Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rs 999/= Big Deal package launched

Dialog TV has launched a new limited edition package call "Big Deal" package which we believe is targeted at the PEO TV promotions that are being carried out. According to information anyone of the existing Dialog TV subscribers can downgrade to this package without paying the downgrade fees.

This package consists of the following channels

1. CNN
2. BBC
3. Al Jazeera
4. Zee Studio
5. Set Max
6. Kalaigner TV
7. Bloomberg
8. Boomerang
9. UTV Movies
10.UTV World Movies
11. Zee Cinema
12. Zee Café
13. Australia Network
14. Nat Geo Adventure
15. Zee Trendz
16. SET
17. CitiiHitz
18. Zee TV
19.Nat Geo
20.Discovery
21.Travel & Living
22.Animal Planet
23.Fox History & Entertainment
24.Star Sports
25.ESPN
26.Neo Sports
27.Neo Cricket
28.Zee Sports
29.Star Cricket
30.VH1
31.MTV
32.Channel C
33.Cartoon Network
34.Pogo
35.Nickelodeon
36.Rupavahini
37.Channel Eye
38.ITN
39.Derana
40.Swarnavahini
41.TNL
42.The Buddhist
43.Islam Religious Channel
44.God TV
45.Aarthi.

We are of the view that Ten Sports in this package would have been an added incentive. Please continue updating us on any new developments regarding Dialog TV.

64 comments:

IPTV said...

This looks a good deal. But i value C Music in Peo a lot as it is a real classicalmusic channel

IPTV said...

Peo deal these days have four HBO channels free and Time shift TV. Looks not a match for it.

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JD said...

Is there any word that UTV World Movies will be added to the previous Rs.1600/- premium package. Cause it seems all the new channels are going into Rs.2300/- premium package.

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dialog tv mf said...

where's

AXN
STAR WORLD????

BULL SHIT

Observer said...

Deceiving customers at its Max !!

where are the movie channels. what big deal can you pull out without the movie channels ?

Bullshit !

Observer said...

The fact that they can affor to give bloomber to this package shows that all that they have been talking about FTA channels is BS !

dialog tv mf said...

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Transporter said...

@ dialog tv mf & Observer:

100% True. if they cud give at least 2 movie channels with AXN; thats the BIG DEAL.

indi said...

It's not 'bullshit'. It's an offer. You can take it or leave it. It's pretty good, got all the major sports, education, etc.

It sounds like what you want is the 1949 package for 1000 and that's not going to happen. This is a good offer for Rs. 1000

LANKA INFO said...

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Observer said...

Some good news ! A group of disgruntled customers are looking for the possibility to file a court case agaist DTV. This is mainly for neglecting old CBNSat premuim customers. Chances are pretty good as it looks now.

cable said...

Indi,

Tell you what is "bullshit" DTV promising to upgrade to MPEG-4 from October and not doing it. In essence it's cheating customers by giving a product that's below quality with problems like pixelation

Kido said...

Guys... no need to worry about Indi, he is no 1 culprit… he doesn’t no anything about Dialog. As per 1 of my friend, idiot joint Dialog recently & showing his bloody **** See his foto….dum idiot.

Ado Indi: is this the way you reply to customers threads... Because of you people only DTV is loosing the customers.

larukh said...

I'd go for this package surely, if it include "TEN Sports"... I don't care much about movie channels as long as it has all the major sports channels..... I think this is a great move by DTV as there are lot of people out there like Sports, News and Infortainment channels rather than movie channels..DTV if u r reading this pls add ten sports to this package (Big Deal) coz it's one of the best channels for cricket and wrestling... I think the set plans offered earlier was quite a rip off compared to this package...

IPTV said...

Guys,
This Looks like a carefully studied cost custting exercise. People who know about channels say most of the channels are FTA and no per customer charge. One guy told that other channels are where DTV does not have the number of customers (Minimum) (hence no additional cost). Good if customers are benefited.

Transporter said...

BIG DEAL - channels details Pay channels vs FTA vs Local channels.

