Thursday, June 29, 2006

CBNSat : 7th Hearing - A Soup and a Laugh

Well here we are a brand new day and some more information has some into light regarding CBNSat.
First it is nice to have this blog back in action and once again a big thank you for the Blogger Team for making that all possible.
The actually happenings at the hearing is actually well - The English Langauge does not have words to describe it, maybe I should check French or German (Hai Hitler).
Now no license has been issued - so much for the reports that said the judge will drop the case if the Media Ministry does not issue license - and now the focus is shifted to the channels available on CBNSat. He must be a very forgetful judge.

The Media Minister representative has highlighted the following points

Fashion Shows must not be shown on CBNSat - They are obviously talking about Fashion TV (FTV), ok fair enough but all other Cable Providers show it and it is also a FTA Channel so I guess that they will have to jam the FTV signal. So Goodbye Fashion TV, but CBNSat decoder unlike other operators like LBN Analog, Multivision Sub Agents can be set to lock channels so parents can lock them if they are scared their children will view it, not sure about LBN Digital and Comet Cable Decoders, do they have the locking facility.

Security Issues being transmitted - Well this is the concerned area, are they talking about the news channels BBC and CNN or something else (some say it could be Discovery Channel, NGC, History - although we think that it is highly unlikely). Does this mean that Art TV will have to stop CNN and ETV has to stop Channel News Asia (we basically become frogs in the well without these, or may even go back to the bullock cart age) and the other operators are also showing CNN, BBC. By the way SLBC broadcasts BBC News also, then they too should stop.

We have a strong sensation that this issue although which we hope will be sorted out by next Monday when the hearing is due will be dragged on till the World Cup is over. It looks like they are finding excuses for the postponement of the case.

Well we do not mind if FTV is off but do not touch the other channels please

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83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes ! If anyone is offended by watching Fashion TV they can block it from the reciever or directly requesting from CBNSat you could do.

My uncle who did not want his kids to see it so he blocked the channel. I think they are finding 1001 reasons to delay this process to CBNSat to bankrupt and close down operations.

According to my knowledge (I'm an IT Proffessional) even though their transmission is stopped they will have to pay huge charges for the transponder usage on the satellite and they will have to pay the salaries of the staff etc.

The second thing is the security issues. I think here they want to ban the news coverage on the things that happen in Sri Lanka being reported on BBC & CNN. And the programmes relating to war and military stuff being aired on Discovery, NGC and History Channel.

I really don't know the knowledge about media or the qualifications of the so called media minister !!!

FTV is a free to air channel and any one who has a dish and a receiver can watch it. And even the Discovery, NGC and all the other channels that CBNSat delivers is being beamed to Sri Lanka from India. So anyone could subcribe to it and watch it.

Here what is government trying to promote ? Local business or Indian / Hong Kong business ???

Tigers have a satellite earth station for uplinking and downlinking. So they can send receive anything they want.

Here who are they going to control ?

Beware friends the next victims are the mobile operates and Internet Service providers !

Sri Lanka will be like Afganisthan very soon !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yap... I feel the same, even tough FTV is not the South asian taste purely we willnot mentioning on the FTV, but for pthers please dont,,

What im feeling is thease entire scenario is based to create a monopoly broadcast of the foot ball world cup, we cannot exacltly describe the situation about does they going to bang the station entirely or will they allow it to operate, whatever the case is i'm feeling that they drag the case by making number of excuses upto atleast july 09th

By the way This entire scenario is a bulshit, now definitely they can make a clear statements regarding what are the situations against CBNSat, now in first security, then licence, then TV Station braodcast, and now the Culture, well what next ,there are number of other words in english languge for the next events,

As for CBNSat as the guy wbove said has to pay a massive sum for the transponder usage, and with their 300+ employees they would needs a number of income to control the sitution in to some time, with the High classed Laweyers they are giving a number of sums for the moment to contolr and back on air,

as for me i'm feeling with this situation that the hopes of the CBNSat subscribers are dying, since by this way the company surely go into a bankrupt sooner or later and the company will be closed by then if the govt not making the request of subscribers,

for the moment what i'm feeling is it definitely not going to work atleast to End of the world cup and that's 9th july,

I'm a CBN Subscriber and i wish you every success on this hazzle time and we must say that we're with you,

Anonymous said...

