Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dialog TV Set top box Software Update Available

As per reports reaching us a new Software Update is now available for Dialog TV Set Top boxes. We are not sure whether there are any visible improvements to the Set Top box functionality or whether the updates are mainly for internal processes.

In other news there has not been much happening on Dialog TV as in the way of filling up those blank test channels & no progress on adding a quality English movie channel. Sure enough HBO is a good movie channel in it's own right but there are some movies that don't premiere in it since the rights are held by Fox Movies Premium.

Looks like any further channel addition will happen after the RWC which is slated to conclude at the end of next month. Dialog will most likely target the festive season thereafter.

46 comments:

C Weerasinghe said...

The new software update has prevented us from changing the channel numbers. Previously we were able to move channels in the list. Now that ability is gone. Customer care claims they have done that as per requests by the customers.

UnlimitedBB said...

This was due to so many complaints and refund requests Dialog has received because of customers activating incorrect channels via SMS with their customized channel numbers. To prevent this, now the channel display their original numbers irrespective of their favourite order.

Chamal Wijesinghe said...

At what time

Chamal Wijesinghe said...

At what time

Asanka said...

New system update no changers

Achim Unawatuna said...

This happened to me too one time.

Asanka said...

But last update date shown aug 17

Mario said...

Sony Kix will be rebranded as Sony ESPN.

http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/sports/what-the-msm-espn-deal-means-151007

MUMBAI: When the enemy looks extremely threatening, you bring in allies to help you do battle. And if your ally is a friend-turned-foe of your enemy, it makes the war that much more interesting. And combative.

We are referring to what’s about to happen in the Indian sports television ecosystem. Multi Screen Media India (Sony Entertainment Television India) has struck a deal with the US-based mega sportscaster ESPN Inc under which it will be helping bring in the brand once again into the country as its partner.

ESPN was Star TV’s former mate in Asia until 2012 wherein they ran and distributed channels in several Asian countries jointly including in India.

The current MSM-ESPN agreement is for the long term and will be for India and the Indian sub-continent. The joint venture will see new co-branded sports channels, a multisport website and an app rolling out over the next few months. The companies will also be exploring avenues on developing original sports programs.

As a part of this deal, MSM’s sports channel Sony Kix will be rebranded as Sony ESPN.

It’s interesting that the partnership is happening at the time that it is. The IPL bids are slated to take place next year and the buzz is that Star India is likely to take the bidding to close to the $4 billion mark for all rights. And what better way for Sony to make the going sticky or to present a case once again for the rights than to join forces with ESPN. Others who could throw in a bid include Zee Telefilms and Discovery’s Eurosport.

“However,” a high ranking Sony International Television executive told Indiantelevision.com, “there is no way pricing for the IPL could go up four times. A multiplier of two times or three times over the previous bid is conceivable but above that will make it a big losing proposition.”

What’s also of interest is how Disney is shaping its presence in India. Its family entertainment initiatives got a leg up when it invested in acquiring Ronnie Screwvala’s UTV a few years ago. This deal gave it access to UTV Motion Pictures as well as channels such as Bindass and Hungama.

Disney India recently severed its distribution agreement with IndiaCast Media – part of Viacom18 and has been reaching out to satellite and cable TV platforms to strike deals with them directly.

Now with its sports offshoot ESPN partnering with MSM, one will have to see whether the latter’s distribution offshoot MSM Media Distribution resources will be used to shore up the efforts of the distribution team at Disney India. Or will the two work totally independently?

Sports programming in India is likely to also get a shot in the arm. ESPN is renowned for its studio-based shows and live coverage of events. Live sports content in the deal includes major US college football (including the College Football Playoff and comprehensive coverage of the college football bowl season); major US college basketball (including the March Madness NCAA Championship Tournaments); NCAA college sport championships from baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer; Boxing (including Premier Boxing Champions and ESPN’s Big Fights Library); X Games; ESPN Films Emmy-Award Winning 30 For 30 documentaries amongst others.

Additionally, with the entry of a rejuvenated ESPN into India, the entire sports broadcasting ecosystem is likely to see rapid improvements as more money will be pumped in by both Star and the American sportscaster with MSM. Clearly a win win for the various vendors involved in sports and sports broadcasting and ultimately the sports fan.

Mario said...

Check this:

http://www.slcast.com/

Achim Unawatuna said...

Since updating to the new software I have problems with the mounting of the USB drive. After power on the box only sometimes the drive is mounted. If not I have to unplug it and plug in again. Then it's okay. It's a brand new USB stick. After complaining to dialog I got a new box. It worked perfect. Then I discovered that I couldn't play my before recorded programs. The new box had an old software and the format wasn't compatible. So I updated the software and now I have the same problem again.
Does anybody know how to downgrade?
Thanks

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Revox said...

New Local channel added.... any of you guys know more info about it?

Pramod Indunith said...

Rangiri TV added to the channel list. On channel number 21.

Trainning Trainning said...

Rangiri TV is boring isn't it?

Pramod Indunith said...

No. They have some great programs. Including movies, children cartoons...etc.
Better than some local channels.
Siyatha TV is the worst one now. But their tamil channel is good. But with Siyatha, only ads!

Trainning Trainning said...

Zee Cinema Now not working

Trainning Trainning said...

Zee Cinema Now not working it says service is currently scrambled

chamika thushara said...

Plz telecast zee cinema!!!

Achim Unawatuna said...

Zee cinema is working fine. Was never scrambled.

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Randika Yasith said...

MTV පවුලේ අළුත් සාමාජිකයාගේ ඇරඹුම ළඟ ළඟම...

