Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Zee TV is back, Setanta deal off

After numerous complaints from subscribers Dialog TV has reintroduced Zee TV. Prime TV has been taken out & THTV has been moved into that slot. The channel "Ranaroo" or whatever was there in that slot we believe now has taken the slot previously occupied by "THTV" and is scrambled as it has always been.

On their Facebook page "Prime TV" have claimed that they are on Dialog TV, & if its correct either the former THTV slot would be taken up for Prime TV plus the new local sports network "CSN - Carlton Sports Network" which will be broadcasting on the same frequency FTA or another channel may be removed for "Prime TV - CSN".

Negotiations between Setanta & Dialog TV did not go that well and have broken off with any deal reached. Negotiations between PEO TV & Setanta are also underway, it will be a shame if LBN & PEO TV get Setanta Sports & "The Future Today" Dialog TV are unable to do so themselves.

As reported in our TV Radio Sri Lanka blog, RBNL the operators of Big CBS Prime are looking at introducing their channel to Sri Lanka and looking at what has happened so far, when they start negotiating with Dialog TV that will also breakdown. It's a shame because we are sure LBN will add it for sure. Being a small time operator LBN has been more proactive than the slumbering Dialog TV and has been consistently putting Dialog TV to shame.

Sadly lack of transponder space is playing against Dialog TV and since they made record profits at Dialog Axiata it's time for the big wigs to forget their bonuses and invest in some transponders, surely that would be cheaper that the bonuses.

One thing is that many die hard rugby fans who are within LBN coverage area are moving to LBN, if PEO TV gets "Setanta Sports" then many others would be switching too.

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

17 comments:

Nokia said...

Zee TV is now enabled I dialed #679# and got it activated and during the activation it highlited that the service is activated FOC

kappa said...
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Nokia said...

@ kappa

It's free to the GOLD pkg holders. But those who activates the channel till 31st march will get it FOC for life time. Those who activates later will be charged 49 per month.

ajithanl_j said...

please rugby fans call the dialog tv management on 0777678700 and plead the case of setanta..i still believe we will still get it if we put enough pressure on these dumb bats...

Mario said...

@ NOKIA

Do u know if they will add ZEE Cafe as well ??

At least if they should bring back TEN ACTION

leyland said...

Ch 41 now says DTV

thirdeye said...

zee tv is acivated now...

ajithanl_j said...

i have a strong hunch that csn is a collaboration between tharunyata hetak, itn and dialog tv,cz tharunayata hetaks sports division is called 'carlton sport'..and may be thats y that tharunyata hetak has replaced prime tv on that slot.and i belive tharunyata hetak will be replaced by carlton sports of course with the blessings of namal rajapakshe...cz tharunyata hetak has no tv ratings and the channel is big burden on everybody

on the prime tv website they have said that there going to launch on dialog tv on the 7th of march

may be there eying to get limited coverage of setantas rugby..which is sad cz we will miss the full extent of the setantas coverage..

and guys this is only a hunch...

Mario said...

@ ajithani_J

you are correct it a part of TH, but not Namal R, one of the other sons in involved in it. I cant mention who.

Another news is that a former marketing head of Rupavahini has joined prime/itn.

nisha said...

As in the May 10 th 2010 TRC UHF TV Assignment UHF 24 is owned by ITN. So why they re-brand their channel as CSN on UHF 22. Shame on ITN and prime tv as a most profitable Government Institute. They should promote the 'PRIME TV' Brand. As I learn Prime tv have given 50 lack in every month for using this frequency. Is that true.... Why they cant get VHF Frequency for prime tv.

in other hand CSN is good move. but if it gets worst than THTv all the viewers will be disappointed.

As 100% Sri lankan youth, THtv is the worthless TV channel I have ever seen.

THtv Guys What are you doing. Do you think Is that TELEVISION.

@ mario
Your Correct that Yoshitha R.

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ඩයලෝග් වල දැන් දෙමළ වැනල් වැඩියි. දැන් බලන්න දෙයක් නෑ වගේ. MGM වල යන්නේ පරණ චිත්‍රපටි, අලුත් වැනල් ආවොත් හොදයි

Vishkid said...

Most of colombo Rugby fans hv now joined LBN. Rest are just waiting till PEO launches Setanta.

No about of amateur THTV/CSN will replace the premium rugby dished out by Setanta. If you need any proof (as if) DTV management are incompetent nincompoops ... this is it. They failed to get Setanta and other Sri Lankan networks are getting it!!!

BS .. pure BS on DTV.

TelevisionLAnka said...

Getting ZEE tv is good decision.But subscribers should actuvate the channel before 31st may 2011 to get it free for life time and number 41 will not have channles.
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ajithanl_j said...

so true vishkid..wait till peo tv gets setanta...b.s. is too kinder word to use on this morons....

tvdialog said...

PRIME TV is a good channel that offer some fabulous programs. Adding THTV instead of that is not a suitable choice. . When there is a replacement the new channel should give the similar kind of programs to serve their subscribers.Also dialog should reduce the channel in the name of Replacement. So now the time for them to get some extra transponders without waiting until the existing subscribers move away from the network.

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thirdeye said...

Stupid move by DTV..ch 75 TH TV is now replaced by CSN(so called Carlton Sports)

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "THTV now replaced by CSN (former PrimeTV)".

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