KMDN Kulasekara run out 5 - - -
SL Malinga run out 1 - - -

Extras 4b 5lb 13w 9nb 31
TOTAL: all out , 50.2 overs 267
Fall of wickets: 1-115 (115 Atapattu, - mins), 2-121 (6 D P M D Jayawardene, - mins), 3-153 (32 Sangakkara, - mins), 4-180 (27 Tharanga, 0 mins), 5-182 (2 Maharoof, - mins), 6-200 (18 Dilshan, - mins), 7-244 (44 L P C Silva, - mins), 8-253 (9 Bandara, - mins), 9-258 (5 Kulasekara, - mins), 10-267 (9 Malinga, - mins)
Did not bat: M Muralitharan, C R D Fernando
Bowler O M R W
M J Mason 7 0 31 0
S E Bond 9.2 2 50 2
D R Tuffey 10 0 52 0
S B Styris 10 0 44 2
J S Patel 10 0 55 1
J D P Oram 4 0 26 2



New Zealand innings

Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s
L Vincent run out 70 - - -
SP Fleming c Maharoof b Kulasekara 65 - - -
RL Taylor c D P M D Jayawardene b Muralitharan 30 - - -
SB Styris c Sangakkara b Bandara 0 - - -
PG Fulton c D P M D Jayawardene b Malinga 59 - - -
JDP Oram c Tharanga b Maharoof 16 - - -
CD McMillan b Malinga 3 - - -
BB McCullum not out 7 - - -
JEC Franklin run out 1 - - -
DR Tuffey not out 1 - - -

Extras 3b 4lb 17w 9nb 33
TOTAL: 8 wkts , 50 overs
(overs completed) 285

Fall of wickets: 1-131 (131 Fleming, - mins), 2-175 (44 Vincent, - mins), 3-175 (0 Styris, - mins), 4-204 (29 Taylor, 0 mins), 5-258 (54 Oram, - mins), 6-272 (14 McMillan, - mins), 7-277 (5 Fulton, - mins), 8-278 (1 Franklin, - mins)
Did not bat: S E Bond, M J Mason, J S Patel

Bowler O M R W
M F Maharoof 6 0 23 1
C R D Fernando 10 0 61 0
K M D N Kulasekara 8 0 41 1
M Muralitharan 10 0 64 1
C M Bandara 6 0 37 1
T M Dilshan 6 1 26 0
S L Malinga 4 0 26 2

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field

Umpires: S J Davis, I L Howell

New Zealand:
S P Fleming (capt) , S E Bond , J E C Franklin , P G Fulton , B B McCullum (wkt) , C D McMillan , M J Mason , J D P Oram , J S Patel , S B Styris , R L Taylor L Vincent , Sub ,

Sri Lanka:
D P M D Jayawardene (capt) , W U Tharanga , M S Atapattu , K C Sangakkara (wkt) , L P C Silva , T M Dilshan , R P Arnold , M F Maharoof , C M Bandara , M Muralitharan , S L Malinga K M D N Kulasekara , Sub ,

Priyantha De Silva said...

All of us need Vh1,
Then,
Show matches only on
Ch 1 - Dialog TV
&
Ch ? - Set

Please, leave the Vh1 channels remains...


( Also we need MTV )

Anae said...

Oh great! VH1 has been replaced by SET Max. Whats going on?

I know its testing, but this is not good.

@ Lisura and DTV_SU
Could you please contact DTV and as the if they could use another channels such as Animax or Zee Music, or maybe they should remove the SET channel for now. No one really watches that channel.

Hope that the VH1 removal will not be permanent.

Anae said...

@ sd
Fashion TV was removed because of legal prblems. All pay tv (except Indian) removed FTV. Else we would have been in trouble again for broadcasting "illegal" content.

Dialog can't provide Star World and Channel V because they need a new transponder. They are getting new equipment to support it. Thats why it is getting delayed. they have already signed up with Star, Disney and Sun.

I agree, VH1 is a very good channel and I hope they choose another one to replace. Are they listening?

Picture quality on Zee channels have definitely decreased a lot. Meanwhile SET and SET Max have real good quality.

Looser said...

Still the freezing problem is there even in SET MAX.

