Friday, June 6, 2008

Two years since that fateful day

Exactly two years ago when Dialog TV was known as CBNsat the entire station was abruptly shutdown at approximately between 9pm and 9:15pm on June 6th while many of its users were using the service. The shutdown resulted in a court battle that lasted almost 6 months after which the company was taken over by mobile operator Dialog Telekom.

Now many who condemned and called the service "clandestine" are now benefiting in various ways due to the service and are themselves using the service and are benefiting from the previous management whom they portrayed as traitors.

After the take over by Dialog there have been many positives and negatives. We take this opportunity to thank the previous management headed by Mr. Muhunthan Canagey, the management of Dialog Telekom, the Dialog TV staff who originated at CBNsat, the subscribers who so valiantly fought for the resumption of this service and also to Dialog TV Subscribers Unite who did an invaluable job of raising subscriber concerns.

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

170 comments:

yakuza said...

those were some depressing days. but the blog kept us informed. what happen to those guys?

does anyone remember that guy kaluperuma?

LANKA INFO said...

SLT IPTV Official Website Launched

yakuza said...

huge "lost" fan.
give some inside info regarding AXN beyond, are dtv taking necessary action to include it in their lineup?

LANKA INFO said...

@ Yakuza:
Yes

ILHAM - The Boss said...

SLT IPTV Rising On June 17th
The Number One Telecom Company SLT will Launch SLT IPTV
On June 17. With Island wide powerful coverage.
Island wide Customers can subscribe SLT IPTV From
SLT Customer Care Centers.

Note - SLT IPTV Connections only Available at
SLT Customer Care Centers with authorization.
Please support SLT Customer Care Centers to continue
IPTV Island wide.
Thanks In Advance.

cable said...

Anybody know the address of the SLT IPTV site i saw it in one of the sunday papers but forgot. it it ends with .tv

LANKA INFO said...

www.tomorrowyou.tv

cable said...

Lanka info,

thanks!

LANKA INFO said...

SLT IPTV Launch on June 17th?

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Other Operators - Consumers will Benefit Ultimately
SLT IPTV Ready to Launch.
Lanka Broadband Network
LBN – Digital Premium Plus + Offer
70 TV Channels, DVD Quality pictures, stereo sound.
Registration fee Rs.11.500.
Monthly Rental Rs.1610. (Inclusive of VAT)

A Dialog TV Connection
60 TV Channels, DVD Quality pictures, stereo sound.
Dialog TV Connection Rs.12.500.
Monthly Rental Rs.1949/- (with VAT Rs.2241.35/-)

What will Dialog TV Do to Prevent a Migration
From There Subscribers to Other Operators?

hsj said...

DTV will definitely feel the heat of the competition. They will have to stop all their unethical business practises.

All these time they had the monopoly. Now onwards they will think twise before they do high handed changes without informing customers.

All you need to have is SLT broad band connectiona and set top box to have IPTV connection. If the facilities and channells are good and quality is OK most of the DTV customers will gradually go for IPTV. and I will definitely one of them.....

So we will wait and see. Den thamai thithayage waare...

yakuza said...

not familiar with IPTV technology. but if slt could provide same channels as dtv on their IPTV i would definitely go for it

currently i pay
rs. 1150(adsl 1GB)+ rs. 1230(dtv)= rs. 2400

will rather go with something <=rs. 3000 from slt

any idea about the rental of IPTV

kumara said...

IPTV WILL DO LOT OF GOOD TO CABLE TV INDUSTRY. DTV HAD GIVEN THIRD CLASS TRERATMENT TO OLD CBN CUSTOMERS. WE ARE WAITING ANXIOUSLY. IF CHANNELLS ARE GOOD AND QUALITY AND RATES ARE COMPETITIVE WHO WANTS TO STICK WITH DTV AND PAY HIGH RATES FOR A THIRD CLASS SERVICE.

DTV TALK BIG BUT ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY AND MONEY AND MONEY AT THE EXPENSE OF CUSTOMERS. IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO IMPROVE GOD SAVE DTV.....

ILHAM - The Boss said...

SLT IPTV FUTURE TV CHANNEL LIST
English – Movies
HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, CINEMAX, Zee Studio, Star Movies, SET PIX.
English – Entertainment
Star World, AXN, Nat Geo Adventure, Hallmark Channel, Australia Network, Discovery, Animal Planet,
National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, BBC Entertainment.
Hindi – Movies
Set Max, Zee Cinema, Star Gold, Filmy.
Hindi – Entertainment
Star Plus, Sony Set, Zee TV, Star One, SET SAB, Zee Smile.
Tamil – Movies
KTV, Raj Digital plus, TBO, SR TV.
Tamil – Entertainment
SUN TV, Raj TV, Star Vijay, Jaya TV, Kalanyar TV.
Sports
ESPN, Star Sports, Star Cricket, TEN Sports, NEO Sports, NEO Cricket,
Zee Sports.
Kids
Nick, Pogo, Cartoon Network, Chutti TV, Animax.
Music
MTV (Music Television), Vh1 - (Video Hits1), Zee Music, SUN MUSIC,
Isai Aruvi, Channel V.
Fashion & Lifestyle
Zee Café, Zee Trendz, Zone Reality, Travel & Living, NDTV Good Times.
International News Channels
BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, NDTV, SUN NEWS, Times Now.
Business News
NDTV Profit, Zee Business, CNBC.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

MTV \ MBC NETWORK SRI LANKA INTERESTED TO
JOIN SLT IPTV.
In The Future Sirasa TV, Shakthi TV, Channel One MTV
Will Be Available On SLT IPTV.

hsj said...

Hmmmmmm .... Very Good...,,,,,

So..Almost all the channells of DTV are available in SLT IPTV.

If rates are reasonable and qualtiy is ok there is no reason why not to consider IPTV as inital investment will on set top box if ADSL line is already available.

So SLT IPTV is going to be very attractive for ADSL customers..

Thilini said...

ilham -the boss,

Are they (SLT IPTV)going to add our local tv stations to their line up with official launch of IPTV services? channels like,

ITN
RUPAVAHINI
TNL
ETV
ART TV
SWARNAVAHINI
TV LANKA
DERANA
CHANNEL EYE
MAX TV

yakuza said...

if slt can give a reasonable price for IPTV, then


good luck dtv!!!!!!!!

LANKA INFO said...

Disadvantages of IPTV:

IPTV is based on the Internet Protocol, it is sensitive to packet loss and delays if the IPTV connection is not fast enough and it also does NOT support HDTV.

hsj said...

It is not ethical for us to discuss SLT IPTV in DTV blog. But we cant help discussing same. DTV customers are so frustrated about DTV handling of Customer affairs that they will see SLT IPTV as a welocome relief and very sound way out.

If DTV wants to retain their existing customers and attract more customers, they should revise their marketing strategies accordingly.

