Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dialog tests Setanta Sports - rugby fiesta for everyone

Dialog TV has commenced testing of "Setanta Sports" with effect from today. According to reports the test transmission is available for all packages. We are not sure to which package the channel will be added to but since it is a FTA channel and is also available via CSN at certain times, the channel should be added to not only the premier package but also to a few others.

The channel has taken the slot titled "DTV Test" which is channel 41.

This is indeed a very good move by Dialog TV & will be welcomed by many, specially the rugby loving folk in this nation.

36 comments:

mfj said...

Thank u DTV

ajithanl_j said...

thank you so much dialog tv.today is the happiest day of my life..thank you so much dialog tv management..now you are the best.hope and pray that you all will carry out a vigorous marketing campaign and double your customer base now that you have all the best rugby in the world...kandy specially has so much potential hope you will tap in to the market big time so that Setanta will be a big asset to dialog tv...

V8 said...

good move dialog ... hope u will make this available for most of the the packages ...

Babul said...

Weldone DTV. It's better late than never. We should give the credit where it deserves even though it's still on test. Besides the channel quality is really good,in par with Movie channells which is superb.

nilu said...

good move for rugby fans..

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sattvmania said...

good to see dialog adding good chls

Nokia said...

Seems that Satanta is free to all Gold Packages and others might have to pay a fee for this.

Vishkid said...

Paying for Setanta is absolutely fine. So long as we get a quality feed

ajithanl_j said...

@ vishkid
That is so true…we must remember that Setanta has no adds it’s a add free channel
And that they took the plunge to bring rugby to Asia where Australia network was only showing a limited amount of rugby and that to not live. Setanta is bringing the most of quality rugby played around the globe live for the first time in Srilanka. Where most of the die hard rugby fans had to pay in lacks to Satlanka to watch super sports. We have a part to play and support them by paying something for the quality entertainment they bring right to are door step. Setanta has brought happiness to most of us who were disgusted at the Indian centric cricket channels, going on and on with the same rubbish day in day out, so guys lets show are appreciation to Setanta..and lets hope that the brave plunge Setanta took to bring quality rugby to Asia and Srilanka works off…..

Gamage said...

guys my dialog tv remote is not working,what should i do?

its a mpeg4 decoder remote bought in 2009 Jan.

pls help

jagath said...
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jagath said...

we want Ten Action + channel, because they have rights of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League from 2012 to 2015. I think Dialog tv management group remove Euro sports channel and relaunch Ten Action + channel as soon as possible. also Ten Action has Scottish Premiere League, Dutch League @ La Liga broadcasting rights.. I think Dialog Tv management bring back Ten Action for these reasons.

Larukh said...

Yes bring back TENACTION+ ... It was there before, so it's not new for DTV.. There are lot of people (including me) who bought DTV to watch good footballing content.. The UEFA Champion's League was aired through DTV earlier. So removing it is not fair by the customer's perspective. So before adding new channels try to keep good channels you already had.. We need TENACTION+ and bring it back...

hush said...

guys have a issue for the past three weeks on transponder 2(channels 18¬36) have heavy pixelation and completes stuck and happens between 9.45pm to 11.30pm and only on transponder 2.

any of u guys and gals having this issue as dialog tv guys came and they still cannot sort it as they came during daytime

Chandika Gunawardhana said...

great news...

hsj said...

One step in the right direction. DTV should do things that customers make happy, and finally customers will make DTV happy.

So try to keep it up..

hsj said...

Gamage..

You have to buy new remote from dtv. It will cost you about rs 700 to 800.

Mario said...

I heard that CSN have taken the local rights for the SL vs AUS series ? They are to go islandwide shorty before the match.

Can anyone confirm this. ?

leyland said...

All RWC 2011 matches will be shown live on Neo Sports.

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/mediazone/news/newsid=2044472.html

Vishkid said...

Awesome leyland expected it'll be Neo this time around as well!!

Hopefully one of our local broadcasters (CSN/Eye) will take on to telecast at least the important matches and semi's and finals, especially since the matches are broadcast on day time for SL (no effect to prime time)

Even though we missed the 6 nations and super 15 ... we are in for a rugby fiesta with DTV starting this weekend .... ;)

TelevisionLAnka said...

To Gamage:
hey mate. if your remote doesn't work you have to go for a new one which will cost you 700/=. You can visit any of their service centers or arcades to obtain a new remote, make sure to check the stocks before you visit.

Priyantha said...

ESPNEWS available indian Dish tv operators now. Dialog Add Ten Action and ESPNNEWS soon. now i can see ESPNEWS in videocon.its very good for sports.

Mario said...

Max TV to relaunch as a totally English Channel in Sept.

Max Radio will also relaunch on Oct as a totally English Channel.

Will give more info on the program & stuff as i get more info in future.

Vishwa said...

VIS (CCTV NEWS is DOWN!
I guess, China must have funding to VIS to run it, otherwise how can VIS ran it for 24hr basis without a single advertisement!

it is well known that who is behind VIS (YOUTH, Ur radio, CRI-102, VIS-TV etc...)

what a MIRACLE!

Banuka N Amarasinghe said...

Zee to launch Ten Golf HD channel across all DTH services

Zee Entertainment Enterprises (Zeel)’s 24-hour golf channel, Ten Golf, is set to be launched in August. The channel will be available in digital high definition (HD) across DTH (direct-to-home) platforms and will be a high-value proposition for customers, at Rs 100-200 per month. Ten Golf will be the fourth channel in Zee’s sports bouquet, after Ten Sports, Ten Cricket and Ten Action+.

http://www.dth.co/4772/zee-to-launch-ten-golf-hd-channel-across-all-dth-services/

ajithanl_j said...

the inter provincial twenty twenty tournamentis streamed live on the score.just watched the kandurata v wayamba match actualy not bad.its a real shame that the so called local sports networks have not broadcasted it live..
Csn did advertise and had won the rights to show it and let every body down big time...if they had allowed channel eye to win the rights they would have shown it like in the past..
CSN with all the influence and power and the hype has proved they dont give a heck about local sports..
If not for Niranga Hettiarachi and his setanta and asn networks CSN would have been a flop like ther tharunyata hetak channel..

please CSN learn from the people behind THE SCORE and the PAPARE.and as you claim, do your destined duty to the local sport...

http://www.thescore.lk/matchhome.php?matchid=205#

Chandika Gunawardhana said...

thanks ajithanl_j for the link

Priyantha said...

why dialog not moving HD. they have capacity and they can do it. ESPN, Star SPorts, ESPNEWS, Star Cricket, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket...and all going to HD.

H.W Thushara Indika said...

I hope if dialog TV could replace CSN with something else! Oh this CSN is no use!

leyland said...

Did anyone notice that the ESPN EPG last week had entries for Sri Lanka Premier league (SLPL)?

Chandika Gunawardhana said...

yes, I think they were planning to broadcast it if Indians were playing..

Vishkid said...

@leyland - yep, noticed the same :)

They hv decided to charge 99/- for Setanta (from 8/1) and I think that's fair.

Priyantha said...

it is not fair...already we are paying full package rental. so why we are pay additional 99 per month. dialog all new adding for more money thinking's..

Nokia said...

Additional chargers are only for other packages except for GOLD. Gold package holders are anyway get this channel FOC.

Will keep our eyes open :)

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Setanta Sports to launch on August 1st 2011".

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