Monday, March 7, 2011

THTV now replaced by CSN (former PrimeTV)

THTV a channel that nobody wanted to watch has been replaced by CSN (Carlton Sports Network) which is actually rebranded Prime TV. The former THTV slot has been renamed as "DTV Test", we are unable to confirm what DTV is testing on that slot, we hope it is something good. So with one empty channel slot remaining lets hope DTV either restarts negotiations with "Setanta Sports" and introduces the channel or adds a worthy new channel.

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

50 comments:

kavanr said...

With all these channel swaps on DialogTV the names don't match the content.
How does one get the correct names ?
Why does't it update automatically ?
Thanks

M said...

Whats wrong you DTV ?? If ull cant give customers a good service then ull should give up and sell the service to someone who can. LBN has added BBC Entertainment & Ceebies. LBN is way ahead of DTV, always has and always will be. Ull think that just cuz ull have islandwide coverage that ull can keep up ur tricks like this.

For how long are ull gonna keep replacing channels ? At least keep the good channels ( ZEE CAFE ) if ull cant get new ones. Get another transponder for goodness sake or ull wont survive, and ask ur customers what channels they want to see instead !!!

Nokia said...

Airtel also going to come up with DTH in Sri Lanka :)

TelevisionLAnka said...

Do not compare Dialog TV with LBN for the reason that LBN added new channels. LBN doesn't offer Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and the Cricket Channel TEN CRICKET. Every one has weak points.

http://tvdialog.wordpress.com

ajithanl_j said...

you are right you cant compare dialog tv and lbn..because its beyond comparison..lbn is far far ahead compared to dtv...lbn management knows what srilanka wants and they give it despite having such a small custormer base...

imagine if they had the coverage that dtv has....there are a lot of dtv premium customers in colombo which im sure will move to lbn in the coming days andin the long term dtv is going to loos big time thanks to there super management....

wait and see like utv movies,city hitz, in the future discovery turbo and science will be given free cz it is not that popular and will be a big burden...

M said...

@ TelevisionLAnka

So now we have DTV supporter as well ?? ok yes everyone has their weak points, but DTV has the most weak points.

Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and the Cricket Channel TEN CRICKET may not be there in LBN BUT, they have better channels to make up for it. Does DTV have TEN ACTION, they did, they REMOVED IT.
Do they have SETENTA ?, NO, ZEE CAFE, REMOVED it and replaced it with some rubbish WARNER TV.

Larukh said...

@ Nokia

That's great news... Do you know any time frame.. Will they b available anytime soon?

Nokia said...

@ Larukh
I have no idea about the time frame. But if they offer the same channels which is in INDIA I dont think that will suit to SL.

And hope that will not be like Airtel Mobile as there is no any competition for Dialog for mobile with Airtel.

However I think DTH would hit Dialog if Airtel comes to SL with an affordable prose.

Mario said...

Yes im sure if AIRTEL DTH, officially launch here it will be good competition for DTV, BUT BUT, they cant give the same channels thay give in INDIA, thats no use.

Its so wired that a company like DIALOG cant run a proper DTH organization.

jagath said...
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jagath said...

@ nokia,

what channel Dialot tv will add DTV- Test slot ? Plz, tell me...

Nokia said...

@ jagath
I'm sory that I have no idea.

But what I feel is Changing channels too often is not a right decision. However there is no doubt that DTV is having good collection of channels right now. But don’t know what Airtel would offer…..

Larukh said...

I'm a big fan of sports; specially football.. So I really miss TEN ACTION. I don't care about movie channels, Asian feeds etc.. If Airtel provide full pack of sports channels covering Football and Cricket with a decent price tag, I'll definitely switch to them.. There are lot of people who bought DTV (or CBNsat) to watch football content. They were hard done by removing the TEN ACTIION channel as it covers the Champions League, Europa League and some other European leagues like Spanish Primera... DTV can add more channels from Asian feeds and better English content and be a "Special" DTH provider in the region with a higher price tag for who can afford. But for people like us we need the basic set of channels including sports, local and infotainment. If Airtel come up with a simple plan, then they can build up a bigger user base. The best example is the DISHtv users in Sri Lanka; they don't need high quality Asian feeds, they just need value for their money that they can afford.

jagath said...

@ Nokia.. Thanks for ur responded...

Why Heritage Tv not working...

Amalka said...

MACHANLA KAWRU HARI DANNAWADA LOCAL CHANNELS FULL CLEAR BALANNA PULUWAN ANTENA EKAK.I AM GOING TO MOVE DISH TV but problem is the watching local channels on that quality

::DINESH:: said...

Hi guys,

Do you guys have any idea who has the ownership of the Satellite dish and decoder if it was purchased from CBNsat..? DTV is trying to remove and take away dish and decoder from my friend's house when he gave the request to disconnect the service.. he bought it from CBNsat.. So, can DTV take off these equipments? Little unfair 'cos customers had to pay a Rs.10000+ connection fee...

V8 said...

@ Dinesh ..

Check the Invoice u got when getting the connection ( i assume ur friend has it :) ) .. any ways in terms if the dish was taken from dialog it belongs to them as per the agreement .. cos what they say is that we buy the service not the equipment :( ..

@ Amalka - heard " batapola antena" is good .. think its a bit expensive

Mario said...