If they are going to pursue the same old tactics, it will be a natural death for DTV and Nushad and also for his idiotic management pals.

yakuza said...

the thing dtv has to understand is that they lost the dth monopoly. there are other service providers which the customers can turn to. such as
LBN, DISHTV, TATASKY if i'm correct now can subscribe from sri lanka

they may not loose the current customer base, because of the amount we already had paid for the hardware etc..

but to attract new customers they would have to be more realistic with there packages.

just my idea..........

ILHAM - The Boss said...

To Thilini From ILHAH The Boss
If Local TV Channels Interested Joining
SLT IPTV All Local TV Channels Welcome.
For now MTV Network Sri Lanka
(Sirasa TV, Shakthi TV, Channel One MTV)
Interested Joining IPTV According to Report.

DLR said...

Lanka Info,
IF IPTV enter to the market with competitive technology, Competitive price & competitive channel list we are definitely shifting to IPTV. HDTV is not a big issue.

DTV had to treat customers well, had to use the technology properly, efficiently.

DTV must stop forcefully charging fee for channels like City Shit.

If DTV accept these faults & do accessory actions before IPTV's launch, my self & most of CBNSat Customers will say GOODBYE DTV!!!!

Thanura said...

Did u guys see this http://www.tomorrowyou.tv/experience.php
they've got lots of functions, like rewind, movies on demand, games and stuff,,,
dats way cool than DTV.
if its cheaper than DTV i'm sure i will go for that, (eventhough i have been a customer since CBN SAT times)

Dhammika said...

Is Dialog going to launch DVB-T services officially at the Broadcast Exhibition (where IPTV too will be launched by SLT)

AMD said...

Does anyone know who will be showing the Asia Cup cricket matches ?

LANKA INFO said...

@ amd:
http://cityhits.blogspot.com/2008/06/breaking-news-asia-cup-2008-exclusively.html

ILHAM - The Boss said...

To Dhammika From ILHAM The Boss.
This TV Channel List Confirmed by
SLT IPTV Marketing Unit.
In the Future this TV Channels
will be Available at SLT IPTV.

AMD said...

@ Lanka Info.

Tks. According to the tv listing on ESPNSTAR, both ESPN & Star Cricket will be showing the matches. Maybe Star cricket commentary will be in Hindi

LANKA INFO said...

Latest: SLT IPTV is only for corporate customers till future notice.

LANKA INFO said...

Basic requirement for IPTV:
• SLT Broadband (ADSL) Connection
• Set Top Box

kaluperuma said...

Lanka Info

Dont lie machang,HDTV may be activated on SLT IPTV on launch itself.And connections only for coporate purposes is the trial which is running at the moment and they are even testing in households around Havelock Town area (You have just mentioned what the SLT customer care and Wiki says on the Pkts etc).IPTV will be available for all around July and Mr.Thusha Weerasuriya (Former Vice President JKH Business systems) is the head of IT.

Yes,DVBT was to be launched at the exibition and the box was to be sold for around Rs.2500/-,But its not going to happen as the set of boxes (around 500- 1000) brought for the purpose has been already snatched by the people in the media ministry,TRC and such other connected institutions.So we will have to wait for the next lot.

The intial plan of SLT is to issue the box free to capture the market and i am unable to confirm about the rentals at present.




Why IPTV ?

Consumers always want more and higher quality. Nowadays most of TV are analog with one way data transmission and limited channel. IPTV provides all digital, two way connected, unlimited channels, integrated(DRV,HDTV,PIPs, VoD) and personalized TV. IPTV enhances the TV offer and delivers in a new way to provide better experience to watch TV in a simple, personalized and in a advanced way.

hsj said...

If the intial cost is only 2,500/- for the set top box, from SLT ADSL customers, there will be huge demand for SLT IPTV as it is very affordable for most of the people.

My guess is that SLT will definitely price their packages below DTV packages to attract new customers and also to capture DTV customers.

And if it happen to be a SLT customer they will provide some discount as they are already paying rentals for Telephone and ADSL.(This is only a assumption)

DTV plans for customer expansions up to 500,000 within next three four years will experience serious setback with this development.

We all know that they are still experiencing losses with present customer base. If they want to improve their customer base and have profit, now there is no other way other than becoming competitive in the market.

For that DTV have to do so many thing very quickly. To find out what they have to do, no need do do researches. Just read the DTVBLOGS of past few months do whatever necessary.

Otherwise GOD SAVE DTV and ITS MANAGEMENT

kaluperuma said...

hsj

SLT looking at giving IPTV box free of charge and thats the stand at the moment so you may have to pay for the ADSL connection if you dont have one,but i can tell that their plan at the moment is to issue it free.

The 2500/- i was refering to is the DVBT box(The pilot project which DTV has been running to conver terestrial analog channels into digital).

LANKA INFO said...

@ kaluperuma:

SLT can give free set up box to the Cx’s & band with it won’t support for IPTV.(These details not available in Wikipedia) Make sure all over IPTV is success only in Hong Kong. (This of cause not available in Wikipedia)

As per one of SLT Higher person... initially SLT going to issue this service only to the Corporate Customers. (I know that, SLT has given the demo for 100… different category ppl’s, include Householders.)

Any way tks for da info. We’ll wait & C.
Regards.

LANKA INFO said...

Admin,

Time to start the SLT IPTV blog. pls do the needful.

sonik said...

has anyone else noticed that slt adsl is now available with adsl 2+ modulation. i think this is for their iptv launch, but the speed is the same.... i think. can anyone confirm. or is there something wrong with my router.. hehe

Hello Lanka said...

Tas gud na... wats da down link speed?

sonik said...

@ Hello Lanka

no change in speeds.. just that adsl2+ is working. it wasnt earlier.

Dhammika said...

Thanks Kalu,

if the DVB-T decoder is 2500/- its fully worth- as it is about the same or slightly more than a TV booster.

There are USB type DVB-T decoders with a small antenna and remote provided- was around Rs.4-6000 in Singapore. can be used view TV on a laptop or a desktop PC. can also record onto the hard disk when you press the pause button on remote.(this function is available on high end DVRs and Plasma/LCD Tvs. There was a recent Advertisement on Sunday Times (Hit Ad classified)for such USB devises at 6000/- so if its available for 2,500/- (even if not the USB type) its fully worth as you don't different antennas (UHF & VHF)turned to different directions to get different channels .

yakuza said...

any idea about iptv rentals?

hsj said...

Lanka Info,

The initial period you are talking about cannot be longer more than one or two months.
Because SLT have to invest huge sume of mone for IPTV and also pay monthly rentals in Millions in dollars.
DTV is still unable to make profit after two years with nearly 100,000 customers.

So it will do more good to SLT if they launch IPTV commercially without big delay.

Kalu....

if set top box is free, then there is only monthly rental(if you have ADSL already ). So why not get there minimum package ( if SLT have one ) check the quality of the channells and service. Many of the DTV customers can do this without leaving DTV and will have ample time to take a decision.

kaluperuma said...

hsj

Yes,Thats their intial plan,I hear that some dealers in in electronics like singer has asked for distribution of connections(Boxes) and SLT is reluctant on this as they have to add a price.

