The recent activation of the Dish TV Sri Lanka website, they are now on the lookout for dealers/distributors.
Reports suggest that Dish TV will launch in Sri Lanka with both Post Paid & Pre Paid services. The website at present displays a pretty basic Set Top Box which we expect to be sold initially. Whether Dish TV will expand it's offering to include HD & PVR services is yet to be seen.
The impending launch has already affected the local pay television scene since broadcasters such as Star India are asking local operators to block certain programming due to regional rights.
It's yet to be seen whether the blockade will be applicable to Dish TV Sri Lanka as well, however it seems likely that Dish TV Sri Lanka will not have the following channels
- HBO India or HBO Asia
- HBO Hits Asia or HBO Hits India
- HBO Signature Asia
- HBO Family
- Star World India
- Warner TV Asia or Warner India
- Sun TV
- Jaya TV
- AXN Asia or AXN India
Channels such as Diva TV, etc are not expected as well. As per reports Dish TV India is only uplinking local channels from Sri Lanka & not any Asian feeds.