Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Zee TV saga

Over the last few days several Dialog TV subscribers have been expressing their disappointment regarding the removal of Zee TV channels & also others have been happy that Sun TV is finally on Dialog TV. The removal of Zee Cinema & Zee TV which are both 24hr Hindi channels has given rise to this issue. These two channels have been replaced by a 24hr Tamil movie channel KTV & 24hr Tamil music channel Sun Music which along with Sun TV are top notch Tamil entertainment channels & extremely popular among the Tamil speaking population anywhere in the world & not limited to India/Sri Lanka. Likewise Zee TV & Zee Cinema are top of the line in their respective language all over the world.

The problem here has stemmed out of the fact that due to Dialog TV not concentrating on the Tamil speaking population from its inception & solely concentrating on the English speaking community & fans of Hindi entertainment, therefore they have fans of the Hindi channels on their subscriber base who have established themselves on Dialog TV, thereby making it more difficult now for them to remove the Hindi channels. This has been clearly shown in the present situation that has arisen from the removal of Zee TV & Zee Cinema.

So far whenever Dialog TV replaced a channel, they replaced either a lower quality channel which no one watched with minimal damage, or replaced it with a channel of the same language example Zee Cafe with Warner TV, Zee Studio with MGM. Even though there are subscribers who maybe unhappy with this move, they at least got a channel of the same language. But in the case of Zee TV channels they were both replaced with channels of a different language. Dialog TV may argue that they have provided Star Plus free and UTV Movies free as replacements but this applies only to lower packages & those who were in the higher packages who are fans of Hindi programming have actually lost channels of the particular language.

As far as Dialog TV is concerned they have been really short on Tamil channels & adding Sun TV is actually a plus point for them to attract more subscribers from the Tamil speaking community which they did not cater to so far and we are happy that they have finally realized this and doing something about it.

A Sri Lankan pay television company should always give preference to Tamil channels over Hindi channels when adding channels but when replacing Hindi channels with Tamil/English ones they should give due consideration to the tastes of their existing subscriber base.

The present situation will play both ways for Dialog TV since they will lose subscribers who are fans of Zee TV, Zee Cinema & mainly Hindi channels to Indian DTH operators however they will gain subscribers from the Tamil speaking population & also gain subscribers who prefer Singapore feeds of channels due to the addition of Warner TV & MGM over the Indianized Zee Cafe & Zee Studio.

Dialog TV should look at replacing Star World India with Star World Singapore because Star World India which was previously managed by Star Singapore has been handed over to Indian management of Star, they have confirmed that they will produce more Indian English content to be broadcast on their lineup meaning further Indianization on Star World. Since the management has changed Dialog should approach Star Singapore and request for the Singapore feed. They should also introduce a proper English music channel on Dialog TV, they could study PEO TV for this because PEO has better English Music channels than Dialog TV. We are of the opinion that people would not miss VH1 if a higher quality music channel is replaced instead of VH1.

Dialog should henceforth take steps to increase channel capacity either by adding new transponders or moving to MPEG4 & until then they can look at taking out channels like CCTV News which is available FTA in Sri Lanka, Prime TV which has such a low rating, TH TV must go although it is highly unlikely, NHK is also a candidate for replacement but has better programming that CCTV, so they should assess the subscriber preference before taking it out.

Dialog TV so far had more Hindi channels than they could chew and looked like they were being confused of whether they are catering to the Indian public or the Sri Lankan public and if they move ahead with taking out more Hindi channels and replacing them with English channels from the Singapore feed & Tamil channels they would be treating a certain set of subscribers very unfairly and will lose them eventually but they would also gain subscribers who prefer Tamil programming & those who prefer Singapore feed over Indian when it comes to English channels. They would also be distinguishing themselves & setting themselves as apart as a DTH provider catering to Sri Lankans.

108 comments:

ajithanl_j said...

australia network is not going to show the super 15 rugby this time nor the bledisole cup nor any rugby.cz Setantan has taken the rights for the next 4 years from sanzar.please dialog tv give us a channel that will brodcast these rugby matches.dosent mater even if we have to pay for that.there are so many thousands of die hard supporters who thirst for quality rugby.specially the super 15.if you all can give us a channel lbn and peo tv will go bankrupt that is for sure..

V8 said...

