Friday, February 1, 2008

Cartoon Network India reintroduced & TP4 officially launched

To the surprise of many subscribers Cartoon Network India was reintroduced to Dialog TV. Many subscribers except a few were happy that Indian version was gone and the Asian version was introduced. It was thought that this will be a stepping stone for Dialog to replace Nick India with Nick Asia but sadly this was not so. However Dialog should seriously consider replacing Nick India with the Asian version since Nick India contain more Hindi programmes than Cartoon Network India.

The 4th Transponder was officially launched with the move of Hindu channel "Shruthi" from the 3rd TP to the 4th TP yesterday. The addition the 19th channel on the 3rd TP has now been removed and there are now 18 equal channels on the first three transponders. However they should reduce the number further in order to improve quality of channels.

It is rumored that the there will be six Fox channels, DW TV, SS Music, E Television and TV5 Monde on the fourth transponder. In addition a separate channel is to be allocated for EPG only plus Games are said to be available too. This information is however not confirmed.

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

29 comments:

Dude said...

@cable

The Fox Channels could be

(1)Fox News
(2) Sky News
(3) Nat Geo Wild
(4) Channel V International
(5) FX
(6) FOX Crime

They could also be called Star Asia Channels too since only one channel has the Fox Name in Asia and that is Fox Crime. Other than the above there are no other channels in Asia, Unless they are getting it specially for themselves which will mean that it will be more costly.

@Lanka Info what about Disney Channels. Hopefully Nushad thinks about the average man when pricing and not about rich ones like him & Dr. Hans

alf said...

DUDE,CAN YOU REMEMBER THAT "LORD ANTHONY" GUY AND THE PANDITHA TALK HE GAVE SOME TIME BACK,IF HE IS STILL THERE AT DTV,SURELY THE RICH MAN IS GOING TO BENIFIT,CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THAT THIS "ANTHONY" GUY IS STILL AT DTV.

AMD said...

@ ALF

Yep, the great lord anthony is still there.

monaco 1100 said...

I only watch Tom & Jerry in CN. So for me Indian feed is better as they show it in convenient times. But worth to get rid of Nick Hindi channel and go in to Asian feed.

Does anyone has an idea if DTV going to replace Nick India by Nick Asia?

alf said...

THANKS AMD,

THEN OUR FUTURE WITH DTV LOOKS VERY BLEAK AS THIS BUGGER IS REAL MUTT WHO DOESNT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DTH OR WHAT THE GOOD CHANNELS ARE,BUT A PADA SHOW GUY OR ALL FART NO SHIT GUY.ITS PITY THAT NUSHAD PERERA DOESNT HAVE THE BALLS TO GET RID OF USELESS AND INCOMPENTANT GUYS WHO RUIN DTV FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.

bank_dude said...

If TP4 is officially launched, why all the channels are scrambled for viewers?. At least DTV unscramble few of them now.

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

Now that the TP4 is "officially launched", I have a feeling that we will get to see the new channels prematurely for a few days like last time. The channels will then disappear for about a week and reappear again for new customers, older customers and oldest customers (in that order) whilst customer care suggest older customers to upgrade to higher packages.

History does repeat itself. Only this time let us be even more patient.

sonik said...

@ tharu
yes i have the old decoder.

i dont know abt the "FOX" channels. but as far as DW is concerned, they switch between 1 hour of german and 1hour of english programming every hour. mostly has documentaries with a focus on europe, which is nice for people like me who live over here and havent been to those parts of the world.

TV5monde has various programmes, from news to sport to movies and music, but the problem is its all in french. Only the movies have english subtitles along with another series. I hope dtv doesnt get in trouble airing the channel since its movies sometimes have stuff which arent exactly in keeping with sri lankan media ethics. anyway, lets just hope nothin bad happens.

also, off the topic about the slt usage meter thing. whoever who said that, your right man, i realized that the usage has peaked all of a sudden when i checked yesterday coz its the end of the month.

rupavahini said...

fox sports
fox movie

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

NadineYunoki said...

Thankyou sooo much for getting Cn india back...
About the new channels isnt Animax supposed to be coming to??? Please air animax.....

LKDOOD said...

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riky said...

Chutti tv,TV5Monde,DW,CNA were being tested from yesterday night 9TP4)

The former VP JKH office management has joined SLT as the head of IPTV,He is supposed to be a agressive player and well qualified in the field,so ball squeezers like lord anthony will have no chance.

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

@ Riky
Thanks for the information. We are waiting for every juicy piece of info available about the new channels.

By CNA do you mean "Channel NewsAsia" or "Cartoon Network Asia"? I believe it is the first one.