I feel very sad for the people who bought DTV for the world cup. They have watch a freezing world cup. Yes the quality is great but freezing is real problem and I don't think they can fix it before 12th.

Even 500 package customers should think again before they pay additional Rs. 200 for the World Cup. I'm very dissapointed and Channel Eye would be much better than this cos we can watch even 5 ball over without freezing.

D.L.R. said...

DTV team,
pl ask your managemnt to hire some Professionals for operating your ground station. Don’t put Your goodwill in endanger. If you treat us (Customers) as fools, near future we have to arrange DTV’s funeral.

cuteguy said...

Hey DTV Team,

Why do you really replace 1 of the best channel in the lineup , rather than replacing a good for nothing channel. Even the local channels arent worth watching coz of the pic quality. U could changed got rid of 1 of the local channels or a hindi crap channel like Zee Music. The zee channel's pic quality is damn poor. Not even worth watching.

you have got rid of vh1 and the replaced channel SET SAB isnt workiong in ma decorder? it says there is an e16 error though the EPG is there. Is this a common problem or is it oinly for me. Someone please comment on this.

cuteguy said...

HEY DTV TEAM, U THINK THE E16 ERROR IN THE SET SAB IS A PROBLEM?

HEY GUYS IS IT WORIKING FOR YOU ALL..

DTV TEAM said...

@ Cuteguy:
Sorry for the inconvenience.
E-16 ERROR comes, due to the bad receptions/ SIM/ activation ERROR.so northing to,worry,just do a channel reset in your SETUPBOX. tks.

cuteguy said...

DTV TEAM,

I DID A SYSTEM RESET BUT IT DIDNT WORK. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS WITH SET SAB. (CHAN 26) SET MAX IS WORKING OK.
IT STILL GIVES A E16 ERROR.
ANYWAY, PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO DO A CHANNEL RESET? ( I'M NOT VERY MUCH SURE WHEATHR I DID IT CORRECTLY)

1 MORE THING ARE YOU HOPING TO GIVE SET PIX? IF SO WHAT ARE URLL HOPING TO RELACE IT WITH?

PLZ COMMENT...

THNX

ravin said...

Guys,These DTV TEAM guys no nothing about the technical issues or anything relating to marketing,They are a couple of the sales Assistants who are trying to sell connections.

The E 16 error will go off when DTV activates SAAB.

anae- DTV have not signed up with SUN and STAR,They are still under negotiation and eventualy it will be there.

As per the freezing problem they are at it and will fix it very soon,The problem is due to a signal interfearance and they are working on a micro link from another location.

Anae said...

CH24 and CH25 channels are yet to be activated. Or at least I get a Test Card image only on those two. EPGs on 24 and 25 mean that Dialog will (probably)activate them by 12 am. SET Max CH01 shows SET, but they will replace it with Max, wouldn't they.

By the way, I recently saw at a certain cricket stadium, the Max Cricket Academy. It is sponsered by SET Max and was there for a long time. Why would they sponsor if not to advertise. But why would they advertise at all, knowing that no Sri Lankan operators showed their channel at the time it was built (some time ago). MAybe they wanted pay tv operaters to realize the existance of that channel.

@ Ravin
THanks for the info. The info I got must be fake. I really hate those Dialog guys.
By the way, how did you find out about the Star and Sun sign up thing. Was it a Dialog representative or are you working there. Just a question; no problem if you dont answer.

Its good if Dialog sorts out the freezing problem. Actually it has reduced considerably, but when it does freeze it stays frozen for a long time. Then Dialog has to come and sort it out.

DTV TEAM said...

@ Ravin:
Thanks for your info; by the way, make sure Mr.Ravin, we are not circulating any rumors. DTV TEAM giving the correct information from the beginning. We have highly trained professional people to handle this type of inquires. So you do not need to worry about any thing.

E16 ERROR:
I got the massage from “cuteguy” around 12.15. once again, check my answer to that question properly, “still we are updating the channels, so its take at least 5hr time to get upload”.....
Still we are updating………… answer for that particular inquiry is correct. Because E16 ERROR comes due to the reception failure/SIM problem/Activation or Upload failure from DTV side…etc. that time we got the signal for Sony SAB properly (for 15-20min). That’s why I ask him/her to do a reset.
Hope you got it. Keep in touch with DTV people. Stay tune & Good luck.

