Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dialog halts "test" channels

In a surprising move on the 1st June, Dialog halted test channels, Trace TV, Travel XP, Da Vinci Learning & Zee Cinema International. These channels which went on air just a week or so ago vanished completely. Surprisingly all channel were made available for all packages which was more of a technical failure than a free preview.

Now almost 4 days later, the channels are still unavailable. We wonder whether the competitor had anything to do with this. Since they did not pose as much a threat that Dialog expected they may have decided to launch these channels over a longer period of time.

Only time will tell the true reason behind this move but Dialog stay on track cos if they are not on their guard, the day competition gets their act together, Dialog will be in big trouble.

44 comments:

Achim Unawatuna said...

Word !!!

BTW. On Star World "The Blacklist" (started yesterday) is also on the "blacklist" with programmes that doesn't have rights for Sri Lanka.

Chathuranga Nimantha said...

Now dialog TV we need new Channel

Trainning Trainning said...

I'm a gold package customer , removing test channels is some thing related to the dish tv competition is not up to what expected from DTV,we can forget that

But allowing all channels to all the packages is something unreasonable, Did anyone complaint about this matter ?

since low price and high price all the customers will get all the channels

Achim Unawatuna said...

I'm also a gold package customer. Is it true that all channels are available for all packages? If so I will complain about it.

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Wickum Malinda said...

All channels means all test channels......

Achim Unawatuna said...

Thanks Wickum

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Achim Unawatuna said...

Does anybody know why Star World doesn't have the right to broadcast several programmes in Sri Lanka?
Is it maybe a money proplem. Has Dialog to pay seperate charges for these programmes?

RandomMe Entertainment said...

Achim Unawatuna: That must be due to broadcasting rights issues with South East Asian channels. Do you know what SE Asian chanel airs shows like Blacklist that Star World India doesn't want to air in LK?

Greetings from Portugal.

Achim Unawatuna said...

As far as I know it's only The Blacklist on AXN. Season one was shown on Star World. Season two is blacklisted

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Achim Unawatuna said...

All other programmes that were or are blocked were or aren't show on other channels here in Sri Lanka

Achim Unawatuna said...

All other programmes that were or are blocked were or aren't show on other channels here in Sri Lanka

Pramod Indunith said...

සමහර වැඩසටහන් ලංකාවට පෙන්න්නෙ නැතිවෙන්න හේතු කීපයක් තියෙන්න පුලුවන්. චැනල් එකකට ඔය වගේ සීරීස් එකක් ගන්නකොට regional rights තියෙනවා ඒවාට.
උදාහරණයකට අදාල සමාගම එම වැඩසටහන දෙන්නෙ ඉන්දියාව ඇතුලත විතරක් ප්‍රදර්ශනයට. එහෙම නැත්නම් රටවල් කීපයකට විතරක් පෙන්වන්න පුලුවන් වෙන්න.

Asian චැනල් වලදි නම් මෙහෙම වැඩසටහන් බ්ලොක් වෙන්නෙ නෑ. මොකද ආසියාවටම පෙන්වන්න පුලුවන් විදියටනේ ඒ අදාල වැඩසටහන් වලට අයිතිය එම නාලිකාව විසින් ලබාගන්නෙ. ඒත් මෙතනදිත් අදාල වැඩසටහන් බෙදාහරින සමාගම සමහර රටවලට පෙන්වන්න බැරිවෙන්න තහංචි දාන්න නම් පුලුවන්.

Malshan Nallaperuma said...

Why dialog don't like Asian feeds? may be due to expense

Trainning Trainning said...
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Prasanna Sampath said...

Dish only for Tami. And Indians
No channel to sinhalees

Roshan Nanayakkara said...

thanks to Dish tv I'm watching 41 HD channels without any interruption

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Achim Unawatuna said...

Roshan :
What are you talking about? There are no HD channels available in Sri Lanka from Dish TV.

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Chathuranga Nimantha said...

Roshan Nanayakkara Please Say me how to watch you 41HD Chanel using DISH TV.is it Srilanka Package or India Package?/

Nishan said...

Dear Chathuranga...

Roshan is watching through Dish Tv India,you get so many HD channels on Dish India

Achim Unawatuna said...

How do you get Dish TV India in Sri Lanka? Official. With service.

Chathuranga Nimantha said...

Hello Nishan

So How To Buy Dish TV India from Srilanka

Malshan Nallaperuma said...

According to rumors all dish tv india channels will be available for dish tv sri lanka be 26th July

Nishan said...

Dear Chathuranga..

You can get a Dishtv India if you go to Pettah First cross St or Main St..

Achim Unawatuna said...

In Pettah? Good to know. This is officially Dish TV office? From where does the service technicians come? Do they have a branch in Galle?

Achim Unawatuna said...

In Pettah? Good to know. This is officially Dish TV office? From where does the service technicians come? Do they have a branch in Galle?

Chathuranga Nimantha said...

Dear Nishan
if You can Please Provide me Specific Address Details to buy Dish Tv India on Pettah.

Asanka said...

COPA AMERICA 2015 which channel broadcasting?
DTV Where is sony kik?

star said...

Good news

Issuance of DTH Licence to MTV Channel (Pvt.) Ltd

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) (“the Commission”) was established under the Telecommunications Act as amended, and is responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector and managing the radio frequency spectrum in Sri Lanka.

MTV Channel (Pvt.) Ltd. has applied for a licence under Section 17 (2) of the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act, No. 25 of 1991 (“the Act’) to operate a telecommunications system to provide Direct to Home (DTH) services in Sri Lanka in pursuance of the requirements set out in the Guidelines and Procedures for issuing, renewal and modification of licence under the Act, published in Gazette No. 1435/20 dated 10.03.2006.

Licence will be issued after one month notice on 12th July 2015

Raafee Khaleel said...

It'll be grate if Dialog TV could add the channel Animax :) . Also If Toonami is yet Toonami India it will be grate to change it to Toonami Asia

Asanka said...

COPA AMERICA 2015 which channel broadcasting? Please add sony kik

Achim Unawatuna said...

Copa America is on beIN sports 11 HD channel. Not on DTV.

Achim Unawatuna said...

Copa America is on beIN sports 11 HD channel. Not on DTV.

Chathuranga Nimantha said...

Dialog TV had 114 Channels for Free ti 15th July 2015

Mario said...

In celebration of reaching 500,000 connections DTV is giving all channels free until 16th July 2015.

Asanka said...

Trace TV, Travel XP, Da Vinci Learning & Zee Cinema International channels permanently added

Trainning Trainning said...

Thanks DTV

hsj said...

Surprise move by DTV... WHY HAVE THEY FREED ALL CHANNELS...ONLY GOD KNOWS...

Achim Unawatuna said...

This is only for the next 4 weeks. Supposedly because they have reached 500000 customers

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "500,000 subscribers & re-adding test channels".

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