Friday, August 06, 2010

ABC gets new frequencies.. Sun & Sha FM to return???

ABC Radio has been able to get some new frequencies in their bag. Out of all this there are two notable ones in Colombo. We are not sure but it looks like the new ones are for Sun FM and Sha FM.

Rumours flying on our blog and other forums suggest that this could be the case, however we cannot be certain.

Please keep us updated on the latest regarding this trend.

13 comments:

Thilibachander said...
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3zzz said...

These frequencies are given to ABC and it is confirmed.

FM for Colombo

92.4 MHz (Colombo)
92.8 MHz (Magalkanda)
95.8 MHz (Magalkanda)
98.8 MHz (Colombo)
102.8 MHz (Magalkanda)

TV for Colombo

CH 45 (Magalkanda)
CH 56 (Colombo)
CH 38 (Kikiliyamana - NuwaraEliya)

They have got some frequencies for out stations as well. I will get that list in the coming days. Will see

Rasika said...

3zzz,
these frquencies are already given or still TRC has to release legally.

3zzz said...

According to both ABC and TRC, all those frequencies are released legally with more than Rs.3ml for frequency charges plus some under hand payments.

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27 new FM frequencies
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92.4 MHz (Colombo)
92.8 MHz (Magalkanda)
95.8 MHz (Magalkanda)
98.8 MHz (Colombo)
102.8 MHz (Magalkanda)

88.5 MHz (Kokavil)
95.8 MHz (Kokavil)
99.3 MHz (Kokavil)
103.4 MHz (Kokavil)
106.5 MHz (Kokavil)

98.0 MHz (Jaffna)
101.0 MHz (Jaffna)
107.0 MHz (Jaffna)

89.1 MHz (Gongala)
106.7 MHz (Gongala)

90.6 MHz (Hunnasgiriya)
107.6 MHz (Hunnasgiriya)

100.9 MHz (Madolsima)
105.6 MHz (Madolsima)

91.2 MHz (Ratnapura)
103.4 MHz (Ratnapura)

93.7 MHz (Kurunegala)
98.4 MHz (Kurunegala)

90.2 MHz (Kikiliyamana)
107.1 MHz (Kikiliyamana)

101.5 MHz (Gammaduwa)
103.2 MHz (Gammaduwa)

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13 new TV frequencies
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CH 45 (Magalkanda)

CH 56 (Colombo)

CH 38 (Kikiliyamana - NuwaraEliya)

CH 22 (Nayabedda)

CH 22 (Kurunegala)

CH 21 (Kandy)

CH 21 (Ratnapura)

CH 23 (Hunnasgiriya)

CH 23 (Badulla)

CH 26 (Gammaduwa)

CH 38 (Jaffna)

CH 45 (Kokavil)

CH 45 (Gongala)

Rasika said...

3zzz,
this is a nice information.
thanks for your information

Rasika said...

3zzz,
there is an issue because TNL Isira is broadcasting on 89Mhz from Deniyaya then how could ABC broadcast on 89.1Mhz from Gongala.

3zzz said...

Rasika,

Not only that, there is gonna be lot of interference issues when ABC switch them all on.

Shree FM uses 99MHz for Colombo and SLBC uses 98.8MHz for Kandy but once ABC switch on 98.8 Colombo with high power both Shree and SLBC will be interfered.

Same will happen for
95.8MHz Magalkanda (clash with SLBC Kandy),

106.7MHz Gongala (clash with Vettri island-wide),

90.6MHz (with Max) and 107.6MHz Kandy (with Vfm and SLBC),

100.9MHz (with YesFm islandwide) and 105.6MHz Madolsima(Nayabedda) with SLBC and Globaal Media (new one),

101.5MHz (with Friends Media) and 103.2MHz Gammaduwa (with Max)

Rasika said...

3zzz,
even after getting frequencies, it seems that there is not any hurry from ABC side to resume the services of Sha or Sun. Is there any problem?

3zzz said...

Rasika,

Normally giant radio networks use combiner technology to transmit their fm channels. That means when you have several channel transmitters with different frequencies for a single place you can use a combiner and transmit all that channels using one anttenea.

Previously ABC had different frequencies so their combiners fixed to those numbers. Its not easy to re-tune them or some frequencies can not combine together. You have to have a range of frequencies to combine.

According to ABC now they have ordered new combiners and transmitters. It will take some time to arrive. They also requested to lease 36th floor of WTC to build TV studios.

Most of all, its off the season. ABC always does things according to the market. So of course they are not in hurry coz they got the frequencies they needed now they have to make a propere bussines plan to launch other fm channels and brand new TV channels.

Its just a matter of time...

Rasika said...

Dear 3zzz,
thanks for you detailed and well described reply. it seems that you are very much sound with these developments and technical details. it is a pleasure to have a dialog with a person like you. thanks for the info

3zzz said...

pleasure for me as well to share the knowledge and information with some one who interested in this field.

Thilibachander said...
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Chander said...

News from a person @ ABC that SHA & SUN will be back soon. Sha with Sinhala,Hindi Nonstop baila hits......

More ABC made announcements for young DJ's as New Generation Of Hiru for their new broadcasts.......

Does anyone knows about their progression through TV Networks? Pls update on that.

There was a news ABC got Channel 9 Network's frequencies. What is Channel 9 Network?