Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Olympic Request

Subscribers of Dialog TV are eargerly awaiting to see whether Dialog will introduce the DD channels which will be broadcasting the Beijing Olympic Games.

Since the 4th Transponder is now on and a duplicate "The Buddhist" channel has been replaced by a duplicate "CNN" which is viewable by subscribers of all packages. If you do not have the fourth transponder then we suggest that you do a rescan on your decoder which will then pickup the fourth transponder and then you will be able to watch CNN until Dialog encrypts it.

We hope that this 4th transponder will be used to telecast the Olympic Games. Those who want to watch the Olympic's should call Dialog TV and ask them to temporarily introduce the DD channels for only the Olympic Games. Temporarily because the next games will be shown on ESPN Star Sports.

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

61 comments:

rupavahini said...

4th transponder will be used to only testing for rain problem, not new channels soon

Elvis said...

DTV is crap. They should introduce AXN beyond and other english chanels instead of cheap indian chanels. When we call they say they always give the benefit to the customer. Then why set plans have chanels that different from each other. on set plan sometimes we have to pay twice to the same channel cos its listed on 2 sets. why cant they simply put a price on singal channel instead os sets.

LANKA INFO said...

Now Dialog TV customers able to check the Account balance via 456.

lasith said...

Can we watch satellite channels like Tvlanka, Sritv from dialog satellite dish with those channel frequencies? @all

LKDOOD said...

@lasith

you can't get Tvlanka & Sritv on Dialog tv

here are the channels that you get

http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/dialog.html

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LKDOOD said...

@Elvis

many customers like you want english channels
(AXN beyond, BBC entertainment etc.)

for Dialog the problem is cost

thats why they have Cartoon network, Nick Indian feeds

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lasith said...

@LKDOOD Can u explain me how 2 get Tvlanka, Sritv 2 dialog tv?

Looser said...

To get TVLanka you need FTA receiver + Ku dish + Ku LNB (you can use the DialogTV Dish and the LNB for that)

SriTV you cannot get here in SL. (not sure)

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Dialog TV Should put National Television of China
CCTV for Olympic Games.
CCTV will telecast Olympic Games Live.
CCTV is a Free to Air Channel.
Dialog TV Can Telecast CCTV.

Radikal Zee said...

yeah, and listen to commentary in chineese i suppose ???

killer said...

CCTV English'Version" also avalable, we cant say, dialog which language channal going to fix. and DD Also free to air, Dialog can include there package list india DD. We hope we can watch Olympic without disterbence.

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CPG said...

Who said Entertainment in Sri Lanka is Dead? All well come to Colombo!

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Live from China.
National Television of China
CCTV English Channel will
Telecast Olympic Games.
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Live & Exclusive in
CCTV English Channel.
CCTV English Channel is a
Free to Air Channel.
Dialog TV Should Telecast
CCTV English Channel.

(DD India will not telecast
All Olympic Games Live)

tom said...

Any idea if the DTV promotion is over or is it ongoing... Little Box of Big surprises

LKDOOD said...

Blogger lasith said...

@LKDOOD Can u explain me how 2 get Tvlanka, Sritv 2 dialog tv?

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@lasith

you can't get SriTv in Sri lanka

its on Hot Bird 6 in Europe only

http://www.lyngsat.com/hb6.html

Tv lanka is on in Sri lanka

http://www.lyngsat.com/st1.html

Tv lanka is also on

http://www.lyngsat.com/yamal202.html


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ILHAM - The Boss said...

Dialog TV VS Dish TV
Will Dish TV Overtake Dialog TV?
Dish TV Networks, A Direct to Home (DTH) arm of the Zee TV Network, has announced on Monday that it has mopped up nearly one million subscribers of its operations in Sri Lanka.
On the eve of this milestone, Dish TV launched Special Packages to Sri Lanka. Dish TV have 6 Agents & 160 Dealers in Sri Lanka, Dish TV Networks said in a release here on Monday.
Special Packages include 180 TV Channels Specific to each Language (English, Tamil, Hindi, Other) Latest Dish TV MPEG 4 Set Top Box, Dish, LNB now Available in Sri Lanka. Dish TV DTH is also the first platform in Sri Lanka which provides with the latest MPEG 4 technology.
Dish TV also provides in addition to regular audio/video outputs, digital optical audio outputs for crystal clear audio quality and component video output to get the best picture quality for plasma, LCD and other high-end televisions.
The company will be soon spreading its Dealers across the country, the press release said.

