Friday, September 14, 2007

Replacement of SET SAB should be seriously considered

SET SAB the Hindi sister channel of the Hindi channel SET should be replaced by Dialog TV. This is a channel that has been having problems from day one. It is also the least watched channel on Dialog TV even among those who watch Hindi programming. SAB shows Hindi programming that is of very low quality in comparison with what is shown on other Hindi channels. The line up includes dubbed versions of Lost, Alias, AFV, ect. For the last few days this channel has been off air since they have not been able to correct reception problems on this channel.

According to unconfirmed sources Dialog TV is contemplating replacing this channel. We hope that it is replaced with either an English channel or a Tamil channel but NOT WITH another Hindi channel.

According to information being received from a few bloggers, there seems to have been a failure on Transponder 2 and 3 at sometime last night. Australia Network seems to be carrying sound on the left sound channel only and the Nat Geo EPG is not working. We hope that steps are taken to activate the EPG for this channel and also improve the time taken for the EPG to load.

Here is some information that we hope will benefit Dialog TV and their Tamil speaking subscribers. Neo Sports Plus will be carrying multiple language feeds of the Australia tour of India that starts on September 29th. The feeds will be in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Neo Sports will be carrying the match along with the English Language feed. During the cricket match Dialog should change the language feed on Neo Sports Plus to Tamil instead of the Hindi feed which will probably be the default during the match. Since there is no point in having the Hindi feed in Sri Lanka the Tamil feed would benefit the Tamil speaking subscribers of Dialog TV.

Dialog TV should upgrade equipment and add features that will enable subscribers to select the language feed of their choice by broadcasting all language feeds relevant to Sri Lanka whenever available. For example some cartoons on Cartoon Network are available in English, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil so if they make the English feed the default and the Tamil feed as the option then the Tamil speaking people can select the Tamil feed. Cartoon Network is just an example there are other channels that also do this, so multiple language options on Dialog TV is a must.

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

Link : Neo Sports to offer multi-language feeds for Indo-Australia series

32 comments:

Amalka said...

any one know how can work the ESPN on satasia.com

russel said...

technoguy

thanks for the information. How do you supposed to know these kinds of things? Are you an engineer?

terry

have they made a decision to replace SET SAB from another one? or is it still pending?

KIDO-CMB said...

Pls send your poll to the following channels (poll - wether you wants the channel or not...) SET SAB & ANIMAX to

service@dialog.lk

SET PLAN BACK TO NORMAL.

donald gaminitillake said...

Introduce NHK or CNBC asia or NBC or CBS

Donald

Sattvasia.Com said...

Amazing....!! Now you can watch National Geographic Channel on SatTVasia.
ESPN problem is now fixed. ( ESPN-Asia is introduced instead of ESPN - USA)

Enjoy........!!! www.sattvasia.com

TechnoGuy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
TechnoGuy said...

Information on Pay Television in Sri Lanka is now available in Lanka Media Online. Visit us now.

Also, you can comment about the site at Technoguy's Blog or Email Us at "technoguy.lk@gmail.com".

Lasa said...

@Kido-cmb,

Even I agree that Set SAB should be removed. But why the hell asking to remove Animax, it's the best of all cartoon channels which adult audience can watch (Most of us adults still watch cartoons whether we like to admit or not). So pls keep Animax as it is.

Thx.

russel said...

yeah. I also think that animax should be kept as it is. I also know, some of the kids whose favourtie channel is animax. Furthermore it shows some good shows like GamerTV etc...

dtv can replace set sab with a hindi zee channel.( Zee Tv would do.)
Star Plus shouldnt be replaced because of the fact that there is a huge hindi audience watching the teledramas in "GON DEPAYA" in that channel.

kido, terry when will they take away SET SAB? is it finalized?

russel said...

No EPG for discovery channel. Hope they will add it soon.

No EPG for SET SAB either. Maybe they are considering of taking away set sab.

russel said...

Do we have any luck of getting a channel like MTV europe.

it would be great to the channel lineup.

even ART TV would do.

AMD said...

@ Terry

Is DTV considering adding ART TV & ETV & MAX to their line up soon ? I think they should cuz then they will be able to appeal to more customers.

KIDO-CMB said...

So far we have recived only 3mails....

alf said...

KIDO-CMB

NO PINT SENDING YOU MAILS,THE ONLY WAY IS TO APPRAISE MR.NUSHAD PERERA OR LORD ANTHONY,WHO SEEM TO MAKE THE DECESIONS.

YOU WONT EVEN GET A CHANCE TO SHOW THE MAILS TO THEM.

MANIL said...

They should seriously look at some educational channels for Kids as the present kids stuff is loaded with cartoons and people find it difficult to control.