They havent decided on the rental as yet but it will be very competitive and This coporate talk is bullshit and when available fully by July(Their anticipated roll out month) everybody will have the opportunity to watch IPTV.

LANKA INFO said...

@ Kalu:
This coporate bullshit talk started from 1ne of ur SLT Cr**.

kumara said...

LANKA INFO,

IT IS ALWAYS POLITICIANS, MINISTRY OFFICIALS AND HIGHLY PLACED COPORATE BUGGARS ENJOY FIRST, ANY NEW THING INTROCDUCED IN THE COUNTRY.

THIS PRACTISE IS NOT SOMETHING NEW. SO STAY COOL.

SLT IPTV CANNOT LAST LONG ONLY WITH THSE CORPORATE BUGGARS . VERY SOON SLT WILL HAVE TO GO TO PUBLIC. BY THEN WE WILL HAVE OUR CHANCE.

LANKA INFO said...

@ Kumara
Yes. Pls go through my stat'ment. I claerly mantion that "the time period"...

Thilini said...

Any body know, is it (SLT IPTV Set-top box) possible to use in outside of Sri Lanka?

WELE said...

Can yu use Wi Fi or Wimax instead of ADSL to get IPTV?

IPTV has a huge advantage over Satelite- when it comes to the cost as the provider does not need to lease out Satelite Transponder space by paying a premium. so they can give the service at a very competitive rental. of course they have to pay the content providers like HBO & Sky but so does DTV

hsj said...

I came across an article at Blogsite http://aboutsrilanka.blogspot.com/2008/02/slt-gears-up-to-roll-out-iptv-service.html

which gives details about SLTIPTV. The text is reporduced here for evrybodys information.

"SLT Gears Up To Roll Out an IPTV Service In Sri Lanka- Will It Be Another Day Dream Like SLT WiMax?

SLT Visioncom, a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom will invest hundred million rupees to start an Internet Protocol Tele Vision (IPTV) service in Sri Lanka. IPTV is a method of delivering video content through Internet protocol (IP) rather broadband Internet. IPTV has several advantages over traditional or satellite TV services which are interactive and personalized viewing experience, IPTV based converged services and also video on demand (VOD).

IPTV is said interactive and personalized because it gives some unbelievable facilities that you never expected.Some examples are ability to search for your favourite TV program when you need, search for a particular movie by it's director,watch Sana's career records while you watch a cricket match or even you can change the angle of camera during that match. However some of these facilities are possible with some modern satellite services also.

Another useful feature is Video On Demand (VOD) which allows you to select a missed TV program or a film and watch it at your free time. But most probably it will be much expensive.

IPTV based converged services are the other incentives that you will get through this service. On-Screen Caller ID is an example for these converged services. Actually they are value added services bundled with IPTV service.

Up to now I mentioned about the things out there. But surly this will not be the reality in Sri Lanka. Because broadband Internet is the critical factor for all above mentioned "dreams".

At present SLT's 1.5 Gbps bandwidth is shared among it's 54000 broadband customers and 80 000 dialup users (According to a recent newspaper advertisement, SLT' bandwidth is 1.5 Gbps where a US based files hosting company like Rapidshare has more than 120Gbps bandwidth).

In order to roll out an IPTV service, SLT will be required to upgrade their ADSL system to ADLS 2+ .ADSL has several standards and currently SLT uses ITU G.992.1 (A standard define by International Telecommunication Union) standard which supports only max downstream speed of 12Mbps. An ADSL 2+ system is capable of providing theoretically 24Mbps of downstream service (ITU G.992.1 standard).


SLT office express service is currently offered at 6750 rupees which supports max speed of 2Mbps and if we calculate the cost using these values for an 12Mbps ADSL 2+ service which is suitable for IPTV services, it will cost around 40 000 rupees per month. Which means we can expect a price reduction of normal ADSL services after implementing SLT's IPTV service.

AND " Yoyo " has given following reply to it

First of all I totally disagree with the stated fact that 1.5Gb core network is gonna be a bottleneck.

Since this is international bandwith that is shared. As for IPTV it would be Local Servers & Local Bandwith. Which we've got plenty with a good nation wide (Expandable on Demand) Fiber Optic Network. And plenty of unused bandwidth.

Secondly , as said in the article the requirement for ADSL 2 / 2+ is also not nessecary as with the latest MPEG 4 Decoding Technology you need only 7-8 Mbps for High Definition (HD) Audio & Video delivery and just 2Mbps for DVD Quality Audio & Video Delivery although this may require a far more powerful set top box it is still far more efficient compared to the originally estimated 25Mbps for HD and 8 Mbps for DVD Quality a year or so ago using far less efficient compression such as MPEG - 2.

This easily fits into the bandwidth cap of ADSL as it has a theoritical max of about 8mbps for a short distance and 2 Mbps at a very reasonable distance form the ISP delivery point. It is quiet probable that SLT will use the more newer & powerful set top boxes since it is available.

killer said...

HOW CAN I GET SLT IPTV DETAILS IN INTERNET. WEB SITE NOT MENTION ANY DETAILS(cHANNEL LiST OR Prices) all details i got your blogger only but how can confirmed

yakuza said...

i think i read some where about the IPTV official launch at BMICH at telecommunication conference.

does anyone know the date?

anyway. how do we find out wheter dtv is charging for CITY HITS?

bank_dude said...

IPTV exhibition starts on sunday 15th from 5pm to 8pm. 10am to 8pm on 16th and 17th.

Nalin said...
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Nalin said...

ADMIN,

You MUST have to attend the IPTV EXHIBITION and wants to investigate & find out all the details regarding SLT IPTV and letting us know in detail accordingly. That's your responsibility as ADMIN of this blog. (Only if you're a dedicated Administrator)

sithma said...

Dear Lanka Info
It is wrong. Anyone who can obtain ADSL Service now Can enjoy IPTv near future.It is tested and Service can obtain up 5km from d/lamp. It is not only for Corporte Customers !! .Come to BMICH and see the difference (VOD. Time shifted TV...etc.etc)
You can Deliver HDTV Come and see it at BMICH

Price will be very competitive

sithma said...

Dear Admn
Come on 15th to BMICH and see the difference. Please talk to SLT IPTV guys and educate our friends

AMD said...

DTV is currently showing HDTV at the exhibition at BMICH. There is a pic in todays daily news, business section

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Sri Lanka Telecom will take Technology Support
From there New Partner Maxis Telekom to Launch
SLT IPTV and Expand SLT IPTV Island wide.
Here comes the Competition with SLT IPTV.

But Still Dialog TV Response Unknown.
What is Dialog TV response to the Competition?

(SLT will get real support from Astro Malaysia Leading DTH provider in Malaysia. Astro Malaysia is a Fully Owned Company of Maxis Telekom)

LANKA INFO said...