Totaolly agree with "ajithanlJ" .. Rugby is the Second most Popular sport in the country.. & there is a Huge fan base for rugby but there istnt any channel catering this need.. If Dialog did have a good sport channel which shows high quality rubgy matches invloving the worlds top sides,that would be great.. Also will help Dialog to Penetrate Rugby Crazy cities like Kandy which is some what untapped market compared to colombo .... Bottom line is Rugby the Fastest growing game in SL & it would be a step in the right way to Provide high quality rugby covergae

Sandunika said...

good move dialog!
thanks for adding fox crime to diamond package.... :D

gsuonline said...

diamond package has UTV movies. Giving it free for the diamond package doesn't make any sense at all. Star Plus will be given for Zee TV what is the channel do they give for the Diamond package viewers instead of Zee Cinema???

theekshana said...

Totoally agree with gsuonline. Diamond package had Utv and UTV world movies , now its free to all. Star pluse gave for Zeetv. Add AXN or STAR world to diamond. Fox crime is good. But other package al ready has AXN.

DESTINY Project Team said...

I bought the DTV connection last 30th. It was a part of a bundle package and both of us who bought the connections are in Maharagama. (Walking Distance). We were told that connection will be installed within 5 working days and that is because it takes time due to the increased number of connection requests came during the promotions period. During four-five days my friends connection was installed. But they are yet to confirm on the date of installation of my DTV connection. I made several calls during the last few days and they've been promising that they will give me a call during this week and will definitely be installed this week. Today (14th Jan) I was told that they are out of "Dish" Stocks.
1) Is it poor planning that they went out of stocks? Couldn't they realise that during promotions their sales goes up?
2) Why couldn't they tell me that it will take more than 5 WD at the very beginning, so that I could have saved my blood wasted being angry with Dialog?
3) Now they are saying it will take more than 2 weeks , they can't promise on a day..... It might even take 4 weeeeeeeeeeks.
By the way after all if i get this bloody connection installed and if I exceed the credit limit of my bill, will dialog wait for one month? A really angry customer. :@

nan said...

Dear Admin,,

Can you please confirm that DTV authorities are seeing this blog or not.

Thanks!

Looser said...

destiny PT,

your issue is very common thing most of the companies in sri Lanka. They give promotion period without stocks.

their aim is collecting money for their next shipment. and we have to wait.

SLT asked me to wait for more than 1 month for the ADSL connection due modem shortage few years back on promotion period.

This is Sri Lankan culture.

Sharm said...

Warner TV is not half as good as Zee Cafe. Warner TV repeats the same shows over & over during one week, its mind-numbingly, excruciatingly BORING. Also, their show series are old stuff, eg gossip girl season 1. Please bring back Zee Cafe...

Third Eye said...

If DTV is palning to introduce a good quality music channel, pls think of CHANNEL V International.

neilw said...

UTV World Movies free for all?
I saw this comment earlier in this blog. My package is CBN sat premium package. Why is this package ignored regarding this offer?

sattvmania said...

I am a old great pkg subscriber,what have we got for free euro sports,mmmmm nothing now star plus ,fox crime,etc given free to lower pkg holders.What is the point being a higher pkg subscriber? I don't know about others but utv world movies is not free to me at least.Dtv think about all pkg suscribers otherwise all will downgrade in future.

nilupa priyanka said...

@neilw

i think UTV World Movies not free for all. i have 500 package and i don't have it.

V8 said...

I think It is very disappointing that Dialog is not delivering their promises in terms of not installing their connection on the given period of time, What is even worse is that they even don’t have the courtesy of informing the customer that it will be delayed until customer makes the query. Also this is not a minor delay, the 5 working day promise has exceeded to 15-20 or even more WD’s. & the other stupid thing is, they are saying when you buy a bundle package the free package is been delayed . what kind of a idiotic logic is that . when two people get-together & buy a bundle package they are going with a existing promotion & the two customers shouldn’t be discriminated ,after all obviously they share the cost . so from the customer’s perspective there is no such thing as a free package ( also should keep in mind the second package should pay 3 months rental upfront !!) .

Bottom line is Dialog has really messed up their reputation this time.. This is not the 1st time they were doing a promotion like this , so they should have been prepared. Saying they are out of stock is a very lame & Shameful excuse for a company which brags about their customer service

nilupa priyanka said...

@V8

well said V8.they try to increase their profit without concerning the customers.

sattvmania said...