Pay TV channels - 54%
FTA channels - 24%
Local channels - 22%

Pay TV channels:

CNN – Pay TV channel
BBC – Pay TV channel
Set Max – Pay TV channel
Boomerang – Pay TV channel
UTV Movies – Pay TV channel
UTV World Movies – Pay TV channel
Nat Geo Adventure – Pay TV channel
Al Jazeera
Zee Studio
Nat Geo – Pay TV channel
Discovery – Pay TV channel
Travel & Living – Pay TV channel
Animal Planet – Pay TV channel
Fox History & Entertainment – Pay TV channel
Star Sports – Pay TV channel
ESPN – Pay TV channel
Neo Sports – Pay TV channel
Neo Cricket – Pay TV channel
Star Cricket – Pay TV channel
VH1 – Pay TV channel
MTV – Pay TV channel
Cartoon Network – Pay TV channel
Pogo – Pay TV channel
Nickelodeon – Pay TV channel

FTA channels

Kalaigner TV - FTA
Bloomberg - FTA
Zee Cinema - FTA
Zee Café - FTA
Australia Network - FTA
Zee Trendz - FTA
SET – Pay TV channel - FTA
Zee TV - FTA
Zee Sports - FTA
Islam Religious Channel - FTA
God TV - FTA

Local channels:

Rupavahini
Channel Eye
ITN
Derana
Swarnavahini
TNL
The Buddhist
Aarthi.
Channel C
CitiiHitz

Looser said...

@transporter

Al Jazeera FTA

Zee Cinema - Pay TV
Zee Café - Pay TV
Zee Trendz - Pay TV
SET – Pay TV
Zee Sports - Pay TV (Sometimes FTA)

Transporter said...

@ Looser,
Yes, ur correct & thats my mistake. pls check da below details....

DTV BIG DEAL

Pay TV channels - 28 Channels - 54%
FTA channels - 7 Channels - 24%
Local channels - 10 Channels - 22%


Pay TV channels:

CNN – Pay TV channel
BBC – Pay TV channel
Set Max – Pay TV channel
Boomerang – Pay TV channel
UTV Movies – Pay TV channel
UTV World Movies – Pay TV channel
Nat Geo Adventure – Pay TV channel
Nat Geo – Pay TV channel
Discovery – Pay TV channel
Travel & Living – Pay TV channel
Animal Planet – Pay TV channel
Fox History & Entertainment – Pay TV channel
Star Sports – Pay TV channel
ESPN – Pay TV channel
Neo Sports – Pay TV channel
Neo Cricket – Pay TV channel
Star Cricket – Pay TV channel
VH1 – Pay TV channel
MTV – Pay TV channel
Cartoon Network – Pay TV channel
Pogo – Pay TV channel
Nickelodeon – Pay TV channel
Zee Cinema - Pay TV channel
Zee Café - Pay TV channel
Zee Trendz - Pay TV channel
SET – Pay TV channel
Zee Sports - Pay TV channel
Zee Studio - Pay TV channel

FTA channels

Kalaigner TV - FTA
Bloomberg - FTA
Al Jazeera - FTA
Australia Network - FTA
Zee TV - FTA
Islam Religious Channel - FTA
God TV - FTA

Local channels:

Rupavahini
Channel Eye
ITN
Derana
Swarnavahini
TNL
The Buddhist
Aarthi.
Channel C
CitiiHitz

sattvmania said...

DTV BIG DEAL NOT A BIG DEAL.WHERE IS AXN OR STAR WORLD OR HALLMARK AND STAR PLUS. ANY BODY WANT TO SEE THESE CH MUST GET SET PLANS ACTIVATED,SO BY DOING THAT THE RENTAL WILL BE MORE THAN AS IT IS FOR PREVIOUS GREAT OR SUPER PKGS. NEW CUSTOMERS MIGHT BE OKAY WITH THIS DEAL. NO TEN SPORTS EITHER IF YOU NEED FULL SPORTS PKG. RETHINK BIG DEAL OR SET PLANS DTV .

Transporter said...

Again i made a mistake in %, pls fine da correct % -

DTV BIG DEAL

Pay TV channels - 28 Channels - 62%
FTA channels - 7 Channels - 15%
Local channels - 10 Channels - 22%

sory for the inco'ce.

@ sattvmania:

According to my knw'ldge Big deal is very good for 700Pkg & 1395Pkg users.

Looser said...

Yes Big Deal is a very good and we cannot expect all the channels from it.

Harindu said...

What is the code that appears on the screen in some channels?

PissedOFF said...

Dialog TV Hotline (0777679679) NOT answering for a WHOLE week now!!?? the customer service people at dialog centers can't access their systems !!! Is there a strike/industrial action or something goin on !!??

Nokia said...

I too had to wait for more than 15 mins on DTV hotline.... And who is paying my phone bill??

There are things which we can get done only through call centre. Point less in walking in to outlets as they wanted us to switch on the decorder. Reset the decorder, Factory reset the decorder. Which we cannot do in an outlet. So the Call Center should help us to do so.... If they dont answer !!!!???

They may be getting lot of calls... But if that the case they should increase the man power, not forgetting they shoud come up with HELP FULL man power :)

DTV hotline is going to wild comparing to GSM call centre!!