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/mathuzone/DTV.jpg

Wake up to the Next generation HDTV
www.cityhits.blogspot.com

hsj said...

Ihlam..

There have been some response from DTV to this new development.

Today I contacted them to get CHANNEL C removed from my list of channells as they are going to Charge Rs. 50/- from June 01.

But to my surprise, I was informed that they are going to provide that channell free of charge until further notice. I hav already infromed them to remove the CITIHITS from my list as I dont want to pay extra 50/-. Now they have removed the charge from the bill but still the channell is available.

So this is the effect of the competition. If DTV is going to be reasonable like this I dont see why cant they rectify the rest of the mistakes they have commited during last two years.

If they do that, they do not have to do any marketing to add customers. The existing 100,000 customers will at least bring one more customer to them.

That is the type of understanding and mutual relationship DTV should have with its customers. Nt like now The arrogant - stupid and devil may care attitude - towards customers needs will take them nowhere.

Still they are not too late. and DTV dont forget, Better late than never...

AMD said...

DTV is sure to give SLT IPTV real competition. We have to wait for the right time. The current DTV customer service is exactly like DIALOG GSM was a few years ago ( anyone remember ), & their service like DIALOG was those days. But look how Dialog came up in the face of competition with 3 other providers at that time. So it will be the same for DTV too.

kumara said...

THE BOOTOM LINE IS THAT WE WANT DTV AND WE LOVE IT. BUT NOT THE QUALITY AND SERVICE. ALL THESE TALK ABOUT SLTIPTV IN DTV BLOG IS DUE TO BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE OF DTV.

IF DTV IS INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND CORRECT THEIR WRONGS IN THE PAST, I DONT SEE WHY CANT THEY GIVE SLTIPTV RUN FOR THEIR MONEY.

HSJ..

IT IS GOOD AT LEAST THAT DTV HAVE REACTED POSITVELY TO COMPETITION, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT IS.

LETS HOPE THAT DTV CONTINUE IN THIS VEIN IN FUTURE..

cbnsatcustomer said...

I got a postcard from SLT about IPTV.
It says "As an ADSL user you are already IPTV ready".

Competition is always good.

Tharindu said...

IPTV is different from Pay tv
It has capability to deliver
Video On Demand
Games on Demand
Time Shifted TV
Video Calls
interactive services
Transactional Services..
Other than Basic Live TV
Another feature is that the IPTV system enables La Carte Channel Selection( Customer can choose his set of channels without paying for unnecessary non waching channels in standard package lists)

Some IPTV platforms enable Personalised Tv for customers.

IPTv is a not only broadcasting but enables multicast and unicast services of contents.

therefore IPTV is a next generation technology which has lot of creative services other than live TV

Nalin said...

KUMARA,

Are you in good sense or what? Who cares DTV, if SLT IPTV, LBN or other service provider providing good service with quality. We need only one thing GOOD SERVIE and QUALITY for our hard earn money NOT any specific company.

kumara said...

NALIN..

I AM ONE PERSON WHO ALWAYS CRITISIZED DTV FOR THEIR BAD AND USLESS SERVICES. IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE BLOGS CAREFULLY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

FOR ME THERE IS NO REASON TO DUMPP DTV IF THEY IMPROVE AND PAR WITH OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS. SO MY FIRST PRFERENCE IS DTV NOT BECAUSE OF ANY THING BECAUSE I HAVE PAID 16.500/- FOR THE CONNECTION.


AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER IDEAS. THAT IS ALSO ACCPETABLE. WHAT I HAVE DONE IS EXPRESSED MY VIEWS. I DONT THIK I HAVE OFFENDED ANY BODY IN THE BLOG BY DOING THAT.

IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONS AND DISCUSS THEM AS PEOPLE WITH GOOD SENSE.

yakuza said...

agree with kumara

that initial payment of 16,500 will keep me using dtv for a while. but IPTV is an encouragement for a brighter future.

Dialog TV said...

DTV going to replace the MPEG 4 (HDTV) Set up Box from July…. & they have already started the Testing on May.

New Receiver Features:


• HDTV Compatible (All HBO Family, AXN Channels available through MPEG 4. So no more pixilation Issue In Future.
• VoD
• Digital EPG
• In built Personal T V Recorder (Min 4 Hr)
• Interactive Services
• Games & Much more…. Mind it; these are the common features which is available in the Seattleite receiver.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Hi Guys
Currently I am using a Dialog TV Connection with
Value Plus 1949 Package.
Monthly Rental Rs 1949 (with vat Rs 2241) 60 TV Channels.
(A DTV Connection cost Rs 12.500)
For 60 TV Channels Monthly Rental Rs 2241 very High.
Dialog TV Should give a reasonable and attractive Price.

In India a Tata Sky Connection Rs 1499.
Tata Sky 100 TV Channel Package
Monthly Rental Rs 500.

In India a Sun Direct Connection Rs 999.
First year Subscribe Free.
Sun Direct 100 TV Channel Package
Monthly Rental Rs 400.

If DTV wants to retain their existing customers and attract more customers, they should revise their package price and connection price.

What About you Guys ?

Dialog TV said...

@ Up Coming Channels:

Fox News (HDTV Platform)
Fox Crime
E TV (Europe)
Baby TV
DW TV
CNA
...... & some more tamil channels.

LANKA INFO said...

DASAVATHRAM Movie Review

Rukshan said...

I got a postcard from SLT.

<--------------------------------->

"Experience interactive TV for the first time in Sri Lanka"

"As an ADSL user you are already IPTV ready. So enjoy the privilege and come experience first-hand what tomorrow has in store for you."

<--------------------------------->

Cheers to IPTV

hsj said...

I also agree with Kumara. We have paid lot of money to DTV for the connection. So it is not easy for us to forget that money and go for new service provider suddenly.

And if DTV is going to improve services and provide new features through new set top box, it worth giving a try.

And if DTV dont improve channell quality and their service, then there is SLTIPTV which could be considered.

But our first option is always DTV. That is why we all are blogging here and dicusssing various issues. DTV channells have given lot of enjoyment and have expanded our knowledge during past years, even with all shortcomings in their service.

ILHAM..

DTV package price is not practical and most of the set plans are useless. With this weakness they cannot attract common people who are struggling to meet ends with todays high cost of living.

So it is good suggestion that should be condsidered by DTV( to revise package structure to make them more attractive to average people and also to meet competition from SLTIPTV.

Dialog TV..

Any idea about the price of the MPEG$ set top box..

Dialog TV said...

DTV going to replace the Set up Box FREE OF CHARGE to the Customers.

Come to BIMCH & get the Experience of HDTV.

Broadcasting Sri Lanka 2008 Conference and Exhibition.

Wake up to the Next Generation HDTV

yakuza said...

heck ya they have to replace the decoder free of charge

finally

thank you dialog tv (the blogger)

yakuza said...

@dialog tv

forgot to ask

no mention about AXN Beyond on your above upcoming channel post. any reason?

Dialog TV said...