YES THEY'LL DRAG THIS UNTIL THE WORLD CUP IS OVER ON JULY 9TH. ANYWAY ENGLAND TOUR IS ALSO FINISHED BY THE 1ST OF JULY. THEY WILL SAY 1001 EXCUSES TO DELAY CBNSAT RESTART THE OPERATIONS AND AS YOU SAID THEY WILL BE IN HUGE TROUBLE EVEN IF THEY GET A CHANCE TO RESTART.

BECAUSE THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE TO THEIR NAME. THIS MONTH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MONTH OF SALES BECAUSE OF THE WORLD CUP.

AND AFTER THIS CASE THE PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS WILL ALSO STEP BACK OF BUYING A CONNECTION AS THEY DON'T WANT TO LOSE THEIR MONEY.

SO OVER TO YOU CBN TO COME BACK WITH A THUNDERING MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SUBSCRIBERS.

INCREASE THE CHANNELS AND IMPROVE THE SERVICE.

THE REAL CHALLENGE LIES AHEAD !

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

""AND AFTER THIS CASE THE PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS WILL ALSO STEP BACK OF BUYING A CONNECTION AS THEY DON'T WANT TO LOSE THEIR MONEY.""


wrong. Do u think people take SLRC/Daily news seriously? I for one know a lot of friends who are willing to get CBNsat the day it comes back on air. The conpiracy behinds CBNsat closure is well known to the public. People are not as stupid as politicians think they are.

In fact their market position is not challenged. They have partnered with singer. Singer is a household name in SL. I think all this bullshit just increased public atttention to CBNsat in fact the government just went on a marketing campaign for CBNsat. . Anyways who else is there to rival CBNsat in terms of quality and coverage?

Kiriberty said...

Its just plain simple, CBNSAT NOT on air until WC2006 is over.
FTV and all other channel stories are purely bulshit. Anyone having a Sat Dish can watch most of these FTA (free to air) channels anyway. LTTE watching CBNSAT channel to plan their military operation, media ministries latest reaosn:-) To whom do we tell the pathetic state of our state officials. I won't be surprised, if the judge was also influenced. CBNSat management should have got hold of Media Minister and offered him *something* big the next day CID closed their offices, CBNSat would have been on air.

Anonymous said...

Last april poya day 13th, Rupavahini telecast un censerd 'RANDIYADHARA" sinhala film. now over to you people concern over pay tv channels. in pay tv concept ever one can block the unwanted channels throug their decorders. but Rupavahini is a free to air.........

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, The most efficient legal system ( and of course the government ministries) will drag this till the next World Cup..

bank_dude said...

Lets make our fingers cross and hope that CBN officials highlight the decoder blocking facility to the minister (don't know whether he understand it but hope he do) regarding about the FTV issue. If he insists on stoping it I don't mind because it is not an important channels for us (my opinion). We have a right to gather information surrounding us. Therefore BBC & CNN should not be stopped. But if he wants to stop FTV on CBN he should stop it from other providers as well.

Anonymous said...

HOW COME SHITNET IS STILL GIVING CONNECTIONS,THEY ARE FREELY SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS DESPITE THE COURT ORDER,CAN THEY DO THAT.

GUYS CALL 2596800,IS THIS THE LAW OF THIS COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

yeah it is increasingly becoming obvious that CBN case will not be resolved till the end of the world cup. Surprised that courts listen to these pathetic excuses.

FTV can be locked by the decoder, whoever want to see it can unlock and see, but personally I think you get half nude stuff on hindi movies been shown on local channels.Maybe the chaps were watching satellite stuff on CBN to notice it.

Anonymous said...

What about others showing FTV and security related stuff ???

How about internet ??? Is the government going to stop that too. Even if they stop local ISP's anyone can dial an outside server and download whatever they want.