I think BBC (cbees) and National Geographic has some excellant channels which cater to kids.DTV should look at securing these.

AMD said...

@ KIDO-CMB

Before DTV decides to take off or add any channels they should learn better customer service and better engineering services. My friend & I have been complaining for about 2 months now ( phone / email to service@dialg.lk ) about the poor signal strength at his house but NOTHING has happened. I guess vl have to climb the roof and fix it ourselves ?


Is there any way u can help in this matter ?

russel said...

KIDO-CMB

No point men, in sending emails to the customer care. HOpe that dtv guys have a head to think whaat is good for the customers.

kido, are you asking wheather we like the test card or someother channel? Well, any damn bugger knows that any shit is better than a test card. \
Furthermore, its really useless to suggest about any good channels. dtv will only add what they want. So even ARTTV or ETV for the time being will do rather than a test card.

dont know, what the problem with set sab.

hey man, do you have the LORD ANTHONY's email address?

russel said...

KIDO-CMB

if you want some mail i have an idea. I'll subscribe that email to some daily newsletter. Then you will get some mail.

alf said...

RUSSEL IS RIGHT AND THAT IS WHAT I AM ALSO SAYING,THEY SHOULD DECIDE WHAT IS GOOD AND THOSE LORDS SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT SAB IS CRAP,SENDING EMAILS TO THE CUSTOMER CARE IS USELESS WHEN THEY CANT GET THEIR OWN ACT TOGETHER AND EVEN THE SUBSCRIBERS DONT HAVE ANY FAITH ON THE CC GUYS OR THE WAY THEY HANDLE THINGS.HOW CAN THE CC EVEN HAVE A SLIGHT CHANCE TO TELL THE MANAGEMENT WHEN THEY DONT KNOW WHATS HAPPENING INSIDE OR EVEN WHAT THE PERSON SITTING NEXT TO HIM IS SAYING.

SO KIDO-CMB,DONT TELL BLOGGERS HERE TO DO USELESS THINGS AND WHAT YOU CANT EVEN DREAM OF DOING,AS RUSSEL SAID ITS ATLEAST WORTH MAILING TO NUSHAD OR LORD ANTHONY.

kumara said...

ALF,

PERFECTLY CORRECT. WHY DONT DTV PEOPLE WATCH THEIR OWN DTV. ARE THEY BLIND AND DEAF. DO WE HAVE TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO. HAVE THEY EVER HAVE DONE ANY THING WHICH WE HAVE REQUESTED.

Kavan said...

The set plans which mix hindi channels with English channels not only does not give subscribers any useful choice, it does not give any feedback to DTV as to what is
popular among subscribers.

I have selected just 18 of the 38 extra channels I get with the 900 package in to my favourites. I wish I could subscribe to those 18 for under Rs 900 + VAT per month. The current set plans don't help.

Set plans need to be grouped by language and content or available individually to be useful.

If DTV is really interested in providinf "Future Today" they need to make available a decoder with a DVR.

DTV should also try to get the Science Channel which was discussed before on this forum

AMD said...

@ Russel

I have his mail address but i dont wanna publish it here.

If u like i can mail it to u

AMD said...

@ KIDO-CMB

1st get a direct email add for DTV & DTV only, why isnt there one still ?

619 said...

KIDO-CMB

Pls provide a way to check our bills. cant call CC always

alf said...

WHEN PEOPLE ARE TELLING HERE THAT KIDO-CMB OR THE CC CANT DO ANYTHING,69 COMES FROM SOMEWHERE AND ASKS A P QUESTION.

russel said...

619
there are two ways.

Wear glasses, and try to see the invoice from your eyes.
Or call Lord Anthony.

kumara said...

ALF,

IT SHOULD BE 619 NOT 69. DONT DROP
ALL IMPORTANT ONE.

russel said...

guys

i think they have already started testing a channel on SET SAB. Just do a rescan and see. The name SET SAB is no longer there. Now its changed to TEST. And in that channel it gives an E16 error. Just check for yourselves.

russel said...

AMD

my email is russelwall@gmail.com
will you be able to send me Lord Anthony's email address.

ALF

will you send me the contact details of the dishtv guy to russelwall@gmail.com if its ok.

Kavan said...

What happens if you cancel a DTV subscription. Don't even subscribe to LITE 100.

Does one own the Dish and STB.

Do you still recieve the "The Buddhist" channel which is advertised as Zero rental and local FTA channels.

Can you resubscribe at a later date. I can see the wish to suspend a DTV subscription by someone who is say going abroad for some months.

I am just curious.

AMD said...

@ Russel

sent mail

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "New Channel being test in place of SET SAB"

Admin