@ Yakuza:
3 weeks back only they have path the footprint to Asia. most prob'ly before august DTV Cxs will be able to See....

Before that 12 more channels coming to the board.

cbnsatcustomer said...

@dialog tv

Thanks for your good news.

Can you give us the model number/brand of the new STB?

cbnsatcustomer said...

15/06/2008 sunday island:

A-la-carte with IPTV served by SLT
Fascinating possibilities with Internet Protocol TV
By Steve A. Morrell

Chief Executive Officer, SLT VisionCom (Pvt) Ltd., Thusha Weerasooriya spoke to The Sunday Island on the SLT TV event, which unfolds today at the BMICH.

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) means that customers could command their TV programmes. This means not merely select a film or programme but, say you get back home after work and was late to catch the 6 O’clock news, all you need do is switch to rewind mode and you would be watching the news programme you missed.

Not quite like a video film you borrowed, but this will be accessible from the TV station beamed to each home as accessed.

Weerasooriya said possibilities were varied and could end only when one’s imagination runs out.

What would you need to have such functions up and running?

An (SLT) ADSL connection, (An SLT telephone line), and SLT would do the rest. You would also have to instal a decoder. Nothing comes free of course, and whatever options you choose you would have to pay. And that’s when the A-la-carte option could be applicable.

A-la-carte would mean just this, say for instance you would want to watch a selected film, you order it and pay for what you watch. That’s it.

You would have wide choices to choose. Not only films, but many programmes aired from many parts of the world.

And how much would that cost?

"At this point of time my answer is ‘Cannot say’ because whatever cost factors to be determined are still in an inconclusive stage and still to be finalized. Some are high cost factors, applicable only to those who demand more costly options", the CEO explained.

IPTV could match up to or surpass already existing providers. True or false?

True. What you would accept is that services to be show-cased today are wire based protocols and latitude of applications are profuse and varied.

"The competition we have use radio air ways, and provision of such facilities would cost enormous sums of money just to set up a home facility. I cannot see any organization operating presently in Sri Lanka spending that kind of money", he said.

You’re sure of that?

"Absolutely. As we are on this aspect of what we would do today at the BMICH, let me also say that what I’m to tell you now will be possibilities for the future. Take education. IPTV would facilitate the concept of distant education. I can tell you exactly how this could be done, but that would be a long dissertation on technicalities and not really relevant at this point of time, but such possibilities do exist. And Naturally extremely convenient".

The stock market is another. Say you missed the bourse and comments on share transactions and so forth. All you need do is switch on, switch to re-call, or rewind mode, and you will have the information you need, Weerasooriya explained.

The IPTV platform also provides interactive TV which is also an extension of the al-la-carte menu, linking possibilities choices of programmes and more so programme content.

What would be certain is good quality and user satisfaction?

"All our projections would not be on view today but quite substantial pointers could be viewed to provoke sufficient end user enquiry for better lateral exposure", he said.

Dialog TV said...

@ cbnsatcustomer
Am sorry dear...

killer said...

One person said we required 2MB adsl speed, but now we are using 512kb, again our adsl cost go up, now i am paying 2300+vat.. how much 2mb cost,, after we calculate cost wise, Dialog cheap,,This my idea but Telecom can bundle offer, tele+adsl+iptv =RS.?.. everybody happy, Please think...

yakuza said...

what effect will IPTV will have on DTV and other DTH providers

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Sudhar said...

@KILLER,
From your question I found one thing, many thinks watching IPTV is something to do with ADSL speed and download.
Very clearly understand, IPTV just need ASDL service, not the package you choose. Moreover, watching IPTV will not add any byte to your ADSL quota. IPTV totally in different spectrum within the ADSL connection. It will use the full bandwidth of the wire apart from Internet and voice service.
IPTV is third entity in the SLT telephone wire.

killer said...

Sudhar, Thanks for your information, Any body participate today exb. at BMICH, I New things pls inform to us,

kavanr said...

I went for the BMICH show on Sunday Evening. I got mixed answers to my question as to if IPTV uses a different range of the spectrum of the ADSL connection. Most of those who were presenting in the booths were clueless about the details. But one person who seemed to know said this was the case as told by Sudhar.

Few Facts I found out.
You need about 2-3Mbps connection
and they claim that is possible within 4 kms from server IF the copper wire is good. They can test that on your ADSL connection.

SLT currently charge Rs2250+VAT for 0.5Mbps and Rs6750 for a 2Mbps
for a 2.0Mbps unlimited connection. What will a 3Mbps IPTV connection cost.

Those who subscribe to SLT ADSL know that you see only fraction of those speeds when congested. When IPTV is congested it is probably like Rainfade on DTV

SLT Plans to have about 24-48 hours of Live Lankan TV online so viewers can view programs on demand. That is very useful since you get limited DVR like capability. It uses about
1GB per hour. (10Gb/3600=2.7Mbps)

ILHAM - The Boss said...

More Competition

Sat Net (pvt) Ltd Agent of Dish TV in Sri Lanka.
Now planning to appoint Island wide Dealers.

Sat net will offer new Dish TV Packages.
Sat net will revise Dish TV Connection price.
Sat net Now Customer Base 20.000.

Sat net wants to retain their existing customers and attract more customers,
That is the reason to revise their package price and connection price.
(Sat net trying to attract 50.000 Customers this year)
According to Company Report.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

I got information Dialog TV will add 12 new TV Channels.
Can any one tell me what is the new TV Channels Dialog TV
Going to add ?

AMD said...

guys, until what time is the exhibition on & what hall of BMICH is it in ?

alf said...

AMD

EXHIBITION IS THERE TILL 8.PM TODAY AND TOMMOROW AND ITS AT THE NEW HALL(HALL WHEN YOU TURN RIGHT FROM THE MAIN HALL)

AMD said...

Tks ALF

Looser said...

Quality wise Tatasky is Better than DishTV but content wise DialogTv is better than both. (for Sri Lankans) Hope DTV will increase their quality soon with the competition.

Is there an agent for Tatasky in SL?

If someone wants to buy DishTV can get from local dealers for better price other than Satnet.

Lankikaya said...

I went to the exhibition yesterday. They have the demo you get on web, on a big screen, and demo some channels & films as well.

The demo looked great and was without any interuptions (ie. download speed was not a problem during the demo).

There were huge no. of booths, giving the similar demos & showing the capabilities to potential customers.

Like mentioned by some bloggers, they assure that IPTV stream does not interfere with the existing ADSL package or the voice connection, but uses another pipeline within the same cables.

Further, even if you do not have ADSL, they will install it, once you purchase IPTV; ADSL & Internet being a seperate package, which can be obtained if necessary.

According to them the package prices have not been finalized.

Further, Video on Demand, will have an additional price tag, but they indicated for POST PAID packages, it will be probably free (Don't know why?)

