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Encyclopedia > DialogTV
Dialog TV
Type Subsidiary
Founded 2005
Headquarters Colombo, Sri Lanka
Industry Telecommunication
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Parent Dialog Telekom
Website [1]

Dialog TV is a Direct broadcast satellite pay television provider based in Sri Lanka. This company, which is a fully owned subsidary of Dialog Telekom, was launched in July 2005 under the name "CBNsat". Its name was changed to Dialog TV in February 2007 after the company was acquired by Dialog Telekom. Dialog TV is currently the largest satellite TV provider in Sri Lanka with a subscriber base of over 20,000.[1] Dialog TV is also the licensed cable television broadcaster of the ICC World Cup 2007 on the SET Max channel in Sri Lanka. Image File history File links Dialog_tv_logo. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: District Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area    - City 37. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Dialog Telekom, Sri Lankas flagship Telecommunications Company operates Dialog GSM, the countrys largest mobile phone network, and is a Subsidiary of Telekom_Malaysia. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... Dialog Telekom, Sri Lankas flagship Telecommunications Company operates Dialog GSM, the countrys largest mobile phone network, and is a Subsidiary of Telekom_Malaysia. ... Dialog Telekom, Sri Lankas flagship Telecommunications Company operates Dialog GSM, the countrys largest mobile phone network, and is a Subsidiary of Telekom_Malaysia. ...

Contents

Services

Dialog TV currently provides 29 international TV channels and 3 local TV channels, plus 5 local radio channels. Channels are provided within 3 packages, having 17 channels, 26 channels and 29 channels respectively. The first package costs LKR 500, the second package costs LKR 900, and the third package costs LKR 1400.


Dialog TV provides a 24 hour hotline service for customers. This customer service is greatly acclaimed for being probably one of the best in Sri Lanka, as the customer service providers were very helpful and were always available during times of need.


Dialog TV also provides an on-line billing service (known as "MyCBNsat" before being acquired by Dialog Telekom). It allows customers to pay bills on-line, view bills and customize the channels they want to watch. The service requires a simple quick registration.


Channels

Television

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Radio

Sha FM, Sooriyan FM, Gold FM, Sun FM, Hiru FM

  • CH01 Sha FM
  • CH02 Sooriyan FM
  • CH03 Gold FM
  • CH04 Sun FM
  • CH05 Hiru FM
  • CH06 TNL Radio
  • CH07 Lite 89.2
  • CH08 Asura FM
  • CH09 Isira FM

Infrastructure

Dialog TV broadcasts using the DVB-S System through the IS12 Satellite positioned at 45° East. KuBand Signals are received using a 60" diameter Alluminium Mini-Dish and a Sharp LNB. The LNB is connected to a COSHIP CDVB5110D SetTop Box. Irdeto 2 technology is used to unlock the encrypted signal.


The SetTop Box is also programmed to block Free-to-Air satellite channels. Software updates are downloaded thorugh the satellite network.


Competition and Coverage

Dialog TV now has the highest number of cable TV customers in Sri Lanka. Its main competition is currently Lanka Broadband Networks (LBN), providing cable based television services both in analog and DVB-C digital in a few areas of Colombo. The picture quality of LBN is better than that of DialogTV possibly due to bandwidth restrictions on satelite.


Comet Cable opeated by Multivision (Pvt) Ltd is an analog MMDS network with limited coverage in and around Colombo. Their service is declining and subscribers are already switching from Comet to DialogTV or LBN. Competition may also come soon from SLT IPTV, planned to launch at the end of this year.


Dialog TV has coverage over the entire of Sri Lanka and up to Nepal and neighbouring countries. The service may be purchased in Sri Lanka from any island-wide Singer Corporation showrooms. Singer Corporation is a sewing machine company located in the United States of America. ...


Development and Expanditure

Dialog TV expresses its hopes to soon expand their digital network to other neighbouring countries. It is said that there are already CBNsat customers in Maldives.


A 3rd transponder will be launched in March or April 2007. Dialog said that they will have a total of 50 channels by the end of the year 2007. They also expect 250,000 subscribers in 2007.[2]


Dialog TV signed an agreement with ESPN and Star Sports on 7 March 2006, and launched the channels on 24 March 2006. The Zee package (Zee TV, Zee Cafe, Zee Cinema, Zee Trendz, Zee Sports, Zee Muzic, Zee Studio) was launched in January. Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel in the Zee Network umbrella, which carries broadcasts in Hindi and Urdu. ... Zee Cafe Zee Cafe is an Indian English-language channel, formerly, Zee English. ... Zee Cinema (legal name: )is a satellite television channel in India and other countries which shows Hindi movies. ... Zee Studio is an Indian English language movie channel. ...


Dialog TV will launch Disney Channel, Toon Disney, the Star TV package and SET Max together with the new transponder. Ten Sports, Neo Sports, Neo Sports + and the Sun TV package may also appear on the service. HBO HiTS and HBO Family are also expected this year. SET Max will be broadcasted on the current SET channel or on the DialogTV channel when the ICC World Cup is broadcasted until it gets its own channel. For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... For Toon Disney in United Kingdom, see British Toon Disney. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... TEN SPORTS is a sports channel, which is widely broad casted in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Middle East, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka TEN Sports is the short name of Taj Entertainment Network Sports. ... HBO HiTS Logo HBO HiTS is a multiplex channel of HBO in Asia featuring Hollywood blockbuster movies, regardless of genre. ... HBO Family is a multiplex channel of HBO. HBO Family shows safe and non-violent shows and movies for familes, and especially for children. ...


CBNsat Subscribers Unite

Due to the stoppage of transmission of Dialog TV (CBNsat at the time), a large group of subscribers gathered together to form CBNsat Subscribers Unite in July 2006. The group works to spread the news about the Dialog TV affairs, whilst also working hard to save CBNsat from unjustice and further turmoil. The group provides information on a blog dedicated to Dialog TV Affairs.


Closure of Dialog TV (then CBNsat) and halt of services for 6 months

On June 6th 2006, the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department raided the CBNsat broadcast premises and ordered to shut down the service. CBNsat was accused of not possessing the correct DTH broadcasting license and broadcasting the NTT channel (of the LTTE) on their service. CBNsat was also blamed for broadcasting illegal content on Fashion TV. This article is about the French television channel, for the English fashion and music channel see Fashion Music TV Fashion TV is an international television channel devoted to fashion and modelling. ...


The Media Ministry took over the case when the CID dropped their charges in late 2006. It was not possible to show evidence of CBNsat broadcasting the NTT channel as it blocked Free To Air channels form the customer decoders and NTT was a Free To Air channel.


The Media Ministry could not prove any of the allegations and was finally forced to provide the necessary license to CBNsat. Meanwhile, CBNsat was financially crippled and was acquired by Dialog Telekom in December 2006. The service was finally relaunched in February 2007. Dialog Telekom, Sri Lankas flagship Telecommunications Company operates Dialog GSM, the countrys largest mobile phone network, and is a Subsidiary of Telekom_Malaysia. ...


Current status

Dialog TV is now relaunched together with most of their original package. zOOm, Raj TV package and the Goal TV package have been dropped from the lineup due to low viewership. The Zee package (consisting of 7 channels) was added to lineup to replace those channels, and also as a thanking for many loyal customers. Opening from the original Zoom. ...


Related links

References

  1. ^ Dialog TV Website, About us
  2. ^ Sri Lanka Sunday Times, Dialog Sat TV to target 250,000 customers by December

 
 

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