Friday, November 8, 2013

Star Sports 2 to replace Star Sports 3 from tomorrow (9th Nov)

It's been a day of good news for all Dialog TV subscribers since Dialog have decided to replace the 24X7 Hindi Sports channel Star Sports 3 with Star Sports 2 with effect from tomorrow Nov 9th 2013. This is indeed a good move from Dialog TV considering the fact that Star Sports 3 will be carrying only Hindi content hereafter. As reported earlier it's likely that during multiple sporting events Star Sports 3 may carry English Language content however that would probably be in time for the 2016 Summer Olympic games for which Star Sports holds exclusive broadcast rights in this region. Until then the chances of anything like that happening are quite slim.

With Star Sports 2 coming in, Dialog will not have to worry about replacing it temporarily to be able to broadcast F1 events, however it seems that all F1 content will be on Star Sports 4.

Now the channel order will be Star Sports 4, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 from tomorrow and hopefully Dialog TV will sort the channels in numerical order ASAP.

It seems that Dialog TV will stick to Star Sports HD 2 in the HD offering probably because that channel will be carrying more international content in HD unlike Star Sports HD 1 which even though is a English Language channel will be carrying mostly India focused cricket and sports in HD.

This rebranding excercise is in itself a relief for Dialog TV since they were having to deal with time sharing  channels for certain sporting events due to lack of capacity to add the new channel. Now hopefully Dialog TV takes immediate steps to convert more channels to MPEG4 DVB-S2 and free up more space in existing transponders for channels.

We are almost at the end of 2013 and it seems that other than the movement of Setanta Sports & Discovery Turbo plus the switching of all Gold package subscribers to the HD enabled STB, we haven't gone too far on the total MPEG4 DVB-S2 conversion that was indicated at the end of the 1st quarter of 2013.

Now its yet to be seen if MTV India will be added before the year ends as indicated earlier. Please keep us updated on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.


19 comments:

jagath chandana said...

star sports 2 now on dialog tv platform on channel number 08...

star sports suck,only they showing Indian contents only, their football coverage more weak, they not advertise broadcasting fixtures of barclays premier league, La liga and seria A matches..

xander jj said...

now it got worsen. Star sports 1/2/3 all are telecasting indian stuff>(sachin days sachin sachin days) seriously DTV must think about a substitute to one of these channels. replacing 3 with 2 doesn't make any sense same indian crap is there. just have a look at StarSports.com tv guide it shows that Star sports 2 won't telecast any programme other than sachin days n indian test series. 3 channels for same content???? why are we paying this much of money to watch the same indian crap in three channels??? i think DTV must get these things undercontrolled before 2014. :\

uditha said...

i think they going to focus more on local (India) content according to this article - Star Sports is retiring ESPN brand in India

http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/b2j9IeMRzaoVPlCHFYrbKI/Why-Star-Sports-is-retiring-ESPN-brand-in-India.html

chamika thushara said...

we hope STAR MOVIES ACTION an SONY SIX on DTV!!!!!!!!

nilu said...

No TEN HD.........

Mario said...

There are ads going on CSN for DTV and they mention TEN HD !!!

nilu said...

why their are not telecasting the SL vs NZ matches in TEN HD.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

@Nilu

Ten HD isnt carrying the SL-NZ matches "Live", only Ten Cricket is telecasting it.

Check the schedule http://www.tensports.com/schedule/hd

E2C said...

what is the point of advertising ten hd as a sport hd channel without having it on the real channel line up !!!!!!!!!!

jagath chandana said...

no signal about new channel, new channel slots.. dialog should add new transponder and must add following channels,

1. Ten HD
2. Star Sports HD 1
3. MTV
4. Sony Six
5. Star Movies Action

now 86 channels on dialog tv and they must go to channels 100 respectively then they can add above channels.

now dialog tv is the main pay tv company in sri lanka, their customer base now 400000 over, peo tv increase their lowest package to rs 1399, i think dialog tv will add above channel they can achieve no 01 spot in sri lanka pay tv market...

jagath chandana said...

dear admin...,

what happened to goal tv asia (goal tv 1 and goal tv 2)? their web site not working, i searched on internet about that and on Wikipedia page they mentioned goal tv asia closed their transition on 01st august 2012, is it true ? please help me ? we watched previously goal tv 1 and goal tv 2 CBN Sat platform.. its really nice European football channel...

Dialog HD fan said...

Since 2014 With the increase of Telecommunication levy from 20% to 25% Dialog TV bills will also get increase invariably.Ex;Currently Gold Package users who are subscribed to HD full pack are paying Rs.3598.81 and it will go up to Rs.3733.71

All other package user will have to face same fate including Per day package subscribers.
This is a damn bloody unbearable increase for Dialog TV subscribers.

When Tax was imposed on supermarkets they absorbed it and never give burden to customers which saved their business uninterrupted.If Dialog is not going for such a move to remove additional burden from their customers definitely Dialog will loose their glory since this much of huge bloody amount will not be paid by any customers.Dilog TV customers,Let us unite and urge Dialog company to absorb Teleco levy if they want to retain customers in 2014.

Priyantha said...

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan cricket series live on SONY Six ...........what to do Dialog?????????

don said...

I received an SMS from Dialog TV today. It says HD package is free for two weeks from today onwards.

Mario said...

According to DTV CC,series will be shown on CSN - and they wont block it this time !!! duh

Prabodha Nilakshi Abeywickrema said...

hey dtv wheres the MTV ??????????????????? Y dnt u replace it

Randika Yasith said...

MTV

uditha said...

still waiting for MTV , until that watching SONY MIX on dd direct +

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "MTV India where art thou????".

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