According to information coming in, Dish TV Sri Lanka has commenced testing on SES8 95E 12170H 40700 DVB-S. According to information there are about 27 channels being tested. Most of these channels are either Pakistani, Bangladeshi & Afghan channels.It seems that since most of these channels cannot be downlinked in India, Dish TV will use Sri Lanka as a base ...

Dish TV India is to launch services in Sri Lanka soon in a joint venture formed with Satnet. The joint venture company Dish TV Lanka is 70% owned by Dish TV & 30% owned by Satnet and makes use of Satnet's DTH license.Dish TV which planned to invest Rupees 700 million initially has approved a further Rupees 300 million for ...

A couple of days ago we noticed that You TV (formerly Max TV) which rebranded a couple of months back but stuck solely to broadcasting only France 24, is now slowly introducing other programming content. However the other programming that are being introduced are still the same ones that existed during the time Max TV brand existed. Nothing much has ...

Unconfirmed reports coming to us are indicating that Videocon & Dish TV will be launching in Sri Lanka in the very near future. The operators are said to be looking at the possibility of setting up an earth station and uplinking from Sri Lankan soil.We are unable to confirm these reports, however there were indications back in 2012 of Dish ...

After a string of days with no clear broadcaster for RBS 6 Nations over FTA in Sri Lanka, it is pleasing to note that CSN carried the matches "LIVE" for Sri Lankan FTA audiences. The broadcast which was pulled off the special feed provided by "Setanta Sports" for their partners in Sri Lanka which was run without the "Setanta" logo ...

It's sad to note the plight of the two so-called sports channels in Sri Lanka, namely CSN (Carlton Sports Network) & MTV Sports. So far non of them have confirmed the "LIVE" broadcast of the RBS Six Nations Rugby, MTV Sports states on their facebook page that they will have highlights of the matches throughout the tournament, but it doesn't ...

After losing out to (actually being robbed of) cricket broadcasting rights by CSN due to political influences, SLRC's Channel Eye & NTV have resumed broadcasting cricketing content. We are unable to confirm whether this is just a one time move or whether Channel Eye will continue broadcasting "LIVE" cricket after this tour comes to a close.CSN which won the rights ...

The recent revamp of Star Movies Action India means that big Hollywood blockbusters will premiere on a monthly basis on the channel exclusively. This is in addition to the weekly premieres of movies on Star Movies India. These movies which have all been allocated to Fox International Channels for this region have been moved to Star Movies Action. These movies ...

With the announcement that pay television channel Sony Six has acquired the rights to major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup events until 2018 which covers two World Cup events & Eurocup events has left subscribers of local pay television providers in the lurch since none of them provide Sony Six on their network.Recently the Sri Lanka - ...

As the New Year dawned on Jan 1st TNL Networks launched websites & strengthened their social media presence. Even though the English channels (TNL Radio & Lite FM) operated by TNL have a strong web & social media presence, the same cannot be said about the TNL TV & their Sinhala Language channel.However establishing a strong web presence isn't sufficient ...

We take this opportunity to wish our fellow bloggers, the Management & staff of all media institutions in Sri Lanka"A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2014"Thank You for your wonderful support during the past year and we look forward to a greater partnership this year.

Looking back at 2013, there have been many changes in the broadcasting industry when it comes to the many FTA channels we get in Sri Lanka. 2013 has seen many channels rebranding such as Your Radio giving way to Red FM, Legends replacing Kirula Radio, not to mention the latest radio station being Fox FM 91.4 which launched early December.Not ...

Sri Lanka's newest radio channel Fox 91.4 FM launched officially. This is the newest English Radio channel managed by Asset Radio Broadcasting which also operates Neth FM. The channel has managed to secure prominent radio personality Jimmy Deen.The on-line webcast of this channel is available at http://www.fox914.com/We wish the management of Asset Radio Broadcasting the very best in their endeavors ...

Sri Lanka's newest radio station "You FM" which is actually a relaunch of Max Radio will officially launch on 5th December according to it's website http://www.youfm.lk/ . The station will be bilingual and broadcast a mix of English & Sinhala language programming/music and catering for those who enjoy music from both languages. The station has relocated its broadcast base to ...

English Language channel Max TV under went a soft relaunch as "You TV". The relaunch took place over the CHOGM weekend. The channel that carried "Al Jazeera" for the a major part of the day is now carrying "France 24", a 24X7 English news channel that as the name suggests has its roots in France.Ever since its relaunch the channel ...

The English language television channel known as "NTV" which commenced operations a few years ago has been relaunched just prior to the CHOGM last weekend. The channel now know as well "ntv", has had a refreshed logo which frankly looks hideous when compared to the previous one.This channel orginally started off as an English one and then was reduced to ...

It's become a habit on local television & radio media to announce the winners address if one wins some sort of promo. This is happening for quite some time with no regard for individuals privacy. Hiru TV has been the latest culprit where they visit peoples houses and give then cash for watching their programmes and require those poor unsuspecting ...

Subcontinent feeds of sports channels ESPN Star Sports which are now managed by Star TV in India, are to undergo major changes from 6th Nov 2013. ESPN exited the joint venture last year resulting in the subsequent rebranding of ESPN as "Fox Sports" in Asia. After months of deliberations it has been decided that ESPN will be rebranded under the ...

After having years and years of only general entertainment channels, Sri Lanka finally got two sports (well almost) centric channels in the guise of CSN & then MTV Sports. Well not quite, these two even though they call themselves "sports" channels, telecast mainly general entertainment content. Sports will account to a small percentage compared to the rest of the content.However ...

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