It looks like the day has finally arrived. Dish TV is finally launching in Sri Lanka on May 25th. The Customer Service Hotline is (011) 5 111 222.
Being one Asia's largest DTH service operators, Dish TV Sri Lanka will house the regional uplinking station to reach out to other Asian countries in the subcontinent. Dish TV Lanka can uplink channels not permitted to by Dish TV India, due to Indian regulations.
Besides that Dish TV has uplinked many local FTA channels & are expected to send local operators packing. But will they? The Sri Lankan market is different to India's, Dish TV consists of almost all channels in Indian feeds, even the ones for which we have begun to take Asian feeds for granted.
The deep pockets of Dish TV are certainly capable of adding those channels, but they seem to be more focused by the higher rentals they could charge locals compared to the ones in India.
The service is starting off as a basic service, No HD, No PVR. Recent Screen Shots reveal that the HBO will be HBO India, no news of AXN & some others, Sun TV have not yet granted permission for their channels to be carried on Dish TV Lanka. The Hindi channels will be the Indian feeds as opposed to the Asian feeds presently enjoyed.
Given below are some pictures courtesy kmalitha@warnunasat