Further they indicated, that they are planning to make available Chat & On Line game capabilities plus the internet browing it self (No need for a seperate ADSL package in that case, unless you want to download to computers etc.; my openion)

BUT, all these are for the future. Although I thought the exhibition was to launch IPTV is was not so. They still don't have a launching date.

BUT, the capabilities look factastic. It will be a very tough competition for any of the SAT TV providers, including our beloved Dialog TV.

Hello Lanka said...

Another STL Trick?

killer said...

Hi, I heart message 'Big TV' Channel Dialog TV going to add: channel list. This good news, (all english movie channel).

Dialog TV said...

Killer, i cou'nt get u....

yakuza said...

thank you for voting

see results

and have some sympathy for this fellow (*read comment below results*)

http://answers.polldaddy.com/viewPoll.aspx?view=results&id=701302

Rukshan said...

Yes it is a another SLT trick. And also they will fail from this VOD thing because of this license issues.

hsj said...

During demonstrations and exhibitions most of the companies hoodwink customers. No shortcomings are discussed. Only advantages and benifits are displayed. No discussions about cost. So customers get very good first impression about the product. ( Most of the software companies are famous for this )

So we should not judge everything looking at what SLT demonstrated at BMICH. They have ensured that every technical aspect and infrastructure is in perferct condition to impress the customers.

But in actual live scenarios things are not like that. Things go wrong and service providers are not able to maintain perfect condtions to ensure good quality.

And more over what about the cost. If SLT charge 2500+ for .512mbp what will be the cost for 2mbp line.

We have to weigh COST vs FACILITIES and
compare same with DTV.

For that there is ample time. So till then lets stay cool....

killer said...

I AM NOT AGREE 2MB STORY, SAME TV SYSTEM NOW QATAR USING BUT THIS PEOPLE USING 512MB 125TV Channel TELEPHONE LINE More detail You can following Link www.mozaic.qa

Hello Lanka said...

@ Rukshan:

Yes ur correct....

@ Lankainfo:

Make sure all over IPTV is success only in Hong Kong. - Yes, Ur absolutely correct, even IPTV is not success in Singapore.

Tharu said...

As they told me they are not going to charge antthing for the extra band width offered with IPTV. Also they are not in a position to tell anything about the price factor.

The picture quality is not very great, when monitored in a 42" TV, the image looks heavily blurred. They agreed that would be the standard quality and when HDTV is introduced in the future those HDTV channels will be in high quality.

Also, time shift function is subject to approval by channel providers. They agreed that most of the entertainment channels would not give that facility. Still they are negotiating with the channel providers.

Personally I don't see any big advantage in IPTV over DTV, unless SLT provides everything they promise in their prmotion campaign.

Lankikaya said...

I feel the promo of IPTV was to stop potential customers going to DTV & other providers, until the SLT is properly setup.

They are still not ready to launch, otherwise this would have been a very good oppurtunity to launch IPTV.

I dont think they will be charging highly for the bandwidth, that simply is part of the service they provide, for which they will be charging as per package. This bandwidth does not interfere with other ADSL & Tel facilities, so we should not try to forecast charges based on that.

BUT, as it is based on ADSL, the more users, the more interference unless they are able to gurantee a minimum bandwidth per customer.

Further, as I mentioned earlier, VOD will be charged seperately, reducing the attractiveness of that to us subscribers.

So, like HSJ said, we just have to wait & see. But may have to think twice before jumping, specially if DTV make their package more attractive under the competition.

Hello Lanka said...

SLT IPTV

Launch date – Early September
Pricing – Not finalized
Indicial channels – 40
Picture quality – DVD and then HD.

Pls check.... 1st DVD quality & then only HD TV. hahaha... Real SLT IPTV TRICK?

Nalin said...

@Hello Lanka,

Just imagine SLT start to provide HD channels, how many people have HD compatible TVs? In Sri Lanka only few people have HD compatible TVs, so why you guys so much worrying about HD channels?

@LANKA INFO & HELLO LANKA

At least IPTV service succeed in Hong Kong, so SLT can follow Hong Kong way. We only have to worry if there are at least one IPTV service provider didn't succeed in IPTV field. So be patient guys....

Hello Lanka said...

Dear Nalin,

Pls Note, Am not degrading or de-motivating SLT IPTV or any of the single who is involved to SLT IPTV. Am very happy to go for Sri Lankan product unless going behind with Sat Net & giving the A**** to them.

Make sure what I’m trying to tell is, IPTV is not suitable to Sri Lanka (NOW). If SLT selected the DTH…..! (With Aston Malaysia) then that is the challenge & great thread to DTV & LBN.

Also I have enough experience in SLT (after sale) service in both fixed unit &ADSL. So we can expect the same in IPTV also?

Beast Regards.

AMD said...

Anyone knows who holds the distribution rights for the FOX channels in this region ?

Also the test feed of FOX news that Channel 1 MTV is giving at the moment, is it the Indian, Asian or what feed ?

LANKA INFO said...

@ AMD:
Asian FEED.

killer said...

HI,
YOU CAN VOTE FOR THIS
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Thanks

yakuza said...

did they start airing LOST on AXN Beyond?

i got hold on season 4 anyway. seems will not be available on DTV in near future.

sithma said...

Hi guys dont panic
SLT provides 3.5 mbps gurenteed band with for IPTV and it will not cost separately.Dont multiply 512k by 7times.(No international bandwith involvementfor )
Monthly rental will be very competitive.
Coverage over the country where Broad band is avalable.
Distributed VoD servers for all Regional sites based on demand
SLT will ready to launch IPTV before end of July 2008

cbnsatcustomer said...
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cbnsatcustomer said...

Pics of SLT IPTV STB

http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86581

LKDOOD said...

UTStarcom wins SLT IPTV contract

LINK


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Sri Lanka In Focus-NEWS BLOG

cbnsatcustomer said...

SLT IPTV STB (Shown in the demo) Specification.

It's not capable of delivering HD content.

cbnsatcustomer said...

Indian MTNL IPTV uses UTStarcom RollingStream Media Console 1088L
MTNL IPTV Delhi Review with pictures

SLT IPTV uses UTStarcom RollingStream Media Console 1028

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Sun Direct DTH Service Now Available in Sri Lanka.

Sun Direct - India's youngest and most exciting state of the art DTH Company.
Sun Direct uses the latest MPEG-4 based technology to increase broadcast capacity. Sun Direct confirms to provide next-generation services in fast-growing and emerging markets quickly and efficiently. Sun Direct will be supported by Irdeto's conditional access solution to manage content and revenues in the satellite broadcasting venture.
Sun Direct selected Oracle based on its convergent multi-service capabilities and proven real-time scalability allowing it to consolidate billing operations enable powerful new service offerings and improve visibility into customer information across services.

Sun Direct – New Offer
100 TV CHANNELS.
DVD quality picture and DVD quality sound.

Sun Direct DTH Service Sri Lanka Agent
Sat Lanka (pvt) Ltd
No. 154/A, Kadawatha Road, Ganemulla,11020
Call (011) 5664420,0777-230259,0776-641040
Web www.satlanka.com

killer said...

