Monday, July 29, 2013

More STB's being replaced, this time from other packages

According to information reaching us, Dialog TV is now replacing STB's for subscribers who are on other packages. So far they have replaced only those who were on the "Gold" package & those from other packages who had subscribed to Discovery Turbo or Setanta prior to the moving of the said channels to the MPEG4 transponder, but recently it seems that those on lower packages are also receiving calls from Dialog TV informing them of STB replacement visits. As per the information, these subscribers haven't requested for HD nor have they activated Discovery Turbo or Setanta.

This is indeed great news as this suggests Dialog TV will be able to increase transponder capacity by switching all existing channels to MPEG4 DVB-S2. We hope these replacements will be completed soon enabling Dialog TV to 1) increase the number of international channels, 2) bring back MTV India, 3) stop the present time sharing of certain channels and allocate them each a separate channel, 4) add the remaining local channels to the platform, 5) increase the HD channel offerings.

This seems like a tall order for Dialog TV to fulfill but a MPEG4 DVB-S2 platform with the existing transponders will be able to free up sufficient transponder space to carry out all of the above. Hopefully Dialog TV doesn't let go of some transponders with the increase in capacity.

The time taken to replace all STB's depends solely on how fast Dialog TV wants to switch to MPEG4, with subscribers unhappy over the temporary replacement of MTV India, it looks like Dialog TV will carry this out quickly.

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

81 comments:

Randika yasith said...

meka nam hoda wadak!

Mario said...

According to DTV CC, they are changing the Decorders for "selected customers" only. Those who have LCD/LED tv's are given 1st priority or something like that....

Kusal Sanjeeva said...

Yes. We want MTV India back soon

Randika yasith said...

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Awantha Wijesundara said...

@ admin,

This's not a true. i calle cc & they told me that no any free changes yet. they are changing STB only the before 10th of july is an existing Setanta or Discovery Turbo activated customers.

Vishwa said...

@Awantha;
As promised DTV has replaced my STB today, i was not at home i'll update what is the model that they have given to me now.

hope this clarifies
(PS-i have not requested such a replacement from DTV, however they have done!)

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Awantha Wijesundara said...

@ Vishwa,

nice to hear like that good news machan :) some times they will be change our STB too very soon.

pls, update how it is?

thanks.

Vishwa said...

@Awantha; YES they have replaced my old STB with MPEG4 type, BUT seems it is a cheaper version, there is no CH indication and i could not read manufactures name on it (a model number is given though)the OSD is also not good
Hope DTV would upgrade the software as it reads the last software update on 2012.
Cheers

Awantha Wijesundara said...

@ Vishwa,

ah, okay machan thanks. but is your STB a brand new HD STB or what? i mean, is it the same HD Decoder offered by DTV HD Pack.

Vishwa said...

what seems it just a HD decorder (very very basic... ugly looking OSD..)

Randika yasith said...

channel c eke music denna ! ara pissu kello tikak adu karala 4 hrs vithara ekadigata music denna !

Randika yasith said...

dialog tv eke blog adaviya tv lanka eke ads valata use karanna epa! tv commercial ekak danna bari tharamata bankoloth company ekaka(TVLANKA)

Kapila Chathuranga said...

Channel C electronic music wala varieties madi. Ekama widiye sindu yanne. Remix old music cinema music baila normal music wage ewa danawa nam e channel ekata godakaw illumak tiyewi.....

chamika thushara said...

Indian satelites wala channels 150-200 denawa adu ganakata.dialog tv akenuth e deya balaporoththu wenawa..

Vishkid said...

@last poster: If DTV operates in India they will be able to do that. Not when their operation opportunity is limited to less than 100k subscribers at most.

Indian grocery prices are 30% less than Sri Lanka. Same product is 30% more in Sri Lanka - think why?

Amila perera said...

Bad news We have to stop dreaming about MTV.now they officially remove it from channel list http://www.dialog.lk/personal/tv/channels/
Customer care also confirm it.


Nadee said...

Some days ago they replied on their facebook page that MTV India will be back in 2 months.So they will do it

Randika yasith said...

sirasa tv rupa adurune!

chamika thushara said...

sirasa tv colors auwl thamai.jathika rupawahini wage.lol..affa.

Randika yasith said...

godakma awul nae .digital rupa bawath penawa. eth rupa adurui! 576i rupa dunnanam awlak nane . hirutv wage

chamika thushara said...

I hope,NBC(usa) channel..

Uturn said...

This So-called Dialog tv only have 2 music channels.this prove one thing about Dialog TV management THEY ARE BRAINLESS IDIOTS.
http://www.dialog.lk/personal/tv/packages/standard-packages.
but peo tv have 10 music channels.WAKE UP dialog WAKE UP....

