As of yesterday, Hindi General Entertainment channel "Colors" has replaced "UTV Movies". Whilst Colors carries some popular programming in India, we are not sure how the replacement of the 24hr movie channel will go down with subscribers after all when Zee TV was removed Dialog were forced to reintroduce it a few months later. Whether the same happens with UTV Colors & Colors is yet to be seen.
This also makes us wonder whether Dialog is preparing for a spree of other replacements too. It has become a trend for Dialog TV to replace some channels towards the end of the year. For example the last year saw the removal of Zee TV channels in favor of other ones so whether the same will happen with selected channels is yet to be seen.
Dialog TV seems to have made replacements the only way to introduce new channels instead of adding new channels by way of increasing transponder capacity. The much publicized MPEG4 conversion seems to have fallen by the wayside. With neighbouring countries jumping on the HD band wagon, Dialog a company which boasts of "The Future Today" seems to be getting into the bullock cart era. A result of the lack of vision when it comes to the management of Dialog TV which is full of incompetent and unqualified people.