Looking back to 2015 & looking forward to 2016

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Firstly we want to wish all of you a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2016 to all our fellow bloggers & the management & staff at Dialog TV. We also apologize for the lack of blog updates over the past several months. We have been busy but we are not making that an excuse & we assure you that we ...

Dialog TV Set top box Software Update Available

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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 ...

Sony KIX added

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With effect from yesterday Dialog TV added Sony KIX to Channel No. 77 which was previously occupied by Setanta SD feed. As a result this channel is now available FOC for all Gold package subscribers.Previously Gold package subscribers had to pay Rs 99 to watch Setanta, however the replacement Sony KIX has been made available on a FOC basis, however ...

RWC 2015

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According to unconfirmed reports coming in Dialog TV will add Sony Kix within the next few days in order to broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2015. The broadcast right which have been purchased by Sony will cause both the sports channels Six & Kix to telecast the event. We are not sure whether Sony Kix will be added only for ...

AMC Asia replaces MGM Channel

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As of midnight MGM Channel India which is ceasing transmissions has been replaced by AMC Asia which was formerly known as MGM Asia. Even though Dialog called it a rebrand it is actually a replacement. The channel telecasts older movies like MGM did in addition to some brand new programming from the AMC stable such as "Fear The Walking Dead" ...

Now MGM Channel to go

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MGM Channel which was brought in by Dialog TV to replace Star Movies when it pulled out of this region will be discontinuing it's services during this month, probably by the end of the month. This leaves Dialog TV now looking for a replacement to the channel.MGM which was renamed in most territories as AMC, retained the MGM branding in ...

Dialog's HD dilemma & solution

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Recently Dialog TV have been sending SMS to Dialog TV subscribers offering the HD channels at special rates for a limited period of time. This comes hot on the heels of a free preview for HD channels which ended a week or so ago.It seems that the adoption of the HD package among even those of the Gold package is ...

Software Update....

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Last night a software update has been made available to all Dialog TV subscribers who are using the HD Decoder. The update doesn't contain anything in terms of terms but is probably related to it's Internal functions. According to some SupremeSat 1 which was listed as a satellite is now longer on the list.This means that the rumored satellite switch ...

Dialog TV adds Setanta Sports HD

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Dialog TV added Setanta Sports HD with effect from yesterday. This now becomes the third HD sports channel on the platform. The content is exactly similar to what is provided on the SD feed.The channel is presently available FOC due to the promotion celebrating 500,000 subscribers but we expect it to be more highly priced than the present HD channels. ...

500,000 subscribers & re-adding test channels

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According to information coming out of the Dialog TV camp, the Dialog TV subscriber base has hit 500,000 subscribers. This includes both post paid & prepaid subscribers. It's a good achievement by far taking. However the time to celebrate is short since they are facing increased competition which has no doubt done a lot of good for Dialog TV.In other ...

Dialog halts "test" channels

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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 ...

Da Vinci Learning - now testing

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German based childrens educational channel "Da Vince Learning" has joined "Trace TV" & "Travel XP" on test mode on Dialog TV.This channel focuses on children/teens educational needs & has many of Discovery Kids programming too. Unlike in this region Discovery Kids is not a dedicated cartoon channel in other parts of the world.It looks more channels will join the lineup ...

Trace Urban & Travel XP on test

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With effect from last night Dialog TV have begun testing music channel TRACE URBAN (Ch. 42) & travel channel TRAVEL XP (Ch. 66). Both these channels are HD by default, however Dialog is downgrading them to SD & relaying them. Trace TV which originates from France telecasts Urban Music & Travel XP which is head quartered in India telecast travel ...

Panicking or Preparing

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The last few days we have seen a spate of extra channels being allocated to Dialog TV packages such as Diamond & Pearl. These two were possibly some of the cheapest packages on Dialog TV & were designed to contain a bare minimum of channels.In case you wondering why there was a sudden change of heart, it's because competition has ...

Cartoon Network Asia returns

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The on going Cartoon Network saga underwent another surprising turn with the return of Cartoon Network Asia to Dialog TV. This decision was taken most likely after several complaints were raised regarding the Indianised nature of Cartoon Network India which consists of Indian accent English, Hindi toons, etc.This means that parents can now rest easy, however it seems that the ...

A move towards Asian feeds, Syfy....

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So are we seeing a move away from Indian feeds at Dialog TV? Seems so at least where available, with the decision of Dialog TV to replace Fox Crime India with Syfy Asia.To be fair it should be stated that Fox Crime India is closing down over this weekend, for some Dialog is citing a withdrawal of South Asian rights ...

Celestial Classic Movies & Fox Crime

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So with effect from yesterday Celestial Classic Movies seems to be officially launched on Dialog TV, since it is no longer on "Test" mode. It's clear that Dialog is targeting the expatriate community with channel. It's got English subtitles so no need to learn the language.The package allocations for this channel aren't clear as yet. In other news Fox Crime ...

Dialog TV testing "Celestial Classic Movies"

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Dialog started testing "Celestial Classic Movies" with effect from yesterday, the channel which telecasts mainly classical movies of Chinese, Japanese & Korean origin. The channel runs movies with English subtitles.It's hard to understand why Dialog added a channel such as this, the market for this type of channel is not clear as yet. Whether the channel will move past the ...

Star India restricting programming to Sri Lanka

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Over the last few days it has been noted that Star Channels have been restricting to programming to Sri Lanka citing territorial rights as an excuse. When it started on Star World Premiere HD with the blocking of "The Blacklist" it was assumed that this was due to AXN Asia also carrying the same programme. However this has now spread ...

Cartoon Network feed switched

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With effect from yesterday Dialog TV have reverted to the India feed of Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network feeds have been switched before too but this time it looks permanent. This is probably not a decision of Dialog TV rather seems to of Turner broadcasting that runs the channel. Cartoon Network Asia website has been blocked too & redirects to the ...