These ministers and government officials are buch of donkeys (Donkeys please be sorry that name is too good for them) who think in this information can be banned.

Wake up you fools we are in the Information Age !!!!!!!

You are still in stone age !!!!!

Anonymous said...

thgese buggers will never learn!!! how come cbn sat is a security threat? if the set of channels what cbn offers is going to be in anyway a threat to the government, i think the govt officials are sucking their own cocks!
look at all the mistery bomb attacks thet are happening around. isnt that the real threat? to stop them?
bloody lame excuses to satisfy competitor bastards who lend their wife happily to political leaders to get what they want!

Anonymous said...

can anyone give me a good reason how cbn sat can be a threat to national security?

Anonymous said...

can anyone give me a good reason how cbn sat can be a threat to national security?

Well, here's how it works...

1. People watch TV that are not controlled by local politicians

2. People learn that there is a bigger world out there and try to reach it

3. Politicians looses number of peoples they can manipulate for their own use

4. Nation collapses

Therefore we MUST ban satellite communication, Cut off SEE-ME-WE Cables, burn down cellular transmission towers and stop importing Oil so Planes and Ships can’t take off

cbnsat customer said...

www.nationalsecurity.lk is run by Mr. Lakshaman Hulugalle (Owner of Satnet)

Heee Heee Hee

Don't believe me check this url

http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/html/contactus.php

Anonymous said...

CBN & LBN have been banded. it's ok for the national security. but from june 6th what ever happened in Srilanka. who take the responsibilities.& all equipments imports for the above organaistaions done through TRC.now their under deep shit.our judges, layers, media & honerable politicians dosnt know the differene between cable tv, satalite tv.only thease jokers no about flat tv & noramal tv. sony tv, Lg tv ect.....

hoorah for cbn sat said...

I shall update my friends on the cbn sat case....
1- they were shut down on a search warrent by the CID ( had no legal authority to shut down such an organisation)
2- When cbn sat took the matter to courts, they came up saying cbn did not posses a particular rupavahini license. ( Mind you, rupavahini was on cbn network on the request of the president himself)
3- once the judge ordered rupavahini to issue the license, they came up saying, a new license from TRC is needed to carry such operations. ( not to mention, they managed to act super fast to only shut down one other operater namely LBN in one whole week!)
4- If the TRC license was new, then it is obviously a surprise to all operators! you dont shut down a running organisation and ask them to get it! you work it out while its running!! ( the officials at TRC dont have any COMMUNICATIONS among themselves, as the official who appeared in courts didnt know the application by cbn sat was received by another official from TRC, who had signed and acknowledged the receipt of the same- SHAME on them)
5- they postpone the case by a week, for no reason! ( Inconsiderate of all expenditures to cbn sat, the employees, customers, banks and various stake holders)
6- Now the new thing is, cbn sat technology is a threat to national security! ( Coundnt they find a better excuse to make some bucks and take innocent people for a ride?)
7- If we allow this to happen to CBN SAT, tomorrow it will be another gentle giant which will go down. yes, i see cbn sat as a gentle giant. i hope they win this case and prove the world you can break corruption which is rooted widely in our politics and related organisations!
Please show your support to cbn sat by emailing all your friends this blog address.

X-MEN said...

Can any body pls tell me y shit net is giving FTV as a channel & y TRC not concerned abt it???

Anonymous said...

Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat

Dear Sir

This is to bring to your notice that I am extremely disappointed & angry that your digital satellite service is not available up to now. A per the information provided by your customer support service when I initially called, you had not taken the necessary licensing from the local broadcasting agency Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, which is why the government stopped the transmitting of your service to your customers.

Mr. Muthunthan what you should understand is that by marketing illegal products/services to your customers, you have violated the customer’s rights as well. What I can’t understand is why your company lawyers have still not resolved the matter. I would have expected a company such as yours to have lawyers who would have foreseen & prevented such an occurrence. If you all were in the right how & why did the CID freeze your operations? Then my next big question is that after the freezing of your operations by the Criminal Investigation Department, you are still telling your customers that you have all the necessary licensing & documents related to this matter in hand & your transmission is being halted illegally by the CID.

