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South Asian Indian Channels Directv vs Dish Network


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#251 OFFLINE   JKnight

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:53 AM

Colors announces grand plans for 2009

The channel is also looking at beginning feeds in international markets such as the US, UK, Middle East and Africa
http://www.televisio...p?id=1234355287


I hope they don't take as long as the other channels have taken to start their feeds in the States. It would be good if they make the entry really soon.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:56 PM

NDTV Imagine has made it now. But no news yet for UTV movies?

Any upates?

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:31 PM

NDTV Imagine has made it now. But no news yet for UTV movies?

Any upates?


Guessing when a new channel is coming Quizzer? Only way to find out is going to www.utvmovies.com. Rumors are that some movies have been bought from Zee Cinema. Only question is DISH Network preventing the channel to show up on DirecTV?

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

i just talked to direct tv cs ..(called southasian phone# (not from home number)) and press as a new custo and they told me that utv movies will start on march 3009 and there three more channels...pt..punjabi(something like) ,nd tv good times and ndtv profit will start same time also.......

nd tv good times and nd tv profit....not a great channels...as directv has enough news channnels....cs rep told me that direct tv will not bring any channel similar to star plus......so we got answer why ndtv imagine did not come on direct tv...


hope this will help.......


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

NDTV Profit is a decent channel, though i would have liked CNBCTV18 or UTVI.

COLORS is another channel which will be good if Directv or dishtv take it.

Edited by quizzer, 21 February 2009 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

Even 9X is good channel..they said 3009 March :)) because, it looks like it is going to be 3009 not early 2009 :))

I think, they should update DirectTV website which says Coming Soon or something......

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

i just talked to direct tv cs ..(called southasian phone# (not from home number)) and press as a new custo and they told me that utv movies will start on march 3009 and there three more channels...pt..punjabi(something like) ,nd tv good times and ndtv profit will start same time also.......

nd tv good times and nd tv profit....not a great channels...as directv has enough news channnels....cs rep told me that direct tv will not bring any channel similar to star plus......so we got answer why ndtv imagine did not come on direct tv...


hope this will help.......


thanks
hp


You are right! I saw an advt. in the Indian Express North American edition. Directv is advertising these 3 channels as coming soon in Mar 2009.

UTV movies should be in hindi direct1.

I guess NDTV goodtimes will be in II. hope they keep PROFIT in I.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

You are right! I saw an advt. in the Indian Express North American edition. Directv is advertising these 3 channels as coming soon in Mar 2009.

UTV movies should be in hindi direct1.

I guess NDTV goodtimes will be in II. hope they keep PROFIT in I.


Okay I just got done talking to CSR in Hindi and He said that price will be 29.99 for hindidirect 1 package and it will now have 12 total channels (8 right now).

New channels go live by end of this month:
UTV Movies
NDTV Profit
NDTV GoodTimes
PTC Punjabi

I'm looking forward to Punjabi channel.

Edited by gdeep, 03 March 2009 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:24 PM

Okay I just got done talking to CSR in Hindi and He said that price will be 29.99 for hindidirect 1 package and it will now have 12 total channels (8 right now).

New channels go live by end of this month:
UTV Movies
NDTV Profit
NDTV GoodTimes
PTC Punjabi

I'm looking forward to Punjabi channel.


Thanks Gdeep. This is great for 29.99 and twelve channels. What Punjabi channel is this? http://worldmediacon...om/Clients.html
Colors channel do not respond to emails so we just wait and watch....

Edited by Nina, 04 March 2009 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

Okay I just got done talking to CSR in Hindi and He said that price will be 29.99 for hindidirect 1 package and it will now have 12 total channels (8 right now).

New channels go live by end of this month:
UTV Movies
NDTV Profit
NDTV GoodTimes
PTC Punjabi

I'm looking forward to Punjabi channel.


Awesome news.

I think directv is getting more popular with south asians specially after getting exclusive coverage of ICC cricket tournaments.

they just need one additional entertainment channel like COLORS.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:13 PM

Thanks Gdeep. This is great for 29.99 and twelve channels. What Punjabi channel is this? http://worldmediacon...om/Clients.html
Colors channel do not respond to emails so we just wait and watch....


This is the punjabi channel that will be offered on Directv http://www.cinemayam...ebhtml/PTC.html

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

Even 9X is good channel..they said 3009 March :)) because, it looks like it is going to be 3009 not early 2009 :))

I think, they should update DirectTV website which says Coming Soon or something......


9X is planning USA launch but don't know if it is on Directv or Dish

http://www.inxnetwor...x_footprint.htm

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:24 AM

9X is planning USA launch but don't know if it is on Directv or Dish

http://www.inxnetwor...x_footprint.htm



It does show in the map about the planned areas of launch, but does anyone know when this might be?

and what about COLORS, any news on that?

For Directv, has anyone mentioned any other dates, rather than just by the end of March?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:30 AM

This is the punjabi channel that will be offered on Directv http://www.cinemayam...ebhtml/PTC.html


I am assuiming that is is going to be on A La Carte, or included in the package?

Any info on the price of PTC?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:07 AM

I am assuiming that is is going to be on A La Carte, or included in the package?

Any info on the price of PTC?


This channel will be part of Hindidirect I package. That's what CSR guy told me. 12 channels in HindiDirect I package.

#266 OFFLINE   dilchahtahai

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:36 PM

First they said: EARLY 2009,

THEN THEY SAID: FEB 2009

THEN THEY SAID: MARCH 2009

THEN THEY SAID: Early March

Now they are saying "End of March" :)))))))))

All DirectTV Customer Service people are LIARS just like Democrates..

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:26 AM

First they said: EARLY 2009,

THEN THEY SAID: FEB 2009

THEN THEY SAID: MARCH 2009

THEN THEY SAID: Early March

Now they are saying "End of March" :)))))))))

All DirectTV Customer Service people are LIARS just like Democrates..


You are right but I think launching multiple channels together is much easier then one at a time. This is the reason they delayed UTV movies channel launch.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

Any definitive dates yet for the launch of these 4 channels?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:05 PM

Any definitive dates yet for the launch of these 4 channels?


I called Directv to make changes to my account and I was told again that new channels will launch this month and will be part of HindiDirect I package. This was hindi CSR.

I called the English CSR and he said there are channels coming but he couldn't share any information. So, looks like they are coming but not sure which date though.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:51 PM

I called Directv to make changes to my account and I was told again that new channels will launch this month and will be part of HindiDirect I package. This was hindi CSR.

I called the English CSR and he said there are channels coming but he couldn't share any information. So, looks like they are coming but not sure which date though.


Same thing happened here. Very confidently, the Hindi Csr told me I should wait to make any changes cause the channels were going to launch anytime this month.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:01 PM

do you need second dish to get international channels on Direct TV?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:21 PM

do you need second dish to get international channels on Direct TV?


Directv has a international dish which has both hindi and english channels but you can't get HD channels through this dish. If you want to watch HD channels then you would require a slimline dish which is huge.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

gdeep,I have slimline already,is that enough to receive Hindi package or will I need to add another dish.Thank you.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

gdeep,I have slimline already,is that enough to receive Hindi package or will I need to add another dish.Thank you.



you need the world direct oval dish to receive international programming.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:37 PM

hi,
i talked american cs who told me they just got news on above channels from march 1809...price will not increase......


thanks
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