The change in the status of BBC World will be communicated through the channe's website and on-screen scroll which would start running in a few days time.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The change in the status of BBC World will be communicated through the channe's website and on-screen scroll which would start running in a few days time.
In a short period of time Ten Sports has become a leading provider of sports content in the subcontinent.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I am sorry that I cannot give you my real name and I got your email address from one of the emails that I received asking me to highlight the fact that several people want God TV on CBNSat. I am receiving several mails from sri lankans asking me to give priority to get God TV on CBNSat.
Sir, I hear that you had got in touch with CBNSat but have they replied. Could you please approach them again, have you spoken to them? If it is alright to ask you, is the cost for rebroadcasting God TV on a DTH operator high. Is there a problem on your side that is preventing CBNSat from including God TV?
Can you give me some information for me to post on my blog that will be helpful to the people who are asking CBNSat to have God TV on it.
TV Radio Sri Lanka
God TV is a Free To Air Channel and is available on every cable operator in Sri Lanka except CBNSat and Comet Cable (the reason Comet Cable does not have it is due to insufficient channel capacity). CBNSat seems to be a very arrogant operator who is not willing to give the customer what they want.
Yes it is a religous channel but none of the other Cable operators are having problems by showing God TV.
You tell your customers that if you show God TV then you have to show other religious channels too. Then go ahead please do, since you will have more customers. But at least till the other channels available why cannot God TV be given to the customers.
This is over to the Managing Director of CBNSat Mr. Muhunthan Canagey. Sir we are waiting for a reply from you.
Why this is of importance to us in Sri Lanka is that will this also affect the chances of our local DTH operator CBNSat has of including the Star Channels in their platform. If it does then it is not fair but since this a regulation in India the chances of this affecting Sri Lanka are very low but it would be very good if someone can clarify this for us.
Friday, May 26, 2006
This will benefit stock market investors and others interested in investing in the stock market.
Commencing from June 01 ITN will broadcast in the form of crawlers, share price updates directly from the CSE.
Details of all securities that are traded at the CSE as it happens will be displayed on ITN. The code name of the stock, the price and indication of an increase or decrease from the previous price.
The All Share Price Index and the Milanka Price Index will form the crawlers that will continuously stream through the TV screen.
Courtesy Daily News 26th May 2006
For the normal people of Sri Lanka the National Television Channel (of course I am talking about Rupavahini and Channel Eye) will be giving you all the action on FTA television. But here is the catch because unlike in ESPN Star Sports, not all the matches will be live. But relax folks something is better than nothing and if you want to catch all the action live then GET YOURSELF A CABLE TV CONNECTION SOON & BE PREPARED TO SPEND A MONTH OF SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.
Given below are the links giving the schedule of the Rupavahini and Channel Eye broadcast
Rupavahini Schedule for FIFA World Cup 2006
Channel Eye Schedule for FIFA World Cup 2006
Although the FTA broadcast was about 12 hours after the show concluded in the US. The Cable TV vierwers in Sri Lanka had a chance to view the event live as it happens.
This is at present the biggest reality show on Sri Lankan television and a well done to ETV for bringing the show to the general public in Sri Lanka and even with some reception problems causing the pictures to skip, it is hoped that ETV will continue to show this program in the next few seasons and even beyond.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
What remains to be seen is whether the Zee TV Channels are available on this platform, since most Star Channels are not available on Dish TV.
The pricing and package details are not available are yet and if they enter the Sri Lankan market we are yet to see what competition they could pose to local DTH Operator CBNSat and other Cable Companies in Sri Lanka.
The launch of Tata Sky is due in June or July 2006.
Local time in Sri Lanka is UTC + 5 hours 30 minutes.
Frequencies shown like this: 88.0 are as announced, listed or reported and not yet confirmed.
The main languages used in Sri Lanka are Sinhala (Sinhalese), Tamil and English.
