Friday, July 27, 2012

ESPN HD full time, AXN HD/Ten HD time shared

Dialog are time sharing AXN HD with Ten HD whilst keeping ESPN HD full time. This could be applicable either for the period of the olympics only and then ESPN HD & Ten HD might time share and AXN may be available full time.

Whatever the case is, Axiata should make a considerable investment into Dialog TV in order to improve the situation otherwise in a few years, all the channels will be time shared and we will not have any channels available 24hrs a day.

SD channels are being time shared, high cost HD channels are being time shared. This should come to an end and Dialog should carry out the MPEG2 to MPEG4 conversion on all channels immediately.

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


23 comments:

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

I will wait until olympics finished and check whether the ESPN HD is Continues full time. If its still on definitely get HD services...

ESPN hd full time is a must....

Unknown said...

Dul Said...

Ya ya bro me toooo

NikoshalaD... said...

We must give lots credits to Dialog tv to start HD telecast in sri lanka. This is not like India we have so smaller amount of customers comparing to India. It is not easy for Dialog to get 8, 9,HD channels.
It's great the ESpn HD is there. Also Sri Vs Ind is there with time sharing with AXN. TEN only give Indian cricket in HD. So it's waste to Sri lankans to see TEN HD Full time over ESPN.

I propose Dialog to Continue ESPN HD full time and when TEN HD gives a Live feed(Sri lankan Cricket or UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ) time share with AXN. Bcz AXN hardly telecast anything live, also they keep on repeating same programs to week.

I sincerely hope that Dialog will consider this.


Hats-off to Dialog TV to bring HD TV to sri lankan audience.

Marlon Ferdinando said...

ESPN HD is best. Hope they keep it. Its better than Ten HD. ESPN has best programes. They shoud include HBO HD..

Vishkid said...

I've been waiting on the sidelines to see where this will go .. but the addition of ESPN made me take the leap! :P

My three reasons for getting HD pack ;
- ESPN HD
- Top Gear on the BBC Entertainment (SD)
- PVR function

Eagerly waiting for the connection to happen - possibly today!

NikoshalaD... said...

Machan ESPNhd was my reason too to buy hd pack. but now they are just giving ESPNhd Bcz of Olympic as soon as Olympic over they r switch on ten hd again. I call them today. Even I'm going to de activate if they r not continue ESPN hd full time.

NikoshalaD... said...

Do you know how to deactivate HD. It's not their site. If ESPN HD booted out I m gonna booted out Dialog HD. With out ESPN full time RS.1000 going be waste...

sonik said...

While watching the cricket match yesterday on Ten Cricket I was appalled to see that Dialog are now not showing the complete 6 deliveries in an over on Ten Cricket. Dialog's local ads begin to play before the over is completed. This is absolute nonsense! Has Dialog sunk so low that they are now on par with the local FTA channels??? Do they need to be reminded that we are paying good money to watch sports with fewer advertisements?

This is another example of the customer being taken for granted. This is the same thing that happened to Dialog mobile until new players came in and broke Dialog's monopoly. I will not continue with Dialog if another provider is able to give me better value for the money that I am spending.

Given that the HD channels have already begun to be channel shared (something not seen even in under-developed Bangladesh) I wonder how long it will be before the HD channels begin to be interrupted, mid over, for Dialog to make a buck.

There is also a rumor to say that Dialog are outsourcing their customer care. If that is true, that means Dialog will be completely washing their hands off looking into the needs of the customers. It only further shows the poor attitude towards customers prevalent at that company.

Mario said...

u can deactivate by
From your Dialog Mobile
Type OFF Dialog TV Account Number 1000 and SMS to 679

From any other network
Type OFF Dialog TV Account Number 1000 and SMS to 077 0 679 679

Marlon Ferdinando said...

I got problem with the PVR recording from yesterday. At night recording dosent work. Morning time works perfectly. Anybody else having this issue????

star said...
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NikoshalaD... said...

thanks Mario i'll wait until e Olympic is over. if they switch on ten hd instead of ESPN hd I will be deactivate hd.
I hardly watch ngc, and star movies are out dated movies. axn India is so bad It's nothing like axn asia..
ten sports lost 3 major contracts this year.
French open tennis
Spanish la liga football
Italian serie A football

So is it worth to pay 1000 more to watch 2 weeks old wrestling and some golf open in hd.
even there's no Sri Lankan cricket in Sri Lanka to televise by ten until 2013.

so guys (who already got hd pack) must persuade dialog tv people to keep ESPN hd full time even after the Olympics was over.

my honest msg for everyone who didn't get the hd pack yet don't get it. especially if they didn't get ESPN hd in full time

Dude said...

What??? the AXN HD on Dialog is AXN India and not AXN Asia... if so how lame... SD feed is Singapore & HD feed is Indian... hopefully the "wise guys" at DTV don't change the SD feed also to India

leyland said...

@Dude,

Until last night, AXN HD had the Asian feed and not the Indian feed as someone has mentioned. Both AXN and AXN HD had the same content running at the same time including the ads. I'm not sure if they have changed something today (although unlikely), will post if things have changed.

leyland said...

@star,

I did not see any DTV inserted ads during the cricket match last Saturday on TEN HD, all of the ads that were on TEN HD originated from TEN HD itself and these were few and far apart. (1 add every 2-3 overs).

What time were they showing local ads on TEN HD?

star said...

@leyland,

Sorry. It is Ten Cricket and not Ten HD.

star said...

Dialog must add many more HD channels which are not available on any of Indian DTH service providers. That will help Dialog to get many customers.

We need channel like HBO HD, BBC HD, etc..

NikoshalaD... said...

look http://www.axn-india.com/ this is the one we r watch... not the Asian feed. we can't get any network's Asian feed if Indian feeds are already there.
that's whathappend to star movies.

NikoshalaD... said...

@leyland I'm sorry man. axn is asian feed. but 2 year ago they change it to Indian feed. I thought that there r still having that

Vishkid said...

AXN both SD and HD is the same and is the Asian feed.
I do agree that keeping ESPN HD is a major point for having the HD pack and without it, it's certainly not worth 1000/- or even 500/-. NatGeo HD /TEN HD and STARM HD cannot simply compare and most of the the time Nat Geo does not even hv HD source material so they are plain upscaled.

But I truly am impressed by the quality of ESPN HD.

Nokia said...

Good News All,

DTV has officially launced ESPN HD as a permanant HD channel for thie HD Pack. :)

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "ESPN HD replaces Ten HD".

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