Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another dumb move! NKH World now on air....

We are getting reports that Dialog TV have replaced the former Fox FX channel slot with "NHK World". Whilst we said that there are better channels than Fox FX available, the replacement channel is far worse. We already have more than enough news channels on Dialog TV and "Channel News Asia" would have been a better replacement if Dialog TV wanted to add an extra news channel.

Dialog TV should have added either "AXN Beyond" or "SET English" as the replacement for Fox FX. Now it is certain that the "Nat Geo Wild" slot will be replaced too. Lets hope that it will not be an Indian masala channel or some worthless channel. Dialog should replace it with one of the channels that we have been urging them to add.

We urge Dialog TV to remove the free to air "NHK World" and replace it with a worthwhile channel. We trust that the subscribers will urge Dialog TV to carry out the replacement.

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

57 comments:

Lankan Blogger said...

I hate to say this, but this blog seems to be going to the dogs.

The first reaction to any new channel SHOULD NOT be negative. The actual value of a channel should be based on extensive viewing and on the opinions of other customers of Dialog TV.

First of all, NHK World is NOT a news channel. It has a variety of content, mainly educational. I think we should watch this channel for a while before deciding the fate of it on Dialog TV.

I recommend that the Admin pays more attention to what he writes on the blog. This blog is not to voice the admin's opinion, but for everyone to share their opinion, hence the name "Forum". The admin has being increasingly biased over the last few posts, which I don't undersand. Please do not allow this to happen, for the sake of all readers of this blog.

Transporter said...

@ Lankan Blogger: dude, from da beginning ur talking on-behalf of Dialog. u must comes under Dialog payroll. pls keep quiet.

Transporter said...

also note DTV is in da industry for da past3 years & they are not taking anything favor to da customers... all crap moves..

yasanga said...

Actually we dont have to talk about dialog tv.what we have to do is once peo tv introduce more channels,simply
move forward.Good luck Dialog tv.

alf said...

I THINK LANKA BLOGGER IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT AND WHO THE HELL IS THE ADMIN TO DECIDE WHETHER A CHANNEL IS GOOD OR BAD AND WHAT SHOLD BE IN AND WHAT SHOULD BE OUT.THERE MAY BE SUBSCRIBERS WHO REALY LIKE THIS NEW CHANNEL AND PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERANT CHANNEL REQUIREMENTS(RG.JESIKA RUKMAL MADHAWA FREEMAN RUKSHAN RANAWEERA WHO WOULD LIKE A HOMO CHANNEL BECAUSE HE IS ONE).

THE THING IS TH ADMIN IS NOT TALKING ABOUT BURNING ISSUES SUCH AS DTV INCREASING RENTALS,BUT COMES UP WITH SOME STUPID COMMENT WHICH HE IS NOT FIT ENOUGH TO COMMENT AND WHICH IS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS.

Lankan Blogger said...

@ Transporter
From the beginning I was talking on behalf of my beliefs. Anyone has the right to agree or disagree with them. That is why this is a forum, where people can express their ideas about Dialog TV. Please do not tell me to shut up.

I also don't agree that Dialog TV has not done anything good since they took over CBN. They have almost doubled the channel count, and they did respond to requests to add Hallmark channel, Fox Crime, HBO HiTS and Family, and a number of other channels.

Sure, Dialog has it downsides, and some very bad ones at that. But to say that Dialog has screwed up DTV is ignorant.

@ Yasanga
Many of us can't move forward because we can't afford it. And PEO TV still has to add basic channels like AXN, Hallmark, Cartoon Network, etc. But their service is OK so far and those who can afford it have a choice.

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Lakshan romesh said...

If Dialog tv is ready to do some serious business in SL , then it is not a good move by dialog to add a FTA channel like NHK world .
I think NHK world is only a temporary addition to current channel lineup until a proper channel is introduced ,but NHK world is ok if dialog tv does not have any transpoder space limitations.
Unfotunately dialog tv is currenly having very serious problems with their limited transpoder space ,Therefore I completly agee with ADMIN on this matter .