Special thanks to Dihan Ratnayake for providing information for this page.
ON THIS PAGE:
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC)
Address in Colombo:
PO Box 574
Tel: +94 1 2696329
Fax: +94 1 2695488
NB: SLBC FM frequencies were reorganised on 25 July 2004 as below.
SLBC National Service in Sinhala (Swadeshiya Sevaya) (relays BBC World Service Sinhala 1515-1545):
*4902 kHz (Ekala) INACTIVE
90.3 MHz (Yatiyantota)
90.4 MHz (Haputale)
97.0 MHz (Radella)
98.3 MHz (Colombo)
99.6 MHz (Deniyaya)
102.0 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
107.6 MHz (Karagahatenna)
SLBC Commercial Service in Sinhala (Velenda Sevaya):
89.3 MHz (Deniyaya)
92.7 MHz (Karagahatenna)
93.3 MHz (Colombo)
96.4 MHz (Haputale)
106.9 MHz (Radella)
106.9 MHz (Yatiyantota, see also Sports Service)
107.3 MHz (Hunasgiriya, see also Sports Service)
SLBC National Service in Tamil: (relays BBC World Service Tamil 1545-1615)
855 kHz (Iratperiyakulam)
*5020 kHz (Ekala) INACTIVE
*6130 kHz (Ekala) INACTIVE
90.6 MHz (Karagahatenna)
94.2 MHz (Yatiyantota)
98.8 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
101.3 MHz (Colombo)
102.0 MHz (Haputale)
103.5 MHz (Radella)
104.8 MHz (Deniyaya, see also Sports Service)
SLBC Commercial Service in Tamil (Thendral):
91.8 MHz (Radella)
92.2 MHz (Jaffna-Palali)
92.8 MHz (Deniyaya)
94.2 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
103.5 MHz (Yatiyanota)
104.5 MHz (Karagahatenna)
105.6 MHz (Colombo)
107.9 MHz (Haputale, see also Sports Service)
SLBC English Service (Radio Sri Lanka, relays BBC World Service in English 0130-1330, 0600-0700 & 1100-1200):
*4940 kHz (Ekala) INACTIVE
90.8 MHz (Deniyaya)
95.6 MHz (Colombo)
96.4 MHz (Hunasgiriya)
96.4 MHz (Yatiyantota)
98.4 MHz (Haputale)
99.6 MHz (Karagahatenna, see also Sports Service)
100.2 MHz (Radella)
SLBC City FM:
*4870 kHz (Ekala) INACTIVE
87.6 MHz (Colombo)
91.2 MHz (Colombo, see also Sports Service)
92.2 MHz (Haputale, Hunasgiriya, Yatiyantota)
94.4 MHz (Radella)
95.0 MHz (Karagahatenna)
102.6 MHz (Deniyaya)
SLBC Sports Service:
Operates irregularly when required for sports coverage
91.2 MHz (Colombo, see also City FM)
97.8 MHz (Radella)
99.6 MHz (Karagahatenna, see also English Service)
102.0 MHz (Jaffna-Palali, see also Palali Sevaya below)
104.8 MHz (Deniyaya, see also National Service in Tamil)
106.9 MHz (Yatiyantota, see also Commercial Service in Sinhala)
107.3 MHz (Hunasgiriya, see also Commercial Service in Sinhala)
107.9 MHz (Haputale, see also Commercial Service in Tamil)
Vidula (Children's Channel), 0000-1630 in Sinhala, Tamil and English:
102.6 MHz (Yatiyantota)
Akkaraipattu, Ampara District (Thirayi Sevaya): Haputale 102.0 MHz
Anuradhapura (Rajarata Sevaya): Karaghatenna 102.4 MHz
