Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Max Radio & Television relaunched

With effect from today MAX Television & Radio have relaunched with a new identity. Posters can be seen all over colombo and the suburbs indicating this relaunch. The channels now carry a brand new logo however the websites have not been updated at the time of posting this blog entry. We are informed by unconfirmed sources that Max Television which was a full Sinhala language television station will start relaunch with English and Tamil programming however we are yet to confirm this.

Max Television is available on a FTA basis as well as on all Sri Lankan pay television providers. Max Radio is available FTA.

Please keep us updated on the latest developments regarding Max TV and Radio.


75 comments:

chamikarastar said...

is siyatha tv will start 3rd sep? they run there test transmission 3 yrs. but still testing, when considering tv derana , after 3yrs they become first class and cover most areas. they give crystal clear pictures to colombo & gampaha area. bt siyatha testing there tv channel 3 yrs, we couldn't c there test transmission also

Vista said...

Max TV quality in Dehiwala (sea-side) is very poor, similar to TV2

Vishwa said...

Long waited Siyatha TV finally on AIR... Now on UHF-32 (Colombo) now there is only test card with animated text.. background audio is playing "Pirith Sajjayanaya.."

I'm from Cmb-03, Here the signal strength is OK

lets enjoy...

(Plz follow the link as well Siyatha TV????? )

The_Uncle said...

I receive Max TV near Kuliyapitiya but only after raising my antenna very high. The picture is not very clear and grainy but it is watchable. I still cannot receive TV2 & ETV.

I hope that stations which do not have strong transmitters will improve their signal strength outside of the Colombo area.

Nik said...

I also receive Siyatha TV on ch 32. very good signal.

Sam said...

Guys Can Any One Tel Me What Time They Are Testing.Becoz I was buzzy Last Few Days I Couldnt Tune It.

Dimu said...

I saw the test transmission about 10pm last night on CH 32

Sam said...

Is Your Tv Channel Shows Real Programs .To Watch Real Programs Tuned To Real On UHF .... Coming Soon.

NP said...

Siyatha TV is very clear on UHF 32. TV2 still sucks..

Sam said...

Log On To www.Siyathatv.com

Nik said...

siyatha tv official site is www.siyatha.com.

Sam, what you trying to achive by registering a domain name for some one else ?? You will be in big trouble with the new law.

Nik said...

According to siyatha tv test transmission on UHF 32 from colombo, they are also broadcasting on satellite. Intelsat 906 - 64'E

Sam said...

Nik,
I Know That But This Site Is In The Net Just Search in Google And See .One Thing Siyatha.com ,Siyatha.lk Is For Siyatha Fm Not For Siyatha Tv

Sam said...

NP,

For Me Its Other Side Tv2 Is Clear And Siyatha Tv Sucks....

nishantha said...

Is there any one using Dialog DVB-T Set top box

Or know about dialog DVB-T tec.

Argent...

WARUNA SAT said...

Dear all SIYSTHA TV started their feeds
INTELSAT 906 (64.2E) please check !
freq 3715 L 2200 ,need to use teflon plate with lnbf ,pol= left side,

Patson said...

To;-Waruna,
Thanks for the news,Intelsat 906,c-band,what is the coverage AREA?
are they covering asia only or Global beam?can you give us more informations about siyatha satellite feed.
thx

WARUNA SAT said...

still nor received coverage details,thel uplink this feed for their terrestrial transmiters ,they are not using terestrial microwave links to connect their tranmiters to the main control stattion, if u need more info and screen shots pls visit www.satlk.com

Vishwa said...

Pls check..
Siyatha TV screen shot

WARUNA SAT said...

Siyatha tv 2nd feed started for tamil channel same frequencies
more tv channels and some audio channels uplink soooooon

3715L 2200 “Siyatha TV” PIDs 512,760,512

PIDs (512,760,512)
for screen shot pls visit http://www.satlk.com/t1547-2/

madushan chamikara said...

i saw in previous comments, siyatha tv will start with islandwide coverage, but it is only cover colombo, but siyatha tv carrying 3yr test transmission & they got VHF 06,08 from Nuwara Eliya, mainly tv channel who has islandwide coverage cover islandwide frequency in Nuwaraeliya but unfortunately 3yr test transmission doesnt cover this frequency. they r going 2 start Vettri tv & real tv soon, i think before start a new channels they should try to expand siyatha tv coverage area. guys dont u have any new information's about Prime tv?

Kumar said...

Vettri TV on Test on UHF 46. Please check

bank_dude said...

Is Vettri or Siyatha on 46. I saw Siyatha yesterday

Kumar said...

According to the announcement it is UHF 32, yesterday it was there on UHF 46 as well, but day before yesterday the name was VETTRI

emmadc2006 said...

No signal for UHF 32 or 46 in Negombo/Seeduwa/Katunayaka.

If any one receiving pls Cnfm

rgds
emmmi

VETTI PAYAL said...

VOA going to start 3 TV staion as Siyatha, Vettri & Real. They got 3 UHF frequencies for Colombo to run their channels and now they are testing Vettri Tv and Siyatha Tv. But Siyatha Tv is hoping start their programs on next month.

