Friday, August 10, 2007

So whats next now - sneek peeks and suggestions

Well after a few months of work and some delays Dialog TV have finally completed introducing the new channels. During the last few months we have criticized them when they do not get things right and have congratulated them when they got things right. It has to be said that this is the first large expansion that was carried out by this company ever since they commenced operations and just a few months after they recommenced operations following the controversial time period last year.

We would like to say that the Dialog TV team have done a good job in adding channels that were looked forward to by their existing and future subscribers. At present all the channels originally planned for have been introduced and information suggests that one more is one the way. This channel would be a local one operated by Dialog (probably called Neth TV) but we are unable to find any further information. about this. In addition it seems that Dialog TV are now planning for the launch of their fourth transponder and it seems that they are negotiating with some Tamil language channels as well as some of the Fox channels available in this region.

All of this is good but Dialog has to now got to concentrate on other aspects of their operation too such as the following.

1) The fourth transponder should not have too many new channels rather they should make use of this to spread out the channels further in order to further improve the channel quality.
2) A website for Dialog TV that can be accessed using a mobile phone and programme guides should be viewable using the mobile phone too and a better designed website with programming information too for regular internet access with on line payment features, channel blocking features,etc.
3) SMS programme alerts.
4) Add the other local radio stations and television channels.
5) Reduce the price of the secondary decoder and offer a special package for a secondary connection in the same location.
6) A decoder specially for Hi Fi systems at a reasonable price so that people can keep it close to their hi fi systems and do not have to use the decoder connected to the television in order to listen to the radio stations on Dialog TV.
7) Introduce DTS sound to channels that have this feature available.
8) An Electronic Programme Guide that loads faster and allows to view the schedule of another channels without changing channels.
9) Innovative marketing plan that will attract customers and they could also use their existing subscribers also to market connections (as suggested in one of our previous posts).
10) Introduce a DVR that facilitates the recording of one channel while watching another and make it available to their subscribers on an installment basis. This could be done by tying up with an importer of electronic products into the country.
11) Movie on Demand and Pay Per View( for subscribers who want to select a particular channel that belongs to some other package).
12) Update the website regularly.
13) The EPG should be made very accurate and should contain no errors.

These are some of the suggestions that we have added and we believe that our fellow bloggers will further add to this by making their suggestions too.

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

108 comments:

Jesika said...

Thanks Admin
You have mention all the important points !

Dear DTV. We need to improve your service ! Pls consider those points.

Amaris said...

6) A decoder specially for Hi Fi systems at a reasonable price so that people can keep it close to their hi fi systems and do not have to use the decoder connected to the television in order to listen to the radio stations on Dialog TV.

Why on earth would we need that with the current radio channels? One could listed to the radio on the HiFi set instead of connecting the decoder and listening through that.

nishantha said...

Thank you admin,
some times I think we all blogers watching Dialog tv for 24 hours. nothing special in office or home. thats because you. You gave us that opportunity.

Keep going and keep watching
we are with You...

As far as we know there are no any more future relationship with Assest media network (pvt) Ltd and dialog television (Pvt) Ltd.

OgilyAction Guys doesnt know about star Plus. they tell us it is a 'movie channel' what a funny.

AMD said...

@ Amaris

This would benefit customers in the outstations as well as in some parts of Colombo, as the outstation frequencies sometimes have a lot of disturbance and are not clearly audible too. Besides the quality would be much better when its comes through DTV, since its a sat feed as opposed to conventional analog feed with the normal antenna we have on our hi-fi sets.

AMD said...

1st of all the C/Care team should be given an engineering lesson from the technical team. Some C/C agents dont even know what TRANSPONDER is !

cable said...

The radio channels are broadcast in stereo mode.I dont think there is any difference between a sat feed and what we capture with normal antenna.

By the way with the the current head end equipment that dialog have they cant include more than 18 channels per transponder. Otherwise we would have to suffer further quality loss as i am sure dialog would have jammed in more channels per transponder. The lack of quality is obivious when you watch STAR CRICKET. If somebody has a access to a LBN connection or even a COMET connection just compare the quality specialy when the IND vs ENG test match is on

mad said...

they Should use ASIA or DSTV feed for NGC Discovery, Animal Planet and History. The USLESS INDIA feed has nothing BUT ADS and old PROGRAMS .

Get good feed for these channels

AMD said...

@ CABLE

My Star cricket was fine yesterday during the match. Hadnt any problems and it was clear like glass!

Yes the radio channels are Stereo, but when u compare the feeds the DTV feed dosent have any disturbance at all, this may not be that noticiable in Colombo, but i have experienced a a big difference in some rural areas.

cable said...

@amd

As i said you should compare the signal. Its nothing to do with the "clearness" of the channel. What i get is also clear but i wont use the cristal to describe it the pictures are not as well defined as it can be.I used to have a comet connection and i can say that star world had better quality on comet than what is available in DTV. I dont know how to explain it other than showing it to you but most of the channels in DTV dosent have depth and texture and shapness of pictures i would expect from a DTH service.

FOr me out of all the channels sometimes AXN and History channel have the required quality,texture and richness of colors but this dosent happen all the time. Maybe its a personal preference of mine other people may not be much bothered about it. what do you say guys? especially ppl who had other connections like LBN and COMET before getting on board with DTV

dannymot said...