Have anybody seen the new ad for tatasky,allow you to make your own pkg very cool.Dialog tv should have one like that so people can decide what they want plus free channels should be given to all .For zee cafe get dish tv and downgrade to lower pkg if you don't need some of those chls from dialog tv .discovery turbo,discovery science both just rs 75 from dish tv that is why dialog tv lowered the charges.

kappa said...

Does anyone know the taxes applicable for DTV from Jan 2011?

Nokia said...

Have they sent a explanation letter informing the change of the channels?
So far I havent received any

nilupa priyanka said...

@nokia
I have received the letter.

@kappa
No, I do not know anyone have any idea about new tax rate.

( I think you have see the January bill )

Mario said...

I received the letter.

Kevin J said...

@mario....what does the latter say?coz i ddnt recieve mine as well...

nilupa priyanka said...

here :

http://img96.imageshack.us/i/dtvletter.jpg/

sattvmania said...

same here got the letter it says tha utv worldmovies,movies free for all pkgs that had zeecinema,tv but i guess not for previous pkg subscribers as i don't get it blocked.amazing they do care about us at least to send a letter.

ajithanl_j said...

HONG KONG, January 14, 2011 – Setanta Sports Channel, a 24/7 international rugby channel, will be launched on January 26 on now TV. For the first time in Hong Kong, the channel will bring rugby viewers a comprehensive lineup of rugby content from both the northern and southern hemispheres throughout the year.
Setanta Sports Channel will kick off with live coverage of the RBS Six Nations from February 5 and the new season of Super Rugby from February 18. Other top international content includes the Tri Nations, the Bledisloe Cup, the Amlin Challenge Cup, the Magners League and next season's Aviva Premiership. There will also be not-to-be-missed mid-year and end-of-year tests involving top rugby union nations.

ajithanl_j said...

please give us Setanta Sports Channel

bank_dude said...

There are up and down for everything. I think introducing tamil channels are far more better because if I am not mistaken Sony and Set Max are still available for hindi movie fans along with UTV movies. As admin clearly said, better to move Star world asian feed.

kavanr said...

I have a old great 900 package. I had a lot of trouble trying to activate Discovery Science after I got letter. One SMS, 2 calls to Customer Service, 2 calls to Technical support, and finally a chat session online, I was able to get it activated. Said there was some error on my account

Asoka said...

I got to know due to this Zee channels removal they have another business for Dish TV. As Dish TV having all Zee channels & they are out sourcing dish tv packages to over those customers for the Zee channels. So can you all see the way Dialog TV going??

jagath said...

I think dialog tv must remove CCTV News channel and add another good channel....

Bimbi said...

I think DTV should bring back all the zee channels. Zee TV and Zee cafe were both relly good and the channels they've put now aren't really intresting. There were already alot of tamil channels so what was the need to bring more???

Bimbi said...

I think DTV should bring back all the zee channels. Zee TV and Zee cafe were both relly good and the channels they've put now aren't really intresting. There were already alot of tamil channels so what was the need to bring more???

Bimbi said...

I think DTV should bring back all the zee channels. Zee TV and Zee cafe were both relly good and the channels they've put now aren't really intresting. There were already alot of tamil channels so what was the need to bring more???

Bimbi said...

I think DTV should bring back all the zee channels. Zee TV and Zee cafe were both relly good and the channels they've put now aren't really intresting. There were already alot of tamil channels so what was the need to bring more???

Shehani said...

U r exactly right Bimbi. Adding tamil channels is good, but removing all the Zee channels is stupid, as there are many fans of Zee tv and Zee cafe in Sri Lanka. Dtv should add Zee channels back.

KU4rugby said...

im a dialog tv custermer account number(30281),im a avid fan of rugby and so is the whole of kandy where i live.so sad to hear that australia network is not telecasting the super 15 rugby from this year.however setanta sports chanel is debuting on the now platform in hongkong where all the world class rugby will be telecasted.i on behalf of milion of die hard rugby fans and potentialy dialog tv custermers plead that you will get sentana on board on the dialog tv platform in srilanka,and proove once again that you are the first in innovation and the first to quench the thirst of million of die hard rugby fans who have never being allowed to witness top quality rugby.we are ready to pay what ever the cost of the channel.hope and pray that you sir will halt the curse that has befallen the poor rugby fan in srilanka n i wish that you will take a lead in showing that srilanka loves its rugby.and dialog loves its people and dialog cares

Nokia said...