DLR said...

Off the topic

I'm planning to buy Nokia N95. Can I find my location using GPS of the device in Sri Lanka? Does it have SL map?

podiman said...

It seems that dialog tv 4TP is never going to start new channels. The testing is going for 3 weeks but no comencement.

star said...

@ilham-the boss,

where can I get new MPEG 4 Set Top Box for the DISH TV connection?

What will be the cost?

SRI LANKA MUSIC & CRICKET said...

HI, ILHAM - The Boss You telling DISH TV Going to lonch MPEG 4, This one Cant be Lat week DISH TV Manading Director

Mr Jawahar Goel, Dish TV Ltd, said, "Our analysis shows that apart from broadcasting more channels per transponder, MPEG 4 doesn't offer any advancement in the quality of picture in comparison to MPEG 2 technology as claimed by some quarters. This is what we wanted to communicate to the ministry. On the other hand, given the present pricing, MPEG 4 boxes are around 50% costlier than MPEG 2 boxes, and in dollar terms, the difference comes out to be about $20. This will make subscriber acquisition for DTH players expensive and also hurt their bottomlines more".

Your News Not True, This people can improve there marketing Sri Lanka, It;s Ok But MPEG4, Story Not True.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

@ Star & SRI LANKA MUSIC
From ILHAM The Boss

Dish TV Networks, A Direct to Home (DTH) arm of the
Zee TV Network Press Release Issued by
Sat Net (pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka.

Sat Net (pvt) Ltd is the Largest Dish TV agent
In Sri Lanka.

For more Information Contact Any Dish TV
Agent in Sri Lanka or Sat Net (pvt) Ltd.

I Publish the Press Release in the
Dialog TV Forum.

Kaminda Berugoda said...

Dialog tv has suspended the set plan which offers Tensports,star movies and pogo. This is really disapointing. If we want to watch Sri Lanka n India series now we have to buy all sport chanells. They are getting greedy day by day and I dont know where they will endup.

SRI LANKA MUSIC & CRICKET said...

TO: OILHAM The Boss

OK Thanks for your Information.

Rukshan said...

Who told you this ?

rupavahini said...

DEAR Mrs. ILHAM - The Boss
please check your mental head

Patson said...

Can somebody tell us how SLRC/RUPAVAHINI is going to broadcast KANDY PERAHARA via satellite for 170 countries?[news]
What is the satellite information?
Do they have up linking facilities like Dialogtv?OR Dialogtv going to do it for them?Why RUPAVAHINI couldn't start a world service until now?If Srlakvahini,Tvlanka & Sritv can do it?.

@illham the boss,
If Dishtv marketing in Srilanka! Why can't they add Srilankan local channels in to their package? Dishtv/India VS Dialogtv/Malaysia.
Dialogtv can win with more tamil channels,& by bringing down the price.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

ILHAM - The Boss,
I think that claim of Dishtv having one million subscribers in SL is pure garbage. I doubt if they have one tenth of that amount.

And i wouldnt believe anything SATnet says about their figures either.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Hi Guys
Dish TV Networks Press Release Issued by
Sat Net (pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka.

Sat Net (pvt) Ltd is the Largest Dish TV agent
In Sri Lanka.

I Just Publish the Press Release in the
Dialog TV Forum.

For more Information Contact Any Dish TV
Agent in Sri Lanka or Sat Net (pvt) Ltd.

rupavahini said...

Dishtv subscribers in srilanka 7,800

rupavahini said...

(Patson said...

Can somebody tell us how SLRC/RUPAVAHINI is going to broadcast KANDY PERAHARA via satellite for 170 countries?[news]
What is the satellite information?)
Mr.Patson
Still not arrange satellite but only discuss Telecom & SLRC

rupavahini said...

Zone Reality original and MTV europe coming soon DTV

Kaminda Berugoda said...

