Thursday, October 01, 2009

New sports channels from Ten Sports and ESPN Star in the offing

Ten Sports is planning to launch a Golf channel in Asia in partnership with Comcast the operators of "Golf Channel" in the US.

In addition Ten Sports is to launch Ten Sports 2 in the future.

There are also reports of ESPN Star Sports planning to launch a Sports News channel in the future.

81 comments:

Rasika said...

Hiru FM now on 107Mhz in Uva & East

VETTI PAYAL said...
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VETTI PAYAL said...

I think ABC expanding their coverage for their radio station especially to Uva & East. That means that they don't have motive to start their closed radios and they may be eyeing to start TV station rather than doing any nonsense.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Every things are happening rapidly as Vettri FM of VOA networks now 101.5 FM on Jaffna.

Sam said...

Braking News

ABC Network Proudly Precent Sun & Shaa FM Back (Soon) Some Times It Will Be Next Month .

Now They Were Ready To Start Sun And Shaa Fm Back . Also There Tv Channel Will Be Befor Ends This Year. This Was Mention By Mr.Reyan Silva .

They Have Called All Fomer Staffe Members To ReJoin With Them .ABC Network Have Offer Big Amount.

I went WTC Recently. Because One Of My Uncel Is Working There. He Is The Private Secretary For Minister Keheliya Rabuk Wella .At That Time Mr Reyan Silva Also There For Some Work .My Uncel Interduce Mr reyan Silva To Mee.
At That Time He Told Me This.

Nother Thing Is He Told Me That You Can Expect Lot Of New Things .I Dont Know What Are Those Thing's. I Asked But He Didn't Mention That.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Wow, Thank you for your info Sam.

I told you before Sam that they mentioned about Sun & Sha FM on their AD as ABC radio Networks.

So now It's gr8 to have ABC Tv networks as well.

I think it's really good to have 3 huge media networks as MBC/MTV, VOA & ABC which should bring healthy environment in Sri Lankan media Industry.

Nik said...

Guys, stop dreaming.... it will be only MBC/MTV, VOA & EAP will be remain as major networks.

Sam said...

Wait And See . Derna Also Coming To Action .They Have Plan To Start Nother 2 Radio Channels In English And Tamil. Also Later They Will Come With Nother 2 Tv Channels In English And Tamil

Rasika said...

Sam,
thanks for the news and it is good to see that Sun FM is back

Nik said...

even you can dream to have a radio channel and a tv channel. so as ABC and Derana.

Why you guys always dreaming about LATE or FUTURE, while there are big things happening right now.

Whether you like it or not, MBC/MTV, EAP and VOA are the jiant now and for ever

VETTI PAYAL said...

Nik I hope you're not the Owner of Derana or ABC and not the media minister as well.

How can you make sure that those 3 networks only will be giants?

We are not dreaming but you are in a danger of dreaming nothing to happen...................

Nik said...

Not even GOD can create space on the radio frequency spectrum.

So for every one, what is left is - DREAMS

Nik said...

If TRC's plan to launch a broadcast satellite and seize all terrestrial transmissions becomes true then ABC, Derana and lot more new media companies will have channels/frequencies.

nishantha said...

there is a article on October Go magazine about 'Digital Television' read it and you will get some answers for this frequency problem.

Rasika said...

Nik,
Ofcourse there are no proper frequencies available for Colombo area but still there are few frequencies available depending on the output power used for transmitters. in this case, there are about six frequencies available for colombo area. if you want you can obtain more technical details from the TRC

Nik said...

nishantha: Digital terrestrial is not that easy in Sri Lanka as you think and as people demonstrate it. There are lots of terrain constrain comes into the picture for digital transmission carried out in higher modulation schemas. You need to read some info about DVB-T and pros and cons and compare them in reality in Sri Lanka.

And even to do Digital Terrestrial, again spectrum is a problem. We do not have proper spacing in the current spectrum for this.

Current trail in colombo has been carried out in available spectrum in UHF edge band, and who ever involved in that trail might know the results as they were not as what they expected.

But

Digital satellite is different and way to go. Specially in a country like sri lanka.

....

Rasika: Why dont you list down those 6 frequencies here, so ppl who are interesting (ABC, Derana) can apply for that.

Both of them and probably the TRC also un aware about those 6 frequencies.

(May be you can charge some consultation fee)

Rasika said...