Dear Admin,

What about DAB radio transmissions of Foreign English medium digital radio broadcasts as well?

CN said...

It seems DTV is going on a Corporate promo... there's a flyer going round our office for staff Rs8950/= for the equipment, + 3months rental to be paid in advance.

Though @cable has a point above (see also my previous posts on that subject), bottom line - DTV for Rs8950/=, taking into account the channels available (now!), its worth it IMHO...

Forecaster said...

KIDO-CMB,

I forwarded my proposals regarding our local channels to DTV E-mail address yesterday. So can you inform us what's the DTV's response to it, in detail manner?

cable said...

@cn

I agree with you 53 channels @ 8950 for ppl whh do not live in LBN area is very good. In fact i moved from comet to DTV because i also got this offer of 8950/- + 3 months rental sometime back.

TO think i paid 18,000/- Rs in 1999 to get Comet these comet owners must have made a killing.

When comet was under control of the hettiarachi family they were trying to introduce digital and they were planning to increase the rental to almost 2000/- per month. In addtion to the profit of giving 18 channels at 1500 + VAT they were so greedy that they wanted to increase their profits even further by increasing the rental and putting local ads in AXN ans star world

Dialog appears almost saintly by this comparison.

cable said...

@forecaster

Hey take it easy, give the man some time. We also have to be reasonable. KIDO-CMB is trying to help us going beyond the call of duty.

cbnsatcustomer said...

Good suggestions Admin.

CN said...

@cable,

Funny, I also got Comet in '00 for 19k (I think?), disposed of it early '07 for 10k... : ) But, it was over 7 years of pure cable-TV pleasure, except for a few ghosting issues now n then.

However sentimental reason's apart, after DTV added the Star Bouquet, & until LBN expand or Comet goes digital (in the real world!), I'm rooting for DTV all the way...

cable said...

@cn

My sentiments exactly!

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ Admin,

Thanks for giving priority for the need of DTV users.Some of ideas we never discuss here earlier. Then the post is very much admirable.

Jesika said...

KIDO-CMB :

Is 0777 679 679 Free Line for dialog GSM users?

once i called to the C/C , they give me another land line number saying this no is not free ..

AMD said...

Anyone wants to see the recent press ads about STAR, go to:

http://www.dialog.lk/en/corporate/press/pressads/index.html

@ Jesika

No its not free.

Jesika said...

NEWS!!

I just called to DTV C/C regarding my payment problem, after that i asked them what is this till 30th September promotion?

He said this is for 900/- & 1400/- package customers.If someone upgraded to these packages before 30th of Septembers they can get Star channels to their packages free of charge.
I asked what happened after 30th of September. He said the management have an idea to add another package like 1600/- and move those star channels to that package.

Thais is the News !!

He said hot-line is not a fee of charge line !!

( Now showing !! Doggy Returns !!)

AMD said...

Tks Jes.

At least the C/C guys know whats happening around them now!

star said...

BSNL launches IPTV in Karnataka

internet protocol television (IPTV) was launched in Bangalore recently and the facility will be available for users from August 15.

About 150 television channels, movies, education from kindergarten, primary and high school students of higher levels, and much more will be available on internet protocol television. Digital quality is another benefit. Service charges are Rs 150 per month plus usage charges, thus giving cable operators a run for their money. A one-time investment includes a set-top box worth Rs 3,950 and installation charges of Rs 889.

Viewers can choose from a choice of English, Hindi and other vernacular films for a price ranging from Rs 10 to up to Rs 150.

Users of this service can watch their favourite programmes at the time of their choice, however, this option is not available now. The project has been supported by CSIR under the triple play broadband technology which is on par with what is available worldwide. The franchisee for broadband here is India Online.

"It will be made available soon. E-education, homework and project assistance for students, music and gaming will also be available soon," said N Ramesh, head of India Online Broadband.

Vishkid said...

"Upgrade or subscribe before 9/30 and you will get star on 1400 or 900 packages (depending on the allocation)"

I think it was obvious that DTV was going to bring up another higher valued package OR pay-per-view.
So anyone buying DTV on 900 or 1400 packages or upgrading to 900 or 1400 after 10/1 will not get Star network (and what else??).
If I get Star world and Vijay on my 900 now and if I 'upgrade' to 1400 in October - that means I would loose my World and Vijay!!! That sounds crazy 'cos you don't 'upgrade' to loose existing channels but anything is possible with DTV.

H/e, it must be mentioned that DTV allowed 850/- customers to upgrade to 900/- without losing ESPN & POGO.

I personally don't hv a problem whatever it is as if I'm gonna upgrade to 1400 it will be before the world cup on 9/7th :D

nimal said...

@Jesi

Your hot news at 4.16 p.m was made by AMD eraly morning

August 10, 2007 8:38 AM " by AMD

nishantha said...

Therena Sinhalenma kiwwoth
Dialog wede Anaganna wage yanne

rentle eka wedi karala star set eka special packege ekakata danawa kiyanne dialog lagadima kanawa.

dialog tv ekata denata inne competi dennai. comet, LBN issarahata thawa enawa.

Siyatha DTH (Voice of Asia - Only Asian Feed not hindi)
TV Lanka DTH
AirTel DTH
Ceylinco (kothalawala) will enter
SLT IPTV

Dilog GSM patan aragena awrudu ganakin, Incoming, Sms Free Dunnata mekedi E wage sellam Danna be kiyala manegement eka dannawa. eka hinda puluwantharam kattiya allaganna hadanne.