When I checked yesterday also, on the status of this matter I got to know that as usual; your court hearing has got postponed for the next week. This is a story that I have heard the last 9 times that I have called your customer hot line.
So with your unprofessional lawyers & the court decision getting delayed this matter seems to be a never ending story.

Most of the CBNsat customers including myself were waiting with great anticipation to watch the football world cup 2006 & due to your company’s malpractice & negligence, it was not possible.


I would like your response to the following questions
1. I would like to know when you will be able to provide us with the service that we have paid for? (A date not an excuse)
2. If you are taking a longer period or if you are not sure of resolving this matter with your unprofessional lawyers etc., I wish to re-claim the full sum of money which I paid for your service.

Furthermore your customer support service employee told me to speak to a
Mr. Ramesh for refund related matters & when ever I call it is so unfortunate that he is always at a meeting. He should understand that it is us the customers who pays his salary.

I would like to remind you that I have myself personally recommended your service to more than 20 customers & we all need an answer on the above matter in a professional manner.

Regards

Dude said...

Hey Bro. Guess you have miss i mean really misunderstood the real situation. I am a customer and not an employee of CBNSat.

First to say that CBNSat is a broadband network and not a regular TV broadcasting station. Hence only regular operators require this licence. But unfortunately our local Jungle John's who now seem to want a them to have a regular Tv licence too.

The fault is not with CBNSat and they have been providing us with a great service. Sri Lanka has the highest literacy rate in the world and the lowest literacy rate among the politicians.

Now the Media Ministry seems to want a presentation on CBNSat Technology, talk about a bunch of nerds.

Anonymous said...

Its not unprofessional practice,CBNsat seems to be victimised by Hulla for being sucessful,The management is not scraching their arse and waiting,They have got hold of the best lawyers of the country to solve the problem and its on the final stages.

Dude said...

Presentation to the Media Ministry, conducted by CBNSat

CBN : Good Morning Children
Media : Good Morning Teacher
CBN : Now children you are going
to learn about satellite
(Media cries and CBN gives them toffees)
CBN : Children say S for Satellite
Media : SATELLITE
CBN : S for Set Top Box
Media : TOP BOX
CBN : No S for Set Top Box
Media : SET TOP BOX
CBN : I for Irdeto
(Media cries, cannot pronounce word)
CBN : D for Dish
Media : DIS
CBN : Now Imagine Papa is CBNSat
And Mama is your house
Media : Teacher the DIS is like my
plate
CBN : Now listen Children
Media : Ok Teacher
CBN : You go from your Papa and
to the Satellite
CBN : Where is the Satellite
Media : In the Sky
CBN : Good Boy
CBN : Then Satellite send you to
Mama
CBN : Then Mama gets you
CBN : Children now do u understand
Media : Teacher I want to go to the
bathroom
(Media sees a dish in the bathroom)
Media : Teacher, Teacher there a DIS

(Media comes and sit down again after going to the bathroom)

CBN : Now children sing a song
Media : You are my, my, my, my
CBNSat

THE END.

Anonymous said...

Dear "Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat"

I think you should write this letter to TRC / SLRC / Ministry of Defence & the courts. The problem lies with tem and not any pay tc provider.

You are barking up the wrong tree.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a shame to us subscribers and have you been sleeping with SHITnet,You have misunderstood the whole episode and 100% misinformed.

The lawyers representing CBN are the best in the country(Romesh De Silva PC,M L M Ameen PC,Ikram Mohomed PC) and this is not a fault of CBN they have been victimised by Hulugalle using his office at the Defence Ministry and these guys are working on it.

Anonymous said...

We can understand your pain my dear friend. As subscribers of CBNSat for almost a year and not having it for a month is killing man.

At the same time we all know why things turned out this way. I've been to the press conference held by CBNSat and seen the original licences that they pocess for the operations that they were carring on. The TRC, BOI & Even the defence ministry approval.

CBNSat made a multi million investment and do you think that by knowing the law they refrained from getting a Rs. 500/= licence from Rupavahini.