All the channels are avalable for all teh users as DTV is doing their internal sustem change. Channles might go back again on Monday it seems.
I heard that they are merging the GSM and DTV both to a single system. Even the GSM systems too will be offline till Sunday midnight. :)
Can we expect an improvement there after??

star said...

@Bimbi,

Please check the count before posting.

On Dialog Tv, before adding SUN channels, only 3 tamil channels are available.
1)Kalanger Tv
2)ZEE Tamil
3)Vijay Tv

At that time, Dialog Tv had more Hindi Channels (more than 6).

Then how you can tell there are lot of tamil channels on Dialog?

In Sri Lanka, No one speak Hindi. So, we need more tamil channels than Hindi.

Please note that I also agreed they should not remove the Zee Channels because some are watching that channels. They should add SUN Channels in a better way.

I am only correcting your statement.

tvdialog said...

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kavanr said...

A useful Indian TV site from which
you can get Program Guide for some channels carried by DialogTV
http://tv.burrp.com/

For example
http://tv.burrp.com/channel/discovery-science/172/

Also I find the Discovery Science from India is shamefully including some Non-Science nonsense like
The World's Strangest UFO Stories
: Great Alien Conspiracy
which is not done in Original Discovery Science USA
http://science.discovery.com/tv-schedules/daily.html

nilupa priyanka said...

@Nokia

Is there any improvement after merging the GSM and DTV both to a single system ?.

Nokia said...

@ nilupa
I dont see any improvement so far. I think this only effect the internal staff of Dialog will be benifitted. Not Customers like us :)

nilupa priyanka said...

@Nokia

I thought their doing some upgrade to both GSM and DTV. Please inform us any developing news.

jagath said...

Still all channels are working... I use #679# and trying to activate set plans, Now I think we cant activate set plans & activate only one by one channel. They removed all the set plans..

Dear nokia is it true...

chethana said...

SANA/ pls readd zcafe.becoz warner tv is not good. they repeat there programe every time.

Nokia said...

@ Jagath

Sory I have no idea about that. But I think since all teh channels are on they might have desabled the set plan services.

Will wait and see :)

I too miss Zee TV

Warner is not for me :(

Shehani said...

PLEAZZZZ ADD ZEE TV BACK!!! I MISS ZEE TV ALOT. DTV SHOULD ADD ZEE TV BACK! Zee tv is the number 1 entertainment channel in India,so why did they remove it??? Dtv is useless 4 me now without Zee tv!!!

theekshana said...

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sattvmania said...

channels now blocked if not subscribed,Zee cafe better than warner tv .utv chls free better than nothing i guess.

Supun said...

@ nokia,
older big package and diamond package are same but why charges are older 999 /= and now 1099/=, same channels, but why now.......

Nokia said...

@ Supun,

They have changed the prize of Big 999 pkg to 1099. So now the rate is 1099/=. SAme bad thing that they did for 100, 250 pkg users.

We cannot expect the same rental for the one which we use right now. DTV is having the right to change the content and teh rental when ever they want. Thats how bad is the agreement is :(

Gamage said...

NHK should remain the same,its a very nice educational channel,when there are so many worthless channels on the line up i dont know why on earth u see NHK as a "candidate for a replacement".

MJ said...

using my mobile today i try to activate set plans but
set plans now not working.also cant deactivate any channel.

Priyantha De Silva said...

we are DTV customers and don't use any other satellite connections because can't cost for many. specially , out of Colombo...means..

Topic 1 :------->

* Prime TV
* NHK
* CCTV etc. must Stay ..

Topic 2 :------->

All the channels with Eng. subs must be back .. because in a country like Sri Lanka who sttil learning English as a 2nd language
Those are..

* Zee TV
* Zee cafe
* Zee Studio
all the channels contain Eng. Subs

Topic 3 :------->

I bought CBN sats a long time ago for watch many entertainment channels like
* MTV Europe
* ITV 1 ( with X- Factor)
* BBC Entertainment

Still waiting for those wonderful channels..
here is the Web address for the
BBC Entertainment (Asia)

http://bbcentertainment.com/asia/

one of the best in the region..
PL DTV bring those 3 channels for the line up..
*************************
Why we need channels like TH TV ?
who watch it ?
But out of Colombo..
we need ..
* Max TV
* Siyatha TV ..
..back

jagath said...

License Tax : 2.04%

Telecommunication Levy:20.41%

Total : 22.45%
This was applied for Dialog TV with effect from 01 January 2011.hat's going on... we cant think about the new Tax rate, new tax and Vat now over 35%.. I think this tax rate not suitable for the growing of pay Tv market... Why TRC not thinking about... They are Sleepy....?