( It is completly useless to add a FTA channel like NHK WORLD.
You can clearly see this reality if you have experenced indian DHT operator Dish Tv .Althogh DISH TV has 180+ channels ,You can bearly watch a single channel.Because Most of those channels are low quality Indian feeds or useless FTA channels.(This is another reason why Indian DHT operators have a considerably low rental charges )
Therefore it dosent matter how many channels you have ,it is the number of channels with good programing quality that matters . )

I still hope NHK WORLD is Only a Temporary Addition ...

Lakshan romesh said...

Lankan Blogger:
"First of all, NHK World is NOT a news channel."

@ Lankan Blogger:
As a matter of fact NHK World is categorized as a news channel in dialog website.

Lankan Blogger said...

@ Lakshan Romesh
The Dialog website is wrong. You should watch the channel yourself.

And NHK World is probably only a temporary addition, like FX and Nat Geo Wild were. However NHK World is a paid channel as far as I know.

star said...

@ Lakshan romesh,

Please note that DISH TV have 220+Tv channels and 24 Radio channels.

If you compare the channels between Dialog Tv & Dish tv, I thing Dish tv has the better and more channels than Dialog Tv with less cost. Only issue is you can't get local channels. (anyway to get local channels you do not need the Dialog Tv).

Dish tv or in that case any other Indian Dth providers such as Big Tv or Digital Tv (Airtel) or Sun Direct have more quality channels than Dialog Tv. May be Dialog Tv has arund 5 channels which are not available on Indian DTH but Indian DTHs have around 50 quality channels which Dialog DTH do not have it.

For example, we will get more Hindi channels than Tamil channels on Dialog Tv. Why Dialog Tv can't add few more tamil channels?

Lochana said...

Dialog always mess the things with these sort of miserable moves. I beleive that the NHK world is a better channel in comparison to other channels in Dialog TV. But in fact if any one wants to watch this channel they don't have to spend a huge amount of money as NHK world is FTA. If Dialog has established as a well service provider, why all these temporary movements. They are only fooling the customers. If Dialog relly settled to add NHK world they still can replace the channels like STAR plus and NDTV good times. They are only worthless cheap Indian craps. Come on Dialog we are not fools to admit what ever you do.

TheXB said...

Just came across something interesting. Maybe you'll know about this but it was news to me. With this NHK World on DTV, I was just checking this blog and checking out the official NHK website, and just checked out who distributes this here in Sri Lanka. The site lists it as Maharaja organization and not Dialog TV. Could anyone give more details on this. Then upon checking the Maharaja site (I didn't know they did DTH), it is stated on their site that a DTH service is in planning. Anyone with any additional info on the matter, please?
Thanks

Nokia said...

The funny thing is you still can see the trailers of FOX FX on channel #1. Which is so called DTV’s channel lineup trailers on channel Play…

They have not taken action to remove it from the PLAY list.

Conny said...

THIS BLOG IS NOT GOING TO THE DOGS...

THE ADMIN AND THIS FORUM REPRESENTS THE COMMON IDEA AND EXPECTATIONS OF MANY DTV CUSTOMERS.

MAKING USELESS MOVES HAS BEEN THE HOBBY OF DTV FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS..

Sir LMP said...

I really need to post on this forum, but i don't know how to.So i'm commenting where a forum post should have been.

The replacement of FoxFX with NHK made that channel available on my 700 (previously 500) package (i don't know whether FX was given free for all)

The price tag 700 + TAX is very unfair for 20+ foreign channels.This is my opinion.

NDTV good times is a popular channel in India, it may be a useless channel but not a cheap one for DTV. Possible that they're getting it free for NDTV 24x7.

Sir LMP said...

If DTV don't know what i'm mentioning below, it could be useful to them.
(I really feel customers and DTV should work together so both parties win at the end :) )

The prisma TV http://www.primatv.ro/
And the kiss TV http://www.kisstv.ro/

both european channels are available free on Intelsat 12 (using DVB unencrypted) --

for the fellows who do not know what this is, it's dialog satellite, and it uses same unencrypted stream as buddhist tv, DTV play uses.