All these are fabricated stories to prevent CBNSat from operating. CID was investigating from last October and they coudn't find anything ! Even at the time of raiding they couldn't find anything.

Then they brought up the licence issue. First the rupavahini licence. Then the media licence. Then the ministry guy made himself a joke in the court saying he hadn't received it. Then the ministers approval. Then the new licence for Satellite and Cable TV. Then yesterday the content issue of Fashion TV and security threat.

So the drama goes as this ! Next Monday also we will have some funny thing to hear from the government.

So we suffer amidst all the other troubles we have. Amidst all the problems we face day to day we have lost our infotainment provider also.

So we are utterly FRUSTRATED !

bank_dude said...

Guys I think media minister has a CBNSat Connection too. Why I'm saying is that FTV is being telecasted by Comet from the begining and the minister noticed it recently. Therefore I bet he has a CBN connection at home. :-)
For unprofessional practices guy, please don't bite the hand that feeds you

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Pwnage post there mr Dude :D hehe .

And for "Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat" guy,you dont know shit about this case do u?

I think you should thank CBNsat for still keeping up the fight without shutting the business down. If this injustice happened to me, i will never even think of starting the business here in sri lanka ever again.

Wouldnt you feel the same?

CBNsat can ignore the unprofessional comment and work on the case.

Anonymous said...

"Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat"

"Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat"

Yes! what you are telling is correct...
I have both CBNsat & LBN Connections (NOW both are not working)… there lawyers should handle it professionally.. There should be a way of resolving it without dragging it for a longer period

Anonymous said...

"Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat"

Yes as CBNsat customs it is high time to take action on this matter.. you are correct

Anonymous said...

i'll tell you what! if you think that cbn sat is doing un professional practise, then ask your mother who your real father is!!! its as bad as that to suspect cbn sat! i know them, i have seen the licenses too and i ALSO know the whole story behind all these fabricated drama!
a few bunch of power hungry dogs named politicians and a man who lends his wife to other men, and also the money hungry inbetween dealers all want to do their share of duty to protect this country!! you can imagine how it will end up?

CBNsat Customer said...

"Unprofessional Practices at CBNsat"


Yes………. seems to be a never ending story.

In this situation we should give the full support to CBN…

But as you have mention ..it is correct that “lawyers who would have foreseen & prevented such an occurrence”
I am with you

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

haha same person posted mutiple times to support(or to show his thory has support) his own theory. That was lame :p

Whatever you lame asses say, i am with CBNsat. If you are not satisfied with court proceedings, go sue CBNsat. Your case will be heard for 10 fuckin years and judge will rule CBNsat innocent. LOL

P.S.-None of the brave asses who threaten here to sue CBNsat in this blog do not have the balls to do that. Typical sri lankan jabbering.

Anonymous said...

What to forsee in a licence you do not require ???

And in this case BOI should have informed CBN if they need a such Rupavahini licence. They didn't because it wasn't needed for CBN to operate because what they do is only maintaining an external gateway.

And i've seen in the BOI approval which they showed on the press conference it clearly states all the operations of CBN.

Anonymous said...

FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT HAS REALLY HAPPEND HERE IT IS BRIEFLY :

1. IN OCTOBER 2005 CID STARTS INVESTIGATION ON CBN TO SEE WHETHER THEY ARE LINKED WITH LTTE.

2. AS THEY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING THEY GOT A SEARCH ORDER TO SEARCH CBN.

3. EVENTHOUGH THE SEARCH ORDER IS ONLY VALID TILL 6 P.M. THEY SERCHED CBN TILL LATE NIGHT. STILL COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING.