Jaffna (Palali Sevaya / YAL FM): 102.0 MHz (see also Sports Service)
Kandy (Kandurata Sevaya): Radella 89.7 MHz, Hunasgiriya 89.3 MHz
Madukanda (Wanni Sevaya): *92.2 MHz (INACTIVE, frequency now used for Tamil Commercial Service in Jaffna area)
Matara (Ruhunu Sevaya): Haputale 105.4 MHz, Deniyaya 107.2 MHz
Aralaganwila (Pulathisi Ravaya): 100.7 MHz
Badulla (Uva Community Radio): 87.6 MHz
Girandurukotte (Mahaweli Sevaya): 95.8 MHz
Maha Illuppallama (Mahaweli Sevaya): 98.4 MHz
Mawathura (Kothmale FM): 98.4 MHz 0.3 kW
|Language||Times (UTC)||Frequencies (kHz)|
|English (S Asia)||0100-0400 (Sun -0430/0500)||6005, 9770, 15745v|
|English (Europe)||Sat 1900-2000||6010s (not confirmed recently and believed to be INACTIVE)|
|Hindi+ (S Asia)||0020-0400||7300v, 11905|
|Hindi/English (S Asia)||1330-1530||7300v, 11905|
|Kannada (S Asia)||0800-0830||7300v, 11905|
|Malayalam (S Asia)||1000-1130||7300v, 11905|
|Sinhala (Middle East)||1545-1900||11715|
|Tamil (S Asia)||0135-0330 (Sun -0545)||873/882p|
|Tamil (S Asia)||1130-1330||7300v, 11905|
|Telugu (S Asia)||0830-1000||7300v, 11905|
+ - Hindi, except Bengali 0035-0050 daily and 0130-0145 Thursdays only.
p - 'Colombo International Radio' via Puttalam 400 kW, Sri Lanka. Uses 873 or 882 kHz. Most recently reported on 873 kHz, Nov 2004.
s - relay via Skelton, UK.
Other transmissions are via Ekala, Sri Lanka.
SLBC Transmitter sites:
Colombo (FM), Western Province
Deniyaya (FM), Matara District, Southern Province
Ekala (shortwave), near Ja-Ela, Gampaha District, Western Province (79Â°54'E 07Â°06'N)
Haputale (FM), Badulla District, Uva Province
Hunasgiriya (FM), Kandy District, Central Province
Iratperiyakulama (mediumwave), Vavuniya District, Northern Province
Karaghatenna (FM), Matale District, Central Province
Madukanda (FM), Vavuniya, North Eastern Province
Palali (FM), near Jaffna
Puttalam (MW), North Western Province (see also Trans World Radio below)
Radella (FM), Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province
Yatiantota (FM), Kegalla District, Sabaragamuwa Province
|Operator||Network||Language||Frequency||Location / Area||Notes|
|ABC Radio (Asia Broadcasting Corporation)||Gold FM||English||89.8 MHz||Kandy|
|90.9 MHz||Island Wide|
|Hiru FM||Sinhala||100.7 MHz||Ruhuna|
|102.9 MHz||Island Wide|
|Sha FM||Sinhala||94.7 MHz||Kandy||Formerly Tharu FM|
|104.2 MHz||Island Wide|
|Sooriyan FM||Tamil||97.3 MHz||Kandy, North & East Sri Lanka|
|97.9 MHz||Island Wide|
|Sun FM||English||95.3 MHz||Island Wide|
|Asset Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Ltd||Neth FM||Sinhala||93.9 MHz||Ruhuna||Ocean Tower Building|
|Colombo Communications (Pvt) Ltd||E! FM||English||93.2 MHz||Kandy||2/9 2nd Floor|
R.A. de Mei Mw.