@ Anae:
Please wait for another 32Days.

RabbitHole said...

After a very very long time I had to write this.

If Dialog TV asks for Rs200 more to view SETmax from Rs500 customers, they are robbing us off! There's no argument that Dialog TV is not running a charity. On the other hand what does Rs500 customer have done to deserve this kind of treatment. What is the logic of asking for Rs200 more to add a single channel from one group of customers and not doing so with other groups of customers?

Shame on you DTV!

Priyantha De Silva said...

All of us should understand DTV has put large price
For us to get SET Channels. Then Thanks to DTV, now
We can watch all channels (From Midnight) but little interruptions
(Still has a little freezing
Problem on them )

Then, it doesn’t matter to price up . we never negotiated with DTV to see World
Cup when we’re buying ( Only for ESPN & Star Sports , not even Zee Sports) , Many thanks to the DTV, we’ve got the chance to watch them with add free.
Then, Don’t blame them to price up only 200 rupees , we know it’ll not give any way
to cover up
The amount , they’ve spent for our entertainment & their publicity .

Any way, Well Done DTV !

Priyantha De Silva said...

To Dialog TV,

Now we’ve so many Hindi films channels.
Then , drop the Zee Cinema
For a little while till getting TP3,
&
Give back VH1 without Zee Cinema.
(Even it doesn’t Show Subtitles like Zee TV)

Priyantha De Silva said...

To DTV,

Only 100% English channel from set family is PIX.
Why it isn't give us.
Hope,
Ch 1 (Sony-set) will change to PIX
before the World Cup.

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ DTV Team,
Zee TV's EPG is wrong.
It's 2 hours forward than real time.
check that!

Priyantha De Silva said...

Hello There..
Site meter is getting high very fast but last 9 hours only my comment.
I think it's boring.

Please, Don't go away without doing
something, even you can blame me.
Thanks.

MANIL said...

LST - Where are you? Can you fix the WGA link,None of them are working.

Anae said...

SET Max and SAB must be coming through the microwave link, because there were no interruptions as far as I see. Thank goodness for Dialog Broadband.

Also, are they broadcasting Rupavahini and Channel Eye over it. Because their quality seems to have increased too.

@DTV TEAM
I will trust you if you answer this:
Why did you replace VH1, the only 100% English music and lifestyle channel?

Also do you mean we have to wait one onth for TP3. Good, because we have the World Cup to keep us busy till then.

cuteguy said...

I THINK ITS OK FOR DTV TO CHARGE 200 FROM THE 500 PACKAGE HOLDERS TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP. YOU KNOW WE AS 1400( ACTUALLY 1600) PACKAGE HOLDERS ARE PAYING LIKE 300 MORE FOR THE HBO, HBO SINGATURE, AND ESPN. 9 POGO IS KINDA USELESS ) SO FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD CUP , I THINK 200 IS OK.

WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?

Anae said...

Charging Rs. 200 for SET Max and SAB is reasonable, since Dialog would have paid a lot for the broadcasting rights.

The original SET channels still has interruptions, but SET Max and SAB are very satisfactory in quality and EPG. Actually I watched a program or two on SAB, even in Hindi, thanks to the English EPG.

By the way, Cartoon Network (and maybe other channels) shows some programs in Hindi language, and we have to listen to Hindi audio too. This morning I was watching Krypto (dont laugh) on Cartoon Network, and it took me ages to realise why the opening music voice sounded like a Hindi person.

The possible (in my idea) reason is:-

Cartoon Network provides audio feeds to brodcasters numbered as 1, 2, 3... for languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, etc. Then 1 must be default for English feed. Dialog chooses audio feed number 1 to broadcast to us.
Then Cartoon Network sometimes changes the feed 1 to Hindi for certain programs. Dialog has to change the settings to 2 or 3 or whatever has the English feed at that time. This is not really Dialog's fault.

The best solution to Audio problems is that Dialog lets us choose our audio feed. It is possible, since the decoder supports it. Having Tamil audio feeds will surely attract many Tamil speaking customers to Dialog TV. Up to you DTV_SU, DTV TEAM and Mr. Anthony, to get such a system up and running.