4. THEN THEY SEALED THE ASSOCIATE COMPANY OF CBN SONICNET WITHOUT ANY VALID REASON.

5. CBN GOES TO COURT AND IN THE COURT CID SAID THEY DO NOT HAVE A LICENCE TO OPERATE. NECCESARY LICENCES WERE PRODUCED.

6. THEN THEY SAID THEY DON'T HAVE RUPAVAHII LICENCE. JUDGE ORDERED CBN TO OBTAIN THAT.

7. THEN THEY SAID THAT CBN DOESN'T HAVE THE MEDIA LICENCE. JUDGE ORDERS CBN TO GET ONE. CBN APPLIES.

8. THE MEDIA SECRETARY COMES TO THE COURT AND SAY HE DID NOT SEE THE APPLICATION. CBN PRODUCES THE RECEIPT OF HANDOVERING THE APPLICATION TO THE MINISTRY. JUDGE SAID TO SUBMIT IT IN OPEN COURT. DONE !

9. THE MEDIA SECRETARY CAME THE OTHER DAY AND SAID THAT IT TAKES A MONTH FOR THE MINISTER TO JUST "CONSIDER" THE APPLICATION. JUDGE SAID 1 WEEK IS ENOUGH AND COME BACK WITH A RESULT ON THE 28TH OR THE CASE WILL BE DROPEED IN FAVOUR OF CBN.

10. THE NEW LICENCING SCHEME FOR SATELLITE AND CABLE TV OPERATORS HAVE COME ALL OF A SUDDEN FROM TRC ! CBN APPLIES FOR IT !!!

11. THE MEDIA MEN CAME AND SAID THAT THE MINISTER IS CONSIDERING 2 THINGS THAT IS NOT TO AIR FASHION SHOWS AND SECURITY RELATED PROGRAMMES. CBN AGREES TO SEE THE MINISTER AND SORT IT OUT.

12. THE NEXT HEARING IN ON THE 3RD JULY.........

WHAT WILL BE THE STORY ON THE 3RD ????????

COULD IT BE ANOTHER LICENCE FROM RMV OR EXCISE DEPT ??????????

OR COULD IT BE THE CONTENT OF CARTOON NETWORK - TOM & JERRY ???

OR THE MINISTER NEEDS 5 YEARS TO "CONSIDER" THE LICENCING ????

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN SRI LANKA.

OH ! MY FRIENDS I'M FED UP ! CAN'T HANDLE IT ANYMORE. I DON'T THINK ANYONE OF THE CBN CUSTOMERS WILL VOTE FOR THESE IDIOTS TO BECOME TO POWER AGAIN.

I'M ASHAMED OF MYSELF BECAUSE I TRUSTED MR AND VOTED FOR HIM. HERE MR. PRESIDENT YOU ARE LOSING VOTES OVER AN UNNECCESARY SMALL ISSUE WHEN THERE ARE MORE THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT IN THIS COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

At the same time we should understand is that the people who have paid for the service … they are the people who suffer from this matter & the employees at CBN. You should see the wider picture of this story..

Anonymous said...

One thing I am sure .......
That is until the football world cup 2006 finishes this will get drag....

Anonymous said...

Yes ! the viewership is about 100,000 and the employees are more than 300.

Remember these buggers won the election by a slight margin !

You'll ill treat and we'll do the same 2 u 2 !

We'll take care of you idiots when the next election comes !

Anonymous said...

On July 1st the England Tour is over........

On July 9th FIFA World Cup will be over........

On July 21st the CBN Drama will be over ........

Who gains.......... No one !
(Even Hulla is a loser now !)

Who loses ......... Ultimately it's us the CBNSat subscribers !

CBNSat nathi karanna dangalana unta hena hathama gahapiya

Bandaiya said...

Yo ! I know the Government guys are stupid. But I didn't know they are this STUPID !

Anonymous said...

I dont think CBN will come on our Screens for some time. I dont think the WC has anythink to do. Since the Judge said in a week ago that CID has to furnish the reasons or else they will be free to on on Air. But now it has turned to another story. This showes their are many others who behind in stopping it. So the verdict would be case postponed each week. or the Government needs to change.

So We the users of CBN SAT should file a fundamental rights case against the those who have stopped it preventing us in obtaining information for what we have paid.


So We should form a group and do something about it.

