Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dialog TV subscribers in danger of losing out on content

The year 2014 is indeed seeing some major changes when it comes to the content of channels on Dialog TV. The Australian Open rights has now gone to Sony SIX plus the upcoming New Zealand vs India series, Star Movies Action is now premiering top Hollywood blockbusters along with Star Movies.  Not to mention many Sri Lankans were unable to watch the Sri Lanka vs New Zealand matches since it was on Sony SIX and had to watch a substandard broadcast on CSN.

With so much of changes happening in the region, Dialog TV is unable to keep adapting to the changes due to the sluggishness of the MPEG4 conversion as well as their inability to increase transponder capacity. For a company that boasts of "The Future Today", has been overwhelmed by the present today.

The standard Dialog TV solution is either to Time-Share or replace channels which is not what is expected from a pay television provider. Dialog moved heaven and earth to get MBC channels Sirasa TV & Shakthi TV on board, which means more money for Dialog TV. Sadly no effort is taken to increase the capacity (we stress INCREASE and don't confuse it with "replace")  of channels and make sure the subscribers has access to any channel available in this region. It's not Dialog TV's decision on what channels people will watch and what they won't, rather any paying subscriber should be able to access any channels of his/her choice.

It's time for Dialog TV to invest some money and put an end to this capacity curse. Converting from MPEG2 to MPEG4 DVB-S2 will go a longer into making that dream a reality.

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

11 comments:

srilankantvradio.blogspot.com said...
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Ishan said...

I think replacing channels for some events is the best thing to do by DialogTV. Do you think we need all those Indian channels on DialogTV? Is anybody watching neo? 24hrs Indian Cricket almost every sports channels is telecasting 90% Indian Matches so Do we need it?
I think we have more than enough Indian Channels what we need is some international content but it is not an easy job for DTV.
Looks like we have no choice

Prabodha Nilakshi Abeywickrema said...

Soo Dtv where is Mtv india ,we are waiting

jagath chandana said...

Sports and entertainment channel Sony Six has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for the Indian cricket team's Test and ODI series against New Zealand beginning January 19.

The 30-day tour starts with five ODIs, followed by two Test matches.

Prasana Krishnan, Business Head SONY SIX, said, "We are delighted to have this series come our way early into the New Year. Through this acquisition we will give our viewers direct action to one of the most awaited cricket series in 2014. Both New Zealand and India play exciting brand of cricket and we are thrilled to be the exclusive partner to this promising series."


then what happen to us ? sony six not at dialog tv platform.. dialog must add sony six channel as soon as possible...

chamika thushara said...

Yes,Plz add SONY SIX channel...

bada sata said...

Not Add Sony Six Channel Soon
Now DialogTV Goto the New Satellite This Year (Supreem Sat)

rupavahini said...

DTV Remove Intelsat 12 at 45.0°E Very Soon
New Satellite ChinaSat 12 at 87.5°E

Vishwa said...

@Rupavahini;
are you sure... in to my knowledge Chinasat-12 does not have KU beam over Sri lanka but C band only. so how can DTV switching from IS12 to ChinaSat12... i wonder..
Pls click here to see footprint (i.e coverage details of chinasat as per official website..

Vishwa said...
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Vishwa said...

if at all DTV is switching to Chinasat12 we'll have to change our dish direction (from western sky to eastern sky... almost 120 deg rotation)..some might not be able to get DTV any more (whose eastern sky is permanently blocked with buildings any other...) i feel sorry for them (those who live in Colombo (Flats) will have a problem...
A good content supplier would get two sats service (see what Airtel is doing) to cover both eastern and western skys..) but here...

This is what is called Miracle of Asia..

(Click here to see more details about ChinaSAT12 Beams

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Dialog TV to switch satellites?".

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