All I can say at the moment is that Dialog Team/Technical know waht they are doing better than the sales manager.

Admin, is it possible to get another interview with Anthony regarding the audio problems and TP3, etc.?

bank_dude said...

By going through all the comments I'm glad that most of the bloggers are with me regards to VH1 issue. VH1 is the only English entertainment channels we got and I'm sure most of you are watching VH1 classics like myself. Removing VH1 is unacceptable and DTV is playing with our freedom of entertainment. There are crap channels like Zee, MTV, SET, Zee music. Dropping one hindi channels will not make a difference. Why the hell they replace CH1 with SET. Why can't they put VH1 to it. If I have an alternative provider I'm willing terminate my DTV connection and go for it but unfortunately I don't have any.

Anae said...

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> Sales Co-ordinator
> Administrative Executive - Wattala Office
> Billing Executive - Colombo Office
> Recoveries Executive - Colombo Office
> Telecommunicaions Executive
> Technical Officer - IT
> System Design Engineer
> Computer Draftsman (CAD)
> Secretary
> Technician
> Channel Development Co-ordinators
> Technical Officer

Applications should be sent within the next Seven days to:
Head of Human Resources Management and Development,
Dialog Career Centre,
Level 29, West Tower, World Trade Centre,
Echelon Square,
Colombo 01.

Email: careers@dialog.lk
Online applications: www.topjobs.lk

-----------------------------------
Page 28, Sunday Observer - 11th March 2007

ravin said...

The DTV Team is a couple of junior sales guys and they know only the little the management convays to them and they know nothing of the technical aspects or future plans,These are the same guys who put their telephone numbers in the blog asking to buy connections from them.

They dropped VH1 after going through couple of other channels (Including ZEE MUSIC which is a FTA) and after evaluating the agreements etc,They had their reasons for same,though i am not personaly for same.

anae - The one month period for transponder 3 is just a anticipation and it make take up to May.Its nothing to do with securing of the transponder,but getting the compatible infrastructure at DTV end,which is causing the problem.

Yes,Star is being negotiated and they have some licening problem with the KU band as Hulugalla holds the licence for C band in SL and Sun has some agreement with shakthi TV and they will also being launching their own DTH platform.But they do have signed agreements with some other providers.I think PIX is nothing much and they are looking at the supplimentary channels of HBO like HITZ and Familiy (Which LBN has added)

Have patience its going to be a solid lineup.

Anae said...

Thanks Ravin.

Yes, at the moment PIX is not such a famous channel and is not too important. They are only showing minor matches at anyrate.

HBO HiTZ and Family will definitely promote DTV since even Tata Sky and Dish TV don't have it (HBO India is awful).

As usual Hulla must be making a fuss about things. But they should authorise DTV since it runs in Ku band not C band. Typical Hulla.

Sun's agreement with Shakthi TV is for free-to-air terrestrial in Sri Lanka. Satellite tv in Sri Lanka is a different matter. Hope they sort it out.

Any chance of Ten Sports, Neo Sports (and +), Free-to-Air like Ariran, NHK, DW-TV, Al Jazeera English, etc?

Lets hope and be patient that DTV can get the required equipment soon and start on TP3.

ravin said...

You can be positive about NEO,Al Jazeera ,DWT But their is a bit of uncertainty on TEN comming immediatly.

But they will have content what others dont have.

DTV TEAM said...

World Cup boosts TV sales
"Newly launched satellite service Dialog TV has seen a 50 percent jump in sales due to focused promotions targeting the World Cup."

The upcoming cricket World Cup has proven to be a money spinner for firms selling consumer durables like TVs and satellite connection suppliers.

Newly launched satellite service Dialog TV has seen a 50 percent jump in sales due to focused promotions targeting the World Cup.

Nushad Perera, General Manager Sales and Marketing of Dialog Telekom said the company is aggressive on marketing campaigns with the cricket fever build up.

He said prior to Dialog taking over the company (earlier CBN Sat) it had only 10,000 subscribers, but in the last two months Dialog TV has added 6,000 more to the customer base.

