Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Subscribers weary that TP4 may be used for luring them to higher packages

Even though there is a general feeling of excitement about the introduction of TP4 and the channels it is rumored to contain such as some Asian Fox Channels, DW TV, TV5, etc there is a certain sense of weariness accompanied with this. This is specially common among the older Rs 1400/= (exclusive of VAT) premium package subscribers who are rightfully of the opinion that they will be asked to pay the revised rate of Rs 1949/= (exclusive of VAT) in order to receive the new channels. This is because Dialog did not provide most of the new channels to the older subscribers during the introduction of TP3 and forced them to upgrade to the revised package rates which was actually a Rs 50/= difference. If Dialog did that for Rs 50/= then they may do it again for a difference which far exceeds Rs 50/=.

Subscribers who were in the revised premium packages were told that they will obtain all future channels but Dialog are to charge Rs 100/= or Rs 50/= for CiTi HiTz and it is quite possible that Dialog may come up with a SET Plan for the new channels or give new channels free for the Rs 1949/= premium package and force Rs 1400/= subscribers to move to the revised package. If this is done then it will be a bad move by Dialog since they cannot expect people to pay such a large sum of money for pay television. If Dialog TV wants to cover operational costs and break even then they should do so by increasing their subscriber base instead of increasing package costs which drives more people away from purchasing connections.

We hope that the Dialog TV management provides the new channels at no cost for the premium Rs 1400/= and Rs 1949/= subscribers and some new channels for the lower packages too. Subscriber sentiment should be taken very seriously and hopefully subscribers will not be disappointed this time round.

At the moment Dialog have activated around 16 channels on TP4 but only 10 are functional but they are scrambled for all subscribers until they are tested and launched officially. They should not cram up TP4 with channels since there are serious pixelation problems on the other transponders and we hope that channels are distributed better across transponders with more bandwidth allocated for the channels which will result in an improvement in quality.

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

59 comments:

Nalin said...

Admin,
Did you arrange an interview with Mr.Nimal Laxapathiarachchi , to know the in side & out side of Sri Lankan electronic media industry, what we can expect from Sri Lankan media industry in near future & what are his plans to do in Sri Lankan media in future, etc..? Hope you'll post a feedback to my inquiry as soon as possible...

alf said...

THE PLAN IS,IF DTV INCREASE THEIR CHARGES THE ONLY OPTION IS TO MOVE TO DISH TV.WHAT YOU GET FOR 900/- RUPEES IN DISH TV IS REAL VALUE AND THEIR IS NO MUCH DIFFERANCE IN THE CONTENT(OTHER THAN HITZ,SIGNATURE,FAMILY WHERE THEY SHOW REPEATS OF WHAT THEY SHOW IN THE MAIN CHANNEL.

I THINK DISH TV IS DOING GREAT WITH THEIR ACTIVE SERVICES AND OVER 170 CHANNELS,AND THIS IS LESS THAN AT 50% OF WHAT DTV IS CHARGING FOR 50 ODD CHANNELS.

DISH TV IS GOING TO BE THE FUTURE.

AMD said...

Oh man, here we go again !!

bank_dude said...

Nalin, I don't know who you are but I know one thing. That is Nimal Laxapathi is the person who cursed our culture by introducing the low quality radio and tv programs to Sri Lanka. See what he had done. If you love your mother tongue, look what is going on when news reading. They are murdering our language. Who introduced it? Look at Sirasa TV programs, absurd isn't it? I recently saw an interview published on Lakbima newspaper. Now he is trying to introduce Mofilms, in his words, films that make using of mobile phones. I don't know what he is upto but I can feel that it will be another mess. I hope you can imagine the outcome of it. It's like giving a knife to a monkey.

All of you are welcome to criticize my comment but this is the real truth.

Patson said...

dtv,beam your local channels to middle east,there you can get lot of subscribers.also fix your freezing problems on sports channels,SLRC channles are dark & ghosting on Eye.
get a micro link from SLRC.

LKDOOD said...