මහරාජා Broadcasting (pvt) Ltd හී නවතම රූපවාහිනී නාලීකාව Channel One (සිංහල රූපවාහිනී නාලීකාව) ළඟදීම ඇරඹේ.

කොළඹ
හන්තාන
ගොන්ගල
ගම්මඩුව
නුවරඑළිය
නමුනුකුළ

ඔස්සේ දිවයින පුරා ආවරණය සමඟිනි.

Channel One නාලීකාව ආරම්භ වන්නේ සංගීතමය,විනෝදාත්මක සහ චිත්‍රපට නාලීකාවක් ලෙසිනි.24 පැය පුරා එය විකාශය කරයි.සිරස TV ඔස්සේ විකාශය වූ Looks Like,Art එක,රස රිසි ගී වැනි පැරණි වැඩසටහන් යළිත් නැවුම් ආරකින් Channel One ඔස්සේ විකාශය කෙරේ.
සිරස TV හී සමීර,තනුජා වැනි ජනප්‍රිය නිවේදක නිවේදිකාවන් Channel One ඔස්සේ ඔබ හමුවට පැමිණේ.
ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදුලි සංදේශ නියාමන කොමිසම මඟින් MTV වෙත නව සංඛ්‍යාත ලැබී තිබේ.එමඟින් මේ වන විට UHF 58 ඔස්සේ නමුනුකුළ ඔස්සේ ඌව පළාත ආවරණය කොට ඇත.
MTV නුවරඑළිය නව ප්‍රතිවිකාශයේ කටයුතු මේ දිනවල කඩිනමින් සිදුවේ.UHF 59 ඔස්සේ MTV නුවරඑළිය ප්‍රතිවිකාශය ඉදිරියේදී සිදුවේ.
එසේම ගොන්ගල හා ගම්මඩුව සඳහා UHF 53 සංඛ්‍යාත ලබාදී ඇති අතර එම ප්‍රතිවිකාශ ඉදිකිරීම නුදුරේදීම ඇරඹීමට නියමිතයි. news updated by our forum member Mr sanjeewa (sanslbc1 )

Trainning Trainning said...

Zee Cinema Now not working during

November 18, 2015 at 9:30 - 11 pm , I informed to Technical support , they sais it was a service provider issue and will fix soon

Malin Wasalthilake said...
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Malin Wasalthilake said...

Neo prime වැඩ කරන්නෙ නෑ.BPL බලන්න වැදිහක් නැද්ද??channel එක block කරලා.

thusharaweb said...

Bpl we want watch but? Channel is blocked????why

Trainning Trainning said...

All pay TV operators cannot telecast since telecast rights are not there for sri lanka for BPL , so we can only see the highlights from 10pm to 11pm on Neo prime

Randika Yasith said...

cartoon network pakistan now on dtv

Trainning Trainning said...

cartoon thama, highlights from 10pm to 11pm Neo prime BPL also blocked ,WTF..

Achim Unawatuna said...

Does somebody know what happened to channel 90 (zee cafe)?
Since today 11 am no programme. Only vertical color stripes.
According to dialog there are technical issues. But more than 6 hours?

Achim Unawatuna said...

Does somebody know what happened to channel 90 (zee cafe)?
Since today 11 am no programme. Only vertical color stripes.
According to dialog there are technical issues. But more than 6 hours?

Pramod Indunith said...

Z Studio එකත් ඊයෙ වැඩ කලේ නෑ. රෑ 8.30ට විතර වැඩ කරන්න පටන් ගත්තා. Achim කිව්වා වගේ color stripes ඒකෙත් තිබ්බෙ.

ඩයලොග් වල චැනල් වල ගුණාත්මකබව නම් වැඩිවෙන්න ඕන. ලංකාවෙ චැනල් වලින් TV Derana, 24x7, Sirasa, MTV සහ Shakthi චැනල් කීපය විතරයි හොඳටම තියෙන්නෙ. හිරු, රූපවාහිනී, අයිටීඑන් වගේ චැනල් වල quality එක නම් අන්තිමයි.
NatGeo එකෙත් quality එක නම් දැන් හොඳයි. ඉස්සර ඒකත් පෙනුනෙ බොඳවෙලා වගේ. ඒ වගේ අනෙක් චැනල් ටිකත් හොඳ තත්වයකට ගේන්න පුලුවන් නම් හොඳයි.

Central Precured said...

Travel XP, Discovery & Pogo added thee package

Pramod Indunith said...

At last, Dialog now broadcasting the TraceTV feed in 16:9 ratio!

Kapila Chathuranga said...

Does any news to show all channels free as a seasonal offer this year??????????

Kapila Chathuranga said...

There are two Indian channels testing now
Z living on channel 23
Sony on channel 89

Mario said...

Good news. But what is the SONY channel ?

Mario said...

Now Testing.... CH 89

http://www.sonychannelasia.com/

Central Precured said...

Dialog Television gifts all its customers the opportunity to watch ALL channels from the 20th December – 31st December 2015.

Kapila Chathuranga said...

Good news that seasonal offer free channels for all customers for ten days

Kapila Chathuranga said...

Discovery Tamil added to channel 17 now

Waruna Balagalle said...

Who wants that?

Waruna Balagalle said...

Who wants that?

Nishan said...

Dear Admin,

Same old topic now for along time...pls start a new thread...

Danusker P said...

Discovery Tamil provides the feed of Discovery in Tamil.Dialog has to introduce a Language option/active service to provide the content in Sinhala either by the company or itself.

UnlimitedBB said...

We need that! Any problem?

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under latest post titled "Looking back to 2015 & looking forward to 2016".

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