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#301 OFFLINE   kaustubh_d

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:12 PM

Its indeed very good news that UTV has finally been launched today. Unfortunately, the guide is not showing any schedule. I checked the schedule on utv website. It must be the India schedule as it did not match what was being broadcasted at that time. Thats a little surprising. Either that or probably their online schedule is not correct wr.t what they show in India too.

If anybody has an url that shows the correct schedule content (even if it is time delayed w.r.t what we are going to get, thats fine), please paste it here.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:03 PM

DIRECTV CSR's didnt know about the other 3 channels. I have emailed NDTV distribution to find out about PROFIT and GOODTIMES.

Nina, can you also find out from NDTV?

Thanks

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

Its indeed very good news that UTV has finally been launched today. Unfortunately, the guide is not showing any schedule. I checked the schedule on utv website. It must be the India schedule as it did not match what was being broadcasted at that time. Thats a little surprising. Either that or probably their online schedule is not correct wr.t what they show in India too.

If anybody has an url that shows the correct schedule content (even if it is time delayed w.r.t what we are going to get, thats fine), please paste it here.

Thanks in advance


I took a peek of the UTV Movies broadcast. The broadcast is not from India nor delayed. It is from here. UTV Movies has set up a office. Disregard the official website for now.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:38 PM

DIRECTV CSR's didnt know about the other 3 channels. I have emailed NDTV distribution to find out about PROFIT and GOODTIMES.

Nina, can you also find out from NDTV?

Thanks


How can the CSR'S not know? They told us about the launch of the three channels...Are they trying to draw more customers towards directv?
Anyhow, try calling this number which is the office for NDTV and ask them 817-773-4375 (office in U.S)

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:57 AM

http://www.siliconin...-nid-53840.html

Looks like we are about a month behind on movies playing in India. Oye lucky oye played in India around Feb and we are going to see it this month. Fashion just recently played in india and we are going to see it in April.

Also, the picture got off again this morning. The top black bar is showing but the bottom is gone again.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

How can the CSR'S not know? They told us about the launch of the three channels...Are they trying to draw more customers towards directv?
Anyhow, try calling this number which is the office for NDTV and ask them 817-773-4375 (office in U.S)


This number is for NDTV Imagine. They dont have clue abt PROFIT and Goodtimes.

Anybody has luck with status?

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:53 PM

Thanks for writing.

We have some exciting new offers that make it one of the best times to sign up for DIRECTV.

We don't carry NDTV Profit and Goodtimes channels right now and we don't currently have plans to add it to our lineup.

However, I have forwarded your request to DIRECTV management.

In addition, whenever we add channels to our lineup, we release a statement to the press, so keep an eye on the news to find out about the newest channels or visit our web site at directv.com/pr.

We have set up two ways for you to get immediate responses to all of your questions and begin enjoying DIRECTV:

For information about our current offers or to place your order online in just minutes, simply go to directv.com/getdirectv.

You can also call us at 1-800-DIRECTV from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET daily to get answers to your questions..

Thanks again for writing.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:27 AM

Thanks for writing.

We have some exciting new offers that make it one of the best times to sign up for DIRECTV.

We don't carry NDTV Profit and Goodtimes channels right now and we don't currently have plans to add it to our lineup.

However, I have forwarded your request to DIRECTV management.

In addition, whenever we add channels to our lineup, we release a statement to the press, so keep an eye on the news to find out about the newest channels or visit our web site at directv.com/pr.

We have set up two ways for you to get immediate responses to all of your questions and begin enjoying DIRECTV:

For information about our current offers or to place your order online in just minutes, simply go to directv.com/getdirectv.

You can also call us at 1-800-DIRECTV from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET daily to get answers to your questions..

Thanks again for writing.

SATEXPLORER,

Can you find out if its going to make it?


This really sucks. Why did Directv lie to us?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:58 AM

I am telling you DIRECTTV SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS .......***$$$$$$es....really....................There is not even a single person in DirectTV who works....................All LAZY A$$ES.........How much time it takes to update the correct schedule for MTV or UTV..........Hire Me for 10$ per hour......Spend just 100 bucks for 10 hours and I will have correct schedule for all the Hindi Package channel for month......but Bastards DirectTV Workers does not have even 100$ to spend..........

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:30 AM

This really sucks. Why did Directv lie to us?


Which directv phone number did you use?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:40 AM

This is unbelievable!!!!
I just phoned Dtv south asian dept. I spoke to a rep.there and asked about the two channels. Said they were on air!!!
Even named the channels as NDPT...Ndtvprofit...channel 2009 and NDGT...channel2010 Ndtvgoodtimes. Was going to send the signal(that's what Rep. said). Cut off my line after a brief pause. When I called back to speak to the same Rep. I was told that Rep. was out for lunch. The other Rep. denied about the channels.
Maybe the channels will launch next week???????

