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South Asian Indian Channels Directv vs Dish Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by prashp1, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. quizzer

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    Do you think Directv will launch three or all 4 channels on 18th?
     
  2. satexplorer

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    2 channels (uTv Movies and NDTV Good Times) on March 18 if that satellite up in the sky downlinks. 2 channels (NDTV Profit and PTC Punjabi) in couple of weeks.

    Slowly ZEE channels are watching their customer base shrink :rolleyes:...
     
  3. gdeep

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    Hindi CSR was telling me that they will be bringing ZEE and Sony on Directv too. Do you think that might be true?
     
  4. yellowtiger

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    That would be nice but honestly, I don't care about Zee and Sony as much as NDTV Imagine and Colors. It'd be nice if Directv could bring those two to their HindiDirect Packages. Hell, I'd even pay extra for Colors if need be. ;)
     
  5. Nina

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    You are right. I was told the same, this morning when I was changing my package. Three channels like u have mentioned tomorrow.
     
  6. satexplorer

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    It's all 4 if it's 3 the other competitor does not want DirecTV to show the same thing.

    It's a long shot to see DirecTV to bring Zee and Sony. Although, popular soaps like Kasamh Se (Zee), Kumkum, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Karam Apnaa Apnaa, Naaginn (Zee) are getting axed.
     
  7. ppn.rm

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    I really don't want to see Zee and Sony on direct tv please it not fair to the people like me who has both dish and direct. I really like direct tv because of MTV India. I might get rid of direct tv because they will put zee and sony on it
     
  8. hp123

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    hi,

    i have heard this before..yr ago from same "desi"cus service guy who has been telling people that directtv will bring zee and sony but this will never happen as people have told me that directv will not bring any channel similar to star plus as star plus own by same people who own directv....so we will not see any colour,ndtv imagine or sony,zee tv on this channel.....

    i have problems with mtv india guide which never match with what is coming on so u cannot record on dvr and i have tried to deal with directv staff but no luck...anybody has other way to resolve this issue?



    thanks
    hp
     
  9. quizzer

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    Directv is no more owned by Newscorp (owners of STAR). it is owned by liberty media now.
     
  10. dilchahtahai

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    Does anyone gets UTV or NDTV Profit? I am watching India Vs NZ and thought today is 18th of March, 2009 so I should probably get the new channels...(I have Hindi Direct)

    But normally the way DirectTV operates, I wont be surprised if they launch it on 18th of March, 2010 :))

    First they said....Early 2009, then they said, Jan 2009, then they said, Feb 2009, then they said, March 2009, then they said...........and the story continues....
     
  11. quizzer

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    Hang on dude...18th just started for you..its still 17th in west coast...have patience
     
  12. yellowtiger

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    My guess is that they'll turn the channels on when its 18th in all timezones in US...
     
  13. satexplorer

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    March 18 at 6am ET

    Ch. 2012 UTV Movies (Blockbuster movies also movies bought from ZEE Cinema)

    NDTV Good Times (Lifestyle channel)

    NDTV Profit (Business channel, alternative to CNBC TV 18)

    PTC Punjabi (Punjabi Bhangra, dramas, movies, news, Live? Kirtan from Harmandir Sahib Amritsar)
     
  14. satexplorer

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    MTV India currently here is 10 1/2 hours DELAYED from India's actual broadcast time. DirecTV had a Live broadcast when it debuted. Due to clinches they had delay the broadcast to meet the viewing flexibility.

    For example, if MTV India showed a program on Saturday at 7PM IST. The broadcast here will show it Winter time Saturday at 6PM EST and in the Summer time 7PM EDT. When Daylight Savings Time ends, DirecTV doesn't match transmission time.

    Currently, the morning programs that start 9:30pm EDT in the DirecTV guide are actually shown the next day at 7am EDT. Meaning the date is exact although delayed hours ago.
     
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  16. gdeep

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    do you think Directv will add any other channel on this list today?
     
  17. quizzer

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    Any update on the rest of the channels?
     
  18. gdeep

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    UTV Movies picture is off. I can't even see the bottom black bar and top bar is huge.
     
  19. Nina

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    Same here. Maybe they are working on it. No news on the rest of the channels.
     
  20. gdeep

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    All I can say is I'm going to cancel Filmy as that channel sucks. It won't even show any good movies. All I see is reruns over and over and over :)

    Also looks like we are only getting one channel today as their site is only shows UTV movies as new channel.

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=1200028&footernavtype=-1
     

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