The rescheduled Sri Lanka, West Indies ODI series which starts on 31st January 2010, will not be covered by any of the International Channel.The Scheduled Series will shown on local Television station Rupavahini,but it’s not confirmed whether the channel will be available on Dialog TV during the series.

Mario said...

What happend to TEN Sports production rights of Cricket in Sri Lanka ???

As usual u can see the difference with SLRC decides to do the production themselves !!! Simply horrible !!! Not to mention their graphics !!. Oh well at least we can watch the matches no !!!

Can anyone confirm if DTV is showing channel EYE ??

Nokia said...

ICC World Cup Matches are on Star Cricket and ESPN.

MOst of teh sri lankan matches are on Star Cricket including All quater finals, Semi Final and Finals.

Mario said...

Some news some of ull may already know.

PRIME RADIO is closing down.....
The frequencies have been bought over by another party...
Any guesses ????

PRIME TV will remain. ( who knows for how long )

V8 said...

Tax Rate is 22.45 % it seems

sitharaj said...

DTV is good for nothing....hindi & useless sinhala scrap like TH TV .Im waiting till some other Sattelite provider starts in Sri Lanka to throw away this bloody DTV shit....

ajithanl_j said...

please give us setanta rugby channel

12398 said...

what you are getting old set plan one coustomers...thr ar not giving me those replacement channals for free

medenap said...

My STB is not getting signals (not at all ) for 3-4 days.... Is it due to rain or dish malalignment?

sattvmania said...

mednap
call dtv help line and ask for a tech to come and see, surely lnb/dish or stb at fault . if power to lnb is ok you should get 50% or more but 3% quality on display when you go to antenna setup.then surely dish fault.

sattvmania said...

guys can anyone pls tell me what is the best mobile broadband provider in srilanka . I have adsl at the moment but hearing hspda download speed better than adsl right now,so want to move to mobile broadband but no information other than provider websites.

medenap said...

LNB power is 48%
Quality 0%

Then is it dish fault?

Conny said...

Mobitel M3 is the best mobile broadband in SL.

Conny said...

Mobitel M3 is the best mobile broadband in SL.

star said...

LBN has added Setanta Sports Channel & removed the MAX local tv channel.

SLP said...

@medenap

Dish has been misaligned. Due to rain, wind or some trees in the Field of View to the dish,
In order to get the feeds, Dish need to be realigned to the satellite.

Call DTv if you cant do it by yourself.
Or contact a dish technician nearby. Or get me your email. I'll help you.

Nokia said...

Recently (Last Sunday) I happen to pass the Darley Road and noted the Poverty of dialog. The main office of dialog now located there on the Darley road. The hoardings and the brandings are very poor. All the brandings were faded and no one has seen that.
So what to talk about other things 

Hope at lease they will cover themselves in proper clothing before making profits profits and profits!!!

sattvmania said...

@mednap
yes call dtv help line.

sattvmania said...

@conny thanks
But their pkgs don't look better than dialog,only one unlimited plan will cost 1500 per month.I have adsl home pkg so want to reduce cost and get same reliability and speed. So dialog is better i think because their plans start from rs490 upwards. do you have any experience using dialog broadband,if so please let me know.thanks.

sattvmania said...

@mednap
If all fails move the dish to a new location where you can get a clear view without obstructions.ask dtv tech or any one who knows.

Mahesh said...

It's good to hear that LBN has added Setanta Sports channel to their lineup.. Too bad that they don't have an island wide coverage cos if they do these DTV people will loose all their customers.
It's high time that the management of DTV seriously consider to add this channel or they will lose most of their customers around Colombo.. Having all the cricket only channels like NEO, TEN and STAR Cricket is good but they should know there's a huge following of Rugby in SL, unlike in india where they don't know what rugby is .. pls DTV think straight. Take the right decision.. Get Satanta sports to your lineup soon.. Pls let us watch the Six Nations and Tri nations Tournaments this year..

V8 said...

Totaolly Agree with Mahesh.. There is huge fan following for Rugby in the island .. It makes business sense too for dialog if they move one of the least rated channels & add Setanta Sports. Im sure ther will be a cosderable number of customers whi will be very pleased

Nokia said...

If you are to go for a fixed internet option do not go for Dialog WiMAX.