Sahodara Sahodara Waruni
Me awruddata dena channel tika Ochcharai.

Anith tika denne 2008
(According to Naushad Perera)

To Kido
Machan hema dissema Blackberry eken Blog liyanne mokada, api dannawa Blackberry Autho dealer Dialog kiyala harida.

Free AD from Kido (spelling mistakes)

Apithamai mulinma kiwwe Espn ekai pogo ekai nethikaranna hadana plan eka. adminta mathaka ethi.

---------
Den Lankawe gewalwala parana Computer thiyenawa wage issarahata wahalawal Uda Dish entena thiyei 4 5.

ethakota thami 'GEDARATA WASANAWAN' Wenne
-----------
Dear blogers, and Admin
Oyagollanta Nikan LBN eka gena sekayak ehema hithenne nadda. dialoglata ganna godak kal giya channels dawasen deken LBN ganne, masa hayak wahala thiyala, Padu wela, only 8,000 costemers.

poddak hoyala balanna wei wage.

----------

Praveen said...

Hi guys, need some advice. I still have the old CBN 850/= package. And I could not watch some new channels DialogTV introduced. When I called customer care, one person told me to upgrade it to Dialog 900/= package so that I will get the new channels including ESPN & POGO. Will that be a smart move for me? Will it be worth givingI guess I will only be loosing those 4 HBO channels, Star movies, star cricket, TenSports & NeoSportsPlus, right?

sonik said...

well, im sure we're all pretty happy with the selection of channels introduced on dtv now (Im not talking about the channel pricing).
now dtv needs to add two more transponders to carry their existing load of channels... after all the channels on tp3 were added (all 18) pixxellation is again evident, and goes to show that it is a bandwith problem and not a signal issue. 5 transponders and 11 channels on each of them would probably be good. although we understand that transponders = mega loads of money, if dtv wants to be the no.1 pay telelvision provider in SL, they have to provide a wide choice of channels and industry standard quality.

i hope they are able to offer the best dth service in the region, coz their channel line up now can easily out-do even dishtv or tatasky...

KIDO-CMB said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
KIDO-CMB said...

AMD & FOR'STER... Tks for ur mail. Mail send do the relavant division n waiting 4da response.

@ jasika... U will be charge the normal D2D charge.

@ Praveen- best thing, pls go to 900pkg. No problem. U can get both ESPN & POGO.

kumara said...

ADMIN,

YOU HAVE DETAILD EVERYTHING THAT DTV SHOULD SORTOUT. BUT DTV SHOULD GIVE TOP PRIORITY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EXISTING CHANNELLS.

FOR SOME PEOPLE DTV IS CRYSTAL CLEAR. BUT FOR ME IT IS A REAL MESS. EVEN STAR CRICKET HAS LOT OF PIXELATION. HBO CHANNELLS ARE HORRIBLE AS USUAL.

Jesika said...

Admin

You forgot to mention about High speed Broadband internet. !!



Who let the dog(Alf) out ??!!!

cbnsatcustomer said...

There may be other factors which affect the picture quality except bandwidth. Also I only get signal strength and quality level for old 2 transponders around 59% and for the new one 38% because my cable had to be joined with jacks in 2 places. Yet picture quality is perfect for me.

my post from a preavious thread.

I'm surprised that some people complain about picture quality of DTV because for me it's perfect on my TV.
Fortunately there are features in my Phillips TV called "Pixel Plus (it doubles the pixels to get HDTV like pictures from SDTV sources)" and 100MHZ digital scan. They greatly improve the pictuire quality. I can test the picture with these options enabled/disabled side by side on screen. I think that is the reason I get high quality pictures from DTV.

If you have TVs with these digital technologies, try them they will improve the picture quality.

kumara said...

CBNSCUSTOMER,

MACHANG I THINK YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR ID. BCOZ THERE IS NO MORE CBN. HOW ABOUT DTVSCUSTOMER..
ONLY JOKING MACHANG..

YOU ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A GOOD TV WHICH HAS ALL THESE NEW FEATURES. BUT MY ONE IS LG AND ABOUT TWO YEARS OLD. IT DOES NOT HAVE THESE FEATURES. SO WE HAVE TO DEPEND ON DTV TO IMPROVE PICTURE QUALTY.

I HOPE THESE BUGGARS DO IT SONN ..

Kavan said...

I hope DTV considers the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) suggestion seriously. A fully integrated DVR changes the TV watching experience enormously.

When Time permits you can watch prerecorded TV programs you are most interested in. When you watch the News you can skip over the news items you are not interested in. Record one while watching another is useful but not essential. Record while watching a prerecorded is needed.

After having used TiVo in USA for few years, I don't like letting the TV schedule govern what I do at anytime.

I maybe able to afford a higher priced package, but remain with the G-900, since I rarely remember to catch the start of a movie. With a DVR I would be willing to pay more to get a better selection of Movies to prerecord and watch. Else DVD Movies are cheap to buy in Lanka.

Kaushal said...

GOOD NEWS FOR RUGBY FANS!!

Channel Eye will be showing the Rugby World Cup Live from 7 September. I just saw an ad this morning.

kumara said...