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:18 AM

This is unbelievable!!!!
I just phoned Dtv south asian dept. I spoke to a lady there and asked her about the two channels. She said they were on air!!!
She even named the channels as NDPT...Ndtvprofit...channel 2009 and NDGT...channel2010 Ndtvgoodtimes. She was going to send the signal(that's what she said).She cut off my line after a brief pause. When I called back to speak to her , she was out for lunch (I was told ,she was there I know) and the next Rep. denied about the channels.


Whats the Dtv south asian phone no.?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:48 AM

Whats the Dtv south asian phone no.?


1-800-378-3309

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

First Hindi Package they give only 9 Channels. Out of those 9 Channels , 4 of the Channel has Wrong GUIDE information..........IF I see someone who says DIRECTTV is good..I would like to slap that person..........They need to do REALITY CHECK. There will be atleast 10,000 Hindi 1 Subscribers and mupltiply that amount with 30$ per Month. For this huge amount of monthly income..they cant fix this small issues???????Son of Bi******....All DirectTV Employers...They should be ashamed of taking their SALARY.......

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

1-800-378-3309


Thanks.

I called this number and spoke to Hindi CSR. She doesnt have a clue about NDTV PROFIT or GOODTIMES channels let alone telling me whether they will come or not.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:49 PM

That's right now CSRs are saying Directv will add new channels in near future. They won't even name which channels now. Last week they were giving out channel names. I wish I can get Dish network......

Also, I got email back from Cinemaya media (PTC punjabi) and it says that Directv will launch PTC punjabi in 2 to 3 months.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:36 PM

hi

i was told by cs that price will go up on hindi package...donot how much as it can go up to 39.99 since adding ashta channel and new movie channel wonot be free so just wait and watch.....i can stay with them as long as 34.99 but not more than that...as direct tv has 3 news channels...one cricket channel....(?not worth penny for me) and mtv india never had correct schedule.........star one ....few programm...other wise rerun shows.....so we will be paying for star plus and ashta channel and new utv movie channel .......they told me it will take 2-3 months before ndtv good times(not great channel in india...almost ready to shut down per news in india in jan 09...indian television.com ) and ndtv profit.....people who have stock market in india....than worth it.......
and direct tv won't give u choice for package but u pay or no choice.....gets expensive.....as they had increase preffer choice ....6 dollar in last 2 yrs


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:30 PM

hi

i was told by cs that price will go up on hindi package...donot how much as it can go up to 39.99 since adding ashta channel and new movie channel wonot be free so just wait and watch.....i can stay with them as long as 34.99 but not more than that...as direct tv has 3 news channels...one cricket channel....(?not worth penny for me) and mtv india never had correct schedule.........star one ....few programm...other wise rerun shows.....so we will be paying for star plus and ashta channel and new utv movie channel .......they told me it will take 2-3 months before ndtv good times(not great channel in india...almost ready to shut down per news in india in jan 09...indian television.com ) and ndtv profit.....people who have stock market in india....than worth it.......
and direct tv won't give u choice for package but u pay or no choice.....gets expensive.....as they had increase preffer choice ....6 dollar in last 2 yrs


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Any guesses to will the price increase happen before PROFIT/GOODTIMES or after?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:50 AM

Any Idea on the schedule of UTV Movies...Damn, I cant record any movies since it all shows UTV Movies..........

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:55 PM

Looks like UTVI will soon make it to US.

http://www.televisio...p?id=1237808583

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 06:41 PM

Looks like UTVI will soon make it to US.

http://www.televisio...p?id=1237808583


UTV should launch Bindass to US.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:48 PM

Even though the UTV Movies schedule isn't appearing in the DIRECTV Guide as of yet, the schedule can still be accessed online:

tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCSGrid.do?stnNum=63229

(sorry, not allowed to post that as a link since i'm new on the site)

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:16 PM

Even though the UTV Movies schedule isn't appearing in the DIRECTV Guide as of yet, the schedule can still be accessed online:

tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCSGrid.do?stnNum=63229

(sorry, not allowed to post that as a link since i'm new on the site)


Thanks for finding this out.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

hi,

thanks for that website for movies which has been big help for lot of people as when u called direct tv cs only one answer....reset receiver...they donot know any thing else than reset receiver.....