VETTI PAYAL said...

It's not believable but true, ABC is thinking to start TV channels in 3 languages very soon as well. According to an important person working in ABC he said about their TV channels. Eventhough they got only one UHF frequency for Colombo they are hoping to get more to start 3 TV channels. And they still not given up the hope to restart Sun & Sha FM as well.

Rasika said...

I saw the testing of Siyatha TV on UHF channels 32 on last Tuesday. it was very clear in Ekala (Jaela) area

Sam said...

Gusy I Have A Problem.Vetrtri Tv Is Clear And Can Watch.But The Thing Is Siyatha Tv Is not clear.

Sam said...

Gusy I Have A Problem.Vetrtri Tv Is Clear And Can Watch.But The Thing Is Siyatha Tv Is not clear.

emmadc2006 said...

Is Siyatha/ Vettri 24hours Testing?

If not pls Advice the time

rgds

Lisura said...


Siyatha TV on UHF 32
Vettri TV on UHF 46

Test transmission was visible yesterday (12th Sep) from 7pm till 10 pm.

Good picture quality !!!

Sam said...

All ,
SIAYATHA TV

FROM

COLOMBO - UHF 32
DOWN SOUTH - UHF 23
NORTH EAST - UHF 31
KANDY - UHF 35

Nik said...

As per todayś on screen data, Siyatha TV is now testing on

Colombo - UHF 32
Kandy - UHF 35
Down South - UHF 23
North Central - UHF 31

South east asia - Via Intelsat 906@64É (Frequency 3714MHz, Symbol Rate 2500)

Nik said...

Siyatha TV satellite feed is a DVB multiplex carrying few other TV channels and their radio channels also.

Try do a TS scan on your receiver to find all the channels.

Kumar said...

Dan TV partially now on TV Lanka

WARUNA SAT said...

Last month tv lanka started terestrial uhf transmition at vaunia ,currently thelbroadcast DANtv

WARUNA SAT said...

SIYATHA TV coverage footprint
http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/intel906_sezone.html

6 feet fixed c band dish with teflon plate recommended
if u need more details pls visit
http://www.satlk.com/t1547/

emmadc2006 said...

Thanks Lisura & all
Siyatha & Vettri tv receiving @Seeduwa with Good picture quality !!!

Tv lanka change to Dan tv, So whats going on tv lanka Program ???
Separate uhf for Tv lanka????

rgds
emma

Sam said...

SriLanken Bigest Promo Campaing Started

WIN 30 LAKS !!!!

TUNED TO THE TEST TRANSMISSION AND WIN 30 LAKS.

THEY ARE ASKING GUESS HOW MANY HRS THEY HAVE RESERVED TELECAST THE MAIN NEWS AND SMS OR YOU CAN GIVE A CALL TO THE NUMBER THAT SHOW'S ON SCREEN .

Sam said...

Guys. Tv Lanka Is There.Its Like This Tv Lanka Now Start @ 10 Am And Aring Until 9.pm In The Evening After That Until Next Day 10.pm Dan Tv Is Showing

VETTI PAYAL said...

Go through this link http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=168503561424 and find about the VOA networks where they mentioned that they got 4 Radios Siyatha, Vettri, Real & Kiss also they have 2 TV Siyatha & Vettri. So they're now matching MTV & MBC in a short period.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Does anyone knows about ABC networks situation? while they're maintaining silence about restarting their Sha & Sun Fm but Eventhough there are speculation that ABC may start 3 TV channels but they're not informing about anything. If you know about them pls inform.

Sam said...

VETTI PAYAL,
I met Sangeetha Veerarathana @ My Uncel's Place She Told Me That They Have 3 Radio Channels And They Were Palning To Start A Nother Radio Channel Soon.

Nik said...

So what nonsence this facebook page tells. It seems every one running behind these unsolicited unofficial information without just making one phone call to the company and get proper information.

WARUNA SAT said...

siyatha tv new SATELLITE parameters ,
3714 L sr 2500
INTELSAT 64 EAST

chamikarastar said...

siyatha tv didnt start islandwide frequancy yet. may be it will be VHF 06 or 08

chamikarastar said...

has anyone know about progress of Prime TV

chamikarastar said...

siyatha tv telephone service gives wrong details. one of my friend ask about there nuwara eliya transmission, they told to him it will start 11th sep, but still didnt start. and thay also said channel will start in nxt 2 weeks, by considering previous case it also a wrong detail

Tharanga said...
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Tharanga said...

Siyatha TV.......

The launch of their TV channels on 17th september @ 6:45pm @ the Grand Ballroom. Hilton.

Sam said...

To All,
I Got This Infromation From Person Who Works @ BOI And I Also Try To Contac Them On There Uk Number. Guy Who Gave Me The Information Didnt Gave Me The Full Details .He Told Me That
Kiss Fm Is Owned Uk Based Media OrganiZation Called Bauer Media .This And A BOI Project .Also They Are Planing To Launch A Tv Channel In English Language.

He Said That They Have Invest Huge Amount.Also He Said Me That They Are Paying Verry Well For There Staff .Lot Of Best People Are With Them .