Hi,
We happy New DTH Service Coming to SL But Our Country agent Like a Satlanka, Try to Earn more (Connection Fees RS.25,000-rs.40,000/-)but we need reasonable Price. Eg: TATA Sky Connection & Receiver chgs in INDIA .RS.2,500/- (SL RS.7500/-) But Sat Lanka Asking RS.25,000- 40,000/-.

yakuza said...

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hsj said...

Just to get some idea how SLTIPTV works there is one miniute video clip at YOU TUBE

here is the link

http://www.today.com/video/view/sltiptv/play-yt794Blo1P2N8/

killer said...

Big Tv Starting 27.06.2008
Reliance Communications (RCom) is believed to have finalised over 1.25 lakh retail outlets across 4500 towns in the country to give a BIG push to its DTH venture. Over 700 distributors have already been signed in to cater to the 1.25 lakh retail points across the country and over 500 Installation & Service partners have been taken on rolls to cater to 25-30 installations per partner, per day.

Sources say a two-day meeting of all circle CEOs, marketing and sales heads of BIG TV was held at the headquarters of R Com at Navi Mumbai. The company which started its test launch in January with around 60 channels has increased its offering to over 190 TV channels and 20 radio channels. The company plans to offer over 250 TV channels on the BIG TV platform within a month of commercial launch including pay per view channels. It is also believed to have placed an order for 5 million set top boxes the delivery of which is expected over the next 16-18 months.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

I went one day Business visit to Maldives.
In Maldives Some Hotels and Some Homes using
Dialog TV Connections. Maldives Dialog TV
Customers Paying There Monthly Rental to
There Local Dialog TV Agent.

When I return to Sri Lanka I gave a Call to
Dialog TV Customer care and I asked If
They are selling there Dialog TV Connections
At Maldives they told No.

Dialog TV Trying to Increase there Customers Fast.

hsj said...

ILHAM,

Maldivian DTV connection is very expensive. It cost about LKR 4500/-per month.

Some of the Sri Lankan people living in Maldivies buy connection from here and get it installed at Male and pay cost through credit card.

yakuza said...

what's up. any ad's about dtv's conversion to HD. how many decoders assumed to be replaced?

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Reliance Communications Big TV Channel List

Movies – English
HBO, Zee Studio, Pix, TCM, Big TV English Channels (21 TV Channels)

Movies – Hindi
Sahara Filmy Set MAX, Star Gold, Zee Cinema, UTV Movies, Zee premier
Zee Classic, Zee Action, B4U Movies, Big TV Hindi Channels (12 TV Channels)

Infotainment
Animal Planet, Discovery, AXN, History Channel, National Geographic
Star World, Gyan Darshan, NDTV Metro Nation

Hindi Entertainment
Zee TV, 9X, Sony, Star One, Star Plus, Sab TV, Sahara One
Star Utsav, DD National, Bindass, Zoom, NDTV Imagine
Zee Smile, Zee Next, Sahara Mumbai

Tamil Entertainment
Star Vijay, Sun TV, Sun News, KTV, Sun Music, Chutti TV
Kalaignar TV, Isai Aruvi, DD Podigai

Sports
ESPN, Star Sports, Star Cricket, TEN Sports, Zee Sports
NEO Sports, NEO Sports

Kids
Cartoon Network, Pogo, Animax, Nick, Boomerang
Disney, Toon Disney, Hungama, Baby 1st TV
Big TV Games Portal

Music
MTV, VH1, Channel V, MH1, Music India, 9X Music
Zee Music, B4U Music

International News
BBC World, UTV Biz, News X, NDTV 24\7, Times Now
Headlines Today

Hindi News
Star News, AAJ TAK, Live India, NDTV India
India Vision, Sahara National, DD News, Zee News

Fashion & Lifestyle
Discovery Travel & Living, NDTV Good Times
Zee Trendz, Zee Café

Business News
Zee business, CNBC Awaaz

Some Regional Channels Also Available. BIG TV Coming Soon to Sri Lanka.

chaminda jayanatha said...

fox fx,fox crime add to the dtv line up this month.

chaminda jayanatha said...

dtv comming up new channel
Dw-Tv
TVS Monde
E
Channel News Aisa
Baby Tv
SS Music
Am i correct.

chaminda jayanatha said...

STAR GOLD VERY GOOD CHANNEL FOR HINDI FILM VIEWERS.BUT NOT A DTV LINE UP.WHY.Z CINEMA BAD CHANNEL IAM NOT LIKE.

yakuza said...

no offense

but i think all hindi movie channels are useless because they don't have subtitles for the movies. you have to be fluent in hindi to understand it

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Sterling Group expects to launch DTH service In India

The C. Sivasankaran promoted Sterling Group is set to launch DTH services by early 2009. AIR TV DTH service.

An application for a license is pending with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting but talks with financial institutions, vendors, technology partners and broadcasters have started. The company is expecting to close all its agreements as soon as it has its Letter of Intent from the Ministry.
It already has an agreement with ISRO, and has been promised six transponders on the Insat 4G satellite which will be headed spaceward around May-June 2009; an interim accommodation could be arranged before that if AIR TV DTH Service is ready with its backend infrastructure.
AIR TV DTH Service will be offered on MPEG 4. It is also believed to have placed an order for 4 million set top boxes the delivery of which is expected over the next Year.
AIR TV DTH Service will Offer 160 TV Channels on the Launch Day. The company plans to offer over 250 TV channels on the AIR TV platform within a month of commercial launch.
There are Four DTH players in the market Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct. Reliance BIG TV also expected to launch Next Month.
AIR TV DTH Service confident of breaking through the tough market by positioning itself differently.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Today Maldives Ministry of Media & Information & Broadcasting
Invited Indian DTH players Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct,
Reliance BIG TV to Maldives.

Maldives Ministry of Media & Information & Broadcasting
Requested Indian DTH players Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct,
Reliance BIG TV to Appoint an Agent to Maldives and to
Start Commercial Operations in Maldives.

Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Reliance BIG TV
Will Appoint there Agents in Maldives.
Indian DTH players will start Commercial
Operations in Maldives Soon.

Maldives Ministry of Media & Information & Broadcasting
Promoting Digital Satellite TV.

Still Sri Lanka Ministry of Media & Broadcasting
Sleeping. All Sri Lankan TV Channels still Analog.
Sri Lanka Ministry of Media & Broadcasting still
Not Promoting Digital Satellite TV.

In the Future even Maldives will over take
Sri Lanka in Media & Broadcasting &
Promoting Digital Satellite TV.

LKDOOD said...

ILHAM - The Boss is right
Sri lanka must move into the the digital age

ALSO:

over the air free digital television should be started in Lanka

best thing is there is no monthly rental with Digital tv over the air

Looser said...

At the moment all Local channels on DTV are Free to Air

Rukmal said...

I had chance to watch a cable tv channels one place in Negombo. The provider use DishTV & TATASky to give there channels.

