Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka satellite TV subscribers increase 42.3% in year to 1Q15

Digital satellite television subscriptions in Sri Lanka registered an estimated year-on- year growth of 42.3 % for the period that ended March, 2015, according to latest update from Dataxis Intelligence service. Pay TV market is still growing in Sri Lanka with total subscriber base showing q-o-q growth of 9.4%; from 662,600 in Q4/2014 to an [...]

Dish TV introduces services in Sri Lanka

Dish TV, the Indian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV operator, has launched services in Sri Lanka. It has kept the DTH pack prices low to compete with local companies such as Dialog TV and Peo TV. The operator is charging around LKR 317 (US$2.4) for a bouquet of Indian and local free-to-air channels. Dish TV will [...]

Sri Lanka to complete digital transition by 2020

Sri Lanka is likely to complete the transition to digital terrestrial television broadcasting by 2020. Keheliya Rambukw, Minister of Mass Media and Information, has informed that they are formulating a five year plan to ensure smooth transition. As per a report, the digitalisation project will be supported by a loan of JPY 13,717 million (USD [...]

Sri Lanka warns unauthorised satellite & cable TV operators

Sri Lanka has over 500 unauthorised satellite and cable television operators and over 300,000 Sri Lankans have been using illegal DTH devices, disclosed a survey by the Ministry of Mass Media and Information. The ministry has issued a public notice warning unauthorised satellite or/and cable based television stations, vendors, distributors, and users of illegal DTH [...]

Sri Lanka to launch satellite TV channel

Sri Lankas satellite broadcasting services company, Future Satcom Holdings, will launch first international satellite TV channel, Thinetha TV, via Thaicom 5 satellite. The company received a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite uplink licence from Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka in December 2013. The channel will reach over 116 countries across Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Africa. [...]

Discovery Kids joins Dialog TV line-up in Sri Lanka

Discovery Networks Asia has launched Discovery Kids, an exclusive infotainment channel for children, on Sri Lankan DTH platform – Dialog Television. Discovery Kids becomes the eighth Discovery channel to be carried on Dialog TV after Discovery Channel, Discovery HD World, TLC and Animal Planet , among others. Rahul Johri, General Manager for South Asia at [...]

Dish TV eyes Sri Lankan move

Dish TV is readying to launch its DTH service in Sri Lanka via Dish TV Lanka (Private) Ltd, a joint venture it floated in Sri Lanka with Satnet Pvt Ltd. Dish TV owns 70% of the joint venture and aims to invest a total of Rs 1 billion (USD 16 mil.) in the Sri Lankan [...]