With effect effect from yesterday, Discovery Kids in now available on Dialog TV & replaces the soon to be defunct Kidsco channel. As mentioned in our previous blog post, Kidsco which shutdown its European feed at the end of December will be ceasing all their other remaining feeds which are Asian & African feeds in the next few days.
The Discovery Kids that has been launched in this region is quite different to the Discovery Kids channel elsewhere, since this Discovery Kids is mainly a cartoon entertainment channel which is expected to introduce educational programming in the future. The choice of Discovery Kids is commendable since it makes a worthy replacement to Kidsco & so far it has been premiering some high profile cartoon serials such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, etc.
Dialog TV should now look at returning MTV India which was replaced last year and look into adding a few channels and increasing their offerings instead of replacing existing channels with new ones. Since Kidsco is a channel that is to be shutdown in a few days time, its okay with replacing it with another, otherwise this replacement would have been considered unacceptable.
Dialog TV hopefully is capable of switching fully to MPEG4 DVB-S2 soon and cutting down on the cost per channel by adding more channels to a transponder.
Please keep us updated on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.