Monday, July 7, 2008

4th Transponder activated again

As of last friday Dialog TV have reactivated the 4th transponder. At the moment a duplicate "The Buddhist" television channel is being broadcast over it and the others show as "E16 : Scrambled". It looks like either Dialog is gearing up to move into MPEG4 or they should move some existing channels onto TP 4 in order to improve quality on TP 1,2 & 3.

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


Harindu said...

what is 4th transponder?

yakuza said...

transponder is equipment of the satellite which can transmit number of channels.

dtv had 3 active transponders previously which contained 56 channels. now they have more active channels chn1, chn2........etc

killer said...


Dimu said...

I don't know about the quality as I have never seen MPEG 4 TV broadcast. But quantity wise MPEG 4 tranponder can have more channels than MPEG 2 transponder as MPEG 4 is more compressed.

Don't forget Tata sky is using 12 transponder to telecast 145 channels. That means about 12 channels for a transponder.

Currently Dialog is using only 3 transponders to show 56 channels. That is around 19 channels for a transponder. That's why Dialog picture quality is not that goodg compared to Tata Sky.

rupavahini said...

4 th TP now use only testing for rain problems (Calibrate)no new channels coming

Dhammika said...

there was an advertisement on Sunday times yesterday - DialogTv calling for applications for jobs. it showed a remote control - quite different to the old CBNSAT one and the new DialogTV one. wonder whether its the remote given with the MPEG4 box.
any idea-anyone?

ILHAM - The Boss said...


China Sri Lanka Pakistan Bangaldesh Nepal Maldives Partnership
To Defeat Indian Infulance in South Asia Region.

China is steadily extending its reach into South Asia with its growing economic and strategic influence in the region. China's current trade volume with Sri Lanka Pakistan Bangladesh Nepal Maldives
Reaches close to $20 billion a year. China makes up for these trade deficits with massive investment in the infrastructural development, socio-economic needs, and above all energy production of its trade partners.
China has offered Pakistan and Bangladesh nuclear power plants of its own to meet their energy needs. Beijing also showers these nations with low-cost financial capital to help their struggling development sector. The largest beneficiaries of this economic aid are Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Maldives in that order.

China has deepened its strategic influence in the region, especially with India's immediate neighbors – Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives.
Bangladesh is a doorway into India's turbulent northeastern region, including the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, to which China lays territorial claims. More importantly, Bangladesh is believed to be causing a seismic demographic shift in another northeastern state, Assam, where Indian leaders claim some 20 million Bangladeshis have moved in. Indian officials fear the emergence of Assam as the second Muslim-majority state within the Indian union, after the state of Jammu and Kashmir. [2] Above all, China prizes Bangladesh for its immense natural gas reserves (60 trillion cubic feet) which rival those of Indonesia. Bangladesh's geographic proximity with Myanmar makes these reserves accessible to China. India's access to Myanmar's gas reserves also hinges on Dhaka's willingness to allow a passage for laying a gas pipeline – a fact not lost on Beijing.
Nepal has little energy potential to tempt Beijing, but its strategic location between China and India makes it just as important. Nepal's borders meet China's restive western province of Tibet on the one hand, and Naxalite-dominated Indian states on the other. [3] Nepal's Maoist insurgents, who control the vast swath of the countryside, have cross-border links with Naxalite Maoists in India as well. Almost 40% of India's 593 districts are, to a degree, under Naxalite influence. As a result, both China and India vie for Katmandu's favor. Since the replacement of Nepal's democratic government with an absolute monarchy in February of this year, India has cold-shouldered Nepal's King Gyanendra, while China has dismissed the seizure of power as an "internal matter". [4] In return, China wants the new ruler to stay clear of any foreign (Indian or the U.S.) influence that could make trouble in Tibet. To further the goal of status quo in Tibet, China is integrating Nepal into the Tibetan economy, and laying a highway that will connect the two.