Randika yasith said...

yes uturn yes! also lbn have more music channels

Randika yasith said...
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Randika yasith said...

https://www.facebook.com/pinkythedog.lk

Randika yasith said...

aluth news nadda

Randika yasith said...

siyatha tv ekath dammoth kohomada neda! appiriyai......

Randika yasith said...

mokadda me nanasa 10 kiyana channel eka. i think eka davi ch 71 ekata. lagadeema eurosport hama customer kenekutama balanna puluwan wenawa. #679# >self help>my package info> ethakota oyage package eke nama vatevi eka toranna .channel list eke nanasa 10 thiyenawa.

Randika yasith said...

nanasa 10

Randika yasith said...

no mtv why

Kapila Chathuranga said...

Mokakda e nanasa10 kiyanne
Thawath jarawak wenna athi

Randika yasith said...

aniwaryen jarawak mama eka #679# valin package info velin

Priyantha De Silva said...

There is a big problem for DTV. We can't expect anything special will happen from them in the future. It's a satellite problem. The contract will be end soon and another contract must sign with them. But taxes increased in Sri Lanka and Dialog can't bear the massive tax. Then They must change the Satellite, if that happen, all the dishes in the country in trouble with the pointed direction and must fix all of them for the new direction.

There's one solution for that. Everyone knows and public secret. One of powerful politician's son is involved in everything. Who bought many institutions connected with the government or not, even TV and Radio stations. The only solution to cut tax is, give everything for him like others. I know what's happening at the end. result is the same.

leyland said...

Ten HD has replaced ESPN HD since last Saturday, seems due to Ten HD broadcasting the IAAF World Championships. Have not seen a message or scroller about this change, and they seem to be changing channel as when they wish! Hoping they will bring back ESPN HD.

Vishkid said...

@Priyantha De Silva - I don't know about the political situ but the taxes part is pure BS. There is no special tax for a satellite DTH provider in SL or any special tax for a TP leasing agreement.

I know that Sri Lankan govt is discussing with Indian authorities as to how to tax the sales of Indian DTH services in SL (i.e. Videocon, Dish etc) who are operating without a licence or paying taxes in SL. That's about all the recent news in taxes and DTH, afaik.

Randika yasith said...

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has launched a new brand ‘&’, under which its movie called ‘& pictures’ will be launched on August 18. This is an attempt by the broadcaster to break away from the Zee branding and come up with a fresh offering to target the changing consumption trends of viewers.

Priyantha De Silva said...

Thanks Vishkid for the reply,

What I've written was base on inside information available from reliable sources.But the final part was not on real situation, Just for fun, but sometimes coming true as some of others have been done in the past.

kappa said...

Very recently I activated HD Only Package and the text I received was as follows.

SETP-HDSTAFF-01 activated for Rs.500/-+ tax monthly. HD registration fee of Rs.0/- + tax & HD feature rental of Rs.0/- + tax apply.

Note it says Rs. 500 oppose to Rs 690 they have listed in their website. (I activated the HD only package)

http://www.dialog.lk/personal/tv/value-added-services/high-definition/

Vishkid said...

@Priyantha De Silva; noted bro. I agree that such hypothetical situation would not surprise me given how things happen in SL!

Anyhow I checked out DTV finances in their annual report. After breaking through and making profits for the first time in 2011, they seem to be in an ok position business wise. Profits are nothing to write home about but sales are increasing 25% YoY and this year they should hv reached 300,000 subscribers.
They are spending a lot on MPEG-4 but that should workout well for them as more and more consumers are acquiring HD TV's and will be willing to pay a premium for quality.

Shan said...

Does anyone know what are the facts they are consider for replacing STBs to HD-STBs?

Vishwa said...

@Priyantha; You must be refereeing to that Mr.___'s effort on bringing one of Chinasat's exclusive rights here and asking all DTH operators (at this moment only DTV) use it or loose it.
The mega saga of SUPEREMSAT is just a crap and everyone knows there is no satellite called SUPREMSAT but only Chinasat 12 (which does not have any KU band footprint over SL)
but China have enough sats whose can cover SL. so our mighty kings sons would take exclusive rights on one these sats and will insists private DTH to use their SAT (so DTV will have to give up IntelSAT12 and switch some to Chinese bird) as Priyantha said, then changing DTV dish direction would be a massive task for DTV. But no choice now it is "a do die game with MR regime".

Await for MORE Miracles..

Cheers..

Randika yasith said...

new movie channel from india it called & pictures

owner= zee network

chamika thushara said...

Plz add SONY SIX channel.