Nik,
First I will mention three if you want I can give you another three
1. 105.4 Mhz
2. 102 Mhz
3. 94.7 Mhz

Rasika said...

Nik,
First I will mention three if you want I can give you another three
1. 105.4 Mhz
2. 102 Mhz
3. 94.7 Mhz

AMD said...

Good news on SUN & SHA. But what about frequencies ?

ABC should launch a website for GOLD and have a webcast too.

AMD said...

Guys check this link out.

ABC has UHF 38 & 45 reserved.

http://202.124.180.6/trc/spectrum/broadcasting/TV/download/tv%20uhf.pdf

madushan chamikara said...

in this sunday, Sunday observer paper an advertisement, they looking for manager for new English tv channel. Their address is PO Box 1555, Colombo. Is this Derana address no?

Nik said...

Rasika: you seems to have done some home work. Ok lets have a look on your frequencies.

In Sri Lanka (and in most of the countries) FM sound broadcasting frq assignment is done based on grid and power basis and the transmission is wide-band operation in order carry out the stereo signal in a nominal loudness level. To archive this a sound broadcasting carrier needs to have minimum 300KHz of spectrum bandwitdth to operate the desired levels without interfiering to the adjuscent channel. Thats basics.

Now re your frequencies.

105.4 - 105.6 is operational from colombo, so its practically impossible to carry out another transmission 105.4 without interfiering to each other

102 - 102.2 is been allocated from Magalkanda. magalkanda and colombo is on the same grid so again space is 200KHz which is not enough.

94.7 - 94.5 is from colombo, derana. Its again not practical to have 94.7 from colombo which will interfier to 94.5.

These are both practicle broadcasting + theory + regulations comes together when allocation frequency.

You can go ahead and start a transmission on these frequencies, but it will either interfier to the operational channel or either your transmission has to be very narrowed bandwidth which you wont be able to operate a competitive channel.

Sam said...

Yep There Is A Add On Sunday observer .Asking A Manager For New English Tv Channel

emmadc2006 said...

Nik,

Im Agreed with ur last Comment,
im Also trying to get a frequency in Negombo. i know its very hard thing, That's Y i want to talk with sum one working in TRC, u didnt help me in this case, its so bad & hopeless

rgds

Rasika said...

Nik,
I know what you say and the practical situation but you have to clarify the below situation
87.6 Mhz - SLBC using for Colombo (City FM)
87.8 Mhz - VOA using for Colombo (real radio)

and many more frequencies especially in Kandy were given 200Khz band with

AMD said...

@ RASIKA

Thats why there is always an interference especially in car radios ( even with digital tuners), in the Thumulla, Babma, Nawala and Independence square area, as SLBC 87.6 clashes with REAL 87.8. Even yesterday i experienced this when listening to REAL in NAWALA in my car

Rasika said...

Yes it is the truth. That is why I tell that if TRC really wants to issue frequencies, they can do so.
I can still remember, on the day when the 87.8Mhz frequency was given to VOA for real radio, I heard the Dasa Desin program on TNL Isira and during this program, Mr. Shan Wicramasingha together with Hudson Samarasingha have blamed the issuing of this frequency as it obstructs their frequency of 88Mhz from Piliyandala. But later they have changed this frequency to 88.1Mhz and now they are running on that.
But unfortunately these regulations & technical reasons are valid only normal people and If TRC wants they can change any regulation for their sake

Nik said...

At least now you ppl talk with facts, rather than dreams :) like ABC and Derana getting more and more frequencies.

Sam said...

Braking News

Tv 2 No More On UHF 53

Now ITN Showing A Small Ad That Vasantham Tv Now On UHF 53.

Whats Going On ?

TRC MessUp Everything

Nik said...

Its not TRC. This is what happen when every tom, dick and harriot wants to do tv & radio channels. Sooner they start, they figure out that its not that sweat cake they were dream about.

Beleive me or not, only those few giants going to be remain in the market and all these small channels going to go down the drain as what's been demonstrated by TV2.

Duffy said...

Looks like PEOPLE'S MEDIA NETWORK is having a lot of issues these days...Now 'RADIO 1' has stopped broadcasting to Down-South on 99FM Mhz. There's a rumour going on stating that they have sold the frequency to the politician Anarkali!!!

Kumar said...