Kavan,

IF WE DO NOT HAVE THIS SORT OF FETAURES YOU ARE TALKING OF IN OUR TV, IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY OF BUYING ANY EQUIPMENT AND ADDING IT TO THE TV. ( WHAT I MEANT WAS RECORDING SOMETHING ELSE WHILE WATCHING NEWS ETC.. )

HOPE YOU CAN GIVE SOME IDEA ABOUT THIS. THE COST AND AVILABILITY ETC ETC..

yakuza said...

@riky , kido_cmb and others

will dialog make star cricket available as pay per view channel for the duration of 20-20 world cup?


else other than 1400/= package holders would'nt be able to watch the world cup. is it true that sirasa will telecast it?

yakuza said...

@praveen

update to 900/= as i also did.

you will be able to get new channels hallmark, abc, star world

and carefully mention that you update from 850/= old package

then you will be able to retain espn and pogo as well

daya said...

Hello, I am new to this post. This is just a test posting.

daya said...

Do you guys have any idea of as to when the 4th transponder will be switched on. I did have the DSTV (South Africa) package upto June this year. I have been subscribing to this package for the last 4 years. I channel line up on that package was super. They have 10 sports channels (Super Sports 1-9 plus ESPN european feed). All rugby matches (super 14, Tri Nations and Th European cup and also the domestic club matches played in South Africa, Australia and Europe)played around the world were fully covered. All these came at a price. I personally feel what is lacking in Dialog tv package is good coverage of Rugby.

daya said...

Some thoughts on the Channels which should be incorporated into the 4th transpsonder.

Discovery Science
Discovery Home & Health
Asian Food Channel
Disney Channels

Links given below.

http://science.discovery.com/

http://health.discovery.com/

http://www.asianfoodchannel.com

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

"is it true that sirasa will telecast it?"

Yes they will telecast it live.

KIDO-CMB said...

Hi Everyone...
Channel upgrading is going on now. SRTV is not avalable during this period.

Kavan said...

Yes, I will strongly second the suggestion for DTV to include Discovery Science
http://science.discovery.com/

However I am not sure it is available to South Asia via Satellite.

KIDO-CMB said...

Picture quality is oke now,Except the local n some of pay channels. Still the upgrading is going. Stay cool.

dannymot said...

Ten Sports has problems. Last night around 23:00 The pixles were getting stuck for a long time. This channel needs immediate attention!!

daya said...

The Science Channel is avaialble on the Thaicom 5 Channel under the True Visions package.

rupavahini said...

Discovery Science not available thaicom 5 only available BADR-2,3,4 & EUROBIRD 2 (26.0E) KU band

star said...

@daya,

What is the cost of DSTV (South Africa) package? How many channels are available?

daya said...

rupavahini,Follwo the link given below. You will find the Science Channel listed under true visions package. "Discovery Science" and "The Science channel" are the same.

Under The DSTV Package you get around 45 channels and the price per month is Rs 8,000/=. The channel package beamed through the Pas-10 satellite in C band. You will need a 10 foot mesh dish or a 8 foot solid dish to capture the signals.

daya said...

Soory rupavahini in my earlier mail i forgot to give you the link to the science channel. Please find the link below.

http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/truevisions.html

KIDO-CMB said...

55th DTV Channel is NETH TV. Transmission will take place before September/ October. stay tune for more info.

russel said...

@ daya

u said 8000 Rs per month for television. you gotta be kiidding.... for 45 channels?

Kavan said...

DTV should also try to get the Asian feeds for Discovery etc.
One time I noticed Animal Planet had switched to Hindi which I guess is a problem of getting the Indian feed.

Jesika said...

KIDO-CMB :

Is there any plan for Broadband internet ?

daya said...

Yes, The current rate is Rs 8,000/= per month. About four years ago when we started to subscribe to this package the rate was Rs 6,000/=. Mind even at the moment there are more than 100 peope in this country who subscribe to this package. Now the channel provider has stopped issuing cards due to some people sharing cards through ADSL lines.

Vishkid said...

@ Your comment on DSTV is very much interesting. I know 8000 per month and the additional cost of setting up a dish is really expensive and out of reach for many but still DSTV is an extremely well organized service with outstanding content.

If you read the previous posts, you will see that there are many die-hard rugby fans here and we are working to bring more rugby in to DTV.

The world cup will be shown on Neo Sports Plus (partially) and also on channel EYE as per reports. (can someone pls elaborate on the EYE factor - is it confirmed and how many matches will be shown?).

I also believe that at least one of the remaining Discovery channels s/b added to the TP4. But I'm not pinning my hopes on having the TP4 anytime soon.
If anything, it might be early 2008.

kumara said...

VISHKID,

WHY DONT YOU SUGGEST TO DTV TO MAKE AVAILABLE NEO SPORT CHANNEL DURING RWC AS THEY DID FOR CRICKET WORLD CUP FOR RS. 200/-

IT WILL BE A BETTER OPTION AND IF THERE IS SUFFICENT INTEREST, DTV WILL DEFINITELY DO IT. SO AS RUGBY FANS IF YOU ALL CAN MAKE A REQUEST IT WILL BE A GOOD OPTION.,

AMD said...

For Rugby Fans:

Current scheduled live local rugby on EYE:

Clifford Cup

14th, 15th & 18th August at 16.15 to 18.30 in Kandy
*

Presidents Trophy

28th, 29th August & 18th September at 16.15 to 18.30 in Colombo
*

Singer / Sri Lankan Air Lines
Rugby 7's

09th September at 09.00 to 19.00 in Kandy

IM awaiting the news reg the RWC. Will post it as soon i receive it.

