Friday, September 28, 2007

Local Channel "Citi Hitz" to launch soon

Dialog TV are planning to launch a local channel called "Citi Hitz" on their platform. According to unconfirmed sources this channel will be showcasing Sri Lankan television drama's and movies.

Information about this channel is sketchy but we hope that more information will arrive in due course. The channel is supposed to commence testing on October 2nd 2007 and launch on October 10th 2007. According to unconfirmed sources it seems that due to space constraints on the transponders this channel will replace Animax. However Animax is set to return back on Dialog TV once the fourth transponder is activated. If this is correct then we believe that this will be a very bad move by Dialog TV since this will reduce the number of English language channels by one. They should remove an existing Hindi channel and replace it with "Citi Hitz" and then the Hindi channel can be reintroduced once the fourth transponder is ready. We hope that Dialog TV will not make any attempts to remove Animax. We said previously that Dialog TV could replace Animax temporarily only if they are contemplating introducing another English Language channel such as Disney, ect under the condition that it is returned when the fourth transponder is ready. If "Citi Hitz" replaces Animax then we believe that the subscribers should call and ask Dialog to reintroduce Animax by removing some run of the mill Hindi channel.

It seems that there has been some severe pixelation on Nat Geo last night and we hope that this does not happen again. Some subscribers are complaining of loss of commentary on Ten Sports ever since it returned after it was taken off air due to some technical issue. We hope that the technical team sorts this matter out immediately. The EPG on Animal Planet needs to be corrected.

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

47 comments:

rupavahini said...

nishantha said...

'RAN FM'
Now on air
102.2 Colombo

THIS'S A RAJA FM

Lasa said...

@kido-cmb

Are you guys mad to remove Annimax. Its one of better chnnels when compair to other hindi crap. so remove one of them instead of annimax. According to annimax schedule they are going to show scifi series "Andomeda" from october and by removeing this channel all scifi lovers won't be able to view this. So pls keep this channel on.

Thx.

rupavahini said...

ANNIMAX view 0.5% DTV Custermer

prabakaran said...

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hsjaya said...

Admin,

It is rather surprising that very few people complain about this pixalation problem.

You have mentioned that pixelation is only in Nat Geo channell. But for me almost all the chanells have this pixelation problem. HBO group is the worst. It is very difficult to watch fast moving and dark objects as there is very heavy pixelation.

About two three weeks back that some mates informed that DTV had brought equipment and they are improving the channell quality.

Mates what happened to that ? I am really frustrated. Is not there any way for them to improve the channell quality ?

On the other hand replacing Animax with a Loacl channel will be a bad choise. Lot of kids watch Animax and they will be really upset with this move of DTV. As you have suggested it is better to replace a Hindi channell and introduce new local channell.

After all, DTV has very few channell allocated for chilrden and is there any logic to reduce that number by one.

TechnoGuy said...

As far as I know, these channels can be removed from Dialog TV without losing the contract to broadcast:-

1. Vh1
2. Animax
3. SET
4. SET MAX
5. SET SAB

So they have already replaced SET SAB. Maybe SET too will be replaced by the Hindu channel. So then only Animax can be removed (Vh1 is way more important).

SET MAX won't be removed because of cricket broadcasts.

If they remove Zee TV for a long time, they may lose contracts for ALL Zee channels (including Zee Cafe and Zee Studio).

So Dialog probably does not have much of a choice in the matter. Wish they could hurry up with TP4...

619 said...

technoguy:

You gave a good point. we didn't know this thing before. Now we can understand why DTV use those channels for testing & temporary replacements

TERRY said...

There is no hindu channel and dont talk bullshit

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

I dont think removing Animax will do any good. It is going to diversify content with movies and TV series. They've already started doing that with Supernatural S1 and some english movies.

TechnoGuy said...

@ Terry
There is no need to attack me.

Someone mentioned that a Hindu channel will be coming soon. That someone has a record of providing good information for some time now, so I believe him.

And what I say about the channel removal business is not a bull's output. It is merely what I understand of what is going on right now. And it seems to be correct.

I have been watching the way channels have been removed and replaced for ages, and only now I am telling this to everyone. Because I want to be careful (Some Sri Lankan people are very snappy).

Forgive me if my theory is wrong.

By any chance can anyone confirm if my theory is in any way correct?

Sheran said...

WE LOVE ANIMAX!! Why are they removing it?? Ma cousin got DTV coz of Animax!!

Sinhala Malli said...

Internet walin Salli

Dan katath putuwa udata wela salli hoyanna puluwan.

Now you can simply earn money through internet

Danma awith SINHALA MALLIgen ahaganna.

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Thanura said...

@ kaushal and everyone,
I called DTV cust care today.
and i asked them to enable the commentary audio stream allocated to TENSPORTS. (which was disabled after 24th oct)

After sometime (1hour) they enabled it.
Now we can watch the SL vs ENG cricket series with commentary.

THNX DTV.

russel said...

@ Thanura

yes. You are correct. I also was waatching the WWE unforgiven. First there were no commentry and after a while( in the last hour or so.) commmentry came at once. So now would be able to watcht the match tomorow.

So Thanura thanks.

AMD said...

U can listen to SLBC commertries of the SL vs ENG matches at

www.slbc.lk - go to listen live and click on City FM or Sinhala Nat Service

dialog tv mf said...

oh my god

dialog tv mf said...

thanx dtv you are the best

dialog tv mf said...

what about your f?*_@#! 2100/= package

thought you did'nt have any 1400 and 900 package from october 1st

dialog tv mf said...

hoo hooo

cable said...

