Thursday, July 26, 2007

Game on….. Dialog Sattelite TV vs LBN

The two pay television services who were shutdown last year under controversial circumstances are now making giant strides in the pay television market. Dialog TV backed by Dialog Telekom is presently in the process of expanding their channels to include those of Star and have already included Ten Sports, Hallmark, Neo, God TV etc. They are also testing HDTV services.

LBN is also on an expansion drive and will be adding channels such as BBC World, Animax, etc and have already added channels such as Star Cricket, Discovery Network and they too are testing HDTV services and will also be introducing cable based internet services soon.

So it looks like the pay television war is now hotting up with LBN taking on Dialog TV and not wanting to play second fiddle to the larger competitor. Apart from coverage LBN is clearly on a level playing field as Dialog TV.

LBN are also on a coverage expansion drive by expanding services out of colombo to wattala by acquiring a pay television operator in the area. (Please read... LBN launches services in Wattala).

However it is sad to note that Comet Cable is let lagging behind and may eventually have to do a complete overhaul or face the consequences. SLT IPTV will add to this competition and clearly the public is set to benefit greatly from this competition.

Pay television has been a service that was fairly restricted due to the pricing and affordability but now with competition things will begin to change very soon.

18 comments:

Lady divine said...

It's always good when there's competition coz it's the customers who benefit a lot.. so here's the time.. I never had time for t.v... still don't really.. but I'm thinking of getting it coz the deals seem to be good...

Dialog has a major penetration strategy.. which is good actually..

Anonymous said...

he he he he...

testing HDTV

while they cant even broadcast SD (Standard definition) in broadcast quality.

what a joke.

Any idea of how many TRANSPONDERs dialog own to to HDTV.

hehehehe...

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the PRICES will come down too.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the QUALITY will come down too.

Sri Lanka can watch HDTV at webcam qualtiy

Anonymous said...

C'mon LBN! Woo woo woo!

Dialog is evil and pompous! May they never prosper! And as soon as LBN provides coverage in my area, I'm switching over!

Anonymous said...

May who ever wish for a prosperous MALAYSIA, go for Dialog TV and migrate to Malaysia.

Others may enjoy 'BE SRILANKAN, BUY SRILANAKN'

Anonymous said...

Dialog not testing HDTV, it is DVB-t ( terrestrial digital Broadcasting ) on UHF 44 from Dematagoda. that cannot view without company issued set top box.

Dude said...
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Dude said...

Anony at 11:41am on July 27th

Dialog Satellite TV is a DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite based).

It is not any UHF from Dematagoda. It is from up above the skies of Sri Lanka.

Anonymous said...

What the other guy is talking about is in addition to their satellite transmission. Don't open your mouth if you don't know. You will end up looking foolish.

Anonymous said...

why do sri lanka need so much pay tv providers ? very few people can afford paying for pay tv

Nuwan said...

i think dialog tv is trying out Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television

this technology is used in lot of countries. hope we get good free channels like uk,us

Anonymous said...

in uk they have more than 35 digital tv channels for free on digital terrestrial and 20+ radio channels

hope we also get sirasa,rupavahini digital signal on terrestrial tv for free

Anonymous said...

HDTV in sri lanka ? LOL
how much will the HDTV box will cost ? never mind the monthly fee

first give us good Standard definition digital tv and add more english channels

Anonymous said...

are there any HDTV channel's that dialog tv can get? i have never heard
of HDTV in india. in singapour 2 HD channels are there Discovery HD and National Geographic Channel HD on starhub.

Anonymous said...

i can see there are either whole lot of ass lickers or just one with so many names,

but they only know few terms like DVB-T, DVB-S, Dialog, HDTV,

not a clue about what it is.

Waiting to hear the term of DVB-H, which is only missing technology here so far.

Anonymous said...

so dialog is pregnent with DVB-T ??

Means some one is going to be the father of DVB-T.

hahahahahahahahah

pubbaa said...

lbn is testing HD transmission
don't know whether it's 720p or 1080i
anyway good, technology is catching up in sri lanka.....
transmit all the channels from singapore or something...indian channels are so annoying....plus those b's put most shows in hindi...it's not like we get the hindi channels for free....we pay for them.