City FM Colombo having 2 frequencies one is 87.6 , other 91.2 but 87.6 not clear most of the areas, as per the SLBC information 87.6 power is higher than the other. 200 MHz difference will be possible if both the frequencies are not used in the same area and depends on the both stations transmission power.

Sam said...

Kumar , Small Correction City Fm Have 3 Frequencies 91.2 Fm After That 87.6 And 92.2 All These Frequency Are Working Well

Rasika said...

Radio 2 is not there what happened to it?????????????

VETTI PAYAL said...

Oh what happened to peoples media network.

Anyone knows whether they sold their frequencies to someone?

People do you know anything about Sumathi TV? If you do so please update on it.

Rasika said...

This is the case. Everyone starts radio channels and now there are plenty of radio channels. But the problem is that every one find it difficult to survive in the competitive environment. So if you go through the details, it can be seen that most of them are not making profits.
1. V FM – running at loss
2. Lak FM – running at loss
3. Siyatha – running at loss
4. Radio one – running at loss
5. SLBC – running at loss
6. Lakhanda – running at loss
7. Sath FM – running at loss
8. Max radio – running at loss
9. Isira FM – running at loss
10. Isura FM – running at loss
11. Ran FM – running at loss

Now you see the problems in the environment, it is extremely difficult to survive.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Rasika you are absolutely correct. There are unnecessary radio station running without any hope for us & for them also.

I think these stations should closed down their stations and give some space in frequencies.

Nik said...

How come every one now came down to facts and figures and the real truth :)

Glad to see that.

By the way, from the above list, SLBC, Lakhanda and siyatha is actually not sitting on that row. They are been backed by strong companies and are doing well as others.

Rasika said...

Nik,
yes it is true.
the thing is

1. SLBC – running at loss but funded by the government treasury to eradicate the loss
2. Lakhanda – If take only the radio channel, it is running at loss but it is not a problem as sister channel ITN is making hell of money and has a huge profit margin
3. Siyatha – Who are the companies funding them ?????

nishantha said...

It seems like that Sri Lankan Electronic Media industry have meet some financial troublems.

this matter has come overdue specially in radio services. within next two or three years Tv stations will face this. Only two or three major companies can survive from this.

This situation shows us the need of dedicated media stations, such as news, drama, documentaries, sports and religious. (this for TV's)

for an example when TNL radio re brand there Asura fm to Rhythm fm (dedicated youth channel) they became the first position in radio station in island. (Hiru and Sirasa had to change their regular program line up to compete Rhytm. also Asura was a dedicated channel but the programme line up and the presenting style was like in 90's.

When Ran fm launched on 2007 as dedicated sinhala retro channel like Asura fm, within two years now they have reaching some pleased position on radio industry. The secret of there success is introducing new method for radios, and the old but fresh, presenting style. and the jingles did some great work.

My point is media channels need their own concept to stable in this industry.

Sirasafm did this in 1994 and they still doing this.

I think you all can remember

Sirasa nethnam wedak ne

Saddantha kule

Sirasai para kiyanne

Sirasai lagama neya

Sirasa nedekan sada kalikan

So using those concept sirasa fm still on the first 3 places in radio industry since 1994, without chaning their brand name.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Can't anyone post the exact rating positions of the radio stations here in every languages?

If someone knows the rating positions please share here

Sam said...

Tv Derana Proudly Present Newst Member.

SriLanken Newst Tv Channel In ( English Language) Will Air Soon. These Days They Were Buzzy With This New Channel

Later They Will Come With There Tamil Tv Channel.

Nik said...

Sam, Its not Derana. Its siyatha who is starting the new english channel. They were already ready with transmission when they start siyatha and vettri. I think they have already started the test transmission. I heard they are testing with HBO, like they do with TBO for vettri TV.

Nik said...

Sam, Its not Derana. Its siyatha who is starting the new english channel. They were already ready with transmission when they start siyatha and vettri. I think they have already started the test transmission. I heard they are testing with HBO, like they do with TBO for vettri TV.

emmadc2006 said...

Govt.'s high connection contact to purchase Swarnavahini

(Lanka-e-News,} Oct.22, 2009, 6.30 PM)
An individual linked to the highest sources of the Govt. is to purchase the Swarnavahini television network.

It is reported that a State media Institution high profile figure is negotiating the transaction. The sale price is Rs. 4000 million. The prospective Buyer is in the process of bargaining on the price.
The Broadcasting station run by the Swarnavahini however is not included in this transaction.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Yup, it's almost true that swarnawahini is going to be bought by some source in government. What happened to EAP and what will be the situation for their radios?