Vishkid said...

Kumara, I wholeheartedly agree.
In the cricket world cup, even when it was shown on Eye, DTV showed it and made Set MAX available to all for a small fee.

Given the number of rugby fans in SL they will do nicely if they implement the same for Neo Sports Plus during the RWC.

I will write to their suggestions and the subscribers unite. Kido-CMB/Riky, something else for you to take up as well :D

Jughead said...

could somebody pl start a poll (as in a previous case) on subscribers in the middle & lower packages who would like to watch rugby world cup (if it's shown on neo+) through ala-carte facility.(pay per view)cos we're not sure whether EYE will show all the matches.

i for one is all for it.

Jesika said...

Where is Riky ?

nimal said...

@jughead

even NEO+ will show 1/3 rd of the matches....

kumara said...

VISHKID,

IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO SEE RWC ON EYE CHANNELL THROUGH DTV IT WILL NOT WORK. CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT DTV DID FOR EYE CHANNELL DURING CRICKET WC. THEY SCRAMBLED THAT CHANNELL.

SO SAME THING WILL HAPPEN TO EYE CHANNELL ON DTV DURING RWC. SO IF YOU HAVE CLEAR RECEPTION THROUGH NORMAL ANTENNA YOU CAN WATCH RWC. OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO DEPEND ON DTV

cable said...

@KIDO-CMB

For DTV to add the NETH channel as the 55th channel will they replace an existing channel or acquire new transponder space?

AMD said...

NETH TV:

http://www.nethtv.com

arnold perera said...

Dose any 1 has the contact number of MTV(Lanka group) the flashed on the tv for installing the UHF antenna free of cost (Only 700/- rupees we have to pay as the cost of antenna).
I need that contact number.

AMD said...

@ KIDO-CMB

Please ask DTV to correct the EPG time in STAR MOVIES and HALL MARK

nimal said...

@arnold
Apoi macho umba MTV balanawada? 20/20 DTV ekey pennanawaney!!!

Anyway, hope this link will help you
http://www.maharaja.lk/Activities/Companies/MTV01.html#news

KIDO-CMB said...

@ Jasika:
WIMAX on test run now.
Cable: it's comes under the 3rd TP. No changes in the channels.
In additional: we are working on dialog.lk home site. August PG & the new channels update available shortly. Thanks for your patient.

TechnoGuy said...

@ Kido-CMB
Few Questions:

1> Will Dialog add Neth FM together with Neth TV?

2> Will there be new channels on TP4 or will channels be given more bandwidth?

3> Will Dialog be adding more than 55 channels by the end of this year? Is yes, approximately how many channels?

And also, I think Jesica meant Broadband Internet on Dialog TV itself. Or will Dialog provide WiMAX at lower prices for Dialog TV/GSM customers?

Thank you.

TechnoGuy reporting from over 8000 miles away...

Jesika said...

What is the connection with Neth Fm/TV and DTV ?

Kido-CMB
Yes i meant Broadband internet through DTV. like LBN planning to do

TechnoGuy said...

Please have a look at this page.

Thanks.

KIDO-CMB said...

PG UPDATED IN DIALOG.LK. pls check. Tks for the support.

@ Jasika-
Its avala'le soon.
Tecnoguy, give me some time.

cable said...

@KIDO-CMB

Thanks for the info but from what i know Dialog cant add more than 18 channels per transponder with the equipment acquired by CBNSat.

Have DTV bought any new Head-end equipment? I would also like to respectabily request not to add any more channels to existing transponders as it will screw up the quality of channels even further! Kido-cmb please bring this to the attention of relevant ppl.Whay is DTV screwing up the quality of good pay channels further by adding some shit FTA channel.

What are the others thoughts on this?

AMD said...

@ KIDO-CMB

tks for your updates.

Please aks DTV tech team to rectify timings in EPG for Star Movies and check other channels ASAP.

yakuza said...

ddsafd

AMD said...

Guys, FYI:

NEWS 1st ( MTV ) for their sports news, shows the feed off STAR CRICKET for the INDIA-ENG match.
Wonder if this is legal ? But then again with those maharaja dudes, u never know !!!

KIDO-CMB said...

@ Cable- am liable 2 adher to the prof'nal ethics. Pls.

TERRY said...

@Kido -Cmb

They havent even planned planned broadband through DTV and it would take a hell of a lot of time even if they did.

Jesika said...

KIDO-CMB

Why don't DTV give some technical knowledge to their customer support team ?
Today i asked for a secondary connection. She said amazing thing.
You have to buy another Decoder for Rs9000/-& have to pay another rental for that.But you cant watch 2 channels in one time! If the primary decoder changes a channel the other decoder also remains the same channel.
Then I asked, why should i buy another decoder and pay another rental for that?, i can connect the video out to my other TV no?
Then she asked me to wait for a minute while she check it?
Then she said I'm sorry 4 giving wrong information ..

Isn't this general knowledge ?

yakuza said...

any news

will star cricket be available for other packages for the 20-20 world cup as pay per view

cable said...

@KIDO-CMB

sorry i didnt understand what you said regarding professional ethics?

Jughead said...