Patson

i agree with you 100%

DTV must expand everywhere(India,middle east, Australia etc.)

people in India also wants Asian beam

Looser said...

What happened to Rupavahini & Lanka info?

LANKA INFO said...

Most of the channel are coming to 1400 Pkg. since FOX pkg is to expensive its goes to Premier. (Not confirmed). Make sure u cant find FOX or TV 5 & E tv in any Indian DTH.
VAS: (vlue added service)
:: EPG is available for al customers in a separate channel.
:: Games & much more…

Looser said...

TV5 was on DishTV earlier and I think still they got it. Alf can confirm it. And its a FTA channel available on Asiasat 3S.

Is E tv a good channel? I don't think so. Just gossips of hollywood.

Looks like we get only useless channels for 1400 Pkg ha.

Dude said...

Hi guyz its great to be back. Being reading but not commenting.

TV5 is an alright channel but "E" is only Hollywood Gossip. No point of "E" better get rid of it before starting it.

BTW TV5 is a FTA and should be in a package lower than Rs 1400/=. All other channels should be in Rs 1400 even premium ones. Whats the use of having channels that no other DTH service has, if no one views them.

Over to DTV.

619 said...

Alf has started his Dishtv marketing again !

AMD said...

@ LANKA INFO

When is the confirmed launch date ?

alf said...

619(69),JESIKA,RUKMAL,FREEMAN,RANAWEERA

WHY NOT,WHEN YOU ARE MARKETING FOR THE NGO'S,LTTE AND THE BORN AGAIN CULTS HERE WHO ARE DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY.BUT IT WILL NOT SUIT YOU BECAUSE THE "EXREMIST" BORN AGAIN CHANNEL GOD TV WAS REMOVED BY DISH TV ON GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION AS IT WAS PROMOTING FALSE PROPAGANDA AND LURING POOR INDIANS INTO "BORN AGAIN CULTURE"

LOOSER,

TV5MONDE IS BACK BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY A SEPERATE CHARGE FOR THAT(RS.150 PER YEAR (SLR 450/-)

THIS IS NOT DISH TV MARKETING BUT THE TRUTH AND THATS THE BEST PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR THAT PRIZE AND YOU GET(ACTIVE SERVUCES,GAMES,QUIK LOADING EPG,LANGUAGE SELECTION AND FOR ALL BETTER QUALITY OF PICTURE)

CN said...

alf - just out of curiosity (as you seem to be a DishTV subscriber) can you please list out the channels as at today giving which channels have Indian feed, and which channels have Asian feed on DishTV?

I chked out Telecave around Jan 07, but then most of the feeds were Indian, which prompted me not to invest in a connection. Just want to see if things have chged since then...

619 said...

Alf

I think ur SHIFT KEY is stuck or NUM LOCKED!!
Pls check.

What is ur Favorites games in Dishtv?
What's ur high Score ??
What happened to your DishTV agents ?
You are always saying this, NGO , LTTE,....etc I have no idea..

LANKA INFO said...

@ AMD,
Official launch is take place on Feb 2nd week with 10 channels.

podiman said...

@alf,
Dish tv seems good but the local agents and the dealers are asking too much for it over here. If you can provide me with a dish tv bumper off I will go for it. Any one to recomend??

619 said...

podiman

me too....

Alf
The profit you earned in the CBNSAT dark days are enough to you. Alf Pls try to do a charity Business this time...

cable said...

@lanka info

thanks for the info regarding official launch. do you know if we will be able to watch these channels before the official launch?

AMD said...

@ Lanka Info

Thanks for the news. Can u say what are the 10 channels ?

alf said...

619,(69) JESIKA,RUKMAL,FREEMAN,SHAMIN,RANAWEERA.FOR BEGGERS LIKE YOU WHO LICK ASS OF NGO"S AND WORK WITH THEM TO DESTROY THE CULTURE AND THE HERITAGE OF THIS COUNTRY WITH EXTREMIST BORN AGAIN AGENCIES THE SHIFT KEY MUST SURELY BE IN YOUR ASS.MY BEST GAME IS DESTROYING NGO AND ASS LICKERS LIKE YOU WITH OUR BRAVE FORCES AND ITS VERY CLOSE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE A "CLAYMORE" GIFT FOR YOUR MOLE.