Is there not any legal issue, can you provide both those channels for free? (as they're free)

podiman said...

@Sir LMP,
These 2 channels TP is not covering our area, it is only to europe. So it is not possible to get it in SL.

Transporter said...

how long they r going to tell this TP space issue? another 5 years.. or more???

Sir LMP said...

@podiman
The intelsat 12 is totally covering sri lankan area. Unless dialog people blocked it, i should be seeing those 2 channels

samaru said...

NHK world is not a Bad channel at all.. its an educational channel with a lot of interesting programs..Dialog should keep NHK as a permanent Channel on the platform !

Looser said...

You are wrong Sir

Those 2 channels are on Europe Beam If you are in Europe you can get it

podiman said...

@Sir LMP,
Intelsat 12 is not covering SL, only a part is covering SL. These 2channels are in the European Beam. Please check this site http://www.lyngsat.com/intel12.html and click the beams. Hope this will clear the matter.

Keyweez said...

Admin,

Can you please open a new thread on DTV tariff increase so that this could be discussed seperately outside of the other threads like this one.

chamara said...

Any one know who are the winners of " Siyatha TV Presidential Electins's game Show" Winners? If you have any Result link or information please post it here(Siyatha TV said that they will offer 26" Flat screen TV & mobitel 3.5G Dongles for winners)

Lakshan romesh said...
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Lakshan romesh said...

Dialog TV please consider adding

**** SCI FI CHANNEL ASIA ****

for empty slots (natgeoWILD,etc.. )

IT IS A REALLY GOOD CHANNEL AND ALSO THERE IS NO CHANNEL ON CURRENT DTV LINEUP DEDICATED FOR PROGRAMS (TV SERIES,MOVIES...) OF SCI-FI/FANTASY GENDER..

HALLMARK CHANNEL SHOWS ADVERTISEMENTS ABOUT SCI FI CHANNEL..

Tharindu Hasanka said...

I think now its time add a good sport channel for DTV lineup

dilruk said...

All your requiements will be considered & hope to give all channels available on this platform to all the packages in fact free of charge!!!!!!! ha ha

Waruna said...

Recently Starhub (Singapore) introduced HBO HD to their line up. HD Set Top Box (Hubstation HD) issued for Starhub customers is also much more advanced than the Dialog's latest STB. Hubstation HD has HDMI and optical audio outputs. When is Dialog going to give us a state of the art STB and some HD content? I noticed that HD content is now available in most asian countries.

star said...

SUN DIRECT DTH in India already giving HD channels to customers.

Now, they are giving 5 HD channels. Soon, they will add 4 more channels.

hellbreez said...

16 Jan 2010 ... Meanwhile, Tharunyata Hetak is to launch a TV station, which is to be telecast through Dialog TV. CEO, Dialog TV, Nushard Perera said

The above news article is from www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_01_16_005.html
Thi siste is blocked in Sri Lanks.If anyone can log into to the abov ementioned site please post the full news article.
NATGEO WILL BE THARUNAYATA HETAK.,,DTV will have more local channels than international and still they will charge high rentals!!Admin Please check whether above is correct

Rukmal said...

hellbreez here is the full story.

Plans to launch a TV station
Tharunyata Hetak container mysteriously moved out of the harbor

A container brought down for the Tharunyata Hetak Organization headed by the President’s sons Namal and Yoshitha Rajapaksa has reportedly been cleared and taken away from the harbor without being subjected to any Customs checks or payments by several Army officers.

Several important documents related to clearing the container have therefore not been issued and it had been removed from the harbor soon after it was taken to the Customs yard.

It is learnt that the Customs Department has not received any documentation with regard to the
container as the normal procedure was not followed in clearing it and the Customs has therefore written that it was released following orders received from higher authorities.

According to documents, the container had arrived at the Colombo port on the ship Kathraina-S/944/W on November 9, 2009. The Tharunyata Hetak container bearing number 21MU1048435 had been boarded on the ship from the Klana port in Malaysia.

