Wednesday, May 21, 2008

LBN adds two more channels

LBN has taken increased its channel offerings by two by adding the Animax & UTV World Movies channels onto their platform during the last few days. At the moment LBN is the only Sri Lankan pay television company to carry these channels since Animax which was carried by Dialog TV earlier was taken off air over a flimsy excuse.

LBN has continually maintained an edge over Dialog TV by introducing channels first on a more regular basis than Dialog TV.

Please keep us updated on the latest regarding LBN as the days progress.


LKDOOD said...

Comet Cable Customers have been tricked & their money stolen

where are the authorities ??

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mad_roker said...

Dharmawahini is added to basic lineup full time. now its 36 channels.

mugs said...

i was told to rescan my channels yesterday and when i did i lost 3 channels, but i don't know which ones they are, but now i have a max of 36 channels

LANKA INFO said...

SLT IPTV Official Website Launched

star said...

LBN now replace the "Dubai One TV" channel with "NDTV Goods Time" channel.

Why still LBN could not able to increase their No.of channels? Always replace one channel with another one.

Sudhar said...

Many thinks watching IPTV is something to do with ADSL package and download speed.

IPTV just need ASDL service, not the package you choose. Moreover, watching IPTV will not add any byte to your ADSL quota. IPTV totally in different spectrum within the ADSL connection. It will use the full bandwidth of the wire apart from Internet and voice service.

IPTV is third entity in the SLT telephone wire.

Kalaingar said...

I just visited the IPTV Show @ BMICH, it was very disappointing to say the least. There were no extra news from the show other than what you find in their website . Only thing is they give a TV each day for a lucky winner from a draw!!!. At the moment they have some 12 channels including 6 local. They had BBC, HBO Channels etc. They talked a lot about time shift feature where you can watch at your convenient time. They have not yet fixed rates, They promised about 40 channels, but I must mention about the picture quality which was poor to be fair. It was VHS quality, not DVD. They promised it will increase once they launch at the end of August. But one wonder they would have done well to get the best quality when they were launching. and when you buy the device they give a router free.

LKDOOD said...

UTStarcom wins SLT IPTV contract


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star said...

Raj to launch Tamil news channel on 23 June, invest Rs 200 mn

Chennai-based Raj Television Network is investing Rs 200 million in its Tamil news channel which is set for launch on 23 June.Raj News will be the fourth channel in the network, adding to its Tamil general entertainment channel Raj TV, music channel Raj Musix, and Raj Digital Plus.

With bureaus spread across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, Raj News will also have reporters in New Delhi and Mumbai. The Tamil news channel will concentrate more on the South India based stories. For foreign stories, Raj News has tied up with Associated Press.

"We are investing around Rs 200 million and will focus on news across the southern region," says a source in the company.

Raj News is a free-to-air (FTA) channel and will also be available on direct-to-home (DTH) for subscribers. The channel has already tied up with DTH operators Dish TV and Sun Direct.Sun TV Ltd. dominates the Tamil Nadu television market with a string of Tamil channels in the GEC, movies, news and music space.

star said...

T. Nadu to launch Cable TV Corporation

As the cable TV war between SUN TV owned by Maran brothers and the new network floated by M K Azhagiri, son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, hotted up, the state government on Friday decided to launch the operations of the state-owned Arasu Cable TV corporation from July 15 in all districts, barring Chennai.

A decision in this regard was taken at the end of the two-day district collectors conference, presided by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi here. Maran brothers owned Sumangali Cable TV corporation had refused to give the feed to Azhagiri's Royal cable TV corporation in Madurai, depriving viewers from watching SUN TV network programmes.

Cable TV operators had demanded that the government launch its Arasu Cable TV operations soon. The Corporation as a MSO would provide feed to local cable TV operators who would become its agents.

star said...

ESS using Asia Cup to push Star Cricket

ESPN Star Sports (ESS) will commence airing the Asia Cup cricket tourney from 24 June 2008.In order to use the event to push its cricket channel Star Cricket, the broadcaster has rebranded the event as Star Cricket Asia Cup. The event will air on Star Cricket and on ESPN.

ESPN Software India MD R C Venkateish says, "Star Cricket is a dedicated channel for the Indian subcontinent and there cannot be a better association than aligning with the Asia Cup where all the major cricket forces from the sub continent including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating. I am confident that this branding and marketing initiative will go a long way in promoting the channel further in this region."

The sports broadcaster has roped in multiple sponsors for the event including Ultratech Cement, Bharti Airtel and Havell's.

The Future Group and Maruti Suzuki have also been roped in as associate sponsors of the tournament. Other clients who will advertise include TVS, Nestle India, Amway India, Birla Sunlife Insurance, Tata Teleservices and GM Pens.

ESS presenter Harsha Bhogle along with experts like Ian Chappell and Marvan Atapattu will be based out of the studios in Singapore. The on-site commentary team has been divided into two parts because of simultaneous matches in the first phase.

For the Lahore leg, the commentators will include Ranjit Fernando, Waqar Younis, Athar Ali Khan, Ranil Abeynaike and Bruce Yardley. For the Karachi leg, Danny Morrison, Rameez Raja, Wasim Akram, Aamir Sohail and Arun Lal will take charge.

star said...

Videocon appoints Publicis Ambience for DTH venture

In an multi-agency pitch, Videocon group has appointed Publicis Ambience as the communication agency for its upcoming DTH venture. The size of the account is Rs 80 crore and it is learnt that O&M had also pitched for this business.