Formerly Capital Radio
|Raja FM||Sinhala||91.5 MHz||Uva||2/9 2nd Floor|
R,.A. de Mei Mawatha
|95.0 MHz||Southern Sri Lanka|
|101.3 MHz||Kandy & Northern Sri Lanka|
|102.2 MHz||Colombo (Gampaha) & Islandwide|
|Shree FM||Sinhala||93.2 MHz||South Sri Lanka||2/9 2nd Floor|
R.A. de Mei Mawatha
|98.8 MHz||East Sri Lanka|
|99.0 MHz||Colombo & Island-Wide|
|99.3 MHz||North Sri Lanka|
|Independent Television Network (ITN)||Lakhanda||Sinhala||87.9 MHz||North, North Central, North Western||Wickramasinghapura,|
'World Service' transmitted via APSTAR 2R satellite (76.5Â°E) 3.652 GHz Transponder 2 A Horizontal-Linear 6.5 Ms/Sec
|88.5 MHz||Island Wide|
|97.6 MHz||Kandy & Southern|
|MBC Networks (Pvt) Ltd (Maharaja Broadcasting Corporation)||Shakthi FM||Tamil||91.5 MHz||Colombo||7 Braybrooke Place|
|106.1 MHz||Central Sri Lanka (Mt Oliphant, Nuwariya Eliya)|
|106.5 MHz||Bandarawelle (Nayabedda 0.5 kW)|
|Sirasa FM||Sinhala||88.8 MHz||Central Sri Lanka (Mt Oliphant, Nuwara Eliya 4 kW)||PO Box 25|
|101.7 MHz||Rajarata, Northern & Eastern Sri Lanka|
|106.2 MHz||Kandy (Hunasgiriya, 2 kW)|
|106.2 MHz||Southern Sri Lanka|
|106.5 MHz||Colombo (Union Place, 2 kW)|
|Y FM||Sinhala||91.2 MHz||Kandy||Formerly Classic FM|
7 Braybrooke Place
|Yes FM||English||88.2 MHz||Kandy (Hunasgiriya 2 kW)||109 2nd Floor|
Rt Hon D.S. Senanayake Mawatha
|89.5 MHz||Colombo (Union Place 2 kW)|
|101.0 MHz||Central Sri Lanka (Mt Oliphant, Nuwara Eliya 4 kW)|
|101.0 MHz||Southern Sri Lanka (Gongala 2 kW)|
|Telshan Networks Limited (TNL)||Isira||Sinhala||88.0 MHz||Piliyandala||Dampe|
|89.0 MHz||Nuwara Eliya|
|TNL Radio (Telshan Networks Limited)||Asura||Sinhala||87.6 MHz||Kandy||58 Tower Building|
|Lite 89.2||89.2 MHz||Colombo|
|90.0 MHz||Nuwara Eliya|
|TNL 101.7||English||101.7 MHz||Colombo|
|Voice of the Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil-Eelam)||Tamil||98.0 MHz||Kilinochchi|
|103.0 MHz||Eastern Sri Lanka|
Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany / DW)
Trincomalee Relay Station (81Â°10'E 08Â°44'N):
Mediumwave: 1548 kHz 400 kW
Shortwave: 2x300 kW, 1x250 kW, all operating at 250 kW
Address in Bonn:
Tel: +49 228 429 0
Fax. +49 228 429 3000
International Brodcasting Bureau (IBB, Government of USA)
Iranawila Relay Station (79Â°54'E 07Â°06'N):
Shortwave: 4x500 kW, 6x250 kW
Relays programmes of Voice of America (VOA), Radio Azadi, Radio Free Afghanistan, Radio Free Asia, Radio Liberty and Radio Sawa
Ekala Relay Station:
Shortwave: 2x300 kW (transmitters operated by SLBC)
Address in Tokyo:
Radio Japan, NHK World Network
Tel: +81 3 3465 1111
Fax: +81 3 3481 1350
Trans World Radio (TWR, Vishwa Vani)
Puttalam (79Â°47'E 07Â°57'N):
Mediumwave: 882 kHz 400 kW (transmitter operated by SLBC)
Shortwave: 1x12.5 kW (not currently in use)
Address in Colombo:
PO Box 364
91 Wijerama Mawatha
Tel: +94 1 2685235-7
Fax: +94 1 2685245
Address in New Delhi:
PO Box 407
L-15 Green Park
New Delhi 110016
Tel: +91 11 662058
Fax: +91 11 6868049
Â© Copyright Alan G. Davies 2006, all rights reserved. Please read the copyright notice before making use of this material.