Port workers have expressed suspicion over the contents of the container due to the involvement of the Army in clearing it without following the normal procedure.

Tharunyata Hetak Secretary Lalith Piyum Perera when asked if the organization got down a container, said he was not aware of it.

Port Authority Logistics Director, W.K. Ariyadasa when inquired about the container and its contents said he would get back to us. However, he did not respond to our query. Manager of the logistics division, B.W. Atapattu when inquired about the same said the questions should be directed to Jayaratne from the Transport Division. Jayaratne however was not available for comment.

Meanwhile, Tharunyata Hetak is to launch a TV station, which is to be telecast through Dialog TV. CEO, Dialog TV, Nushard Perera said he could not comment on the matter.

Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara mentioned about this TV station in an interview with the Lankadeepa newspaper on January 3.

The media unit of the Organization said the channel was being telecast through Dialog TV and was currently accepting programmes to be telecast through the channel.

Dialog TV has received a license to operate a satellite TV in 1995 and it needs to be renewed for another 15 years on February 15, 2010.

Meanwhile, it is also learnt that the Tharunyata Hetak channel is telecast through Dialog TV without any payment being made to the service provider.

Rukmal said...

You can access the above link through

http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_01_16_005.html

sattvmania said...

why not another ch for government propergandar. star plus is better than most other channels and NHk is not bad either.Please add fox news.

Tharindu Hasanka said...

Ohh admin blog will die soon.....Plz change the topic.....!

The Godfather said...

5 Reasons to hate Dialog TV
• High rental comparing with other Quality DTH/Cable providers
• Useless channel selection
• Bad Video Quality comparing with other DTH/Cable providers
• Not considering Tamil viewers at all…
•Service/promises - Nil

8541 said...

堅持是為著某種目的或目標,而持續不斷朝向既定方向努力的一種意念。 ..................................................

Lakshan romesh said...

我们不明白,中国柑橘,请写英文博客..

podiman said...

Admin are we going Japanese or Chinese??

yakuza said...

hey.. guys, whts up..
i'm using PEOTV now, so far no probs. but DTV have better channel lineup, when comparing.
and DTV's new individual channel set plan was a good innovation.
prices for ESPN and Starsports are 125/= each in PEOTV.
The TSTV facility is awesome in PEOTV, specially when considering add free news and WWE wrestling.

this is just a comparison, not trying to promote anything..
ahh and Royal Rumble is on at 5 pm tday

yasanga said...

my rental has been increased from
Rs1600 to 1910.This discrimination was done without any value addition to my dialog TV package.
Their services going downwards & rentals upwards.
One day they will suffer for the unjust committed.
Dialog Tv the worst pay television

Nokia said...

I still can see adds on Channle Play (Channel #1) for FOX FX. I dont undastand if they dont have that channel on their line up why they advertise it on their channel????

alf said...

RUKMAL JESIKA FREEMAN RUKSHAN MADHAWA RANAWEERA THE PONSIYA.

THE LTTE MOLE AND BORN AGAIN ARSHOLE IS AITING FOR A PONNA CHANNEL TO PROMOTE HIS HOMOSEXUAL CULTURE ALONG WITH THE BORN AGAIN SHIT.THIS LTTE MOLE MUST HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE COUP AND WILL BE ARRESTED SOON.HE WAS IN THE HAPPY AND GAY GANG OF "MONGAL,RANIL AND PONSEKA" AT THE CINNAMON LAKE SIDE AS THE ASS ENTERTAINER

Sir LMP said...

My favourite channel - Fox history & entertainment.

NHK is not a bad channel - it seems like BS because it replaced foxFX - a superb channel. I don't mind as i get NHK on my package - which would have been scrambled if foxFX was there. Something is better than nothing in #32 slot.

Please fill the # 41 slot (natgeo wild) by "the history channel" (not the fox one - if you're not planning to put natgeo wild at all)

Discovery Sc (science) would be a great addition -- but i know it's avialable only on tata sky+ still.

nirman said...