PODIMAN

YES,I AGREE WITH YOU,BUT IF YOU HAVE A GUY GOING TO CHENNAI AND GUJARAT,I WILL GIVE YOU THE CONTACS TO PURCHASE FROM THERE (3800 INR/SLR 10,450/- WITH 6 MONTHS RENTAL AND MAXI PACKAGE INR 300/- OR SLR 864/-)

CN
YES,ALL THE FEEDS ARE INDIAN,BUT THE CONTENT IS ALMOST THE SAME AND THE PROBLEM IS COMMERCIALS(BUT REALISTICALY WHAT DO YOU GET IN DTV FOR 865/-)

AND AS FOR THE PROFITS EARNED,YOU BEGGER SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DO BUSINESS FOR PROFIT AND ITS DIFFERANT FROM LENDING YOUR ASS AND BODY FOR MONY AND SELLING THE COUNTRY TO TERRORIST AND BORN AGAIN NGO'S.

LANKA INFO said...

@ Cable:
No

@ AMD
FOX Family (6 channels)
DW TV
BABY TV
SS MUSIC
E TV

AMD said...

@ Lanka Info

Tks.

@ ADMIN

I think u need to to do something her.

cable said...

What are the fox channels going to be?

FOx Crime
Fox news
FX
..........

what else? like to hear everybodys gusses

I think baby tv is also a part of fox international channels asia

619 said...

lanka info

how about Disney channels ?

Didn't i tell you. Alf is an agent of DishTV. He knows the Indian dealers who did business with hem those days.

Dishtv cant beat Dialog TV.

Thilini said...

Ohh Yes Nalin I am agree with your suggestion, cause its a better idea to have a chat with Mr.Nimal Laxapathiarachchi, as I know he's a trend sitter in Sri Lanakn media industry and now he's the chairman of that Sinhala trend sitted channel called CITI HITZ. Don't worry Nalin, I think admin will arrange that interview soon.

Looser said...

@Nalin & thilini

What is your problem?

Thilina said...

i think cartoon network india is back......now i turned on the tv and im surprised to cn india is back..............

yay....now we can again watch dragon ball z....

LKDOOD said...

Looser

i think Nalin & thilini are obsessed Mr.Nimal Laxapathiarachchi

sjinadasa said...

God Damn it the bastardized version of Cartoon Network is back !! (Indian feed) WHY !!? I loved the Asian version, it had variety, no ads and better programming and DTV HAD TO go and screw it up ! I really hope that it was due to some problems with the transponders and that they will change it back to Asian feed.

alf said...

619(69),JESIKA,RUKMAL,FREEMAN,SHAMIN,RANAWEERA.

SO WHAT,IF ANYONE WANTS I WILL GIVE THE CONTACTS OF TATA SKY,SUN DTH AND BLUE MAGIC,THESE THINGS ARE NOT FOR PONNA BEGGERS(HINGANNAS)LIKE YOU.YOU LICK THE ARSE OF THESE NGO BUGGERS AND HELP THE LTTE AND DESTROY THE COUNTRY
WITH FUNDAMENTALIST BORN AGAIN CULTS.
Only these are not on Dish TV

Neo Sports +
God TV
Al Jazeera
HBO Signature Asia
HBO Hits
HBO Family Asia
Cinemax Asia
Tamil Box Office
Hallmark Channel Asia
Australia Network
CiTi Hitz
Neo Sports

These Channles have their indian versions on Dish TV
(Content is the same with little advertisements)

Star Movies (Asia)
HBO Asia
AXN Asia
Zee TV Asia Pacific

Is it worth paying a fortune to get only 12 channels which is not on Dish TV ?????
Dish TV has 170 + Channels with better audio-video quality / less down time / Dish Active /
Games +++ host of other features for INR 300 (LKR 875)

CULTS.