@Arnold

The telephone number of MTV for atenna request is 0773 850372.
i jotted down the number to ask them to install it @ my place as well without listening to the whole advert. its only for Colombo & Kandy it seems. so I'm out of range.

dialog tv mf said...

@ alf

i thought you had dishtv

alf said...

MF

MACHANG I HAVE BOTH AND JESIKA RUKMAL RANAWEERA HAS TWO DTV CONNECTIONS (900/- AND 100/- PACKAGE) AND SO WHATS THE DIFFERANCE AND HE IS A PONNARAJA.

alf said...

CABLE

MUST BE SOMETHING REGARDING KIDO-CBM"S BLACKBERRY

cable said...

Must be DTV has acquired new Head-End equipment to add more than 18 channels per transponder!

If they add Neth TV as the 55th channel this fact can be confirmed

further detoriation of the channel quality is really unacceptable

KIDO-CMB said...

@ Cable:
Sory 4da prvs mail. I cant just write all da company secrets. U knw.... Pls buddy.
Kit n stay cool.
Regard 2da epg. We r checking on that. It will be sorted out in other few Hrs...
Note- going 2 change the channel line up.

arnold perera said...

Thanks jughead

rupavahini said...

DISHTV, TATASKY, Reliance Blue Magic, Sun Direct, DD Direct Plus
ONLY THIS CHANNELS

1. 24 GHANTA 2. AAJ TAK 3. AAJTAK TEZ
4. AASEERVATHAM TV 5. AASTHA INTERNATIONAL 6. AASTHA TELEVISION CHANNEL
7. ABC ASIA PACIFIC 8. ACTION CINEMA 9. ADITHYA TV
10. AHIMSAA 11. AKASH B 12. ALPHA BHARATHI
13. ALPHA KAVERI 14. ALPHA KRISHNA 15. AMRITA
16. ANANDA 17. ANGEL TV 18. ANIMAL PLANET
19. ANIMAX 20. AS I AN ET (MALAYALAM) 21. ASIANET NEWS
22. ASIANET PLUS 23. ASIANET SITARA 24. ASIANET SUVARNA
25. AVANTI SAMACHAR 26. AWAAZ 27. AXN
28. AZAD 29. B TV 30. B4U MOVIES
31. B4U MUSIC 32. BALLE BALLE 33. BBC ENTERTAINMENT
34. BBC WORLD 35. BLESSING TV 36. BOOMERANG
37. BRINDAVAN TV 38. BUSINESS TODAY 39. CARE TV
40. CARTOON NETWORK 41. CBEEBIES 42. CHANNEL [V]
43. CHANNEL [V] INTERNATIONAL 44. CHANNEL GUIDE 45. CHANNEL NO.1
46. CHUTTI 47. CINE WORLD 48. CLASSIC CINEMA
49. CNBC-TV 18 50. CNN IBN 51. CNN INTERNATIONAL
52. CTVN-AKD-PLUS 53. DAYSTAR TV NETWORK 54. DELHI AAJ TAK
55. DELHI TV 56. DEUTSCHE WELLE TV 57. DHALIWAL TV
58. DISCOVERY CHANNEL 59. DISCOVERY TRAVEL & LIVING 60. DISNEY CHANNEL
61. ENTERR 10 62. ESPN 63. ETC- HINDI
64. ETC- PUNJABI 65. ETV 2 66. ETV ASSAM
67. ETV BENGALI 68. ETV BIHAR (HINDI) 69. ETV GUJARATI
70. ETV KANNADA 71. ETV MADHYA PRADESH (HINDI) 72. ETV MALAYALAM
73. ETV MARATHI 74. ETV ORIYA 75. ETV PUNJAB
76. ETV RAJASTHAN (HINDI) 77. ETV TAMIL 78. ETV TELUGU
79. ETV UP (HINDI) 80. ETV URDU 81. FTV
82. GANGA 83. GEMINI CABLE VISION 84. GEMINI MUSIC
85. GEMINI NEWS 86. GEMINI TV 87. GOD TV
88. GOLDEN CINEMA 89. HBO 90. HEADLINES TODAY
91. HUNGAMA TV 92. IBN 7 93. IMAYAM TV
94. INDIA TV 95. INDIAVISION NEWS 96. JAGRAN
97. JAI HIND 98. JAIN TV 99. JAN MAT
100. JAYA MAX 101. JAYA PLUS 102. JAYA TV
103. JEEVAN TV 104. JHANKAR TV 105. KAIRALI
106. KALINGAR TV 107. KASTHURI 108. KHALSA WORLD
109. KHOJ TV 110. KIRAN TV 111. KOLKATA TV
112. KTV 113. LAMHAS CLASSIC 114. LEMON TV
115. M. H. ONE NEWS 116. M.H. ONE SHRADDHA 117. M-3
118. MAA TV 119. MAKKAL TV 120. MANORAMA NEWS CENTRAL
121. MANORAMA NEWS NORTH 122. MANORAMA NEWS SOUTH 123. MANORANJAN TV
124. MANSI 125. MEGA TV 126. MH1
127. MI MARATHI 128. MOVIE ON DEMAND ENGLISH 129. MOVIE ON DEMAND -HINDI
130. MTV 131. MTV 2 132. MUSIC INDIA
133. N TV 134. NATIONAL GOGRAPHIC 135. NDTV 24X7
136. NDTV INDIA 137. NDTV PROFIT 138. NE BANGLA
139. NE Hi Fi 140. NE TELEVISION 141. NEO SPORTS
142. NEOSPORTS+ 143. NEPALI 144. NEWS LIVE
145. NICK 146. OTV 147. PBCTV
148. PEOPLE 149. PLAY TV 150. POGO
151. POWER VISION 152. PRAGYA TV 153. PREMIERE CINEMA
154. PTC PUNJABI NEWS 155. PUNJAB TODAY 156. RAJ DIGITAL PLUS
157. RAJMUSIX 158. RAJ NEWS 159. RAJ TV
160. REAL ESTATE 161. REALTY TV 162. S1 TV
163. S1 TADKA 164 . SAB 165. SADHNA
166. SAHARA FILMY 167. SAHARA ONE 168. SAHARA SAMAY BIHAR
169. SAHARA SAMAY MP 170. SAHARA SAMAY MUMBAI 171. SAHARA SAMAY NCR
172. SAHARA SAMAY RAJASTHAN 173. SAHARA SAMAY RASHTRIYA 174. SAHARA SAMAY UP
175. SAHARA TV 176. SANGEET BANGLA 177. SANSKAR
178. SATSANG 179. SATYA TV 180. SET MAX
181. SET PIX 182. SEVEN STAR CARE 183. SHAKTI TV
184. SHALOM TELEVISION 185. SITI 186. SMILE TV
187. SONY ENT TEL SET 188. SPACE 189. SPLASH TV
190. SS MUSIC 191. STANDARD WORLD 192. STAR ANANDO
193. STAR GOLD 194. STAR MAAZZA 195. STAR MOVIES
196. STAR NEWS 197. STAR ONE 198. STAR PLUS
199. STAR SPORTS 200. STAR UTSAV 201. STAR WORLD
202. STV GOA NEWS 203. STV H ARYAN A NEWS 204. STV UP NEWS
205. SUBHAVAARTHA 206. SUDARSHAN 207. SUN MUSIC
208. SUN NEWS 209. SUN TV 210. SURSANGEET 2
211. SURSANGEETH 212. SURYA TV 213. TAMIL THIRAI (TTV)
214. TAMILAN TELEVISION 215. TARA MARATHI 216. TARA MUSIX
217. TARA NEWZ 218. TARA PUNJABI 219. TCM TURNER CLASSIC
220. TEJA NEWS 221. TEJA TV 222. TEN SPORTS
223. THE HISTORY CHANNEL 224. THE MGM 225. TIME TV
226. TIMES NOW 227. TMG ENTER 228. TOON DISNEY
229. TOTAL TV 230. TRIVENI MEDIA TV INDIA 231. TV 5
232. TV 5 MONDE 233. TV 9 234. TV9 KANNADA
235. TV9 MUMBAI 236. TVC ONLINE 237. UDAYA MOVIES
238. UDAYA NEWS 239. UDAYA TV 240. UDAYA TV-11
241. UDAYA VARTHEGALU 242. USHE TV 243. VH1
244. VIJAY 245. VISSA 246. VOYAGES TV
247. WE 248. WIN TV 249. YES-INDIAVISION
250. YO MUSIC 251. ZEE 24 TAAS 252. ZEE ARABIA
253. ZEE BANGLA NEWS 254. ZEE BUSINESS 255. ZEE CAFE
256. ZEE CINEMA 257. ZEE GUJARATI NEWS 258. ZEE KANNADA
259. ZEE MARATHI NEWS 260. ZEE MUSIC 261. ZEE NEWS
262. ZEE PUNJABI NEWS 263. ZEE SPORTS 264. ZEE STUDIO
265. ZEE TALKIES 266. ZEE TELUGU 267. ZEE TRENDZ
268. ZEE TV 269. ZOOM TV