Over to the authorities of SLBC to put forward a solution to this problem.
Friday, May 19, 2006
- Ru Ras Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.,
- E.W Balasuriya & Co.
- Sumathi Holdings.
- Asia Broadcasting Corporation
- Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd.,
- Television and Radio Network
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The first, a cricket centric sports channel, will commence broadcasting from October 2006. The second channel will focus on sports entertainment, not restricting itself to merely sports events but also broadcasting sports themed entertainment programmes, is scheduled to commence broadcasting from April 2007. The third channel will be a sports news service and will launch September 2007.
Nimbus believes that the introduction in India in 2006 of three new DTH platforms in addition to the existing DishTV (not counting Doordarshan's free service) will provide a major new thrust to cricket channels. The reasoning being that in addition to revenues from cable, multiple DTH platforms would drive subscription revenues.
Nimbus plans to provide separate feeds to DTH (HDTV, interactive, multiple languages), cable (SDTV customised, English/Hindi) and DD (basic feed).Hopefully we in Sri Lanka will also have the priviledge of viewing these Channels through local Pay TV operators since the inception of each of these channels.
Monday, May 15, 2006
This of course is a good opportunity for the Cable TV/DTH operators in Sri Lanka to increase their subscriber base since ESPN is carrying the Broadcast Live.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
We would like to see Pop, Rock, Gospel, Country, Oldies Radio Stations on CBNSat instead of sticking to only local radio stations. Over to the management of CBNSat
Courtesy Daily News 09 May 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Problems that will be faced by the Sri Lankan subscriber who purchases a Dish TV connection through Satnet. According to this channels such as Discovery, National Geographic, AXN, NICK, MTV,etc are not available on Dish TV yet.
FOLKS EVEN IF DISH TV WINS THE CASE AND STARTS SHOWING THESE CHANNELS. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SHOW THESE CHANNELS FOR A LONG TIME. THEY MAY SHOW IT FOR SOME TIME & THEN STOP IT. THERE IS ALSO NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL BE GIVEN PERMISSION TO DISTRIBUTE THESE CHANNELS IN SRI LANKA
GIVEN BELOW IS AN ARTICLE TAKEN OFF THE INDIANTELEVISION WEB SITE
NEW DELHI: Court cases are buzzing all over the place in the media sector as deadlines for various guidelines, including adhering to downlink norms, near.
In its first direct salvo against the Hong Kong-based Star Group, the Subhash Chandra-promoted ASC Enterprises, owners of the Dish TV DTH service in India, has moved the disputes tribunal against the former's reluctance to make available Star channels to its platform.
"It is respectfully submitted that the present petition has been filed due to the refusal on the part of the respondent (Star Group through Star India) to supply its bouquet one channels to the petitioner on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms," the petition states.
Filed today at the Telecom Disputes Redressal and Settlement Tribunal (TDSAT), the ASC petition adds, "The unreasonableness on the part of the respondent is evident from the fact that the respondent has laid down impracticable and unreasonable terms and conditions for supply of its bouquet one channels."
Contacted by indiantelevision, a Star India spokesperson said, "Negotiations are on with Dish TV. Beyond that we cannot comment as we have not heard from TDSAT yet."
The petition has been filed as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in an order has mandated that all content should be made available to all delivery platforms on a non-discriminatory basis.
Justifying its action of approaching the TDSAT, the petition seeks "appropriate directions against the acts of omission and commission" of Star, including its failure to provide on request the signals of the channels of its first bouquet "on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms."