And if SLT poses a good challenge, then of course Dialog will wake up and get rid of the useless employees. They will work to push back on SLT, and we will have true competition. But I still don't trust SLT with their customer service and prices. Sometimes they have low prices, sometimes high prices, and sometime disguised prices, and a lot of cheating (more than Dialog).

But if SLT can do a good job then Dialog will too.

yakuza said...

@riky

did you mean that those channels were unscrambled that night.

no channels now

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riky said...

Yakuza,

Yes,Not for everybody but a couple of subscribers for testing purposes(2 or 3).

Yes its channel News Asia,TV5Monde was telecasting a 6 Nations Rugger match.

The problem is only with the ADSL 1000/- Pkg in SLT,But the guy who is taking over at IPTV is more customer oriented and was strict even on his staff.

yakuza said...

@riky
why not all? we won't mind the pixelation or lost of sound etc...

any idea abt channel allocation? (old 900)

riky said...

@ Yakuza,

Subscribers means few of the senior staff at DTV and not normel subscribers like us.

I am still not awre of the channel allocation and they seem to have got their costing all wrong,maybe the Anthony you guys are talking about.Its a pity you have guy like him who doesnt know anything about DTH,Competitors,Customer taste and quality channels.A friend of mine at DTV told that he is relying on some outside sources and friends even to get things going but is a very goood ball squeezer who is smart enough to mislead Nushad Perera.

rupavahini said...

NEW CHANNEL ADD TODAY
"RANA ROO"(Military Channal)

Tharu said...

@ Yakuza

What I'm going to do now is, taking screen printouts of SLT usage meter and compare it day by day, a couple of days after the month end. then we can prove this to SLT people and question about it.
Otherwise they will always decline our querries.

One of friends who works at SLT told me this usage meter scandal is not a system eroor and the SLT people ar doing it purposely.

Let's all of us who use SLT Rs. 1,000 pacage do this and see what is their answer.

Tharu said...

@ Sonic
The blackout in movie channels usually happen when there is a loud or high pitch sound occures in the movie.

I also experience an audio channel interchange problem time to time on movie channels, on top of the blackout problem.

When I contacted the customer care they always say there's nothing wrong with their setting and may be my decorder has a problem.

If you too experience the same issue please let me know.

LANKA INFO said...

"RANA ROO"(Military Channel
DTV just providing the platform. This channel is available only to the special request (defiance) Cx’s. (Need to get the approval form defiance ministry or DTV higher management.)

sonik said...

@ tharu

i havent noticed the high pitched thing. what i have noticed is that when 1 channel (eg: HBO) gets stuck, the other channels in the HBO bouquet also get stuck. Thats defintely a reception problem on dtv's side because no other channel on tp1 apart from the HBO bouquet gets stuck. But i dont experience any audio problem. as in, not while the channel is running properly. maybe theres something wrong with your decoder.

And as far as the dtv customer care is concerned, in my experience, they're clueless. For some reason dtv's customer care isnt as trained as dialog telekoms. And even the installation teams that come are sometimes pretty ametuerish in the way they handle things.

Tharu said...

@ Sonic

I Agree 100% with your comment. DTV customer care is not doing anything at all.

I too think my decorder must be having some problem. I use optical Audio cable to listen through my AV receiver. Audio level in VH1 if far lower than all the other channels. Also it cannot deliver the high ptched sounds in movie channels. I have no idea about the way I need to convince this to DTV customer care..

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

Defence.lk Article about the "රන රූ" channel.

I think the channel will only be available for members of the armed forces and their families, at least for the moment.

There is a possibility that this channel is working on the "CH 2" of the new transponder, because this channel has lower bitrates for video and audio according to SatCoDX. Other test channels have ridiculously high audio bitrates not seen even for HD Channels anywhere else.

See how Dialog stays on the good side of the government. But at least they are doing good things for everyone, instead of bribery and corruption.

LANKA INFO said...

....Possiblity to view da new channels frm today onwards.

test air channels from last morning... (not availible for cx's)
DW TV
TV 5 n 3 more channels.

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Kushan I.A.K.J. said...

I HATE CARTOON NETWORK INDIA! THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH VAREITY AT ALL! AND NOT MUCH NEW THINGS HAPPENING! IF I WANTED TO I COULD HAVE EVERY PERSON WHO HATES IT SIGN A PETITION AND IT WOULD BE A MILE LONG! I KNOW LIKE A 100 FRIENDS(I AM SERIOUS!) WHO HATE IT AND LOVE CARTOON NETWORK ASIA! DIALOG IS GOING TO LOSE MANY CUSTOMERS!!!!!