Nokia said...

Need MTV back to the line up.

ruwan prasad said...

caribbean premier league cricket match tika sony six nathi nisa ballanna wenne nae.live stream walin dakka widiyata nam IpL walata wada hodai.

ruwan prasad said...

MTV walata kamathi aya please dialog ekata katha karala Request ekak dala thiyanna.ARANCHI VIDIYATA MTV REQUEST KARAPU AYATA HD DECODER EKAK EKKAMA MTV LAGADIMA LABEI.ch 88
(CC EKA ch request note kara gannawa ACcount-NO th ekkama)
mtv awata passe discovery turbo nathi una wage naththam inna wenne....

Randika yasith said...

facebook.com/randika.yasith.dilmin

Randika yasith said...

MAMATH CALL KARA LAGADIMA MTV DENAWA KIWWA.

randu said...

Mtv india 2 mnths walin denwa kiynne aththada?

ruwan prasad said...

in future mtv india will not add to pearl package viewers for free.but if you request it early you have chance to get mtv free.
(this is not confirm news but this is some info i got from my friend @D)

leyland said...

BTW, ESPN HD has returned to the HD lineup in place of Ten HD after the conclusion of the IAAF World Championships last Sunday.

Chandika Gunawardhana said...

any one knows how to sort the channels to own order?

Awantha Wijesundara said...
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Awantha Wijesundara said...

Any body know are what is the latest news about replacing HD STB's for subscribers who are on pearl or other packages?

Unknown said...

MTV india attatama denawada?

Uturn said...

@Chandika Gunawardhana
If you don't know how to sort your channel line up setting you need to check Manual of your decoder.
select your decoder and download manual from here..
http://www.dialog.lk/personal/tv/devices/
There are many type of decoders and each decoders have different software interfaces so because of that i cant tell exactly how to change your channel list.

Uturn said...

@chandika After reading your decoder manual still you don't get any solution just call dialog tv customer care. they will automatically reset your channel list in few second.then you can get original channel line up of dialog Tv.

Uturn said...

any idea when mtv india back?admin waiting for your answer.

Randika yasith said...

any one knows this how many peotv customers in srilanka

yasith iglesias said...

learn tv relaunch to nanasa 10 .

chamika thushara said...

SONY SIX..

Miyuru Wanninayaka said...

@chandika, you cannot change original channel listing. You have to create a favorite list and you can sort that list as you wish.

yasith iglesias said...

@all mtv fans. mtv india middle east version soon on dialog tv .just like to colors me

Awantha Wijesundara said...
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Awantha Wijesundara said...

Is there any updates about MPEG4 DVB-S2 STB replacement for others?

Amila perera said...

Vh1 eke songs walata wada Dialog eke lankan advertisement danawa.man hithanne dialog eka sahenna eken hamba karanawa.back to back commercial free songs yana welawatath dialog eka advertising karanawa.
KATA KIYANADA.cricket match eka yanakota 5 weni boledi add wage song skip kara kara add danawa.

Amila perera said...

thiyenneth ekama eka music channel ekai eketh munge advertisement.
**** channel maru karanawa ,ainkaranawa,timeshare karanawa,munge advertisement danawa,mach ekak balannth channel active karanna ona, e madiwata Rs 9500 gewal gaththu dish ekai reciver ekaith mungelu.
anthimata apiwa huran kanawa.

Shan said...

Api salli dila activate karana channel walath munge ad play karana ekanam chator. Hariyakata match ekak wath balanna be. Star cricket, ten cricket wage channel wala local ads play karanna nithiyen awasara tiyenawada? Apata a channels walata meka inform karala me wedeta monawath karanna berida? Danna kenek innawanam kynna..

dialogtvhd said...

vh1 srilanka will launch on 2015

dialogtvhd said...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dialog-TV-We-hate-you/11544727186307244

dialogtvhd said...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dialog-TV-We-hate-you/115447271863072e

E2C said...

dialog tv should add sonysix HD to their line up.
now TNA wrestling and UFC fights are playing on SONY SIX HD

rupavahini said...

Not added SONY SIX HD DialogTV line up

yasith iglesias said...

We are getting reports that MTV Sports will be on Dialog Axiata TV soon.... #ComingSoon

Mario said...

wonder how soon is "soon" and where do they hope to squeeze it in ???

Mario said...

A source at MTV said it will be somewhere in October :)

Uturn said...

Dialog unable to give MTV india so they will add mtv srilanka(sports).Oh god.........because of this move another international channel will say bye to Dialog.

Uturn said...

This time which channel make way for mtv spots any guesses?slowly they replace international channels with local channels.i still cant understand why people are ok with it????

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