But for mobile broadband the best option is Dialog.
Packages are avalable from 490, 690, 990, 1490

But Fixed internet is very poor comparing to other providers. Lankabel is giving a kind of good internet speed on WiMAX

Mario said...

@ Nokia,

As per the recent TRC figures for the Mobile broadband service, u can see that AIRTEL has the best performance in Colombo and out of Col its Mobitel. Mobitel's indoor 3G coverage is much more powerful than Dialog. Iv been a Dialog Mobile customer for more than 13 years now but i really had to get a Mobitel M3 connection to use with my laptop becuz there is no indoor Dialog 3G or Airtel 3G coverage in my house. (Pagoda Rd, Nugegoda). Mobitel is ok but during the nights it slows down really bad, cant stream You tube videos.

Nokia said...

@ Mario

Thanks for your comments.

Since I'm using Dialog and I have no any issue with 3G coverage in my aria. So I have not used any other operator so far.

ajithanl_j said...

please give us setanta sports channel dialog tv.please dont loos customers to lbn.how much we told you to add setanta rugby channel...why dont dialog hear the pulse of the srilankan customer,why dont they hear the cry of the cursed srilankan rugby fan,why should lbn always be the true leader who gives the future today.how many customers do they have compared to diolog tv.and how blessed is the lbn custermer? i envy lbn and its fan...dialod please wake up and thank your lucky stars that lbn dosent have iland wide coverage

Nalin Kiing said...

Guys,

End of this month or early next month TRC going to launch Kokavil Transmission tower. So are there any reports about what are the media stations going to cover Jaffana through the Kokavil tower?

sattvmania said...

@nokia,mario
Thks for the information.I too saw the report on broadband speed test done by trc. Mobitel seems better according to the results but i like dialog pkgs. if my area kottawa coverage is good then i would get dialog .But better to get info from users in my area before .

Mario said...

@ sattvmania

Yes its a good idea to check with users in ur area. Especially u need to check the INDOOR 3G in ur house. If you get good 3G signals on a 3G phone, then for the dongle it will be ok.

medenap said...

@slp

It was LNB failure, DTV fixxed it.

sattvmania said...

@mario
thks for info,yes i am asking people i know but your idea of using 3G phone is better because i checked the signal strength using my mobile phone airtel,mobitel but no dialog sim .So like you said 3G phone is the way to check the strength.Have a airtel tower near by ikm exactly so better than mobitel.thks again

sattvmania said...

@mario
Dongle/modem did you buy it from the provider or from a shop .As many people pointed out to me if there is some trouble connecting to the network, provider would always fault the modem rather than their service/network.So have to ask the question is it worth it to buy better dongle from outside ?

nilupa priyanka said...

World cup round the corner but no plans from dialog to give three channels(Star Sport,ESPN and Star Cricket)as a set plan or any other promotion.

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Rukmal said...

@sattvmania, nokia, mario

I'm using Airtel Broadband and its a junk !! most of the time its Download speed is around 0.9 Mb/s.
I have full Airtel 3G signal. I complained about this to Airtel and they fixed it but it remained only few days. Again its very very slow.
When i do an urgent work i use my Dialog prepaid sim instead of that Airtel sim.

So DO NOT BUY AIRTEL BROADBAND !!!!

I'm from Kadawatha. What do u recommend for mobile BB? Dialod or Mobitel ?

Mario said...

@ Rukmal

Like i said all depends on the area u are in. I tried all 3 connections before i bought Mobitel, 1st i was getting only 300K or so at night. The tower is not even 1/2 km from my house. I complained and now i get about 1.2mb/s during day time. But in the nights its only 600K again. Its annoying but its the best i have at the moment.

If u have good dialog 3.5G signal INSIDE ur house, then Dialog MB has the best packages.

sattvmania said...

@mario,rukmal

you guys forgot to mention the dongle/modem you are using.And as mario said dialog pkgs are the best at the moment but speed is what matters so if you find at least 2 towers in your area then ok, otherwise due to so many customers using dialog or any provider you won't get anything better than adsl.That is my problem also, so not eager to commit just yet.

Mario said...

@sattvmania

I bought the dongle direct from Mobitel. If and when Dialog signal gets better in my area, i can unlock it and use with a dialog sim.

Mario said...

@ nilupa priyanka

SET 12 - Rs.200.00 [ Code : 512 ]

* ESPN
* Neo Cricket
* Star Cricket
Most of Matches will be on Star Cricket. When there are 2 matches one one day, the day game will be on ESPN.