rupavahini said...

and DD Chaneels

rupavahini said...

Consolidated list of channels allowed to be carried by Cable operators / Multi system operators /DTH licencees in India.

KIDO-CMB said...

SRTV is BACK ON AIR.,
EPG is working perfectly for STAR MOVIES NOW!
Enjoy!

TERRY said...

DTV has filed a case against the Consumer affairs authority in the supreme court for trying to get involved in their affairs (CAA has said that DTV has no authority to carry out a DTH operation)

Some of these guys never stop and dont know whether some of our friends here have complained to the CAA.

AMD said...

@ Terry,

Yes i heard it on the news yesterday, The CAA will be sorry that they tried to mess with Dialog Telekom.
Those who complained must be thinking that they can play around with DTV like the way they did with CBN SAT!!

cbnsatcustomer said...

Dialog TV invites you to get “Star Struck”

Star Channels FOC to all Rs.1400 package holders

Dialog TV, Sri Lanka’s leading Direct to Home (DTH) service provider, has enlarged its bouquet of channels to its thousands of Sri Lankan viewers with the inclusion of the immensely popular range of Star Channels.

“Star Channels have been long awaited by our diverse and rapidly expanding customer base all over Sri Lanka. The inclusion of Star Channels further consolidates our commitment and determination to add top-end news, sport and entertainment to our already large portfolio of channels” said General Manager Sales and Marketing Dialog Telekom Nushad Perera.

‘Star Movies’, ‘Star PLUS’, ‘Star Sports’ and ‘Star World’ and the Tamil Channel ‘Vijay TV’ will be available free of charge to all of DTV’s Rs. 1400/- package customers. As a special bonus, the Tamil Channel ‘Vijay TV’ has been added on to the Rs. 900/- package as well for no additional rental.