i copy and paste schedule....for other people



Today 2:00 AM Ek Hi Raasta NR 5:00 AM Naukar Biwi Ka NR 8:00 AM Sapne Saajan Ke NR 11:00 AM Insaaf: The Justice NR 2:00 PM Rang NR 5:30 PM Sirf: Life Looks... NR
Tonight 8:30 PM Shreemaan Aashique NR 11:30 PM Gangotri NR

Tomorrow 2:00 AM An Evening in Paris NR 5:00 AM Angoor NR 8:00 AM Qurbani NR 11:00 AM Sangharsh NR 2:00 PM Kal:

Tomorrow Night 8:30 PM Yalgaar NR 11:30 PM Akele Hum Akele Tum NR

Saturday, March 28 2:00 AM Kahani Gudiya Ki NR 5:00 AM Kashmir Ki Kali NR 8:00 AM Agnipankh: Sky Is... NR 11:00 AM Aap Mujhe Acheche... NR 2:00 PM Janbaaz NR 5:30 PM Oye Lucky! Lucky... NR

Saturday Night 8:30 PM Pyare Mohan NR 11:30 PM Sanam Hum Aapke Hain NR

Sunday, March 29 2:00 AM Love NR 5:00 AM Afsana Pyaar Ka NR 8:00 AM Badnam Farishte NR 11:00 AM Yuva NR 2:00 PM Dil Jo Bhi Kahey NR 5:30 PM Pinjar NR

Sunday Night 8:30 PM Main Madhuri... NR 11:30 PM Waisa Bhi Hota... NR

Monday, March 30 2:00 AM King of Bollywood NR 5:00 AM Janam NR 8:00 AM Bombay NR 11:00 AM It's Breaking News NR 2:00 PM Shaadi Ka Laddoo NR 5:30 PM With Luv ...... NR

Monday Night 8:30 PM Jaagruti NR 11:30 PM Speed NR

Tuesday, March 31 2:00 AM Kuch To Gadbad Hai NR 5:00 AM Eena Meena Deeka NR 8:00 AM Gangotri NR 11:00 AM Jurm NR 2:00 PM Naam Gum Jaayega NR 5:30 PM Zakhm NR

Tuesday Night 8:30 PM Friendship NR 11:30 PM Afsana Pyaar Ka NR


thanks
hp

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:24 AM

hi,

thanks for that website for movies which has been big help for lot of people as when u called direct tv cs only one answer....reset receiver...they donot know any thing else than reset receiver.....


i copy and paste schedule....for other people



Today 2:00 AM Ek Hi Raasta NR 5:00 AM Naukar Biwi Ka NR 8:00 AM Sapne Saajan Ke NR 11:00 AM Insaaf: The Justice NR 2:00 PM Rang NR 5:30 PM Sirf: Life Looks... NR
Tonight 8:30 PM Shreemaan Aashique NR 11:30 PM Gangotri NR

Tomorrow 2:00 AM An Evening in Paris NR 5:00 AM Angoor NR 8:00 AM Qurbani NR 11:00 AM Sangharsh NR 2:00 PM Kal:

Tomorrow Night 8:30 PM Yalgaar NR 11:30 PM Akele Hum Akele Tum NR

Saturday, March 28 2:00 AM Kahani Gudiya Ki NR 5:00 AM Kashmir Ki Kali NR 8:00 AM Agnipankh: Sky Is... NR 11:00 AM Aap Mujhe Acheche... NR 2:00 PM Janbaaz NR 5:30 PM Oye Lucky! Lucky... NR

Saturday Night 8:30 PM Pyare Mohan NR 11:30 PM Sanam Hum Aapke Hain NR

Sunday, March 29 2:00 AM Love NR 5:00 AM Afsana Pyaar Ka NR 8:00 AM Badnam Farishte NR 11:00 AM Yuva NR 2:00 PM Dil Jo Bhi Kahey NR 5:30 PM Pinjar NR

Sunday Night 8:30 PM Main Madhuri... NR 11:30 PM Waisa Bhi Hota... NR

Monday, March 30 2:00 AM King of Bollywood NR 5:00 AM Janam NR 8:00 AM Bombay NR 11:00 AM It's Breaking News NR 2:00 PM Shaadi Ka Laddoo NR 5:30 PM With Luv ...... NR

Monday Night 8:30 PM Jaagruti NR 11:30 PM Speed NR

Tuesday, March 31 2:00 AM Kuch To Gadbad Hai NR 5:00 AM Eena Meena Deeka NR 8:00 AM Gangotri NR 11:00 AM Jurm NR 2:00 PM Naam Gum Jaayega NR 5:30 PM Zakhm NR

Tuesday Night 8:30 PM Friendship NR 11:30 PM Afsana Pyaar Ka NR


thanks
hp



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