According to unconfirmed information reaching us, Dialog TV have commenced parallel uplinking to locally operated SupremeSAT also known as ChinaSAT. We believe it's still on the testing phase and upon testing Dialog TV will commence the process of aligning subscribers to the new satellite. It is said that Dialog TV's agreement with Intelsat will expire soon and Intelsat 12 is nearing the end of it's service period and a new satellite is due to take it's place, which could prove to be more expensive for Dialog TV.
The parallel uplinks will be maintained until Dialog switches over all subscribers to the new satellite. The advantages of using the new satellite will mean that Dialog TV's overheads will reduce which in turn could translate to reduced rentals/higher profits, the latter being more likely.
However Dialog TV will be able to purchase more transponders and expand capacity, and prepare for competition from soon to be launched Dish TV Sri Lanka.
Please continue to update us on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.