Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ten Action removal a loss for football fans

Many Dialog TV subscribers who are football fans deprived of all football action broadcast by Ten Action including the UEFA champions league. In addition Asian Games action is also being broadcast by Ten Action and subscribers are missing out on it too. Dialog TV should take urgent action and restore Ten Action back into its channel lineup. Since additions are not possible due to lack of capacity they should then do it at the expense of one of the least watched Hindi channels.

The addition of Euro Sports as a test channel is welcomed but we feel that the retention of Ten Action would have been a better move. It is highly like that Dialog after a few months will require subscribers even of those in the premium package to pay for Euro Sports as they did for the Discovery Turbo and Science channels. Dialog got rid of Ten Action and added Euro Sports to that they can charge more rental from their subscribers for the additional sports channel.

We hope that Ten Action will be back on Dialog TV immediately. We hope the management of Ten Sports will put pressure on Dialog TV to resume broadcasts of the their channel which was removed to make room for Euro Sports.

Please continue updating us with the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.

19 comments:

jagath said...

I think Dialog Tv must add Ten Action + channel as soon. becoz Champions League, Europa League and Carling cup broadcast on it. Hence, DTV management team please add Ten Action + channel and replace on Euro Sport channel...

hellbreez said...

I think eurosport is a good channel.Its different to crappy indian sports channels.ZERO advertisements and good coverage of sports event which we were deprived.Hence calling to replace EuroSport is unfair.

ajithanl_j said...

euro sports is a breath of fresh air to the rugby fan,watch espn and star for the epl,neo sports almost is a football channel.ther is so much football where football is not popular and ther is so much less rugby when its the second most populer sport in the country...there are so much of alternatives to the football fan other than dialog tv dish tv etc...but to the rugby fan there is none.

Chandika Gunawardhana said...

yes, add Ten Action....

Manisha said...

Yes this is really unfair by us the football fans. We are so used to watching Champions League and Carling Cup in Ten Action (previously Zee Sports) and sudden removal of this channel is so depressing. I am looking for alternatives now :(

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alf said...

With the new tax imposed on cable operators expect a upward price revision very soon

alf said...

Cable Crisis 2 Comment(s)25 Nov, 2010 07:58:24
Sri Lanka cable TV firms face crippling tax
Nov 25, 2010 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's cable TV firms are facing a crippling tax that may put all of them out of business, following the imposition of a new 'teledrama' tax that has already hit terrestrial 'free to air' channels.
The so-called 'teledrama' tax was imposed on local TV channels following representations from producers of Sinhala language dramas who could not get airtime on broadcasters to stop the import of especially Hindi language films and dramas.
The government reduced the tax of English language programe's after broadcasters were almost put out of business by the tax, which was charged by each hour of broadcast. The broadcasters have still not recovered from the effects of the tax.

Typically free to air channels have only a few hours of taxable content a day, but cable firms have several channels which air taxable entertainment programs 24 hours a day.

Industry officials say the cable TV industry would not be able to survive if they have to pay the tax.

SLP said...

World first 3D VOD service starts...
guess what, its pornography :)

star said...

BREAKING NEWS:

15 cable Tv stations were Seized & closed in Jaffna today after LBN complain to Police.

LBN enters Jaffna market last month & requested all other cable tv operators to close their services because they do not have the licence to operate.

Mario said...

@ star do you have any confirmed news reports of this ?

star said...

@ Mario,

i reported on 26th.

You can see this news on today's Daily Mirror news paper.

Asoka said...

I dont have any signal for Dialog channels. any one also having this issue? I saw this on about 7pm on 29-11-10.

Priyantha De Silva said...

Now 12.15 am
Tuesday.

still no signal for DTV.
can't access for DTV customer care too.
what's happening out there ?

Priyantha De Silva said...

When we call DTV customer care, it says 'කාර්මික දෝශයක් නිසා සේවාව අඩාල වී ඇත. ඉතා ඉක්මනින් යථා තත්වයට පත්කරනු ඇත

hush said...

customer care is pathetic..when an issue happens they should have the courtesy to say at least we have a system failure instead of keeping hre line off the hook.

dialog should look into as why their customer care failed in this instance. they should first get their house in order

c star said...

as the report we recieved, yesterday some kind of thunder attack interrupt dtv service. they are robbing peoples money. they increase our rentals by 150 % . & service going bad to worst. then you can imagine why thunder attack.but i have one question why only one thunder attack? it should be SEVEN.

Asoka said...

But now, in the morning i checked & all channels online. Dont know actually what happened last night.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Disgraceful response to transmission outage".

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