@ Amalka, depending on ur location ull need a booster too. Try a BOOMERANG antenna from IE Technics.

::DINESH:: said...

@ V8

Thanks..!! I guess that's da best thing to do.. anyway, he is not gonna to return it.. Decoder and dish belongs to CBN was no formal agreement after the DTV took-over.. In worst case, he will sell it off or simply ditch it. I switched to PEO TV at the same time as he is and picture quality and other services are much better.. You can activate/deactivate any channels from ur remote itself. Also connection and package charges are so much cheaper than DTV. 3000 connection and 550 for basic (pranama) package.. only drawback I find for the time being is their EPG and MENU is not very user-friendly but I will get used to it in no time..........

TelevisionLAnka said...

Dish TV better. good quality. Lower rate, but no customer support provided to Sri lanka since the service is not yet registered under TRCSL or they may not register either.

Mario said...

IPL 2011 is starting on April 8th.

Will be live on SET MAX

leyland said...

Does anyone know which Pay channel has the rights for the Rugby World Cup 2011 in SL/India region?

ajithanl_j said...

my hunch seems to be correct limited coverage of setanta is on csn..we pray that csn will brodcast all the rugby coverage and the rugby leage coverage on setanta

Roland said...

1. when is DTV going HD?

Mario said...

@ leyland

rugby world cup 2011 will be shown on NEO Sports

kappa said...

Does anyone think that DTV will lower their rates? I mean any chance any soooner?

leyland said...

@Mario

Thanks, hope this time their coverage is better than last time where they only showed a limited number of matches.

SLP said...

If you get one connection with a package over than 1099, you can get another connection (dish, stb etc) free of charge.

A recent advert from local print media

AR said...

I Agree with Larukh. The reason for me to purchase my DTV account is to watch foot ball and movies. I don't know why they had to remove Ten Action and replace it with Ten Cricket, which other than for few live matches shows only old repeat telecasts. I'm not within LBN reach or else I would have switched by now.

TelevisionLAnka said...

Buy DTV CONNECTION FOR 9990/= AND GET ANOTHER ABSOLUTELY FREE
for more info
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kappa said...
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kappa said...

http://www.dialog.lk/tax/

Finally Dialog has updated the tax table in their web site. :D

Mario said...

IPL will be shown on Channel EYE

Tharindu Hasanka said...

@ Nokia
Heritage Tv isn't working??? do u knw why is dat????

Nokia said...

@ Tharindu

I'm sory I have no idea about this HTV matter.

And I too wondering about the Test Channel slot as well :)

ajithanl_j said...

i can officially confirm that setanta will be on peo tv on the 15th of April.and i can officially confirm the reason the setanta negotiations failed with dialog is because dialog has stated that there is no capacity or budget to add setanta on the dialog tv platform...please rugby fans call the stupid management hot line 077678700 and take them to task and try to put some sense in to them...

kappa said...

PEO TV has slashed rates and have come up with two new packages too!

http://www.peotv.com/?p=packages

Might sound cool to some DTV customers.. WONT it? :P

TelevisionLAnka said...

As per Mario IPL will be shown channel eye but not on dialog tv since it will be blocked. So subscribers need to activate SET max.

http://tvdialog.blogspot.com

nilupa priyanka said...

no new year offers yet. last year dialog gave all channel free for month.

Nokia said...

@ nilupa
Yes I too can remember that...
But they have started Buy1 Get1 Offer for new DTV sales as New Year Offers.

Now they may be looking for new sales only :(

Lets wait and see wheter the exsisting customers will get any....

nilupa priyanka said...

@nokia

what happens to existing customers ?.
we will see...

sanjaya said...

channle number 41, 63, and many News channel. Why cant add Zee channles again or add new channles. Peo tv try to gave there best. Why dtv can't do it.

Chandika Gunawardhana said...

We are missing Ten Action. Yesterday's champions league football match between Manchester United and Chelsea was telecasted in Ten Action.

Larukh said...

It's true Chandika.. We football fans really miss the TEN ACTION channel.. all the important matches of Champions League are shown in TEN ACTION.. I bet the FINAL itself too will be telecasted on TEN ACTION.. DTV should add it before the final.. They can replace one of the useless channels.

Asoka said...

I like to comment for their service & other rules. I think they are having very stupid rules ever, because if we couldnt pay for a month, they will add to next month & continue that.
Why cant they just cut the connection like other DTH services in India?
In Dish TV, if we didnt pay for next month, they will cut the connection.
Again if we put money again can activate it.
But in Dialog they adding every month & month if we didnt continue to pay even.

Nokia said...

The blog seems dead....

Admin can we come up with a new discussion please

kappa said...

How about a new thread on "the new year deals not that good for existing customers"?

Should not Dialog customers, who has mobile, Broadband and TV all three get some good deals?

May be a at least a good discount?

nilu said...

@Kappa

no discount needed if they can give all channel free for month.

TelevisionLAnka said...

To Asoka
I disagree with your comment. If you don't pay one month outstanding, the next month the line will be terminated.you have a grace period of one month to settle the o/s. if the arrears continues after the generation of the next will then they will disconnect the line. if it is disconnected for more than two months you need to pay a reconnection fee of 1000/= on top of the total outstanding.

regards
http://tvdialog.wordpress.com

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