Monday, February 25, 2008

"Channel C" : Sri Lanka's first 24 hour Sinhala Language Music Channel

Sri Lanka's first 24 Hour Sinhala Language Music Channel is expected to commence broadcasting on the Dialog TV platform from March 1st 2008.

This channel operated by Torana called "Channel C" is presently available on Dialog Mobile TV and is the first in Sri Lanka to follow the format adopted by international channels such as Music Television. It also becomes the second locally operated pay channel after "CiTi HiTz".

"Channel C" is expected to revolutionize the music industry in Sri Lanka and would become a stepping stone for budding young singers who want to take their music beyond radio and onto the television screens.

Hopefully this channel would eventually be available on other pay television platforms in the country after the initial contract with Dialog TV expires and would also be broadcast to pay television operators overseas for the benefit of the expatriates.


LKDOOD said...

Channel C

good luck !

Sri Lanka In Focus-NEWS & CHAT

MERINO said...

Sun rises again

(Lanka-e-news, 25 Feb. 2008, 6.00PM) 'Hiru Media Network' banned by the Government sometime ago has obtained a new licence and commenced their transmissions.

One of the Asst. Managers of 'Hiru' told Lanka-e-news that they have started their transmissions in indoor studios and outdoor transmissions will be started by March.

The licence issued to 'Hiru' was cancelled by the Minister of Media and Information saying that false news was aired by them about a LTTE attack to Ranminitenna in Tissamaharama. Chairman of 'Hiru' Media Network has submitted a petition to the courts against the Minister;s order, but it was rejected. However, there were no objections from Courts to get a new licence.

After this incident, Mr. Duminda Silva, UNP member of Western Provincial Council, and brother of 'Hiru' Local Partner, Mr. Reynor Silva, resigned from UNP and joined SLFP. Then, political and media rumours spread all over saying that this crossing over is to get the licence back, but, at a press conference, Mr. Duminda Silva stated that there were no connections between his crossing over to SLFP and the cancelled licence.

In the meantime, it is reported that President's son, Mr. Namal Rajapakshe is going to be appointed as a Director of 'Hiru Media Network', but so far, no such appointment is made, said the above Asst. Manager.

Rasika said...

It is a good news, When this network is operating there is huge competition for other channels as well. anyhow we can again listen to best music from sun fm and Hiru fm. so it is good see them back again.

Nalin said...

Sri Lanka Telecom sets up internet TV unit

Feb 27, 2008 – Sri Lanka Telecom, the island's dominant fixed line operator, Wednesday announced it had set up a subsidiary to provide internet television programmes with a planned investment of 100 million rupees.

The fully-owned subsidiary called SLT Visioncom would provide internet-based television services to its broadband customers, the company said in a statement to the Colombo bourse.

"By the deployment of IPTV, SLT expects to optimize the use of its existing broadband access networks," it said.

"IPTV is viewed as a value added service with strategic importance in the future broadband service portfolio of SLT."

SLT had more than 54,000 broadband customers and 88,000 post paid Internet dial up customers by the end of 2007.

The company reported earnings for 2007 were flat as tariff cuts hit the bottom line but that revenue from broad band services, data circuits and internet services were the key for future growth.