Bouquet one of Star consists of channels like Star Plus, Star Movies, Star News, Star World, Star Gold, Channel [V], National Geographic Channel, The History Channel and Vijay TV.
The second bouquet --- the formation of which was necessitated owing to certain directions from the sector regulator in an effort to control cable TV prices --- comprises Star One, Hungama, The Disney Channel and Toon Disney.
What is interesting is that the Chandra company has decided to take on one time ally-turned-competitor with a vengeance.
The petition not only states that discussions with Star were initiated by Dish TV in December 2005, but also insinuates that the delay in concluding a commercial agreement is deliberate as the respondent is a joint venture partner in another DTH service, Tata Sky, proposing to start operations later this year.
Interestingly, Dish TV has won a favourable direction from TDSAT in a similar case involving MTV.
Discovery-Sony distribution joint venture One Alliance, which comprises MTV and sibling channel Nick, is said to be close to striking a deal with Dish TV for its channels that include the likes of SET, MAX, Discovery and AXN.
Looks like CBNSat is just going to hand over on a platter the customers who want God TV to Dish TV because of their inability to give the customers what they want. God TV is a FTA channel and does not cost CBNSat much to give it on their network.
CBNSat you better start listening to customers and prospective customers and speed up your expansion as well as getting them what they want. This is a channel loved the Christian population of this country and many of them are purchasing Cable TV because of God TV and some of them who have requested CBNSat to have God TV have opted for regular Cable TV because CBNSat has not been able to provide God TV and we have also received many emails from our readers requesting us to publish an article about this issue. Over to management of CBNSat at least now let them wake up from their deep slumber and clean up their ears and start listening to the people. Remember CBNSat "Customer is King".
Given below are their Star TV Package charges
Equipment Charges - Rs 38,000/=
Monthly Subcription - Rs 2000/= upwards
Dish TV Package charges
Equipment Charges - Rs 17,000/=
Monthly Subscription - Rs 1,200/=
The Star TV Package contains most of the Star TV Channels including Sky News, National Geographic Channel, etc about 18 or more Channels.
The Dish TV Package has over 100 Channels but about 22 English Channels according to Satnet. There are a lot of Hindi Channels on this provider and also french channels, etc.
There have been instances where in India there have been various requests for CBNSat equipment because the choice of Channels offered by CBNSat is better than Dish TV. Dish TV does not have MTV, VH1, Nick, National Geopraphic, History Channel and A1. There is also the probability that Star TV Channels may never been available on Dish TV. Those of you who visit sites that give information about the Indian TV Scene then you will know that Dish TV is unable to get Star Channels. Even AXN and the Sony TV Channels are also not available on Dish TV.
Star TV is to launch their own DTH Network and these channels will not be having Zee TV Channels becuase they operate Dish TV.
My advice is for all of you to avoid Dish TV and Star TV. Since we will not have any control. There will be no way of communicating with the operator since they are based out of this country. CBNSat is not at all content provider specific and has nothing to do with Star TV, Zee TV, etc therefore in the due course of time they will get all the channels. Also we can call them and blast them each time they make a blunder but we cannot do the same with Dish and Star TV. It is safer to purchase a local provider such as Comet Cable, LBN, CBNSat than to go for these Indian Providers.
I also wonder how Satnet can call itself "The first Digital Satellite Broadcaster in Sri Lanka" because they are not a broadcaster and only a agent for Star & Dish TV. Therefore it looks like Satnet is trying to mislead the public as CBNSat is actually the first Digital Satellite broadcaster in Sri Lanka. It is true thay Dish TV is the first DTH operator in this region but they broadcast from India but Indian Analysts expect CBNSat to be the best in due time.
It is upto the management of Satnet to expain themselves and also for the general public to give their views on this development. But the good thing is that CBNSat will have to get their act together since they have competitors and could lose customers if they do not get all the popular channels. There is no doubt that they will get the channels but upto now their expansion has been very slow so it is now time to speed up.