Anybody have an idea about why DTV suspended the set plan 12 (TS,SM,POGO). Customer service people have no idea about this (obviously they dont tell). Now if we want Ten sport we have to pay Rs.600 and if we want Star movies we have to go get the whole package. This is so pathetic. We have to raise our voice against these kind of decisions.

Kaminda Berugoda said...

Blog admin(s), can we have a seperate thread on this.

Ryan said...

Kaminda,

If this is true about the set plan 12, Maybe this is why they disconnected Set plan 12 which I had subsribed for without my permission ????

So that I have to pay more for it.

SLP said...

@DLR
N95 is enriched with built-in GPS Receiver and therefore you can pin-point any place in Sri Lanka. But as for Maps, Sorry mate, there seems to have no support on this feature,
Even in India, only 6 or so areas are under the mapping section.
Pl check N95 portion on NOKIA for further information.
.
Also make sure to check your phone's IMEI on www.numberingplans.com for genuinity.

@Rupavahini,
In the period of the Starting of DTV there was no uplink facilities for SLRC, But indeed now they have a better transponder allocation as well as uplink facility rather DTV (i think) and they have the ability to uplink.
.

Dish Tv Connections in sri lanka should be very low rather 1 mln and 7,800 is a fair guess.
.
As for TP4 well still waiting...

Tharu said...

@ Rupavahini

If it's true, it's a great news...

Kaminda Berugoda said...

Ryan,
It must be the case,and the customer care is clueless about the reasons or commencing dates. May be they tring to sell full packages for people who wants to watch Cricket. But its a very bad business strategy in terms of customer's point of view. All these things happens just because of the less compition to DTV. I think its time for a some good satellite tv company to come forward and give a sweat to DTV.

Dhammika said...

@DLR,

N95 can use the Nokia Maps (Ver.2) application- can download and install if not already installed from Nokia web site or smart2go.com

Sri lanka map can be downloaded via GPRS or 3G. but it is primitive at most- shows the major routhes (A class roads) and Railway lines and some waterways. Also the major cities Colombo, Kandu, Galle, Matara etc and also places like Katunayaka and Ratmalana airports. evn shows Kotikawatta- but dont think its very accurate as Jayawardanapura is shown on being close to Galle Road! But an imprvement over Nokia Maps version 1.

Version 1 was not as detailed as the present version-so hopefully they will keep on improving. Downloadable maps like the ones available for Singapore, Thailand etc not yet available for Srilanka. Such maps are highly detailed- they even give the telephone number of a given address!

Version 2 has google earth like Satelite mapmode where the satelite image is shown. but is very data intensive (unless you are on Wifi mode you'll get a heavy bill!) pinpoints your location on the map when you get a GPS lock.

I have a 6110 Navigator with Navigator application in addition to Nokia Maps.

rupavahini said...

dear slp
Rupavahini have uplink facilities for
4 years used channel eye EDUSAT, (74.0E)

LANKA INFO said...

8 Can make u happy…
8 Can make u higher…
8 Can make u flyer…
8 Can make ur life brighter…
8 Can give u 100% Entertainment…
So wait for 8.8.8.8.8.8

AMD said...

@ Lanka Info

Do u know if DTV will show the Olympic Games ?

ILHAM - The Boss said...

If Dialog TV can start a 24\7 Sri Lankan News
Channel & 24\7 Sri Lankan Business News
Channel Dialog TV can attract more
Subscribers.

Sri Lankan Local TV Channels Should
Start there Digital Transmissions Soon.

Sri Lanka Started TV Channels
To South Asia First But still Sri Lankan
TV Channels Analog.
Other Country’s Like India, Pakistan
Gone to Digital Transmissions But
Sri Lanka still Analog.

SLP said...

Dear Rupavahini,
Thankx for da info mate....

Radikal Zee said...

@rupavahini
how soon is your coming soon ?

chaminda jayanatha said...

dtv new channel next August

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Any one know about the Olympic
Opening Ceremony Date & Time?

Thanura said...