Mario said...

The Star Cricket / ESPN World cup telecast schedule is here.

Taken from DTV feb sched.

http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/55767567/file.html

SLP said...

@admin

Do you mind opening a new thread?
This is a bit fishy reading all these stuff!!

12398 said...

im a set plan one coustommer,i got a letter by saying v ar happy to inform u that v ar replacing channel 25, and 29..but after da replacenent they ar not giving mgm(25) and warner tv(29) for me by saying im not entitle to.....earlier i had zstudio,zcafe,australia network and star vijay...now im getting only australia network and star vijay..i activated set plan 1 to c zstudio and zcafe.i didnt watch crappy star vijay anyway...y didnt buggers in dtv addressed me by saying "ur worthless piece of shit"insteed of dear valued coustomer...and "vr sorry to inform ur dumb ass"insteed of v ar happy to inform u.how am i b happy if 2 channels i was watching has been removed...they dont know da meaning of replacement..i think its ur giving something insteed of some thing..if those new channals ar 2 costly they could hv asked increse da price a bit to the old set plan one coustomers..

sattvmania said...

@mario
thanks a lot for the info.It is safer that way.

sattvmania said...

@12398
I do understand how you feel i am also a old pkg customer ,did i get anything new nothing except losing 2 sport channels and getting utv channels which i don't have time to watch.zee cafe is no more but if you really want to watch this channel then dish tv is the only option.But don't stop using dialog as the money you spent in the first place would be for nothing. New pkgs are useless too expensive apart from pearl pkg.If you are a old lite 100 pkg holder then good luck as there is no hope of getting anything new.

ajithanl_j said...

when is dialog tv going to add setanta rugby channel? will they allow us to watch the six nations?or will it be enjoyd by the privileged custormers at LBN? MR Nushad Perera are dialog custormers second class?

12398 said...

@sattvmania
i was a old cbn 500 package holder,then those dumbs in da dtv said if u want to activate setplans i got to move to new 100 package then.which i did and activated set plans,now it has shot up 2 250,and every time they replace channels v get lesser channels.now charging me seme oil price 4 da old set plan wihh 2 crappy channels i never watch...this sucks like execeutive precidency...any body can recomond tata sky to sl

sattvmania said...

@12398
i am a old great1099 pkg holder luckily i didn't go for that lite100 crap . Knowing what happened to old cbn customers and lower pkg holders, took the risk of going for a higher pkg. dtv is like most companies is there to make a profit.So move to pearl pkg if it is worthwhile for you.If not dish tv or tata sky or videocon.Good place to buy it from is telecave wellawatte as they have mobile service may be not good as dialog tv.As for me now got dish tv very cheap.best of both worlds.

sattvmania said...

@12398
If you want tatasky see sunday times hitad but not cheap at least rs10000 or more.But i didn't buy it from these vampires and i installed it myself.

Mario said...

WC opening ceremony
THU 17th FEB 5.30 pm LIVE on
STAR CRICKET & CHANNEL EYE

Nalin Kiing said...

Guys,

Please share the information you have about Kokavil Tower users. Specially which media stations going to use the Kokavil Tower and etc....

Mario said...

BREAKING NEWS FOR ALL RUGBY FANS..

see email below: :)

Setanta Sports Asia Customer Service
sender time Sent at 11:22 (GMT+11:00). Current time there: 19:35. ✆
to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
date 11 February 2011 11:22
subject Re: Setanta.Com enquiry 2/7/2011 5:45:35 AM
mailed-by setanta.com


Hi Thank you for your email.

Setanta can confirm that we are hoping to conclude a deal to launch on Dialog TV very shortly.

Please continue to check our website (www.setanta.com/asia) for any updates on our launch in Sri Lanka.

Yours in Sport,

Setanta Sports

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Setanta Sports Asia
15/50 Stanley Street | Darlinghurst
NSW | 2010 | Australia

Ph: +61 2 8324 0600
Fax: +61 2 9357 5211
E-mail: customerservice-asia@setanta.com
Web: www.setanta.com/asia

Larukh said...

What about the TEN Action channel.. are they going to add it back or not.. Champions league second round matches start next week..

V8 said...

@ Mario .. Thanks for shareing the Good News... Hope Sentana Will be available Soon

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Setanta confirms launch on Dialog TV".

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