Anirudhha Banerjee, president and chief operating officer, Publicis Ambience, says, "We managed to give the client clarity in our strategy and creative, which helped us win."

As is known, the Videocon group would launch its DTH offering, which is called Videocon D2H+, under its media arm, Bharat Business Channel (BBCL).

Kalaingar said...

Blowing its trumpets of successful notes, here comes the global mesh of satellite Channel Raj Network taking pride in launching its new channel. The 24×7 News Channel will be the one and only pioneer in possessing the live stock market updates from BSE, NSE and Analyst views on Stock Market from day to day in the History of Tamil Television Network. Not alone the live news, but lots of infotainment stuffs based on business, kids, health, entertainment and many others.

In particular, the channels draws its unique line of presenting the viewers with bunch of stock marked based shows like ‘Hello Sandhai’ and ‘Sandhai Neram’ that will be telecasted during the peak hours of everyday. Couple of industries based shows among which one titled ‘Thozhil Munai’ will soon kick-start and an auto show titled ‘Top Gear’ and a weekly Business Show, ‘Raj Vaniga Ulagam’, hosted by Mr.Nijanathan, one of the popular anchors and head of Raj News 24×7 channel will host this show.

It was today morning; chief minister M.Karunanidhi launched the channel at the premises of Raj TV in Teynampet and the channel has started rolling now…

LANKA INFO said...

DJ Competition - Gates open NOW!

sithma said...

Dear friends Ready for IPTV
Here are some some value added features of SLTIPTV where you donot get in DTV
You dont miss your favourite programmes in future. you decide what you want to seeand at what time not the Tv Station
Ex. If you miss 8 o'clock news due to traffic jam but you can rewine live channel back to 8 oclock news and view it.
Grid of all the channels that you want to see
You can see any no of channels(Max no=channel avalable in SLTIPTV) live on your screen by divided vertually (Advanced feature to Picture in Picture fuction)
Wait for more exiting fetures .SLTIPTV will be on commercial ....Wait and see. !!!!!

star said...

The DTH (direct-to-home) action has moved to the southern market even as Sun Direct has mopped up one million subscribers in a short span of 200 days with low subscription pricing.

With Sun pricing its packages from as low as Rs 10 to Rs 140, market leader Dish TV has been forced to drop rates. The Zee Group DTH operator, boasting of 3.5 million subscribers across the country, has reduced the entry cost by over 40 per cent and introduced a special hat-trick offer for its subscribers in the four southern states.

As per the new rates, a new Dish TV connection in South India would now be available for Rs 1990 (plus Rs 200 as installation charges) from the earlier Rs 2,950 (plus Rs 200). In addition to this, there is monthly recurring cost starting at Rs 60 per month going up to Rs 300 per month.

Dish TV is also offering three benefits to subscribers under the hat-trick offer. The subscribers will be offered five leading sports channels, 33 free movies and unlimited gaming free for one year.
Sun Group's DTH offering includes 14 add-on packages (ranging from as low as Rs 10 to Rs 140) to "suit every pocket" in a "Pay for what you watch" concept. The one million subscribers, the company says, have come from only the four southern states - Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh - and the union territory of Pondicherry.

Sun Direct launched four regional basic tiers consisting of over 100 plus channels specific to each southern state (Tamil basic, Telugu Basic, Kannada Basic and Kerala basic) at the rate of Rs 75 per month.

Sun Direct now plans to have a national roll out strategy.

star said...

New south offer details with clarifications

Till now we all know that dishtv launched a new HATTRICK OFFER for south customers, Overall its really a very good offer. for just Rs.1990 + Rs.200 installation. and get Rs.1990 worth movies free and 5 sports channels.

- Drop down the base price of packages and now north and south customer have same package rates.

- New addon packs created for south customers.

- Sun channels are available on a-la-carte basis, even now south customer will get sun channels with 300 maxi pack as well.

- Existing customers will change their base pack to new one by calling cutomer care ..if you won't call customer care or change your pack then you will be in older pack and automatically moved to new package after your subscription ends.

- Best part is now if some has Tamil/malayalam pack and don't want to watch telugu channels then he don't have to pay for that and if he wants teleugu also then just subscribe for that pack and if he subscribe for that pack then also its more economical then previous one.

- Another good part is your initial investment is very low Rs.1990/-.

- Also all dishtv viewers will be able to watch 5 sports channels for free without any extra cost including ESPN channels.

- Free 33 movies worth Rs.1990/-

Over all its a very good packaging and pricing as compared to sun dth. and with this i think now dishtv is most economical in south with best channel offering for southy customers.

Kalaingar said...

I just saw a test channel being added in LBN, anyone know the details.

LKDOOD said...

ESPN Star lands rights to Olympics(2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the London 2012 Olympic Games)


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star said...


LBN add one more frequence. ie.362

Now, on frequence (only on Digital) No. 362, you can get 9 more channels. At the movement, they are giving repeat channels.

Soon, we can expect 9 NEW channels on LBN.

Bimal said...

Can we have the Maharaja TV channels back on please??? I really miss MTV as a lot of nice things seem to be happening on it.

star said...

What are the new channels we can expect from LBN on these 9 channels?

I thing they should add atleast few good channels like 9XM, Fox news, BBC news, Isai aruvi, RAJ,RAJ MUSIC,etc...

mad_roker said...

BBC News