CBN Sat Sri Lanka's latest digital Cable TV Channel is to make it's connections available through Singer Sri Lanka Limited which will make Cable TV more affordable. This will mean that we will be able to purchase CBN Sat on a monthly installment basis and since their monthly subscriptions are relatively cheap compared with Comet Cable it should come upto to a fair deal in terms of pricing.
The biggest drawback in CBN Sat is it's limited choice in terms of Channels, which means that Comet Cable still offers the best in terms of choice. CBN Sat has limited itself to only GOAL TV1 & GOAL TV 2 whereas Comet Cable provides Ten,ESPN & Star Sports. CBN Sat may be able to successfully promote itself among a wide range of income groups with the monthly scheme as the Cable[Wire] based Systems are slow in their expansion and also CBN Sat uses DVB Technology they will be able to attract even more customers if they are able to provide the full choice that Comet Cable provides.
CBN Sat says that they have invited the major broadcasters to join them, we hope that this will become a reality very soon.The sales through Singer Sri Lanka which was due to be available from 1st July has now been postponed to the middle of August and we hope that Singer will make the monthly scheme affordable, accessible to the common man without having very high criteria for buying through their monthly scheme.
We would also like to encourage CBN Sat to include some religious channels in their broadcast line up including some Hindu Channel, Catholic Channel, Christian Channel such as God TV. This will enable you to attract more customers.
Hope that the authorities at CBN Sat will be able to shed more information and we welcome comments from them.
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Originally Posted on Friday July 15, 2005 - 02:35pm (IST)