“More than half of our growth is due to the World Cup, because the normal terrestrial channels only telecast five balls per over at most, due to advertisements or crawlers appearing on the television screen, but Dialog TV has a direct feed from the ground without any such advertisements except when the teams stop for tea or lunch and our customers are aware of this,” he explained.

Singer Sri Lanka with its 37 percent market share of television sets too is cashing in on the World Cup. “Our sales are expected to increase by about 20 percent during this period,” M. H. M. Fairooz, Brand Group Manager, Singer Sri Lanka said.

Phillips has a similar promotion with a target of 30 percent sales growth, according to industry sources.

Abans is offering a free Dialog TV connection with every plasma television bought. tks SUNDAY TIMES.

Anae said...

This is good news. Lets hope that Dialog sorts out the broadcasting problems and SET Max and SAB will be shown to the viewer's liking.

Most ads we saw on SET Max were probably only for the warm up matches. They woulnd't dare to show ads when the match is being played, or they will lose their customers around the world, and Indians will switch to Free-to-Air Doordarshan.

How come the articles are always wrong though? 10,000 customers should have been 20,000 or 25,000 or have we been fooled for the last year or so?

Gamini said...

HEY TEAM,

IN THE MORNING THE SET MAX AND SAB WERE WORKING OK. BUT FROM THE AFTERNOON THEY WERE NOT. ( NO E16 ERROR BUT THIS TIME COLOURED PARRELEL LINES ARE THERE. LIKE THERE WAS NO TRANSMISSION AT THAT TIME.)

I WAS HOPING TO WATCH KAL HO NA HOO BUT I COULDNT BCOZ OF THIS PROBLEM. ARE THEY ONLY SHOWING THOSE CHANNELS ONLY WEN THERE ARE MATCHES BEING PLAYED?

IF SO WHY COULDNT THEY SHOW VH1 CHANNEL INSTEAD BECAUSE SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.

PLZ COMMENT.....

THANX

Anae said...

@ Gamini
Dialog is doing its best to prevent us having to watch a frozen game of cricket. Evidently the problem is not yet solved, but I doubt its actually Dialog' fault. Maybe something wrong with SET/One Alliance satellite broadcasts.

By the way, Kal Ho Na Hoo and any other progaram on Max and SAB (except cricket matches on Max) is in Hindi language and does not have subtitles.

Coloured parallel lines are called Test Card. Every tv broadcaster has it. It is used when starting, testing or ending a transmission. See Channel Eye after it plays the National Anthem at 11.00 pm. Then you see the Rupavahini Test Card.

Lets hope SET Max and SAB will be up with minimal interruptions by tommorow morning's opening ceremony.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Manil,
Windows Genuine Advantage Workaround fixed link:
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Sorry it took so long.

TV Hunter said...

SET MAX & SAB channels are working from last evening.(11.25pm).

Sat Viewer said...

Dropping VH1 is the most stupidiest thing the DTV did out of all non-proffessional sevices.

This is the only good quality full time English music channel. If they have brains of an ant they wouldn't do this. There are plenty more channels that they can drop.

I called their customer (non)service hotline six times to get connected and when I inquire about VH1 issue the CS Assictant told me to bring up the issue to one called Nushad Perera, who is not in office on weekends.

Now I fed up of their service and by each action they prove that they are not in a position to serve the subscribers' needs.

I sincerely hope that DTV subscribers unite would take this matter to some hearing ears at DTV.

bank_dude said...

Though we have all the sat connections neither SET MAX nor SET SAB showed the opening ceremony. Our good old Rupavahini telecasted it. How sad.

Anae said...

Don't worry. SET Max and SAB will definitely show the matches. Sad they didn't show the opening ceremony. I wonder why?

Lucky I recorded it on Channel Eye on my computer. I almost recorded SET Max with my VCR, but the machine acted up and damaged my tape.

SET Max now has minimal freezing problems, and I hope Dialog does anything necessary to solve it before tomorrow's match. This is going to be an exciting month for all of us! (Provided Dialog does not mess it up)

Crab said...

Taking quality entertainment like VH1 out and adding channels like SET SAB with load of crap is not gonna help. I wonder what might have been going on heads the DTV ppl whne they decided to replace VH1 ?