Observer said...

If any of you experiecned a quality drop after the mpeg4 decoder setup, the culprit may be your old CBNSat LNB. When I first got the mpeg4 decoder I could see a sharp drop in visual quality. This is despite the singnal strength and quality level ( the numbers) remaining the same.

However later on DTV replaced the LNB and visual picture quality improved drastically. Even a technical guy there at DTV mentioned that the old CBN LNB might be incompatible with the new MPEG4 decoder.

sattvmania said...
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sattvmania said...

Dialog CC is working fine at the moment,got some chls blocked today for no reason even paying rental early. Tried CC several times but didn't wait for more than a few minutes and last time got a person soon enough.I AGREE BIG DEAL IS GOOD FOR NEW CUSTOMERS BETTER GET IT SOON IF YOU ARE NEW AND 700 OR 1395 PKG HOLDER. BUT PLEASE DTV DO SOMETHING TO EXISTING SET PLANS 14 ,15 AND PUT STAR WORLD /STAR PLUS OR STAR MOVIES TO A ANOTHER SET PLAN.

Harindu said...

Discovery always getting stuck for about 1-2 seconds.

DTV got to work out on these issues

PissedOFF said...

@Nokia & @sattvmania ... following on from your comments ....

I'm still out of luck, one week now since i lost all my channels !!! CC wasnt answering as of yesterday (dint try today, fed up), I even paid a bill which was not due yet, still nothing!!

I think the problem is financial and not technical, the TV and Broadband are making big losses, mayb they just cant afford to give good service any more

http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?nid=233160788

... dialog telekom is a public company, which means they will have to dump TV and Broadband or risk further drop in share price ... so they will have to sell off TV and possibly Broadband ... Where does that leave the customers ??!!!

LANKA INFO said...

@ PissedOFF:

Yesterday i tried & get connected to the hotline without any issues. (in the morning). better u try in the morning. better luk dude.

sattvmania said...

@pissedoff
don't give up mate, why you paid for reliable service.TRY SEVERAL TIMES AND HANG UP AFTER I MIN IF YOU DON'T GET ANYBODY . BEST TRY AFTER 9AM AND AFTER 2PM, LET 5 T0 15 MIN PASS AFTER EACH CALL.GOOD LUCK.

Deshal said...

Okey, what's the deal here? I upgraded my package from 1610/- to 2200/- so that I get new channe;s added. What did I get?

- Advert infested UTV World
- UTV Hindi crap
- Bloomberg FTA channel
- Baby TV

Well, Baby TV is far better than most of the rest as there are no adverts.

Hey great "people of the year" at DTV, how about adding value to the customers (simple theory in management!)?

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LANKA INFO said...

@ ILHAM - The Boss:

@ ILHAM - The Boss:
Is this the hidden secret that you always against to Dialog TV or demote Dialog TV stuffs??? Tks anyway...:)

emi123nem said...

Well the reason those dumb heads at dialog arn't putting on any movie channels is simply becuz they will have to give out many additional mpeg4 decoders to those who need the movie channels which are kinda going on mpeg4 sooner or later. thats why thats given to the higher packages , idiots should have given a future proof box like IPTV even at the beginning , now again Im not sure whether this mpeg4 box is even HD ready. This is what happens when there is no proper planing and excessive cost cutting which turns out to be short-term and much costlier on the long run.

Chandi said...

999 package would definitely require two set plans to get Tensports ( to get Sri Lanka Cricket) and Movies. Its good planning.....

AMD said...

@ ILHAM - The Boss

In case you didnt know & as pointed out by a fellow blogger in an earlier thread - out of the following:

Big TV DTH Service,
TATA Sky DTH Service
Dish TV DTH Service
Sun Direct DTH Service

ONLY DISH TV has authorized agents in Sri Lanka.

Do i need to say more ?

LANKA INFO said...

Disadvantage of Indian satellite providers.

• No/Less Asian Feed channels (such as HBO & AXN)
• Less English channels
• Too many unwanted language channels
• Service is not guaranteed (for Sri Lankans)

I am not demot'ing anyone or any products, just telling the fact.

Sri Lankan providers are so far better than Indians.

Go for Dialog TV | LBN | PEO TV

Nokia said...

@ Lanka info
True!!!!!
Atleast we can contact CC agent of local providers and what about indian providers? If the channels are scrambled will our ILHAM - The Boss unscramble those?
Remember he is one of the service providers of those DTH Remember he has mentioned "Call us Now".
So call ILHAM - The Boss who promote other DTH products in Dialog TV Blog. He might be a paid person from so called "SAT VISION"

Thank you Lanka Info. And others FYI to identify these people...
Again tomorrow he might come up with another user name promoting the same products.....

