Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SLT Vision Com to be disbanded & SLT to take full control of PEO

Three years after its launch & allegations of mismanagement & bribery by its CEO, SLT Vision Com is to be disbanded & SLT is to take full control of PEO TV. It seems the CEO Thushara Weerasooriya has been paying high fees to middlemen to acquire broadcasting rights for foreign channels and failed to secure many channels. After a reexamination of the IPTV investment SLT have decided to take full control of their venture which has put a burden on SLT's operational costs.

We hope that SLT management will take steps to add more foreign channels since it seems that the present Vision Com CEO seems to have made a lot of money by ways of bribes & concentrating more on paying money for people to start local channels to be added to PEO TV.

Sunday Times Jan 2nd 2011 : SLT to assume full management control of PEO TV





36 comments:

Conny said...

Dialog TV has removed all the Zee channels from its line up and have replaced them with Sun channels and Warner TV.
Many of the customers are disappointed as a result because some of the most popular channels such as Zee TV had been removed without thinking abt the customers by DTV.

There is a Big opportunity for PEO @ d moment. PEO could bring in these Zee channels to the line up and could make fresh promotions for ppl so that those who were frustrated with DTV with the above scene would turn to PEO.. Zee channels are very popular and carry very good programming especially Zee Studion (Max) had very good English movies playing in which I have seen..... PEO! this could b the time to make the move..

Deshal said...

SVOD … What? Where and How?

We wanted PEO to bring in new services which they can offer over the IPTV platform. We lobbied for them to build a movie library and provide more services which will allow us to watch the movies as and when we wanted it. However, this was not happening and we were complaining about it. Now after the enthusiasm has died down and the customers are tired, they have introduced a over 70 on demand service a month. The collection is good and the picture quality is considerably good too, after all it is HBO on Demand. This gets new movies added and old movies removed monthly. The price is just Rs.200 per month and you can watch all 70 movies for the month.

If you don’t know about this, don’t get surprised; you are with the majority of the PEO TV users. It is up to an organization to introduce a new service and market it like nothing so the customers are attracted to it. What does PEO do, they introduce that and sit back and relax. It is not surprising that the negative propaganda is coming out on PEO (which is not totally true) courtesy of the competitors (who just do not have other innovative means of introducing new services) and PEO just sit back relax. While I do not want to contest any of the points highlighted in the article without complete facts, my informal research has indicated the following points on PEO.

1. PEO is gradually eating up to competitor markets and attracts around 3,500 subscribers per month from the competitor share.
2. PEO’s breakeven customer base is around 45,000 and this target is expected to be achieved by end of 2011.
3. They continue to experiment with new services and would introduce Video streaming (YouTube access etc) within 2011.

Well, why have non of these were communicated to the customers? Why does people do not know these good services such as watching movies on demand? Why not tell their success story? Why not counter the negative propaganda?

Well, they definitely need a change somewhere!

vimasuma said...

From today peo tv menu is colorful and beautiful. i like it. But nothing new.

kayhaytha said...

@Deshal
How do we access the list of 70 movies ? Can we see the list of available movies before subscribing to this service ?

Conny said...

Well. What Deshal says is correct. I cannot figure out how I heard about this VOD thing, but I heard it somewhere once or twice only. But I did not know the price or anything else. All I knew was that it was HBO on demand only.

When they bring a new thing in, PEO needs to do take it to the customer.
There aren't much hoardings of PEO TV on roads and they keep jumping always during the festive season when the whole of SLT services are on bargain sale. and that's all.

And PEO keeps advertising within the system. In channels such C Music there is a PEO Ad every 30 Mins. what does that mean?? Why do they advertise to the already customers and it is the same ad that goes external channels too.

There is only a very few people known to me who are using PEO and when asked from others they seem to be lost. All what they say is, " Haven't heard of such a thing". I do not want to sell PEO to anyone but I have understood what level of knowledge People have about this Service.

PEO should get the basics right. Don't want to mention them over and over again.

Shehani said...

I think Peo tv should take the maximum opportunity of the chance they have and add all the Zee channels. Already the Zee fans are shattered because of their removal. Hope the peo tv officials would give it a thought.

Conny said...

A software upgrade was available for the STB when i switched on PEO today... I really cannot figure out what the changes were... But few days back, the interface and the icon display menu changed. ( something similar to a theme change in our phones).

does anybody know what the software upgrade really was for??

vetop1234 said...

kayhaytha ,
you can see only name of the movies by selecting DETAILS button on SVOD request page.

after you order HBO SVOD you can see all the movies from VIDEO Ondemand--->PLAY LIST

vetop1234 said...

Conny said,
they are fixing some minor bugs by patch upgrading for make more user friendly PEO TV.there are more features still to come that you cant beleive no DTV operator can give you.

Conny said...

I have noticed after the interface was changed, the time that takes to change a page or the time u have to wait after u press a button when in the menu or somewhere similar has increased. while scrolling thru TSTV menu and when i tried to change the page in the list of programs i noted that it takes more time, it took earlier to change. As an aggregate, this means that a substantial amount of time is wasted. PEO should check if they could fix this bug with some kind of patch or plaster or whatever. :)

vetop1234 said...

patch or plaster!!!!!that's funny.PEO has two kind of decoder box.white and black.black decoders is faster than white when you operating menu items.call there hotline and make a fault.

kayhaytha said...