If they plan to re-introduce Vh1 soon my apologies for the above comment. ;-)

Crab said...

Dropping VH1 might be an indication that they still dont know who their customers are .. Or else DTV is gearing up to be a cheap ( not really ..) low quality entertainment provider

MANIL said...

Thanks LST,Got it.

Crab said...

Oh what a vision Mr. Muhunthan had those days and now whats happening to that !!! :-(

don said...

Now its the vision of Lord Anthony(SALES MANAGER) who seem to mess up in style.

This is the way he is delighting customers and bringing future today.

DTV IS NOT GOING TO SURVIVE UNTILL THEY GET RID OF THIS ARSHOLES.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

""Admin : What can we expect from Dialog TV in the future?
Ramesh : The Future .Today""

Mr Muhunthan would never have given such a homosexual answer. That's the difference.

AMD said...

hey guys i inquired from DTV customer service, and they said that removing VH1 is a temporary measure to accomadate SET MAX and SAB to telecast the matches, it would definetly be back after the world cup. Still i wonder why they had to take away VH1??

firi said...

Guys,

Ten Sports is a must. They are the exclusive broadcaster for UEFA Champions League, WWE, French Open, Tour de France etc.. in the south Asia Region.
When I bought the DTV connection I inquired about Ten Sports & the answer I received was that Comet Cable has the exclusive right to show it in Sri Lanka & this agreement will expire on the 31st March.
Anybody can verify this? Because if this is true then all DTV has to do it negotiate with Ten Sports & air it from the 1st of April onwards.

shamil said...

LTTE broadcasting illegally in Intelsat 12 satellite:

Will be closed down soon – Intelsat Ltd.

Sat, 2007-03-10 08:20


New York, 10 March, (Asiantribune.com):



Tamil Tigers are pirates and they are broadcasting illegally in the Intelsat 12 satellite without any proper authorization.
The Washington D.C. based Intelsat Ltd., the world’s largest commercial satellite communications services provider

told “Asian Tribune” that that LTTE is not a customer of the Intelsat. “They are pirates.”


On 04 March, LTTE news websites reported that Voice of Tigers, the official radio broadcast of Liberation Tigers of

Tamil Eelam (LTTE), began satellite broadcast to South Asian countries from Vanni starting from that day.
Also it was reported S.P. Tamilselvan Head of the LTTE’s political Division participated in the ceremony and said,

"We are holding the inauguration ceremony on the 69th birthday of late Anton Balasingham as a mark of respect for

his contribution to the progress of Tamil media. I also wish to thank all the staff at VoT for making the station a voice

of Tamils."


However “Asian Tribune” reported on 05 March, “Anyhow, Pro LTTE websites in their news report about the launching

of the satellite broadcast carried a misleading statement stating that “The radio service will use similar frequencies

used by the National Television of Tamileelam (NTT), using ‘Eurostar’ at 11.506 GHz symbol rate 2894, vertical

polarization, the media unit.


“Asian Tribune” report further added “However, Intelsat 12 satellite link clearly shows that National Television of

Tamileelam and as well as Pulikalin Kural is with the same frequencies and are hosted by them.”
The contention of the “Asian Tribune” was confirmed by Ms. Dianne VanBeber, Intelsat LTd Vice President in charge

of Investor Relations and corporate communication, who told “Asian Tribune” that Sri Lanka’s terrorists’ outfit LTTE is

presently pirating the Intelsat’s 12 bandwidth without the knowledge of the company.


“Intelsat has notified the original customer for the capacity that they are in violation of their contract, and Intelsat has

informed them to cease transmissions,” Diam Beever said.


When asked to identify the original customer of the Intelsat, Dianne VanBeber refused to disclose the name of the

service provider who gas accommodated the LTTE’s medias without the knowledge of the Intelsat Ltd.

When asked whether Intelsat was not aware of the fact that LTTE’s National Television of Tamileelam was using the

Intelsat 12 satellite bandwidth since 2005. Dianne VanBeber clarified that the Intelsat Ltd acquired PanAmSat only

on July 3, 2006, and LTTE’s National Television of Tamil Eelam might have come to share quietly the Intelsat 12 satellite.


