Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 - The Year in review

2012 has been quite an eventful year in the Sri Lankan television & radio industry. With the launch of Hiru TV, the first HD ready television station after several months in testing. Not to mention the biggest happening can be termed as the reallocation of frequencies assigned to the private radio stations. Everlasting Radio going off air after the reallocation of frequencies is one of the most negative aspects of the reallocation.

Not to mention the launch of the first HD service in Sri Lanka by Dialog TV. The launch of a pay television DVB-T service by TV Lanka whose legality has been brought into question.

It's time that television and radio in Sri Lanka took a step further and local television and radio stations improved coverage and carried out more technically advanced broadcasts by moving into digital broadcasting platforms. We hope that 2013 would be year that steps are taken in this direction.

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