@KIDO-CMB

according to your info the local channel should strat test bradcasting by tommorow is that correct?

nishantha said...

Okkotama kiyanne.
Ada Kido niwadu,
Night Shift ekata enne ne.
Ahanna Thiyena deyak heta ahanna.

Ok Bye.

rupavahini said...

"Citi Hitz" Strat November or December for 4th TP

yakuza said...
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yakuza said...

hey

does anyone know when zee cafe will show "Survivor: china"

D.Prabakaran said...

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cable said...

According to an article in Daily mirror IPTV will be provided by SLT in Feb 2008

check the following link

SLT IPTV

alf said...

RUPAVAHINI
BUT KIDO-CMB SAID CITY HITZ IS COMMING FROM THE 10TH AND 4TH TRANSPONDER SOON SO IS THAT INFO FALSE.

NISHANTHA,

IS KIDO-CMB A SECURITY AT THE CUSTOMER CARE?

nishantha said...

Wenna berine machan
First Srilankan Security person with blackberry on his hand.

If anyone find him,
tharahanethuwa ahanna denma blog eka peththe enawada kiyala.

Ok, Bye.

* Kido gananganna epa, 'mokada api yaluwone' Kiyanna thiyena deyak denma kiyapan,

'COUNTRY NEED YOU'

AMD said...
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AMD said...

@ Yakuza

Survivor China starts on 7th Oct
@ 9pm

Cellular Sri Lanka said...

A blog has been opened to discuss about the mobile networks in sri lanka.

http://mobilenetowrksrilanka.blogspot.com/

Priyantha De Silva said...

Ha Ha Ha ....
very small number of comments a day !
But I think all of you , still here.

I've completed the October Satellite TV guide now without 2 important channel's guide. Those guides are still not available on their webs, that's why so late to publish.

Then the Guide will be available tomorrow , with or without those two channels on it.

Please be patience till then.

Matara ayiya said...

Some one spoke about sri lankan's first security personal with a blackberry??
Actually I am a security personal with a normal gprs phone which i use to browse internet when I am on duty. It's a simple thing. I am using opera mini browser to do that. I am not usually commenting because my English is not good enough.

So security person with a blackberry is not a big deal.

janaka said...

During the telecast of 20/20, did anyone notice that the live telecast on DTV was almost 30 seconds behind the Sirasa. I could watch a ball being balled on Sirasa and then turn to DTV and see it all over again as a replay.

rupavahini said...

Sirasa tv used one satellite (South Africa to Sri Lanka)for INTElSAT7 and Sirasa to your home(Terrestrial)

Dialogtv used three Satellite [South Africa to Hong Kong(Espn star) Hong Kong to Sri lanka(Dialogtv)for ASIASAT3 AND Dialogtv used INTELSAT12.
Dialogtv to your home(DTH)

Maximum delay 10 Seconds.

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ janaka ,

We've discussed about this some months ago. I think it was in Feb, March or April 2007. If you have the time to read the past posts you'll find the reason behind the delay Etc. with more information.

anyway, welcome to this blog !

cable said...

@rupavahini

thanks for the info you have provided quite a bit of important technical info. I really appreciate your posts

Priyantha De Silva said...
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Priyantha De Silva said...

The October Satellite TV Guide !

Now I can share my Monthly guide with you.if any one wants to download the October Schedules,
Use the below links.

Link 1: Zshare

http://www.zshare.net/download/4006945ed102c8/

Link 2 : DivShare

http://www.divshare.com/download/2212008-380

alf said...

WHERE IS KIDO-BLACBERRY-CMB,NO 4TH TRANSPONDER OR CITI HITZ NEWS,DONT KNOW WHETHER HE HAS GOT CAUGHT LEAKING NEWS FROM CC OR BLACKBERRY IS DOWN.

MATARA AIYA,
I THINK YOU ARE REFERING TO DIFFERANT SECURITY PERSONAL(ARMY,NAVY,AIRFORCE,STF ETC),NISHANTHA WAS REFERING TO THE OTHER SECURUTY PERSONAL WHO GUARDS THE DTV BUILDING(MONARO SECURITY,KEY SECURITY ETC)

rupavahini said...

@ cable
look at today macth

Rupavahini channel eye used micro link[Dambulla to Hunnasgiriya to Hanthana to colombo(MCR Main control Room)to Piduruthalagala to your home

Dialogtv used
Rupavahini Eye (Piduruthalagala channel UHF 7)Receive and convert Digital signal tranmit to sateliite(Intelsat 12) to Your DTH

Dialogtv Ten sports used
Dambulla cricket ground to Transmit Pas10(Intelsat 10)for Taj Telivision to Intelsat 10 to Receive dialogtv and transmit Intelsat12 to Your Home

Chaneel eye
Dialogtv Eye Delay 4 seconds
Dialogtv Tensports 8 seconds

nishantha said...

BREAKING NEWS
Some Unconfiremd Reports coming from management of the wellknown DTH Tv provider have sacked two persons who worked in theire staff. The main reason for this insident was giving secreat news and fact to others.

AMD said...

@ Rupavahini

Tks for all ur technical details.

Cellular Sri Lanka said...

Cellular Sri Lanka said...

A blog has been opened to discuss about the mobile networks in sri lanka.

http://mobilenetowrksrilanka.blogspot.com/

Ur posts are welcome!

yakuza said...

"mind your language"

week nights at 11 p.m on zee cafe


did you knew the indian is played by a sri lankan

Looser said...

Thanks Priyantha for the October PG.

What has happened to Ricky, Kido, Terry and others?

No news about City hits & TP4

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Looks like decisions have been changed".

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