Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Channel Line up rearranged and new package rates for new subscribers

According to information being received Dialog TV have rearranged their line up of channels by shutting down the transmission from 3am to 6am. This was done in accordance with the message that was transmitted to all subscribers saying that there may be interruptions in transmission from the 13th to the 15th in order to carry out the rearrangement. We are unable to obtain the rearranged lineup and we hope that our bloggers will post a comment with the new updated lineup. Certain facilities such as EPG and the channel names are said to be wrong. Please be informed that the channel names can be corrected (if Dialog TV have assigned the correct channel name at their end) by doing a channel scan but the EPG can only be corrected by Dialog TV. It can be expected that channels will go off air on a regular basis in order for them to complete this rearrangement. We hope that this is completed before people go home after work today so that they can enjoy television without any headaches.

In other news we have received reports of the updated package rates that will be implemented by October 1st 2007. The new revised package rates are said to be
1) The Rs 500/= package will be Rs 550/= (+ vat) with addition 4 channels - Al Jazeera, NDTV 24X7, Australia Network and Star Vijay.
2) The Rs 900/= package is expected to be increased to Rs 1550/= (+vat) with additional 9 channels - Hallmark, SRTV, Star World, Star Plus and Neo Sports plus the 4 additional channels in Rs 550/= package.
3) The Rs 1400/= package will be Rs 2100(+vat) with additional channels - HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, Cinemax, Star Movies, Neo Plus and Ten Sports plus the additional channels in the above two packages. Star Cricket is not mentioned but since the Star Package is mentioned we believe that it will be allocated to this package since Dialog are not too foolish to allocate Star Cricket to the Rs 2100/= package or are they?

The above rates are valid only for subscribers who purchase on or after October 1st 2007 and present subscribers will continue with the current subscription rates as usual. It should be said that Dialog are very foolish at implementing the new rates in this manner since this takes the connections out of the reach of the ordinary man. We correct our wording since we said that a new package over Rs 1400/= will have to be called a Millionaires Package but we correct ourselves and hereby term the new Rs 2100/= package as Billionaires Package. It is said that the fourth transponder will be available in September with another 14 channels consisting of the Fox Channels and Asian feeds of Star Sports and ESPN, etc. However since these channels are expensive they would have to be allocated to a higher package mainly for those who can afford them and these could have been in a Rs 2100 package. Changing the present Rs 1400/= package which consists of the basic pay television channels which LBN provides with more channels for Rs 1100/= is a BIG MISTAKE by Dialog. This move will result in a reduction of Dialog TV sales.

It should be said that before saying anything further one wonders whether this is all a marketing gimmick by Dialog TV to sell the maximum connections since we are sure that Dialog would have done all the market research and found out that with the rising cost of living not many will be able to afford a package at Rs 2100/=. If not then it is sad to say that Dialog is on the same road as Comet Cable and may end up in an even worse situation. Dialog TV should concentrate on taking its connections to the masses and follow the same vision as Dialog GSM and should not limit themselves to an exclusive clientele.

Please keep us updated on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.

26 comments:

cable said...

@ ADMIN

Your post should correct October 1st 2008 to October 1st 2007

yakuza said...

@lst

english

yakuza said...

i tried

emp3.com
yoursmp3.com
mp3areana.com

etc..

most songs cant be downloaded

Rukmal said...

yakuza:

Use bearshare or limewire software...

yakuza said...

@rukmal

the thing is i am using dialup

is'nt it very slow when file sharing

Rukmal said...

yakuza :

But if you select a file with a good source population It wont take long time !

yakuza said...

@rukmal

ok, thanks. i will try

TechnoGuy said...

Could someone please post the new channel order?

Thanks

Jughead said...

@technoguy, as per their letter....

500 pkg - 4 Additional channels free (will be 550+Vat from Oct)

Al Jazeera
NDTV
Australia Network
Vijay TV

900 pkg - 9 Additional channels free (will be 1550+VAT from Oct)

Hallmark
SRTV
Star World
Star Plus
Neo Sport
+ 4 from 500 pkg

1400 pkg - 14 Additional channels Free (will be 2100+VAT from Oct)

HBO Hits
HBO Family
Star Movies
Neo Sports plus
Ten Sports
+ 13 from other pkges

** Buddhist & God TV free for all

Amalka said...

1 CNN
2 BBC
3 NDTV
4 AL JAZEERA
5 STAR MOVIES
6 HBO
7 HBO SIGNAT.
8 HBO HITS
9 HBO FAMILY
10 CINEMAX
11 ZEE STUDIO
12 SET MAX
13 ZEE CINEMA
14 STAR VIJAY
15 SRTV
16 STAR WORLD
17 AXN
18 HALLMARK
19 ZONE REALITY
20 ZEE CAFÉ
21 AUSTRALIA NETWORK
22 A1
23 ZEE TRANDZ
24 STAR PLUS
25 SET
26 SET SAB
27 ZEE TV
28 NAT GEO
29 DISCOVERY
30 DISCOVERY T & L
31 ANIMAL PLANET
32 HISTORY
33 STAR SPORT
34 ESPN
35 TEN SPORT
36 NEO SPORT
37 NEO SPORT PLUS
38 ZEE SPORT
39 STAR CRICKET
40 VH1
41 MTV
42 ZEE MUSIC
43 CARTOON NETWORK
44 POGO
45 ANIMAX
46 NICKELODEON
47 RUPAVAHINI
48 DERANA
49 ITN
50 SWARNAWAHINI
51 TNL
52 EYE
53 THE BUDDHIST
54 GOD TV

Dude said...

Hello Everyone!

@jughead
Did anyone receive this letter or did you take off the comments in the previous posts.

Thanks

TechnoGuy said...

@ Amalka
Thank you!

AMD said...

Can anyone confirm if all channels are working now with the correct names & no ?

Vishkid said...

2100 eh? But some good channels there. Wont take long for our buggers to start hacking the DTV decoder :D

Jesika said...

I already have those channels for my 900/- package. So whats the different ?

Hallmark
SRTV
Star World
Star Plus
Neo Sport
+ 4 from 500 pkg

KIDO-CMB said...

Everyone... All channels are up and running, audio issues still continue for certain channels and will be rectified within the course of this week.

AMD said...

@ KIDO-CMB

Tks for the update.

Pls see that correct channel name, EPG and timings are sorted out too.

Tks

cable said...

@KIDO-CMB

can you give us a hint of the new channels coming for the 2100/- package?

Jughead said...

@Dude

I received their letter this morning.

as mentioned in my previous post (in previous thread)there is no mention abt Star Cricket in the letter.

AMD said...

@ Jughead

can u scan and upload the letter ?

AMD said...

DTV has updated the channel icon page

http://www.dialog.lk/en/tv/channels/channels.html

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

yakuza,
Yes you can use Limewire or eMule but beware of viruses and fake crap. I would recommend using torrents instead (you may think its slow but with enough seeders you'll get speeds similar to direct downloads)

Some good torrent sites for music can be found below:

http://www.mp3nova.org/
http://www.mininova.org/cat/5
http://thepiratebay.org/browse/101
http://oink.cd (private tracker, you'll need an invite to get in)
http://www.torrentreactor.net/categ.php?id=6
http://www.sumotorrent.com/cat_3.html

good luck.

Jesika said...

The DTV website "Packages & Tariff" is updated !!

Jughead said...

@amd
no do machang. NO SCANNER :(

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Channel rearrangement completed"

Admin

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