Monday, August 27, 2012

"Australia Network" replacement suspended

Dialog have suspended their plans to replace the Australia Network channel with a "New local channel" at the moment. The suspension comes in the midst of criticism and protests raised by subscribers over the news reported by us a couple of days ago.

We are not sure of what channel would have appeared instead of "Australia Network" but rumors flying around suggest that it would have been "Sirasa TV". Yes, one of the Maharaja channels that poked fun at cable networks saying that they have no chance in Sri Lanka & according to unconfirmed reports also tried to apply for a license to launch DTH services since others were operating pay television networks successfully & failed miserably in their bid to secure a license. Not to mention the same network that carried advertisements in the local newspapers informing pay television networks not to carry any of their channels are now desperate to come aboard existing pay television companies in Sri Lanka. Sirasa is not a suitable channel replacement for "Australia Network" in fact, adding Sirasa to Dialog TV is a waste of transponder space. Sirasa can be added at the expense of any of the other local channels. Dialog should take note not to fill their channel lineup with local channels and waste transponder space.

It's a good decision by Dialog TV by suspending the replacement of "Australia Network" & we thank them for it. Sadly Dialog TV have the habit of following up every good decision with a bad one. So we can only wait and see what Dialog TV will do next.

To be clear, Dialog should convert to MPEG4 since transponder space problems has reached critical levels now. Dialog considering to remove an English language channel for a local one means that they are desperate to add new channels and are willing to do it at the expense of any channel on their platform.

Dialog TV should categorically halt all planned channel replacements & potential time sharing plans. There is a free slot on Dialog TV named "Dialog Test Channel" which could be allocated for one more channel. If a new channel cannot be added to it, then instead of wasting transponder space Dialog should allocate it to one of the time shared channels on their platform and eliminate time sharing once and for all.

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

34 comments:

Nokia said...

It's Good if we can have Sirasa on Dialog so that most of us can say good bye to teh reguler antena hanging on our roofs....

I'm not happy with the picture quality of TNL tv.

Ruwan Kumara said...

ESPN HD නාලිකාව අතර මග ඇන හිටි.

සිරස T.V නාලිකාව Dialog tv ලබාදෙන්නේ නැත්තේ ඇයි?

lakmal08 said...

CSN/ITN/TNL/CITYHITS/SWARNAWAHINI වැනි උසස් තත්වයේ නාලිකා අතරට සිරස වැනි රෑපවාහිනී චානලයක් අවශ්‍ය ානාවේ සිරස රෑපවාහිනී චැනලයේ අඩුපාඩු ප%මාණය සලකා බලන කල එවැනි නාලිකාවක් උසස් රසවින්සනයක් ඇති ඩයලොග් පාරිභෝගීන්ගේ රසාඥතාවට භාදාවකි :))))))))

Pasan Wijesinghe said...

Australian Network is a nice channel with good content. It has sports, news, TV series and many quality stuff. If they want to insert Sirasa they should try replacing it with something like "Citi Hitz" or Learn TV.

Ruwancj said...

we don't Like Australian Network :(
we need Sirasa t.v.....

Ruwancj said...

සිරස දීපියව්....

Lankan Blogger said...

@Ruwancj
Maybe if you start using your head you'll realise that Sirasa TV is mostly garbage and tabloid, and that Australia Network has so much current affairs programming and documentaries. Some proper, quality programming. Sirasa TV cannot compete with those using their GonDepaya-style programming.

If you want to watch Sirasa, you deserve to have to setup an antenna to watch it. If it's going to be on Dialog TV, then don't sacrifice any other international channel for Sirasa.

Dialog HD fan said...

Dialog TV should categorically halt all planned channel replacements & potential time sharing plans.

patson said...

FROM SUNDY OBSERVER 19/08/2012.
"The value of SuprmeSAT would be US$ 300 million and it would have three bands; X, C and KA and it would be the most powerful satellite with the highest number of channels in the region."

If this is correct then Srilanka's SpremeSat do not have KU band.

Deejay Kevin J said...

there was demo testing going on channel 84 but now its gone!!!an it was just the sound of a channel no picture....

Deejay Kevin J said...

discovery world HD added to channel 84 as DEMO smart move :)

don said...

when I tuned to watch the demo channel it says I have not subscribed. can others see the channel

Dialog HD fan said...

dialog is doing something fishy.testing demo channel at 84 & NATGEOHD is loosing quality.dialog stop doing fishy work.if you do not have enough capasity dont mess up with HD channels!

Nokia said...

I saw Discovery World HD on Demo channel... But later it desappeared

Ramishka said...

I get the subscribe to view message on Demo channel. I'm an HD pack subscriber. If that's really Discovery HD then that's one right step by dialog. Hopefully this does not mean we need to pay extra for whatever new channel they are planning to put there.

Marlon Ferdinando said...

Are they going to enter Discovery HD??? If its true that would be awesome!!! We need Sirasa TV ASAP.

Marlon Ferdinando said...

Remove indian channels & add Sirasa TV.

Priyantha said...

Dialog going to be add star cricket HD to their channel list.

