Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Supreme Court issues order restraining CAA

The Supreme Court issued an order on Aug 20th 2007 restraining the Consumer Affairs Authority from interfering in Dialog TV proceedings and also preventing them from suing the company.

In addition the Supreme Court will take up the FR petition filed by Dialog TV against the CAA. The Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva is said to have explained that allowing the CAA to proceed would have meant an injustice to over 30,000 subscribers of Dialog TV.

It looks like the CAA will have to be called the HAA (Henchmen Affairs Authority). So the CAA failed to uphold the rights of the consumers when this DTH company was sealed last year and now all of us know that they did not come forward since they were also influenced by the henchmen. Now since the tactic of using the CAA is failing, we wonder whether the CMC is the next state institution that will file action against Dialog TV on behalf of these henchmen.

35 comments:

AMD said...

Daily news interview with Nushad Perera.

http://www.zshare.net/image/3255335a80f78c/

cbnsatcustomer said...

Dialog TV in remarkable viewer growth

Shirajiv Sirimane



General Manager Sales and Marketing (DTV), Nushad Perera

The recently introduced Dialog TV (DTV) has achieved a remarkable 300 percent growth GM Sales and Marketing of Dialog TV, Nushad Perera said.

“We have over half a million eye balls watching DTV so far,” he said.

That they would be investing more for DTV to make it more attractive.

DTV commenced operations last January after they took over CBN Sat. “We had less then 9,000 subscribers and today we have over 30,000 and growing fast,” he said.

He said that television is considered by some as a ‘waste of time past time’ but today it is fast moving to be a medium of education, learning and fun. The DTV infotainment channels include Discovery, History channels and animal planet.

“The so called idiot box is today considered an intelligent box and its fast turning out to be a house teacher,” he said.

He said that they have not only catered to entertainment, sports music and news but provides a Buddhist channel on zero rental.

In addition God TV can be added on request while most of the local TV channels are aired free.

He said that one of the other key features of DTV is that it can be installed anywhere in Sri Lanka, even in areas where there are no TV signals or Dialog mobile coverage. “If you can see the sky DTV can be installed there,” he said.

A basic car battery powered black and white TV is the minimum facility needed to get connected to a DTV.

“We have linked up with the satellite. The main transmitting station in Colombo guarantees customers an uninterrupted 24 hour deal,” he said.

“Today the total Dialog TV package includes 54 channels and if a one looks at it, the daily rental is as low as Rs. 3.50 per day for a basic package,” he said.

He said that a series of easy payment a schemes are introduced to cushion out the initial installation charges.

The DTV is in a position to beam even 200 channels at the same time. “However as a responsible organisation we do not want to give ‘junk’ to our viewers and have scanned only the best and ‘morally clean’ channels,” he said.

The DTV is also closely edited so that and no obscene material are aired.

There is also a lock function and has a unique feature only available in Sri Lanka where future programmes are indicated at the bottom of the screen.

- http://www.dailynews.lk/2007/08/22/bus12.asp

arnold perera said...

This is the great news about connections. All the time all fake people saying CBNSAT had 25K, 30K but now see...
The great GM clearly told less than, less than 9000. And now only 30K.i dont know whether he is trying to say he increased the connection to 30K or else he used the CBNSAT connections for his purpose.
Finally what a grate grand speculation about "EYE BALLS".

kumara said...

WHO IS GOING TO HOOD WINK WHO. I DONT KNOW. THIS NUSHAD PERERA ALWAYS LYING ABOUT CBNSAT POSITION.

WHEN I JOINED CBNSAT IN JUNE 2006 MY NO WAS ABOVE 20000.THIS MEANS CBNSAT HAD MORE THAN 20000 CUSTOMERS WHEN ITS TRANSMISSION WAS ILLEGALLY STOPPED.

NOW THIS NUSHAD PERERA COMES AND TELLS US IT WAS AROUND 9000. SO ALL 11,00 CUSTOMERS HAD LEFT CHBSAT BY THE TIME DTV TOOK OVER. THIS IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO BELEIVE. I KNEW LOT OF MY FRIENDS WHO HAD CBNSAT CONNECTION NEVER THOUGHT OF MOVING TO ANOTHER CABLE TV. EVEN IF THEY WEANTED THERE WAS NO WAY BECAUSE THERE WAS ONLY COMET CABLE OPERATING DURING THAT TIME.