They Will Be The Best Radio Channel In English Language Radio Channel's Soon .

Sam said...

NDTv INDIA Trying To Enter SriLanken Market . They Have Talk With President To Start A News Channel In SriLanka In 2010. Still Pending

Sam said...

Voice Of Asia Network To Start There 4th And 5th Radio Channels Soon. They Will Air Nother Sinhala And English Language Fm Radio Channel's.

I Think Sinhala One Should Be A YOUTH Radio Channel

Sam said...

What Is This To Many Youth Radio ?

If They Can Start Youth Tv Channel Soon Thats Great .

Tharanga said...

Siyatha TV.......

The launch of their TV channels on 17th september @ 6:45pm @ the Grand Ballroom. Hilton.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Sam, as ABC networks is a venture of Sun Rise radio UK, VOA also joined with Uk Based Bauer Media. Through this combination they've started Kiss Fm and going to start TV channels as well.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Does anyone has contacts with ABC networks. If someone can please refer about their plan on TV channels and Sha & Sun Fm resume.

chamikarastar said...

siyatha tv going to start without islandwide coverage?

Nik said...

Didnt u see their test transmission from colombo. It says they already switched on islandwide coverage.

I think this is the first ever TV channel in Sri Lanka to be start with such coverage as allothers started from only in colombo.

Also unbeleivably they have their own satellite coverage as well. No one else had such earlier.

Nik said...

whether we like it not, ABC is far far away from having tv channels or even activate their Sha and Sun.

There are no frequencies available right now as i know. All were given out.

Rasika said...

It is not unbelievable becuase they have all the contacts in government to get necessary frequencies and approval for all the communication facilities. For example eventhough ABC has representative in the government, they can not get frequencies for their SHA & SUN. But VOA is starting new channels in every month. It shows their ability in the government. If they continue this drive, one day they will become the biggest media group in the country.

Nik said...

I think they have almost becomes the giant. with print media also in hand. If they launch one more tv channel, which i saw some comments on this blog saying real tv also coming up,

then absolutely, VOA will be the biggest media group in the country.

In a way, been 100% local company its a good move. Rather than having foreign hands to drive the media in Sri Lanka

Rasika said...

Nik,
I think ABC knows this situation. that is why they started "Sha on Hiru" programe on Hiru FM. Becuase they know that they will not get frequencies soon.

Rasika said...

TRC has given frequencies with out having a proper policy. As a result, it is extremely difficult to find a new frequency for Colombo area. if they can re-adjust all the frequencies, they can find space to issue few more frequencies for Colombo area. This frequency jam has created a unhealthy environment for ABC. That is why they were not given frequencies for their 5 channels. Because others wanted to grab these frequencies by getting the advantage. Even VOA did the same thing. During the last few months, all the available frequencies were allocated and now there is any single frequency available especially for Colombo area.

Lisura said...


TRC frequency allocation is a utter failure. I dont know what fool did it cause I frequently drive out of Colombo and notice this.

They have given 100.4 for e fm in Colombo and for some other channel in Kandy. So as you go out of Colombo you tend to hear both channels on alternatively. (cause fm signals pick up the most powerful signal at the receiving end) And they have given e fm another frequency for Kandy.

Similarly they have allocated some Colombo frequencies to transmissions from the south. So when you go towards Galle in the middle channels mix up.

It's an utter mess. They only concentrate on selling the frequencies. Not regulating them in a proper way.

Rasika said...

Ofcourse, if they can regulate these frequencies, One FM channel can cover the whole island with three frequencies and listners are not having the problems in listening their favourite channels and no need to change the frequencies from time to time.

Lisura said...

TRC frequency allocation is a real mess right now ! Not at the benefit of the listener nor the broadcaster !!

They just give it without any consideration of the fm transmission practicalities. Look at their website. For a moment I thought its some personal web site of the DG. lolz

VETTI PAYAL said...

Now TRC completely in a favour of VOA networks as the directer or TRC is the brother of VOA owner. So a family dominates TRC right now. That's why eventhough ABC badly wants to start Sha & Sun back and TV channels but they couldn't get relevant frequencies from TRC.

nishantha said...

Beware....

NEW LION IN THE TOWN

He doesn't eat grass, Even he get hungry.

The food (media) chain will be like this.

SLRC <---- Sirasa <---- Siyatha
(1982) (1994) (2010)

VOA...

You will rock - We will look

WARUNA SAT said...

Siyatha tv will feed their channel to dialog tv sooon !!!

VETTI PAYAL said...

Siyatha TV and Vettri Tv are officially launching tomorrow from colombo.
Siyatha TV on UHF 32
Vettri TV on UHF 46
They're telling this through their radios.

Tharanga said...

vetti payal,

The launch of their (VOA) TV channels on 17th september @ 6:45pm @ the Grand Ballroom. Hilton.

WARUNA SAT said...

SIYATHA TV now on dialog tv
11591 v 27689
intelsat 12 45 east

LANKA INFO said...

Vettri TV - Tamil Box Office Channel Launches today... more details : www.cityhitsonline.com