China cherishes exclusive friendly relations with Sri Lanka, which occupies a strategically important heft of the Indian Ocean stretching from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. China's recent entry into oil exploration in Sri Lanka, participation in development of port and bunker facilities at Hambantota, involvement in infrastructure development, strengthening military cooperation and boosting bilateral trade with Sri Lanka. China has emerged as the biggest donor to Sri Lanka. The New York Times reported last week that Chinese assistance to the Sri Lanka has grown fivefold in the last year to nearly $1 billion.
Construction work on a new deep water port at Hambantota worth $ 360 million has already begun with Chinese assistance. The Chinese eagerness to participate in the Hambantota project is not just about economy but also linked to Sri Lanka's strategic location near strategic sea lines of communication. Many believe it is also about China's eagerness to undertake a strategic presence close to Indian shores.
Sri Lanka allocated an exploration block in the Mannar Basin to China for exploring oil resources. China is also determined to reduce the trade deficit with Sri Lanka by making all efforts to explore the Sri Lankan market and increase the volume of imports from Sri Lanka. Bilateral trade between two countries made significant growth last year. The remarkable friendship between the two countries is evident in the proposed Norocholai Coal Power Plant and the construction of highways in the island nation. China is also planning to offer more concessions to Sri Lanka within the next two and half years under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) which will cover over 2,000 products being exported to China from Sri Lanka.

Pakistan's strategic significance is, nevertheless, priceless for China. Although a smaller nation, Pakistan rivals India in unconventional weapons. It has long denied India access to western and Central Asian nations, while at the same time literally paving the highway – Karakoram – for Beijing's direct access to Eurasia. Above all, it has tied down 500,000 to 700,000 Indian troops in the Kashmir Valley for the past 15 years. By keeping hundreds of thousands of Indian troops engaged in Kashmir, Pakistan indirectly helps ease India's challenge to China's defenses on their disputed border. More importantly, Pakistan emboldens the region's smaller economies to stand up to India and seek Chinese patronage, which hurts India's stature in the region.

Chinese naval base in Maldives
China has planned to establish a naval base in Marao Islands near Maldives in the Indian Ocean by 2010 and deploy nuclear-powered submarines fitted with submarine-launched Dong Feng-44 missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles officials disclosed.

In view of China's eagerness to join the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Which presently represents the eight nations in South Asia.
China’s entry in to SAARC Fully Supported by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives.

Guys what is your Comments about China Sri Lanka Pakistan Bangladesh Nepal Maldives Partnership to Defeat Indian Influence in South Asia Region?

LKDOOD said...

Blogger podiman said...

Zone Reality is still on at tatasky. Why did Dialog tv take it out?

July 7, 2008 7:31 AM


Dialog had Zone reality Asia channel

it was closed down by Zone reality

Tata sky has Zone Reality India

dialog tv can get it if they want it

dialog needs more transponders

more transponders = more quality = more channels

money is the problem for Dialog TV

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ILHAM - The Boss said...

Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct
Telecasting Zone Reality Indian Feed. Dialog TV Can not Telecast Indian Feed. Zone Reality Indian Feed only for Indian DTH Players.
(Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct)

Ramesh said...

As I said some time back, only dialog is authorised DTH in Sri Lanka. Tatasky,Dish,Sundirect,BigTv do not have complete rights to telecast these channels in Sri Lanka. Check if these peoples are giving special Lanka package or is it India package u r gettin.

podiman said...

Are they giving any channels in the 4 TP? When are they going to open it and what will be the channels?

yakuza said...

Check this out. I think Sri Lanka got a shit deal

chaminda jayanatha said...

new channel comming this july DTV?

LANKA INFO said...

BREAKING NEWS | Dialog TV Channels Now available in High Quality.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Subscriber Increasing Different Between DTH Operators
In Sri Lanka & India.

In Sri Lanka Dialog TV trying to Increase there
Subscribers to 1 Million but still struggling.
Dialog TV still loss making.
Dialog TV still telecasting 52 TV Channels.

In India fast Increase in DTH Subscribers.
Sun Direct DTH arm garners 1 m subscribers in 200 days
Sun Direct DTH has announced on Monday that it has mopped up one million subscribers in just 200 days of its operations.
On the eve of this milestone, Sun Direct launched 14 add-on packages ranging from as low as of Rs 10 to Rs 400 packages to suit every pocket in a 'Pay for what you watch' concept.

Sun Direct DTH Offers 100 TV Channels.
Sun Direct DTH Offers Set top box, Dish, LNB Free.
Sun Direct DTH is also the first platform in India which provides with the latest MPEG 4 technology.

Dialog TV said...

Dear Ilham – The Boss,

Pls not this is not place to advertise you’re Indian Products.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "DTV increases channel quality?"