@Marlon Ferdinando
Please go the antenna shop and buy analog antenna for sirasa. We dont want bladdy KOTI sirasa for Dialog.

Dialog should add HD channels and convert u feel to MPEG4.Then u will be safe and u can give good service

Marlon Ferdinando said...

@Priyantha dont make any stupid suggestions. Buying a analog antenna only for sirasa not a good choice. Need sirasa for Dialog TV. Most accurate news channel.

Marlon Ferdinando said...

Don't need to watch cricket 24/7. Add more MOVIE HD Channels.

Dul sam said...

ya thats true. I think ten sport hd is the best choice

lakmal08 said...

CSN/HTV/ITN/TNL/CITYHITS/SWARNAWAHINI වැනි උසස් තත්වයේ නාලිකා අතරට සිරස වැනි රෑපවාහිනී චැනලයක් අවශ්‍ය ානාවේ සිරස රෑපවාහිනී චැනලයේ අඩුපාඩු ප%මාණය සලකා බලන කල එවැනි නාලිකාවක් උසස් රසවින්සනයක් ඇති ඩයලොග් පාරිභෝගීන්ගේ රසාඥතාවට භාදාවකි :)))))))) :D :p

බොහෝදෙනා ගේ ඉල්ලීම් හා මතවාදයන්ට එකග නොවන්නන් හ‍ා ග=ණෘත්මක ාස්වාවක් සැපයීම සදහා උනන්දු වේ යැයි පුරසාරම් දොඩමින් තවත් අයෙක=ගේ රැචිකත්වය අනුව ‍කරන යෝජනා හාස්‍යට ලක්කරමින් සිදුකරන්නේ පුද්ගලික හෝ වෘතීමය හෝ දේශපාලනික කෝන්තරයක් හෝ ක=හකත්වයක් සිතේ තබාගන බව මෙම ‍බ්ලොග් හි කමෙන්ට් වසරක පමණ කාලයක සිට කියවන මට හැගීගිය කාරණයකි
මා ද රෑපවාහිනි නැරබුම් කාලයෙන් වැඩි ප%මාණයක් TLC/FoXHi../Discovery වැඩසටහන් නැරඹීමට ප%ය කරන්නෙමි එමෙන්ම පැරණී ඇනලොග් ඇන්ටනාවෙන් සිරස චැනලයද ඉතා කැමැත්තෙන් නරඹමි සියළු ඩයලොග් පාරිභොගිකයින් කටයුත= කරන්නේ තමා ගෙවන මුදලින් තමන් කැමති දේ ලබාගැනීමට බව පාරිභො‍ගිකයන් හාස්‍යට ලක්කිරීමට කටයුත= කරන්නන් මතක තබා ගත යුත=යි ඔවුන් කරන්නේ ඩයලොග් ආයතනය නොමග යැවීමකි ඩයලොග් ආයතනය කිසිදිනක ඔවුනගේ ආදායම් සම්පත අමතක නොකල යුත=යි

Lankan Blogger said...

@ Marlon Fernando
It is better than Dialog introduces non-partisan, non-political channels like Discovery HD and Star Cricket HD, rather than tabloid political channels like Sirasa TV. 'Most accurate news channel' my arse. Go get an antenna or suffer without your Sirasa.

E2C said...

they need to add some premium movie channel like FOX MOVIES PREMIUM HD

and English variety channel like Star World HD ASIA channel
and FOX HD. y dialog cant add these channels these channels r essentials.

NO need to add HD feed of that indian crap channel which called as Star World India

i think admin of this blog should write about asia feeds like above channels.

Uturn said...

sirasa is one of the best local channel in sri lanka because they have good entertaintmet programmes compair to other local crap channes.why cant they replace sirasa with one of local channel.@ priyantha for ur kind information dialog allready have one of the biggest koti channel(kalaignar tv) and u dont want to tell us how to use analog antana like pandith.

Marlon Ferdinando said...

@E2C I totally agree with you. They should add more more movie HD channels. Don't need another sports channel.

@Uturn Sirasa is the best local channel. Comparing to other crap.

Uturn said...

((((((((((CSN/HTV/ITN/TNL/CITYHITS/SWARNAWAHINI වැනි උසස් තත්වයේ නාලිකා )))))))?????????????!!!! utter nonsonse

Uturn said...

@Lankan Blogger if think sirasa is one sided political channel.what's your opinion about ITN,Rupavahini,TNl,swarnavahini btw i really enjoy ITN news and vimasuma ""Most accurate news channel""

lakmal08 said...

:))))))

Priyantha said...

@Uturn ...
Please try to understand..Most South indian Channels support LTTE. All we are know about that.

We want to see Dialog Tv with

Star Cricket HD
Star World HD
Fox Movies HD
Sony Bee HD
Ten HD
Discovery HD
Cartoon Network HD
MTV Asia HD
and more valuable education and music, entertainment channels.

Dialog dont use your valuble spaces for bladdy local channels.

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chinthakame said...

@Uturn- I agree with ur comments machan... forget other useless comments..Like priyantha,
We need Maharaja Channels soon...

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Dialog TV testing Discovery HD World & the Sirasa Saga".

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