SO DEAR MR NUSHAD PERERA PL STOP LYING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. WE KNOW THE CORRECT POSITION BETTER THAN YOU.

RATHER THAN GIVING STUPID COMMENTS LIKE THIS, TRY TO IMPROVE YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE, CHANNELL PIXALATION AND FREESING.

kumara said...

MACHANG ARNOLD,

THIS EYE BALL FIGURE IS CORRECT. YOU KNOW WHY. A CUSTOMER REQUIRE ADDITIONAL 06 EYE BALLS TO CAPTURE A SHARPER IMAGE WHILE GOING TGROUGH HEAVY PIXELATION IN MOST OF THE CHANNELLS.

kayhaytha said...

30,000 subscribers = 120,000 viewers
(Average household has 4 members according to Census dept)
However if DTV has half a million eyeballs watching the channel then it means each DTV Viewer has about FOUR eyeballs
Maybe Kumara has a valid point
Or, has Nushad Perera got his balls mixed up ?

CN said...

hehehe, probably the latter... and not eyeballs, mind you :-)

TechnoGuy said...

Can you guys please help me?

Does anyone have the BLACK Colour CBNsat Remote Controller?

If so, tell me what happens when you press the following buttons:-

SUB.T -
GAME -
AUDIO -
LANG -

Thank You.

FILEnetworks_RaMiShKa said...

SUB.T - Increases volume
GAME - Nothing
AUDIO - Brings up audio settings dialog
LANG - Nothing

Note that my connection is screwed. None of the channels are working. All are scrambled.

Old CBNsat decoder + Black remote + new software.

alf said...

I THINK NUSHAD IS TALKING ABOUT JESIKA RUKMAL RANAWEERA ALIAS SHAMIN RANAWEERAS BALLS,BECAUSE THEY HAVE UNDERHAND BALLS,NGO BALLS AND MAINLY BORN AGAIN"BALLS"

alf said...

AND ADD ADMINS BALLS TOO

yakuza said...

dg

yakuza said...

hi

does anyone has a problem with cinemax and zee studios

both aren't working for me.E16 sometimes E38 errors will display

yakuza said...

have you guys watched house md on axn?

any idea when they will show season 3?
i think season 3 is finished in the us.

and is it true the goverment is going to introduce a new tax to mobile phones and sattv's?

yakuza said...

ok

have to signout

using dialup

kumara said...

YAKUZA,

YES, GOVT. IS GOING TO CHARGE A TAX ON MOBILE PHONES. BUT NOT ON CABLE TV USERS. HERE IS THE EXTRACTS

"
Government yesterday presented new Bills to Parliament aimed at raising cellular phone subscriber levy with excise duty up from 10% to 15% on imports, and increased charges on motor vehicle imports as well as on special commodities.

Under the amendment of Finance Act No 11 the cellular phone subscriber levy rate will be increased from 2.5% to 7.5% while every person who is liable to pay the levy would be subjected to Rs 50fixed charge per month.

SO DONT WORRY FOR THE MOMENT. BUT GOVT IS SO DESPERATE TO FIND FUNDS FOR DAILY EXPENSES, DONT BE SURPRISED IF A NEW TAX IS IMPOSED ON CABLE TV USERS.

kumara said...

MATES,

DIALOG IS GOING TO HAVE SERIOUS COMPETITION FROM AN INDIAN COMPANY " Bharti Airtel " IN THE FIELD OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION.
SOME OF THE EXTRACTS FROM THE NEWS ARTICLE IS GIVEN BELOW FOR INFORMATION

Sri Lanka's top celco Dialog Telekom said it was not worried by the entry of Indian mobile giant Bharti Airtel which is set to start commercial operations early next year.

"We have operated in a very competitive market place alongside three competitors and they are all consumer-centric and high quality players," says Hans Wijayasuriya, chief executive of Dialog Telekom.