As Nik said earlier something is going to happen in lankan media as surviving in the media industry will be critical in future.

VETTI PAYAL said...

Does anyone knows whether the source going to buy Swarnawahini is VIS Broadcast?

Looking for further info............

Sam said...

Its True That Voa Also Starting A English Tv Channel But This Ad On SundayObserver Is For Tv Derana .Adress Is Tv Derana Adress .If This Is Voa They Will Put There Hunupitiya Address

Sam said...

These Tv Channels Will Be Coming This Year.

ITN NetWork _ Prime Tv

Tv Derana - English Tv Channel

Voice Of Asia- Real Tv

ABC NetWork - Hiru Tv

Televison And Radio Networks - V SriLanka

Sumathi Brodcasting - Sumathi Tv

EW.BalaSuriya - Unknown

Nother English And Tamil Tv Channel
Telecaster Unknown.

Vis Broadcasting -Unknown

All These Mention Channels Are To Start There Trans Mission In This Year.

Details From TRCSL

These Radio Channels Are To Start This Year

AssetBroadcasting - English Fm Channel

Vis Broadcasting - Unknown

Yellowin Media - Thalam Fm

Anara Kali Akarasha Also Going To Start Her Owned Fm Rdaio Channel

Nother Few More Radio Channels And Tv Channels To Come On 2010

Sam said...

To All, Suwarna Vahini

Ase We Know Suwarna Vahini Is One Of Good Channel Those Days .

Those Days They Produce Lot Of There Owned TeleDrama's. Progam Line Up Also Good . I Can't Remember The Exact Year They Have Ask New Producer Or ComPany To Make A TeleDarma For Them.For That InviTaion There Were Lot Of ComPanies And Lot Of Producer's Have Bean Applied .All These Fellows Have To Give A Presentation. At That Time The Best Presentation Is Given By A Indian Company. So They Have Decide To Make A Tele Drama With That Indian Company. What Happend Is Finish Product Was Not In Good Quality.Finally Some How They Have To Take It . So They TeleCasted The TeleDrama After That All These Things Happen.

HeMa Nalin Karunarathna And Lot Of People Left From SuwarnaVahini.

Name Of The TeleDrama Is Shakalaka Baby And Firend's.

nishantha said...

sam as you said on last post

Televison And Radio Networks - V SriLanka

Sumathi Brodcasting - Sumathi Tv

EW.BalaSuriya - Unknown

-----

V fm wont launch tv channel sooner.

Sumathi broadcasting means - 'sporting star' betting centers tv frequency for international channels.

Ew.balasuriya means - 'Sprting Times' betting centers tv frequency for international channels.

also there is another frequncy for Dialog DVB-T on trc's list


ITN, Hiru, derana, voa and VIS will launch there tv channels.

Rupavahini going to launch there Digital TV test transmision on first three months of 2010.

Rangiri Sri Lanka waiting for arriving of Digital tv system in sri Lanka to launch their TV channel in digital platform.

Other new comers like Neth TV (Asset media), Sath TV (Satnet) will try to come with digital technology. they have much time to do this by upgrading their license.

-----

On Swranavahini

On past 6-7 years SW had to compete
only one private station (Sirasa TV). thats Y people believed sw was younger brother of Rupavahini. they loved it. ITN was nothing on that time. (before paba and batti came)

but the launch of derana and max they had to change there programmes.

but the way they choosed to changed is completely wrong.

as in budu bana,

Vapurapu de thama nela ganna wenne.

but my friend on SW said that dealing issue is false.

Sam said...

Umayangana Wikrama Singha Is Working ( In Ithin Eta Passe) For Televison And Radio Networks .V SriLanka.She Told In A Tv Program. The Channel Will Come Soon.

Sam said...

I Got That Infromation From A News Peaper.Buddhika KulaSekara Have Mention In News Peaper Abotu This Issue Long Time A Go. That's Why Hemanalin And Others Left

Sam said...

Those Days Sw Is The Best Channel That TeleCast Good TeleDrama.They Won Lot Of Awards .We Can Remember Rupavahini Is The Only Channel Telecasted Teledrama And They Got Lot Of Awards . But When Sw Start Telecast All The Awards Went To Them.

Rasika said...

Sam,

What happened to 97.3Mhz

AMD said...

