Thursday, February 08, 2007

Dialog TV Forum launching on Feb 12th

With the launch of Dialog TV scheduled on Feb 10th, we will be launching the Dialog TV Forum on Feb 12th. At the moment the commenting feature is turned off in that forum but it will be fully functional on Feb 12th.

The new URL is

All our fellow CBNsat bloggers are requested to update their feeds and bookmark the site and all those providing links to the site are requested to update the URL to point to the new address given above.

The below is from Subscribers Unite

Dear Fellow Subscribers,

With the launch of Dialog TV the CBNSat Subscribers Unite will also change its' identity to
Dialog TV Subscribers Unite
Our new email is with effect from today (8th Feb).
The new blog address will be
(Will be launched on 12th February 2006)
Please keep on sending your comments in any aspect, regarding Dialog TV.
Your suggesions will be very useful to Dialog TV to bring in a quality service to its' subscribers.
Thank you.
Dialog TV Subscribers Unite


kula said...

Broader Access
08 February 2007 16:42:56
Sri Lanka's largest mobile operator to widen access to satellite pay TV

Feb 08, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's largest mobile operator, Dialog Telekom which helped make mobile phones a ubiquitous device in the country, says it wants to do the same to the digital pay TV industry.

"If I were to trace back ten years, we took that device that was considered a luxury - a digital cellular phone - and we took it to every corner of the country," Dialog Telekom CEO, Has Wijesuriya said at the launch of Dialog's pay television service.

"Digital or anything new is really created in order make to make things more affordable and available."

Sri Lanka, which has a population of under 20 million, now has more than five million mobile phones, and the industry is growing close to 50 percent a year.

A prepaid mobile connection can now be bought for as little as three dollars, and a phone for about 50 dollars compared 1750 US dollars when analogue mobile phones were launched in Sri Lanka.

Last year Dialog bought CBN Sat, for 523 million after it was closed by authorities under amidst controversy last year. It also bought a terrestrial TV firm Asset Media.

CBN sat had about 20,000 customers when Dialog bought the firm, and Dialog is planning to use its own distribution network to push the TV service to customers.

“The subscription that is 17,900 rupees can be applied for, through the dialog centres in the island,” Nushad Perera General Manager Sales and Marketing at Dialog said.

The satellite based service now has 30 local and foreign tv and radio channels.

Dialog hopes to increase the channels to 50 in the future and introduce new subscription plans apart from the available 500, 900 and 1,400 rupee plans.

The biggest capitalized stock on the Colombo bourse, Dialog reported a 7.55 billion rupee group net profit for the nine months to September 2006, while revenues climbed 47 percent to 18.89 billion rupees, over the same period 2005.

cbnsatcustomer said...

1000/= Rs discount for DialogTV connections on Feb 10th at Singer Mega stores

gayanb said...

First mobile telecom, now Dialog to revolutionise Satellite TV in Lanka

By Rebecca Fleming

The largest and fastest growing cellular service in the country took a giant step in reaching out to the Sri Lankan audience by introducing a revolutionary satellite television service through the launching of Dialog Satellite TV yesterday.

Asset Media (Pvt.) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dialog Telekom Ltd., operates Dialog Satellite TV, a Direct to Home (DTH) Satellite TV service. They introduced this attempt as, “Wakeup to the next generation of TV”. Dialog TV with its earth station located at Colombo 13 has island wide coverage. The satellite TV features 29 international channels which includes CNN, BBC, HBO, Cinemax, AXN, ESPN, Discovery Channel, MTV (Music Television) and Cartoon Network, in addition to a wide portfolio of Sri Lankan television channels. They have entered into partnerships with both television and radio channels that include Derana, TNL, Swarnavahini, ITN, Sun FM, Hiru, Gold, Sha, Lite, TNL radio and Asura. Dr. Hans Wijesuriya Director Asset Media and Chief Executive of Dialog Telekom addressing the gathering at the launching said, “Today we commence yet another journey of technology innovation with a single minded focus on the Sri Lankan consumer” Furthermore they will deploy digital broadcasting technology to connect Sri Lankans from all parts of Sri Lanka to the ever expanding wealth of knowledge and entertainment available both locally and internationally. “We are going to make satellite TV affordable to everyone” he added.

“Dialog TV will bring high quality, affordable programming to every segment of the society. What is special about this is that we are using Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-S) while most TVs in Sri Lanka are analog” said Nushad Perera General Manager, Sales and Marketing Dialog Telekom speaking at the launch. Towards the end of the year Dialog hopes increase up to 50 channels.

In collaboration with the launching Dialog TV handed over complementary installation to Ranaviru Sevana, Cancer Hospital Maharagama and the Ministry of Education during the ceremony

Commenting on its services Perera added that at the moment there is are 50 fully trained and equipped installation teams. The outdoor and indoor unit costs Rs. 17, 900 inclusive of taxes and installation charges. The installation unit consists of Dish Antenna (60cm diameter), LNB unit, digital set top box, remote control and connecting table. Depending on the packages the monthly rental will be Rs.500, 900 and 1400 (without Vat). At present the satellite connections can be purchased from the customer care centres at Galle, Kurunegala, Weenappuwa, Kandy, Negombo, Colombo and Nugegoda while arrangements are under way to make it available islandwide. They will be providing services to both individual and corporate customers.

Dialog Satellite TV is operated and managed by Asset Media Pvt. Lt, a subsidiary of Dialog Telekom Ltd. Dialog Telekom an ISO 9001 certified company is a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia. Dialog operates 2.5 G and 3G Mobile communications networks supporting the very least in multimedia and mobile internet services. The company has the distinction of being the first 3G operator in South Asia to commence commercial operations. Dialog Telekom, the largest and the fastest growing cellular service in Sri Lanka, serves a subscriber base in excess of 3.2 Million Sri Lankan.

- Daily Mirror

hush said...

5 out of 6 channels on Zee package is out due to a technical issue. Hope they rectify it soon as Zee studio has some good movies running these days.

AI said...

can dialog take my comet connection and give me dialogtv connection ??