“Dialog Satellite TV has revolutionised Direct to Home Television in Sri Lanka leading to a very positive and favourable demand right along. We’ve been reaching out to Sri Lankan audiences through quality television programming with world class entertainment and the widest spectrum of channels with a special focus on news, entertainment and knowledge based programming”, Perera added.

Dialog Television (Private) Limited, a subsidiary of Dialog Telekom PLC, operates Dialog Satellite TV, supporting a broad array of over 40 international channels including BBC, HBO, Cinemax, AXN, ESPN, Ten Sports, Discovery Channel, MTV (Music Television) and Cartoon Network, in addition to a wide portfolio of Sri Lankan television channels.

(DailyMirror)

Rukmal said...

Hi Everyone

I could able to visit this blog after long time bcos i had a busy schedule last days.

I'm so disappointed when i saw Alf is ruin my name here.He has mixed-up some ware and I can help him to sort out this misunderstanding !

Alf :
Have you ever heard about NAT / Proxy ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/nat.htm

Those links will help you to get a rough idea about it.If you have a basic knoledge about IT you can understand it. Or LST will help you for this

This is the place you got mixed up.
Jesika and myself working in the same office. but different locations. I'm working at IT Dep & jess is in another dep. We are using a same ADSL connection to share Internet to all users.( using a Proxy/NAT server).
so if someone track an IP address, He thinks its the same person bcos of the NAT server have only one real IP.
I think you also tracked us using the IP address and decide we are same one.

I think you got the point.

People wont be smart bcos of their big mouth. Smart people use their brain before using their mouth.
for example: LST, He is a real smart guy !!

No hard feelings Alf !

But be careful next time before using others real names.

Vishkid said...

"DTV has filed a case against the Consumer affairs authority in the supreme court for trying to get involved in their affairs"

Well that's rich, given the fact that CAA has the right to get involved in anything that involved consumers :D

But I'm sure the complaint here hv come from none of the 'real' consumers but from the same ppl who were trying to oust CBNSat for their own financial gain.
This type of thing reduces the importance and the respect of CAA and what they should hv done is to penalize DTV for pulling a fast one on real customers using the testing period.

All being said and while condemning this obviously biased take by the CAA - I believe it's only good for customers if the authorities like CAA keep a look on all service providers to ensure that the consumers are not hoodwinked.

TERRY said...

@ amd

Must be the same guy Hulugalla who has initiated the conspiracy,They sure are going to have it this time.

Vishkid said...

@ cbnsatcustomer - do you notice the term "given FOC to this and this package"

So DTV does not consider the star bouquet a part of any package. They consider it as a separate thing from any packages - to be charged and changed as they wish!

The fact that we hv it FOC now does not mean it's a part of our packages ....

Hmmmm ... interesting.

kumara said...

Vishkid,

CAN YOU REMEMBER THE QUESTION I RAISED IN LAST POST. THAT IS WHETHER DTV CAN TAKE OUT STAR CHANNELLS FROM US. SO ABOVE ARTICLE IN TODAYS DAILY MIRROR PROVIDE A VERY CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE ABOUT DTVS INTENTION.

MAKE NO MISTAKES MY FRIENDS. THEY CAN TAKE AWAY THESE CHANNELLS FROM 1400/- PKG AT ANY TIME. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE FROM DTV THAT THEY WILL NOT DO THAT. SO SOMETIME IN THE COMING DAYS STARRY NIGHT WHICH LOT OF US ARE ENJOYING WILL SUDDENLY BECOME A PITCH DRAK NIGHT.

AND DID YOU ALL NOTICE THAT THERE IS NO MENTION AT ALL ABOUT STAR CRICKET. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ? HAS NUSHAD PERERA FORGOTTEN STAR CRICKET COMPLETELY ? SURPRISING .. VERY SURPRISING.

MAN... COMING COLOR IS NOT GOOD. MAME KELLA GETA GANIN...

alf said...

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE AND THIS CLEARLY EXPLAINS WHAT I WAS SAYING TO ALL BLOGGERS HERE.KEEP APART THE THE IP ADDRESS THE LANGUAGE AND GRAMMER SAYS THE ENTIRE STORY.

THAT DOESNT CHANGE ANYTHING.

Rukmal said...

kumara

Can they remove channel that we have now. Is there any rights to do that?

We had the same think with ESPN and POGO. but they didnt take it from customers who had it before..
I think DTV will not do a works like that.

Kavan said...

Kumara,

I just saw you question of 11th Aug. To view one while recording another requires the SetTopBox have that dual reception capability.

In USA the newer TiVo DVR integrated with the Cable SetTopBox allow that. TiVo is run on a Linux computer, so there are lots of hacks. Search for "Tivo hacks" on Google.

I will probably buy a TiVo for cheap on eBay the next time I can get opportunity to have it brought back to Lanka, so I can hack it.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Dialog TV takes action against Consumer Affairs Authority"

Admin

abass said...

Affiliate Marketing is a performance based sales technique used by companies to expand their reach into the internet at low costs. This commission based program allows affiliate marketers to place ads on their websites or other advertising efforts such as email distribution in exchange for payment of a small commission when a sale results.
www.onlineuniversalwork.com