Monday, March 1, 2010

Siyatha TV replaced by CCTV 9

Yes! It's another free to air channel. From this morning Siyatha TV has been replaced by "CCTV 9" the english language channel of china's state run broadcaster CCTV.

For some weird reason Dialog TV seems to be more interested in adding FTA news channels over quality pay television channels. CCTV 9 is similar to NHK World and with a world of quality channels out there, we do not understand why the Dialog TV management is sleeping on the job and adding only FTA channels.

Soon the number of FTA channels may outnumber the pay channels on the platform.

We hope the management of DTV awake from their deep slumber. They should immediately upgrade to MPEG4 broadcasting so that they can add more channels to the platform by reducing transponder costs.

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

33 comments:

Mario said...

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Vishwaje said...

Why Admin and most users want basically entertainment channels?
NHK is a very good channel. They telecast programs like science Zero. So don't call NHK and also CCTV as a crappy channel.
Of course DTV has a shitty management. They should convert to MPEG4. And add more channels. Like Beyond, Discovery Science and WB. CNBC is a another good net work.
Dialog TV can't just add channels and remove them so quickly. I watched FX's shows for 3 months. now I can't watch those. It's heart breaking. So, if they add channel they should think twice as a responsible company.
They even don't let to use FTA capabilities. Also our Rs.18,000 is for only connection. If we disconnect their connection they take our equipments. So, Why we pay 18,000. We should unite and take some action. What you guys think?

Nipuna Dananjaya said...

Wouldn't you add siyatha TV again.

Please Add siyatha TV Again. We really Need It.

nirman said...

@Vishwaje;
I think we really shud take an action redarding DTV blocking FTA channal capability on decorders. We they do not refund the money we must have the right to do whatever with our decoders. Shall we right a petition to the TRC?? I think we can argue with them.
me@nirman.me

Lasith said...

Siyatha tv useless... They have only 7hours air time on weekdays with real traditional programmes..

Vishwaje said...

@Nirman;
Yes we should do it.

監控 said...

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Vishwaje said...

Thank You 監控 for like this blog. But Don't post junk.

dil said...

pl ad discovery turbo

Vishwaje said...

yes.. it is a good channel. Is anyone know exactly what Dialog say in our DTV contract about ownership of Antenna and Decoder....??? Because I forgot that.

Mario said...

I recently disconnected my LBN connection. I had to settle all the overdue bills and also return the decoder.

dil said...

what happen ngo wild?

Madhawa said...

nat geo wild shows gray colour bars now

Mario said...

is any local channel showing the IPL ?

Tharindu Hasanka said...

damn...it why DTV management always did bad moves guyzzzzzzz?

dil said...

no new channels?

sattvmania said...

Telecave wellawatte has introduced videocon d2h here, seems good compared to ,peo tv,dishtv and to dialog tv if you don't need hallmark ch,cinemax,and local chls.cheaper i think.any ideas?

Nokia said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... What's going on??? THe blog is dead for days..... :)

Anything new with DTV or same old stuff??

sakuntala said...

Hey friends new lankan sat forum
sri lankan lyngsat updaters(indika perera) latest updates ucan check
www.warunasat.com

Mario said...

New English channel of Youth Radio, now testing on FM 88.3 from Colombo.

check
http://www.visbroadcasting.com/

yasanga said...

sattvmania,can u pls post some details of videocond2h.
local charges & contact nos of telecave

WARUNA SAT said...

Vidiocon recorder can use for dvb s2 fta channels please visit

Eutelsat W2A new sat availble with french fta channels

http://www.warunasat.com/showthread.php?tid=102&pid=1292#pid1292

WARUNA SAT said...

Dear Friends
if u need more details about how to watch fta channels specialy
HOW TO FIND ADVANCE PASSWORD

Please register and visit
http://www.warunasat.com/showthread.php?tid=140

or

http://www.satlk.com/showthread.php?2072-FTA-channels-from-DTH-Videocon-decorder

Nipuna Dananjaya said...

Dialog Is Suck

sattvmania said...

yasanga telecave contact no 0750-234136 or4515798 check sunday times hitad or satvision dehiwala 0777449842 RS13,500,take a closer look at ch packages they offer ,mostly {tamil nadu }tn diamond pakage 230 chls.DTV HAS HBO FULL SET,CINEMAX,HALLMARK,LOCAL CHLS.monthly rs 1000 but it is up to you can't say it is better than dtv only cheaper.

Mario said...

DTV Connection now Rs. 9,990/- till 30th April.

Check:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dialogtelekom/4452807649/sizes/o/

Nokia said...

As confirmed by DTV CC. There is a special Avurudu offer on DTV. Connection fee 9990/= and you get one month rental free on the pkg that you select.

But I think they should give the full channels free for one month. :)

@ sattvmania
I agree with you. Number of chnls is not the issue.... It has to be worth chnls for us. As we dont want those chnls which belongs to India. Sinhala, English and Tamil would be ok for us... No need of Hindi Stuff.... And DTV is having a good collection of chnls anyway...

yasanga said...

Sattvmania thanks for the information

Vishwaje said...

0770679679 not working. I can't activate TEN Sports. Message don't deliver...

Amalka said...

IT SHOULD BE CHANGE 0777679679

Vishwaje said...

No Customer care said that number is correct. All they told, Retry in 30 minutes. Those Customer care team don't know anything...When I say Message won't deliver, They say maybe your phone is disconnected...!!!

Mario said...

WE ARE GETTING MORE CHANNELS!!!
AT LAST!!

Alternative Media
27 Mar, 2010 06:15:47
Sri Lanka's DTV adds sports to lure subscribers

Mar 27, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's Dialog Television (DTV) is adding sports content, aims to increase revenue with advertisement targeting affluent consumers and forecasts a sharp rise in subscribers by year-end, a senior official said.
"We expect DTV subscriptions to go up to 200,000 by year-end from the present 160,000," Nushad Perera, chief executive of DTV said.

"We control 95 percent of the local pay television (TV) market. Every Sri Lankan hotel and hospital is on DTV."

Perera was speaking at a DTV product forum organized for top advertisement agency executives.

Advertising rates on DTV are at 7,500 rupees for a normal commercial, but the rates are flexible, he said.

He said exclusive sponsorships can be arranged on specific DTV programs at a premium rate.

DTV, a satellite-based broadcaster, is a unit of Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka's largest celco.

"We see that many large agencies include DTV in their advertizing bouquet," Shamil Zavahir, executive director, new media at Vanguard Management Services said.

"It's truly an alternative to mainstream media and helps you to reach groups with deeper pockets more cost-effectively.

"From April 1 new channels including sports and cartoon content will be added."

Vanguard Management Services inked a deal with DTV to market its advertisement space six months ago, Zavahir said.

Sri Lankan free-to-air channel ETV, business new TV shows Lanka Business Report and LBR Money, along with web portals LBO and Vimasuma, and life style web portal Colombo Spirit are also managed by Vanguard Management Services.

"We are a small but nippy player and always look at new opportunities," Zavahir said.

He said despite DTV being able to provide crystal clear broadcasts most of its business is generated from the western province, Sri Lanka's richest region that accounts for 50 percent of gross domestic product.

DTV's second largest market is southern Sabaragamuwa province, Perera said.

DTV is not a niche product and wants to break the barrier in the pay TV market, Perera said.

"People thought pay TV is for the rich and famous," Perera said. "DTV is not a niche product. It's not playing golf or a Mercedes Benz."

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "New channels to appear on Dialog TV".

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