IF YOU WANT I CAN GIVE YOU A CONTACT IN UKRAINE TO SOME RPG"S TO LOAD IN YOUR ARSE IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE THINGS YOU DO AT YOUR WAREHOUSE IN WATTALA.

cable said...

Neo Sports has the rights to all indian cricket matches which you can probably get from doordarshan in Dish TV

Australia Networks has the rights all southern hemisphere rugby this year which includes Super 14 and the Tri Nations

In Dish TV all movie channels have advertisments and quality of HBO is not that good you can verify this bu following the discussions on saveondish.com

DIsh TV has the indian beam of AXN so the newest episodes of programs like House will not be available

Just some more info for anyone to make their choice

podiman said...

What about the price. Dish tv is only SLRs 850/= but Dialog tv is SLRs 2200/=, when you compear the price I reckon Dish tv is more sutble for Sri Lanka.

LKDOOD said...

alf looks angry

cool down :)

INDIAN VS SRI LANKAN

the problem with Indian DTH guys is the INDIAN BEAM(AD's & HINDI)& channels

Indian DTH's don't have movie channels like Cinemax,HBO hits,family,signature

if you have a small pocket go for the indian

if you have a big pocket go for Dialog tv(asian beams, good channels)

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Sri Lanka In Focus-NEWS & CHAT

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

Comparing Cartoon Network Indian Feed with Asian Feed

= Most programmes are the same in both.

= Most movies shows are at the same time in both.

+ Has older programmes which some viewers want.

- Has 3rd party commercials.

- Programmes begin late due to too many commercials.

- Has programming in Hindi language.

- Shows older episodes of programmes.

- Does not immediately introduce new programms (such as Class of 3000) which appear on Asian Feed.

And there are probably more. I'm a bit sad that the Asian feed is removed and it is probably permanent.

Well... It was good while it lasted!

sonik said...

well.. asian feeds are obviously better than indian ones. nick asia also has some way better programming than the indian version which also has teleshopping adds.

customers (with heads) will invariably refuse to pay more for new channels. especialy with the rising cost of living in the country. i hope dtv has this in mind. new channels which cost and no takers to watch will spell disaster to dtv.

also, ceylinco is starting a tv service from tomoro i think. its called "CTV" together with TNL. CTV will be on air in the morning and regular TNL programmes will be on during the evening time.

Thilina said...

cant dtv remove these commercials?
really i hate those indian adds.

second i cant agree totally about late starting programs...sometimes only.

they got programs in hindi.still 2 or 3 and afaik lot of ppl[my friends and lot of others i know] is fine with this.

and if this is permanent this is good news for us.......

anyway i like if dishtv comes here
and make something challenging to dtv.then dtv will reduce their high prizes and its very good 4 podi ppl....like me

sonik said...

oh btw, is it just me or has anyone else noticed that all the HBO channels are getting stuck like crazy???

yakuza said...

BEWARE

important (but out of topic)

SLT f*&^ks rs. 1000 per month package holders. please correct me if i'm wrong

if you keep on track using the SLT usage meter on their site beware!!!

THEY WILL NOT ADD SOME OF THE PREVIOUS USAGES UNTILL IT'S END OF THE MONTH (31st)

out of the blue you will find out that your usage has exceeded the 1GB limit

rupavahini said...

Still not confirmed launch date
pls ALL come BMICH "DAYATA KIRULA"

kaluperuma said...

@ Sonik

The Ceylinco and TNL link is because TNL has credit facilities with Seylan which they cant service or they are overdue(Must have been a plan of Kothalawala),thats why you see lot of advertising of Ceylinco group in TNL,even that is not enough and Ceylinco would have taken over to cover up the TNL overdues at Seylan.You cant expect anything of good quality from Ceylnco group,they will have their own propaganda of Kothalawala,or as alf says of his born again cult and even Shan Wickramasinghe is an active part of it.
uop

sonik said...

@ kaluperuma

thx for the info. well, these days, u cant really expect anything good from any1 so we'll see.

and whats with this "born again" term i keep seeing here.... that isnt even practically possible...