I want to go abroad and wanted to temporary disconnect the DTV for 6 months. But the DTV says they charge the package rental even they disconnect the line temporary. If i disconnect the line, i need to pay all the account balance and they also will remove the decoder and dish from my home. They told that those are belong to them and i did not purchased that. I just paid 18k for the connection charge!!! Wat a shame less company? Please be update about the situation. If u bought a DTV u can never leave. If so u will loose ur money.. I hate damn dialog.

Rukmal said...

@ nirman

If they remove the dish & the decoder , do they fix them again once you come back and get the connection again ???

What a world this is ??

podiman said...

@nirman,
So there is no temperary disonnection with DTV????? Did you speak to the correct people at DTV?? Best is down grade it or don't pay anything and don't let them come into you house.

SLP said...
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SLP said...

Yeah, This is somewhat true, Podiman.

I went to the place for exact same reason. And they have informed me that two months rental will be charged in advance even after a service disconnection on temporary basis.

Once the period is exceeds for three months, they are going to turn it into a permanent disconnection. :0

Anyway, @rukmal, do not ever beleive that they will do it Free of Charge. Surely they will charge something for it and i think its the same charge as service transfer charge born by them todate.

Meanwhile going with past archives, found a nice letter from dialog. Therefore have a thought to share it with you all.
Dialog::The future Today
:} hi hi

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2228/201002231230281.jpg

nirman said...

@Rukmal & podiman; I think they are not temporary disconnect the line as imposing a threat to the customer. That means after bought a DTV u hav to pay the rent life time. If u want to disconnect the line temporary u hav to loose the total investment u paid to them. From this dialog is trying to stop migrating existing customers to third party service providers. Since no one like to loose their money invested on DTV ppl has to stay with DTV whether they like or not. In my case i bought the DTV for 18000/=. THey even didnot add any good channals, no mpeg4 is coming, picture quality is worst in 43" TV. I think i shud complain this to the TRC (regarding the disconnection issue) and gonna check the answer of them! Btw in India all the satelite tv providers should provide a common decorder which can see FTA channals and match with any data sim card of any satelite company. Its like a purchasing a mobile phone and switching the sim card. But in Sri lanka this buggers threat us to even remove the decorder!!!!!!!!!!

Nokia said...

Hi ALL,

I just heard that CCTV is going to be online on Dialog TV soon....

http://english.cctv.com might be the web site of the channel

SLP said...

@Nokia
I think its possible, although how are they going to add it to the existing line up is the thing that i'm worried about.

They have already added CCTV to DTV channel line up some time ago
and which was later changed to Siyatha TV.
(The Channel at Slot 07 is still under test and are they going to replace Siyatha TV by CCTV again?)

Anyway for me, Siyatha TV still is a dumb channel and If they ever succeeded to up-link NTV of SLRC that would be better in miles than siyatha TV.

OK, I do welcome CCTV, it has good programmes depending on which CCTV they are going to up-link (CCTV is Chinese state TV and has upto 15 channels i think, from CCTV-1 to CCTV-15 etc)

lets wait and see.
However if DTV were able to move to MP4, then they may release at-least 01 transponder in the satellite and shall reduce the expenses, i think.

Nokia said...

I think they will replace Siyatha TEST Transmission with CCTV. As that is the only slot they can remove.

AS SLP has mentioned if DTV shift in to MPEG4 they can skip one transponder and reduse cost.

Further it seems that CCTV will be coming in to action from the 1st of march onwards.

SLP said...

Operation of Sri Lankan Mobile Operator TIGO has been soled to another mobile firm from January, 2010.
Since their LOGO consists with Green, They were unable to shift from Blue colour TIGO to Green Colour New Logo since Presidential Elections 2010.

But Now They are expecting to populate their new logo to the public.

With 95% probability Please welcome the New Mobile operator of Sri Lanka.

ETISALAT ( http://www.etisalat.lk

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "CCTV 9 ??????".

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