Its started a heavy rain & all the DishTV channels got no signal. But TATASKY channels had good reception.

I think TATA sky has very few rain effect

CSS said...

I have noticed, when the rain starts, the signal goes off, but after some time it comes back irregularly for some time, and then steadies itself.

After that even with the rain, generally good reception continues.

Have the others observed the same?

Is there some auto corrections taking place to stabilize the rain effect?

sonik said...

@css

it has everything to do with the angle of the dtv dish. when the rain interferes with the dtv signal, it might not be raining in your area. the rain must block the line of sight between your dish and the satellite for rain fade to occur. but when the clouds and rain are directly above your dish, then the signal is not affected, as the line of sight between satellite and your dish is relatively clear.

therefore the dtv system is a good rain warning... hehe... as soon as the signal goes out, that means its time to take the clothes in and all......

LANKA INFO said...

The World's Billionaires

yakuza said...

ya. i was also wondering about this weather phenomenal. good explanation sonik

star said...

No new threads for a long period of time.

Is our admin on a holiday?

AMD said...

Is the affect reduced if the dish is mounted on a roof top compared to an area lower like where there are lot of trees, like the roof level of a single storied house ?

killer said...

NO NEWS FROM TELECOM IPTV, WE ARE WAITING ANY GOOD NEWS FROM TELECOM!

LANKA INFO said...

Satellite Rain Fade - Advice:

Unfortunately there is little that can be done to avoid rain fade, however the disruption to reception should be temporary.

If you have a home satellite dish you may want to consider upgrading to a larger receive satellite dish as these have greater immunity to rain fade.

WELE said...

isn't Dialog giving larger dishes now? (than the 2 feet dish they initially gave)

LANKA INFO said...

@ Weli:

Yes

LANKA INFO said...

SLT Is ready to wake up..
DTV now……. All ready got up to the Next Generation HDTV….
But still Admin is sleeping.
Admin Pls wake up…

sonik said...

@ AMD

there is no difference. if there are trees blocking and you still get the signal when its not raining, then the tree/building isnt blocking the siganl. ie, it doesnt affect rain fade.

@ LANKA INFO

good point. a larger dish would mean the power of the signal bouncing off the dish to the lnb is more. for example, i have a c band system with 6 foot dish, and it never faids during rain!!!. not even if its storming.

but Ku band probably diffracts more easily through rain than c band or something which adds to the rain fade. im not too sure. ku band will always go out depending on how bad the rain is, but the dtv satellites positioning makes it worse.

LANKA INFO said...
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LANKA INFO said...

Usually DTV providing this big dish to the Up country (Nuwara- Elia/ Hatton...) people. Not for everyone. Still you can request if the Rain fade continues. Coz I sow 1 in Narahanpitta flats. (Low signal area).
But the best thing is waiting for some time, coz the upgrading is still continuing in the back end. They have already stated the work. (You can remember last month DTV hz done some upgrading).

After upgrading you can watch TV while raining. That ofcoz 92%

nirman said...

I think no need to hurry about IPTV. Can't u remember the bad service of SLT. Wired lines are always a mess and i think IPTV will face lots of distrotions. Btw DTV is a sleepng gaint and plannnig to improve its service. New transponder, MP4, new channles.

In the world, satelite tv is the best option and IPTV is a old fashion methid.

CSS said...

@Sonik,

Thanks for the rain fade explanations. Like you said, the only good thing about that is the prior warning we get about the upcoming rain. :)

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Telecom Ministry & Telecom Regularly Commission
Media & Broadcasting Ministry & Powerful Politicians
Supporting Other DTH Players Like
Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Reliance BIG TV
To Broadcast in Sri Lanka.

TRC will issue Section 17 TRC License to
Agents of Other DTH Players Like
Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Reliance BIG TV.

AMD said...

There is also a large dish installed at HELLOCORP on duplication road.

I saw one in Nawala also

Ramesh said...

Looks like this agent is feeling heat of selling all these DTH without permission. More fun coming up.

AMD said...

@ Lanka Info

How come there are low signal areas in Satellite coverage ?

LANKA INFO said...

@ AMD:
Bulliding Blocks/Tree/Mist...Etc...

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Yeasterday MTV Network launch a new South Asian Satellite Tv Channel.
This channel is an joint event with India,Pakisthan.
South Asian Satellite Tv Comeing Soon to Dialog TV.

LANKA INFO said...

@ AMD

You won’t be able to get service if tall Buildings, Trees, or Mountains block the signals beamed by the satellites. (Especially in Maligawatha Flats/Narhanpitta/Fort/hills side….)

LANKA INFO said...
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LANKA INFO said...

DJ Competition - Gates open NOW!

LANKA INFO said...

NDTV GOOD TIMES on Dialog TV from 30th June

Patson said...

Boss,
Can you give us the satellite information Name/freq etc.about MTVs South Asian tv channel.Is it on the air now?

chaminda jayanatha said...

NDTV GOOD TIMES Channel going to replace Zone Reality effecting from 30th June, since Zone Reality will cease broadcasting the channel to the Asia Pacific region

AMD said...

@ Lanka Info

Tks for all ur info

ILHAM - The Boss said...

To Patson from ILHAM The Boss
South Asian Satellite TV Only available in
Pay TV Platforms. (Dialog TV, Dish TV,
Tata Sky, Sun Direct, BIG TV)

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Special News
Today Telecom Regularly Commission issued
Section 17 TRC License to Star Sat (pvt) Ltd &
Sat Lanka (pvt) Ltd & Globe Sat (pvt) Ltd
To Broadcast & Sell Other DTH Connections
Of Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, BIG TV
In Sri Lanka.

In the future Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, BIG TV
DTH Connection will be available in low price &
Special packages from Star Sat (pvt) Ltd
Sat Lanka (pvt) Ltd & Globe Sat (pvt) Ltd

LANKA INFO said...

@ Paston -

TVSA has been on air since the 19th of April, 2008 through THAICOM 5 satellite on a downlink frequency of 3991 MHz, symbol rate 13.330 Ms/sec, FEC ¾, polarisation vertical. We are starting with the metropolitan areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata and soon on DTH platforms available through out the country.

LANKA INFO said...

NDTV GOOD TIMES Now on LBN

killer said...

HI, BOSS, Please tell me,Contact No (With Web Site) for Globalsat, Starsat, You have any idea for Package cost, May be Expensive, Sri lanka Everything Expensive n.
ANY NEWS FOR IPTV ?

Rukmal said...

Pls check these link

http://www.satlanka.com/reliance_bigtv.htm

What are those new channels called BIGTV ?
Are they only for Bigtv ?

Antony Rodrigo said...

BigTV is a satellite tv package like Dialog TV.
It has about 200 International Satellite channels.

It is still not launched in India.
Soon will be available to Sri Lanka from SATLanka.

Check out its Channel list
http://www.satlanka.com/reliance_bigtv.htm

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Of IPTV preparation & replacements......".

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