Dont buy anything which you dont have a local agent, contact centre or an outlet in Sri Lanka. If there is a problem who is going to fix it. Will they come to our home to change the decorder? Will they change the LNB if it's faulty?

Some thing to think of...... :) :)

Nokia said...

Go For Go Dialog TV | LBN | PEO TV

If Airtel comes we can add Airtel TV as well. Untill they lauch the licenced service in Sri Lanka NO!

star said...

Yes, it is difficult if we do not have agent for the service provider.

But, all of you must know that for DISH TV, we have few authorised agents in Sri Lanka.

Any problem, they will come and fix you the problem.

Also note that at DIALOG TV rental, you can buy every year 2 DISH TV connections with 200 channels.

Now, lot of LBN customers are going for DISH TV or SUN DIRECT because of SUN TV.

I have noticed last week along few DISHes are fixed in Colombo 4 & 6 areas for new connections.

Therefore, we should able to select the BEST out of all available service providers. But, the selection will vary from person to person.

For example, PEO TV has NO TAMIL channels but it has few HINDI channels. I can't understand why PEO TV could not give any tamil channels?

LANKA INFO said...

seems Sun TV is coming back in other 2 weeks time & its confirm by LBN team.

PissedOFF said...

@ ILHAM

Can you offer a rate for only the (virgin) smartcard (no equipment) for the Indian Pay TV services, I'm thinkin of setting up a linux receiver with a single multi CAM (like Diablo) or multiple CI for some of the fussier cards ... tks

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Amaris said...

Big Deal!

Conny said...

What " BIG DEAL " in the above package??????
The AXN channel and Ten Sports channel is not included in the above package......

So what is big in this hell bloody package?????

MERINO ROSHA said...

hi i am 14oo old package holder to my surprice i have been activated babytv and all newly added channels any one can confirm this

619 said...

all the channels are activated i'm my DTV today. But i have only 500 package. I can watch all the channels.
Whats happening in DTV? Is this a Christmas surprise ?

Rukmal said...

Hay Guys
ILHAM - The Boss is right

Airtel service is activated!
If you scan for mobile networks you can see SRI05 and SRI05 3G

Dialog (3G)
Dialog
SRI 05 (3G)
Hutch
SRI 05
Mobitel
SRI-TIGO
Mobitel (3G)

LANKA INFO said...

Dialog TV seasonal GIFT

SLP said...

hi
.
After some time, somethings happening in favour?
.
well dont be too expective, this again looks to me a dirty trick from DTV.
.
Since many of the existing package hoders are glued to their existing packages, are they showing a demo of what we have here?
.
As for such marketing, the seasonnel times may be a great summer.
.
Anyway, nice to have, but dont think for longer times,
.
Im using 1400, if they retain these to our package after their promotion, im really impressed.
.
Indeed nice movement, at least for the while.

MW said...

i am a 1400 pkg Customer! all the channels activated now ! wonder for how long !!!

hsj said...

Though DTV says this is a seasonal offer,I think this is a promotional move by DTV. Just to tempt customers to upgrade their packages.

These four channels are useless. I dont think customers will benifit anyway by upgrading to new package.

One channell is a hindi move channel, other one is moview channel with sub titles, and baby tv only good for babies and Bloomberg for the business people.

So there is no real value for the money if you upgarde. DTV should carefully select channels to include their channles line up for them to be more attractive.

For the time being present old 1400/- package is thousnd time better.

chaminda jayanatha said...

Mage channel line up eke UTV,UTV World, baby tv & eke naha .what can i do

Conny said...

Hey Rukmal,

What is your location dude???? I don't see SRI 05 or SRI 05 (3G) is my Mobile when i Scan for networks.. I am living in the heart of Kalutara...

Looser said...

All channels are activated to 575 package too.

Good Marketing Trick as well as seasonal offer.

AMD said...

@ Conny

Maybe its activated only in Colombo & suburbs. Its available in Nawala.

Rukmal said...

@chaminda jayanatha

Do a channel rescan


@Conny

Colombo

chaminda jayanatha said...

Thanks Rukmal

Vishwa said...

Hey folks;

I did i a network search on my Nokia5320, & i found
Dialog
Dialog (3G)
Mobitel
Mobitel (3G)
Sri-Tigo
Hutch
SIR Airtel
SIR Airtel (3G)

Plz note that airtel is coming as SIR (not SRI), i don't know why..erroe with my hand set or network itself.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

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