RADIO 2 dead & gone ???

Nik said...

see, dont panic when kids starts stuffs like this. Remember you guys gone crazy about RADIO 2. A radio channel once started should never go off the air.

Yes it is dead !

Nik said...

Umayangana is working for SIYATHA TV. I saw her on few programs on Siyatha.

Rasika said...

Wasantham FM now on 97.3Mhz (ITN tamil radio)

Rasika said...

it looks like people media has sold some of the frequencies to ITN (TV2 frequency & Radio2 frequency)

SAMPATH said...

SAM????what is situation about swarnawahini.I got to know SIRASA TV also try to buy swarnawahini ASAP.There will be a big fight with the government and sirasa.I think most propebly government wil won this competition....

Rasika said...

who is playing the government role

Sam said...

Tv 2 And Radio 2 Will Come With New Frequency. They Havent Sold They Are Changing The Frequency.

Peoples Media Network Told Me

Rasika said...

why they are changing frequencies.

Nik said...

Because there are SO MUCH FREQUENCIES left and freely available.

he he....

Nik said...

If you just want some thing to say,

say that They will be back on DIGITAL RADIO and TV. :)

Kumar said...

There is an ad on today Thinakkural about a Tmail channel, Do you know any details?

nishantha said...

I think Nahil Wijesuriya dealing WITH frequencies. As he did early.

nishantha said...

everyone
ready to [explore]

one week [more]...

Kumar said...

Now DAN TV back on UHF 51

nishantha said...

On 53
6 days [More]

madushan chamikara said...

nishantha, is that prime tv o tv2 back? frnd of mine, who works 4 ltn lakhanda told me in last june, they hope 2 start prime tv on UHF 24 O 53.

Sam said...

ITN NETWORK PROUDLY PRESENT PRIME TV SRILANKEN NEWST ENGLISH LANGUAGE TV CHANNEL ON UHF 24.

StarCriket , CCTv , More Will be On Prime Tv

Rasika said...

Prime Radio, Prime TV:

New grand releases from ITN
The popular TV channel ITN will launch a new radio station and a TV channel to serve the English-speaking listeners and viewers in our country. The official launch, according to Aruna Siriwardhana, Chairman of ITN will take place on Thursday, November 12 at 10.00 a.m.

"The new radio station will be called Prime Radio, while the TV channel will be Prime TV and our objective in commencing these two broadcasting channels is in keeping with the Mahinda Chintana to serve all the needs at the people. Up till now ITN was reaching out mainly to the Sinhala speaking population and we found it was not sufficient. In May this year we commenced Vasantham TV, a channel broadcasting in the Tamil language. In April 2008 we commenced Vasantham FM (Radio) to reach out to our Tamil listeners. The local content is the need of the hour and as such Prime TV will be a 24-hour channel while Prime Radio's broadcasting hours will be for 19 hours from 6.00 a.m. to 12 midnight."

Radio listeners will be happy to note that Prime Radio will broadcast English retro music and recorded music programmes with listener participation. The pre-recorded programme content will include news, current affairs, entertainment and education programmes.

The personnel to operate the two channels - radio and TV have already been recruited many from the industry.

New talent which is important has not been overlooked and a mixed batch of youth and not so young have been recruited and trained to man the channels.

The Chairman thanked President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Ministers for the support and encouragement given to this venture of ITN which enables listeners and viewers to appreciate and participate daily, in something new.

Sam said...

ITN You Are Doing A Great Work. We Think That Prime Tv And Radio Will Be A Great Channel

Rasika said...

Sam,
What is the frequency for Prime radio
Nik,
You can say something because there is not any frequency available

Sam said...

Rasika, I Don't Know But Im Trying Get The Frequency Of Prime Radio.I Tried To Contac ITN Line's Are Buzzy.

Sam said...

Prime Tv Will Be On UHF 24.Because Now They Have Stop Airing Vasantham Tv Now Itn On UHF 24 .

Some Time's In The Night StarCriket Was There For Few Time's.

Sam said...

Drama's,Movie's,Music And More...

Catch The Action On UHF 24

Soon

AMD said...

@ SAM

Prime Radio is not a new channel, it is RADIO 1. All their frequencies were sold to ITN. Thats why Vasantham is now on radio 2 frequencuies. Radio 2 will be later launched as HITZ FM

Eraj said...

Hmm nice link