In a move that is considered ridiculous & stupid, Dialog TV have made the time sharing of programmes from EWTN & God TV on Channel 70 permanent. Whilst lying initially that the programmes via EWTN would be broadcast only for Christmas, Dialog now run the scroll saying "We are pleased to announce... blah blah".
Who is pleased Dialog? Are the viewers of God TV pleased that the programmes they watch are getting cut before it finishes? Are the viewers of God TV pleased that they are no longer able to watch the channel 24X7? Are Dialog TV subscribers pleased that Dialog TV was planning this all along & lied to everyone saying that this time sharing is only for Christmas time? If Dialog TV wants to expand then management should tighten their purses and expand capacity or move to MPEG4 to increase capacity.
Instead now time sharing seems to be the style adopted by Dialog TV to increase the number of channels on their platform. First God TV is being time shared with EWTN which makes us wonder whats next on the list. A very stupid idea which sadly Dialog believes as being innovative or the way they would call it "The Future Today".
If "The Future Today" is all about time sharing then sadly Dialog is on it's way down. Dialog should remember that no channel on it's platform should be time shared with another because people purchase connections to watch a channel 24X7. If there are requests for another channel then it should be added to a new slot.
Dialog TV a high profile pay television operator is desperately trying out things that smaller pay operators in Sri Lanka haven't even dreamt of. This speaks volumes of the state of desperation Dialog TV have fallen into due to lack of capacity on the network as well as lack of experience of Dialog TV management in running a pay television operation.
Looks like Dialog TV are staring down the barrel and may succumb to the Comet Cable curse.
In addition to all this, it looks like Dialog TV had foreknowledge about the shift of Star Movies Asia to Star Movies India. Dialog TV which always prints the Star Movies schedule on their programme guide didn't do so in December 2011. So the claim by Dialog that they were suddenly asked to change the feed can be safely assumed as another "lie".
Dialog TV we demand that you stop lying to subscribers. STOP THE TIME SHARING & return to carrying God TV 24hrs a day on Channel 70. Work harder on getting Star Movies Asia back on your platform. Increase capacity immediately and add more channels plus add EWTN as a separate channel.
Please keep us updated on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.