@vetop1234
There seems to be a problem with the BBC News channel. All I get are the 'coloured bars'. Do you know anything about this ?

Conny said...

Did not know there were two types. I guess that I have make that complaint very soon and get the STB replaced coz it's taking a very long time.
Anyways thanks for the info.

Conny said...

BBC World is not available.. color bars were appearing last night...

kayhaytha said...

@Conny
Thanks for confirming the absence of BBC. This is another example of the lack of marketing expertise on the part of the PEO TV Management. They should have by now either inserted a 'Crawler' or a 'Slide' advising their subscribers of the reasons for the non-availability of this channel and the expected date of it's resumption.
Not doing so reflects a sense of arrogance on the part of PEO TV in terms of Customer Service. Moreover, it lends credence to the rumour that BBC has blocked it's service to PEO TV because of the non-payment of fees.

Shehani said...

Plz give us the Zee channels. All of us who watched them are shattered specially the ones who dont want to buy Dish tv. The 2nd season oft the best ever serial produced in Inda is gonna start on Feb on Zee tv, and I'm soooooooo upset coz I wont be able to watch it. Plzzzzzzzz Peo tv officials, if u happen to see dis comment plz thnk about it, and try to add Zee channels. We wud be really grateful to u.

ravigunz said...

PEO TV publishing "Rewind TV" and "TSTV" services are free of charge on ESPN, Starcricket and Starsports on this worldcup season. this is a good move but so far no TSTV or RewindTV on those channels. may be they provide it soon.

http://www.peotv.com/images/topLeftZoom.jpg

ravigunz said...

Channel No. 45 Added as a test channel,
setanta or tenaction will be assign to this slot soon.

Conny said...

testing was done last month too.. but no channels were added.. let's hope that some good channel would come this time atleast.

sineth said...

We have PAYED to PEO TV for the package which have channel eye, and when a match goes PEO TV stop the channel from telecasting and saying to buy a different channel that broadcast the match. This is un ethical and NOT LAWFUL. If we have PAYED for package, WE HAVE 100% right to get the Full telecast and PEO TV is bound to give us the FULL service. Please help us to solve this unethical service of PEO TV. this they do to sell their other channels. Please take necessary actions for this or please tell us to whom we should complain . Thanks

kayhaytha said...

@sineth
This is yet another example of the low, cheap, under-hand tactics adopted by PEO TV to compensate for it's lack of marketing expertise. This is not the first time either that PEO TV has done this to it's subscribers. As usual there is no explanation for it's actions.In it's blind rush to maximise income, the 'Marketing Experts' (he he he !) at PEO TV have chosen to ignore Customer Satisfaction and Customer Retention.
We have been deprived of watching the first International Match at the new Cricket Stadium at Hambantota which is telecast over a State TV Channel. I wonder what H.E The President will have to say about this ?

hkn said...

It's not PEO TV's fault. Channel eye doesn't have RIGHTS to air the world cup via satellite or cable. They can telecast it only through their VHF channel.

kayhaytha said...

hkn said :
It's not PEO TV's fault. Channel eye doesn't have RIGHTS to air the world cup via satellite or cable. They can telecast it only through their VHF channel.

Well 'hkn', can you then explain as to how Live World Cup 2011 Cricket is being telecast on Channel Eye AND Channel NTV on LBN Cable TV at this very moment ???

If you are a Subscriber of PEO TV like me, then somebody has pulled wool over your eyes

If you are a friend or employee of PEO TV, please don't try to bluff and lie your way out of this situation. Some of us are a whole lot smarter than you will ever be.

KiWi said...

hkn is right.channel eye has no rights to re telecast over satellite or cable tv.soon LBN also will stop shannel eye and NTV during WC.

ravigunz said...

SLRC (Channel Eye/ NTV) only got terrestrial broadcasting rights of CWC2011 to telecast in sri lanka.(VHF/UHF/DVB-T or whatever)
They have no rights to re-broadcast via satellite or cable.
No fair to talk about illegal things.

vetop1234 said...
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vimasuma said...

dialog tv also not telecasting channel eye in wc 2011

Sadesh said...

What is happening with Setanta Sports, Looks like Peo TV does not want to thrill and delight the viewers with International Rugby. Peo must look at this seriously and provide good quality content as promised

vetop1234 said...

HBO SVOD

over 70 HBO On demand Films for just Rs 200/=.for month.high quality movie for just 3 rupees for HBO subscribers.can you believe it.

::DINESH:: said...

Channel Eye is replaced with STAR Cricket during World Cup 2011. I'm using basic 'Pranama' Package and I didn't miss a single match 'cos they never blocked it... Plus, I got TSTV on the same channel too.. very happy with PEO TV service.

Ad said...

PEO Tv used to have BBC entertainment what happened to that channel? why can't they get Discovery Turbo after all it's in the Discovery family.

Thushara said...

My personal advise is not buy PEO Tv . all the time its getting stuck and almost 20% i am watching "Waiting for Signal" Message . also customer support is very poor.

IPTV said...

NOw you have a new Peo TV boss. He is the one who is running Rainbow pages too. Hope he will do a much better job. Wish him all the best..

jay said...

they are asking for a purchase code whenever am trying to purchase a new channel.from where could i find this code???

vetop1234 said...

default is 111111.you can Personalize it as you wish.that's why PEO(Personalized entertainment option)

Deepankar said...

its very informative content!
continue your good job...


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