@ LANKA INFO
""""""""""""""""""""""""""
8 Can make u happy…
8 Can make u higher…
8 Can make u flyer…
8 Can make ur life brighter…
8 Can give u 100% Entertainment…
So wait for 8.8.8.8.8.8
""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

DO U THINK DAT MEANS
08.08.08 (08 AUGUST 2008) ???

podiman said...

Olympic Opening Ceremony is on the 8th of Aug at 5.30 pm.

JfK said...

If DTV want's more subscribers they should stop getting the cheap channels from India which is in Hindi, If any one of my mates wants to get DTV for there kids I advice them not to cause their kids might start to speak Hindi after a few months of DTV, cause almost all the children's program's (cartoon network, nick & Pogo) are in Hindi now. I feel the administrator of this blog should start a poll to see how the subscribers feel about this Hindi crap

dannymot said...

A friend informed me that SLT-IPTV is distributing setup boxes and free connections to a selected few, prior to its commercial launch of IPTV services. Can Admin investigate this please? Thank you

podiman said...

Olympics will be on DD sports. Hope dialog tv will give it on TP4??

Lisura said...

Where is History Channel ???

Why is it offline ?

ILHAM - The Boss said...

SLRC Channel Eye will telecast
Olympic Game Opening Ceremony
Any one know what time
Channel Eye will telecast
Olympic Game Opening Ceremony?

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Airtel to launch Lanka services this December: CEO

COLOMBO: Leading Indian mobile phone operator Airtel has said it will commence its operations in Sri Lanka this year.

"We are planning to launch in December this year. We are well within line of the plan," the CEO of Airtel Lanka Amali Nanayakkara said.
With mobile penetration in Sri Lanka is estimated at around 30 per cent and growing at a rate of approximately 2 million mobile users per annum, Airtel is looking at cornering a high market share in the next few years, industry experts here said.

It will, however, have to compete with the Telekom Malaysia Owned Dialog Telecom, the largest operator in Sri Lanka, Tigo Owned by Millicom International Mobile, Hutch Owned by Hutchison Telecommunications, Sri Lanka Telecom Owned Mobitel, they added.

"We welcome competition, because it helps all players to be on their toes. There will be synergies which they bring in very similar to ours and Airtel will also have expertise and synergies which it will bring to the market. It is going to be a very competitive industry," Nanayakkara said.
Sri Lanka now has 4 million fixed access subscribers, 8 million mobile and 200,000 internet and email subscribers.
Nanayakkara told the Daily News & Analysis of India that Airtel had a vision of being the most admired brand in the country.
"Our vision, therefore, is very much in line with that. That requires your services to be competitive as well as preferred. We are gearing ourselves for a launch, which will meet that kind of an expectation. That takes time," she said.

In March Airtel Lanka, a subsidiary of Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel, signed a 100-million dollars investment agreement with the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka to begin its operations in the Island Country.
The agreement was the second phase of the companys commitment to invest 200 million dollars in Sri Lanka over the next 5 years, the board said.

Nanayakkara said Airtel Lanka had a good support from all government authorities including the regulator, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in Sri Lanka.
The company Airtel Lanka acquired a licence last year to provide 2G and 3G services in Sri Lanka and entered into collaboration with Hong Kong based Huawei Technologies for the purpose.
Reported by Daily News & Analysis of India

Nokia said...

History Channel is offline till 3rd August. After that we can see some improvements on that.

Will there be any new implimentation on the 08 08 2008 08 08 ?? Please keep us updated

Lisura said...

customer care is telling different stories about the history channel. call and see. i have a bad feeling about channels dissappear from dtv. now that they have some subscribers they are trying to cut down the good channels. Zone reality was the first. History Channel could be the 2nd. They want to put some cheap indian channel in place of the history channel.

Nokia said...

History will be back after 3rd August for Sure!!!!



ABA Movie will be reased on the 08/08/2008

Lisura said...

What was there to upgrade in History Channel ???

Everything was fine and suddenly it got disappeared. A similar thing had happened to Zone reality and the next month it was removed. DTV is heading to cheap indian stuff. Zone reality and History Channel are really good channels.

DTV --------------

Where is your "EDUTAINMENT" ??

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Channels Mysterious disappearing".

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