AMD said...

shruthi has been moved to TP 4, CH 55.

yakuza said...

for any of you
is
www.cricinfo.com

working?

Tharu said...

@ Yakuza

Yes. What you're saying is true. They even update their usge meter a four days after the month end. Also on the months of lower usage than I GB they have chrged Extra Rs. 250 + VAT.

Their billin is not correct at all

Radikal Zee said...

@yakuza
yep, iz workin.

Tharu said...

@ Sonik

I too have this problem and I was trying to convence this to DTV Customer care, but no use. I still have this problem. Are you using the old decorder?

yakuza said...

@tharu
it seems like a bloody scam from SLT to me.

@radikal zee
miracle it's working for me too now

Radikal Zee said...

just wondering, is it practically possible to relocate an existing dtv connection to another location without DTv staff assistance ?

CN said...

@ radikal zee

Yes, I have done it, but u need a good drill, a bud to assist, and a h*ll lot of patience to get the dish aligned just right : )

Changing the billing address with DialogTV thereafter is a whole other challenge!

Roshan said...

GYUS I NEED HELP and ADVICE.

IAM HOPING TO BUY DTV... MY IDEA IS TO BUY THE 500 PACKAGE AND GO FOR SET PLANS WITH CHANNELS OF MY CHOICE. IS THIS A GOOD IDEA??? HAS ANYONE ENCOUNTERD ANY PROBLEM WHEN GOING FOR SET PLANS????
AFTER BUYING A SET PLAN DO THEY TAKE AWAY CHANNELS WITHOUT ANY NOTICE???? PLEASE SOMEONE ADVICE ME...

alf said...

RADIKAL ZEE

YOU DONT HAVE TO BOTHER SO MUCH,ALL THSES GUYS WHO DEAL IN FREE TO FTA SATTELITE CONNECTIONS CAN RELOCATE AND INSTALL THE CONNECTION,AND THEY CHARGE ONLY AROUND RS.1000/-.

AND AS CN SAID YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE DRILL,SPILL LEVEL AND PREFERABLY A COMPASS,EVEN ONE OF MY FRIENDS DID IT FOR ME AND THE WHOLE PROCESS TOOK ONLY 15 MIN.

alf said...

GUYS,WHAT CHANNEL IS SHOWING THE IRB SIX NATIONS? I SAW AUSTRALIA NETWORK WILL BE TELECASTING ALL THE SUPER 14"S

Radikal Zee said...

@ cn & alf
thx for ur input guyz..

star sports HK feed is showing the six nations...too bad for us...

Thanura said...

@ roshan,
I think you should wait until transponder 4 is officially launched.
Then u'll have more channels to choose.

--------------------------
CN asia was great......... Dnt knw wat these DTV people r doin. changin it back to indian feed.

PLEASE IF YOU CAN, CHANGE NICK INDIA TO ASIA FEED !!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANKA INFO said...

@ Roshan,
Go for a 100Pkg & then you choose your fav'rite channels through SET PLANS.

OFFICAL:
TP 4 Officaly launched on last evening.

AMD said...

SLT rectifies Internet slow down “in a jiffy”

By Afrar Ahamed

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) yesterday stated that the slowed down Internet services has been rectified by switching onto their backup systems “in a jiffy”.SLT sources noted that the drop in service quality was rectified in a jiffy after the damage occurred in the undersea cables thousands of kilometres away in the Mediterranean yesterday. SLT sources said that a 10-15% drop in service quality was noted and this was not a major disruption to have affected Sri Lanka in a bid way.

Also it was observed that this cable breakdown occurred in the West side of the World. Since SLT has multiple connections throughout the East side and west side of the world that they are capable to move any of the alternatives in a major damage that prevails.

In addition it said ISP (Internet Service Provider) customers, those has single connection has severely affected and according to Sri Lanka 80% of the customers are using SLT internet service, this is not a major problem that customers have to concern.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Cartoon Network India reintroduced & TP4 officially launched".

Admin

NadineYunoki said...

Is Animax going to be reintroduced???