She said, “We are taking actions to cease their transmission soon. “

Furthermore Dianne VanBebersaid, “There are no Sri Lankan shareholders of Intelsat. Intelsat went private in

January of 2005 and has had no Sri Lankan investment shares since that time.”


- Asian Tribune -


http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/4848

Raki said...

DTV better be joking if their version of temp, is to take off VH1 until the world cup is over!!!!! As soooo many other guys said, VH1 is a fantastic music & entertainment channel for soo many ppl - including my family! I sincerely do feel that DTV is now on a 1-way street to the grave! They have done too many mistakes, made too many stuip dicisions and been too clueless to operate profitably in such a competitive SatTV environment!

I mean, which idot would have taken out VH1 at all, if they knew their market even 10%????%$^@! F__king DUMB MAN!!!

btw, i just paid my apparently outstanding April 06 bill over the weekend and they told me that i will have to settle the JAN & FEB bills asap to??? i havent even got it yet?? Specially with this kind of crap service from DTV i don't think i want them anymore!

DTV, am a SERIOUSLY dissapointed with your service todate and somehow i don't think we are in for improvements very soon.

@ADMIN
I sincerely believe you are in a fantastic position to colate all these negative comments and issues we all have and get another interview with DTV mgmt (but someone who can give proper answers!)... I think its time DTV customers here got some answers on what solid things DTV are doing to address our concerns!!!

don said...

If this happend long way back,Mr Muhunthan is still running CBNsat and we would be realy having future today.

Thanks for the info Shamil.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...
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Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Manil,
please drop a mail to filenetworks@gmail.com so that i can contact you. It's regarding DishTV payment.

thanks.

chunky said...

Dear all,
I'm selling my CBNSAT/DialogTV connection for 13,000/= (800 package), if anybody is interested please tell me.

thanks

AMD said...

guys, i just got info that comet cable is gonna show the world cup matches, dunno what feed or from whom though, can anyone clarify ?

Also i think we should all give DTV time to settle down. They should be given credit for all the that they are trying to give their customers inspite of so many obstacles. As with any new business, there are certain technical issues to be dealt with, any one knows this. Its very easy for us to sit here and find fault with them, Let us be a bit more patient and im sure vll get the best possible entertainment in the not too distant future.

Crab said...

amd,
thanks for the inquiry you made.. as you say .. but still which dumb ass would replace VH1 until world cup ends ?

Raki said...

@amd
When i am spending 1610 a month... patience is not very easily afforded! I firmly believe that DTV should spend less time following up (and messing up) on passed payments and new ones and concentrate on getting the Quality & Qty of their channel line up on par! If the stuff DTV is giving me is good and i get good customer care... I wouldn't make a fuss... even if there were billing probs once in a while!

No operator has the right to make sooooooooo many mistakes, collect money from loyal customers and still ask for MORE TIME TO CORRECT THE PROBS! ONCE DTV COMMERCIALLY LAUNCHED.... no turning back from that... I expect only the best after that!!!

Priyantha De Silva said...

It was over 23,000 customers last year.
When I bought that I’ve been informed CBN has
Over 23,000 customers .Even they’ve informed they target
Over 1, 00,000 customers before end of 2007.
( Not about 2,50,000)

My A/C No comes after 26,000.
(Not the bill No.)
That means I’ve bought that after 26,000
People have bought this. Now they are talking
About 10,000. What this means ?
We’re very much glad to hear it has increased
To 50%.

If so as DTV team said, I’m happy .
Because if with 10,000 customers can gives these
Facilities like even HBO, with 2,50,000 customers How much
Will be able to …

Raki said...

@priyantha
On the other hand, if DTV are finding so difficult in managing the customer care, billing, co-ordination, tv guide distributions etc., of such a little customer base.... imagine what their service will be like if they had even 50k customers???????

So, i say it again..... first get the house in order... then invite ppl in!!!!

Since they did it the other way around..... be prepared for all the negative rap DTV is getting now and in to the future if things dont improve!!!

AMD said...

So comet finally got permission to show the matches via the DD feed.
Good going. By the way, DD is taking the feed from SET MAX.