"I do not see anything new in terms of competition.

Bharti Airtel plans to invest 200 million dollars in Sri Lanka and hopes to win customers with value added services like financial transactions and music and third generation (3G) mobile services.

The celco will roll out its network covering 65-70 percent of the island and offer connections from early next year

The company is a unit of Bharti Enterprises, a big Indian telecom service provider with 44 million customers, and is among the top three listed firms in India.

Bharti is a late entrant to Sri Lanka which already has four other players which are well entrenched and have been competing with each other for years.

With Sri Lankan call rates already being relatively low by global standards and heading down, it will be challenging for Bharti’s Sri Lankan operations to make a material contribution to its overall profits in the short term.”

Bharti already has a presence in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles as well as in Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands with their shareholder Vodafone.

Dialog launched the first 3G services in South Asia and has group companies in fixed access, broad band, television and pay TV. In already offers international video calling.

IT IS GOOD AT LEAST THAT THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO CAN GIVE THIS ARROGANT DIALOG BUGGARS SERIOUS COMPETITION AND BRAING THEM BACK TO EARTH.

Roger said...

@ Kumara,


Sorry, this is not relevant to dialog tv.

Any idea how the govt has increased duties on motor car imports ?

Kavan said...

When I called CC and asked about the various sets they told me about a few like the HBO grooup for Rs400 etc. Could someone from DialogTV who contributes to this list please post a complete list of sets with associated TV-channels + prices. So we can decide on the best option based on our preferences.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

What is the Zee Cafe feed DialogTV has? Indian or Asian? Is there any difference between Asian/Indian feeds of cafe such as less ads?

And can someone plz tell me where to get the correct guide for zone reality?

thanks

DLR said...

@Roger
no after extablishing here airtell going to start DTH service covering whole area from north idia to maldives. Asper my friend in india they already secured transponder space.& Indian licence for a DTH service

kumara said...

ROGER ,

AS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MOTOR VEHICLE TAX, HERE IS THE RELEVNT NEWS THAT YOU HAVE ASKED FOR.
THESE BILLS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT BY PRIME MINISTARE YESTERDAY

The Excise (special Provisions) Amendment Bill will pave the way for an increase of the mark up on the cost, insurance and freight value, which is charged at the customs as exercise duty calculated on the importation of good from 10per centum to 15 per centum


Regional Infrastructure Development Levy Amendment provides for a change in Regional Infrastructure Development Levy rate on the import of all motor vehicles liable to the payment of Excise Duty under the Excise (Special Provisions) Act, No 13. This will be changed as 2.5 per centum, in respect of motor vehicle of a cylinder capacity not exceeding l65.0 per centum in respect of cylinder capacity between 1600 and 2000 and 7.5 per centum in respect of motor vehicle of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2000.

AMD said...

@ LST

Zee Cafe is an Indian Channel. There is only 1 general feed.

http://www.zeecafe.tv/

Roger said...

Thanks Kumara

AMD said...

@ LST

The feed of ZR we get is from DSTV - South Africa.
Go to this link and select channel as zone reality. Ull have to ad 3 1/2 hrs to the times given on the schedule.

http://www.dstv.com/dstv_guide/default.aspx?ID=259

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

amd,
Thanks a lot for the useful information.

Looser said...

This is not regarding DTV

Can someone tell me about the Internet speed of Suntel CDMA. Is it better than SLT Dialup? (I have Suntel CDMA without Internet so need to know about it before activating the Internet)

Thanks

rupavahini said...

FASHION TV ??????????????

Sinhala guy sri lanka said...
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Forecaster said...

KIDO-CMB

What's the development of makeing micro links with our local television services? Please update our self.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the post titled "A la carte selections"

Admin

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Micheal said...

Hi Guys,

A small issue that I am facing.....

When I select the radio channels button on the remote, it opens up but then immediately reverts back to the tv channels, in most cases neo sports channel. So I am unable to select and listen to the radio channels on Dialog Sat.

anyone else experiencing this?
Some one who is knowledgable on this issue kindly help me, thanks.
Kido CMB - anything you can tell me with regard to this? thanks.

Stay cool.
Micheal.