Anonymous said...

this i feel is all about cbn being run by a tamil! if he was a singhala dude, no problem!
how come tiran alles is allowd do be in peace when he openly has dealing with ltte? these guys at cbn are innocent and they are blamming them for lies! if tiran alles with all connections and links can be in peace and cbn guys, though they dont have any links are being penalised for nothing, it only makes me wonder why? its obvious it is because of the tamil singhala racial issue!

bill said...

anyone who blames cbn sat for what has happened, have to first of all be a bimbo!lousy enough to not see how much cbn is fighting to restore services.
if they really wanted they could have just waited. why go to courts and fight it? after investing so much money, actually they are the ones who are losing the most! the amount they are losing every day is un-imaginable! its not easy to earn that back in this country easily....
my heart actually goes out to those guys. they are going through a rough period and all we can do is atleast stand by them, without trying to blame them.

Anonymous said...

Hello people,
this land belongs to me..this land belongs to you... and this land is ruled by monkeys....that ought to live in zoo.....
i think this cbn sat case will only be over, when the monkeys who call themselves politicians go back to the zoo, where they actually belong-in the cages!!!

Anonymous said...

this sucks! cant live in peace with all this bomb threats going around..... now they say cbn sat wont be up, and we need to live in the dark!!!
guys, we need to go on a protest to change this govt! i had to drive to 4 petrol sheds only to find no petrol! with the ioc pull out, and cbn sat closure....i think we are comming to an end of comfy life!

Anonymous said...

I am a CBN Sat user and i called the call centre & asked them whether they possess a license and they answered positively & so i insisted them to fax it & they did, i saw both TRC & BOI license & trust me u dont need a lawyer to understand it, a grade 7 student can understand that the licesnse permits them to do this business & besides im also aware 75% of the ministers & mp's also possesses their connection including Namal Rajapakse (Presidents son) who currently studies in UK. They have been in buisiness over 15 months now with over 20,000 connections and it is not fiar to a accuse them that they dont have the license. The whole thing is a dam set up & CBN Sat & the LBN are the victims and is battling through hard to win justice over the fucked up poltical curruption that exisit. Besides the financial, emotianal and pressure they face from all takeholders, the call centre of CBN Sat answers the phone & keeps customers aware of the developments in teh most professional manner despite the anger they must be going through. We must hand it to them. Even in the worst scebnario if they close which i sincerely dont believe so, i will not ask for my refund. Atleast they fought bravely against CID, TRC, SLRC, Ministry of defence, etc for plain justice and beat corruption on behalf of good citizens of SL.

Anonymous said...

CBN Sat provided inncocent docile entertianment to a fucked up animal kingdom society we live in. Now the authorites have deprived our society from taking away such a innocent form of entertianment bcoz they want to keep the society violent.

CBN Sat is battling very very hard out there in courts putting everything behind them to win this case.

in such a rough patch, their call centre which is 4606060 is still answering & explaining to the customers as much as they can round the clock.

i came home one night completely drunk and blasterd CBN Sat call centre agent at 3 in da morning for not resolving this issue as i so desperately wanted to watch FTV.

i woke up next day & never ever regreted as much as this before for what i did.

Atleast i must appreciate they answered the phone at 3 in the morning and tirelessly explaining their problem to a drunk bastard.

Our authority heads should be sent to kindergarden school in hambantota.

Liberated said...

Channel 9 probe,the police issued an unsigned statement through the Information Department. Following are extracts:


Subsequent to Mr. Gunatilleke's complaint to Police Headquarters, the Criminal Investigation Department commenced investigations. The following facts have been elucidated by the investigation: On June 10, Ravi Wettasinghe when questioned made a complaint of cheating against Lakshman Hulugalle. Mr. Wettasinghe claimed Mr. Hulugalle had defrauded him of 50,000 Sterling Pounds claiming it would be given to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Fund.

This complaint was investigated by the CID It has been established that Mr. Wettasinghe had transferred 50,000 Sterling Pounds from a bank account in London to the personal account of Lakshman Hulugalle at the Bank of Ceylon, Colombo in December 1998 and January 1999.

It was found that Mr. Hulugalle had employed dubious methods to elicit this money from Mr. Wettasinghe. For example, Mr. Hulugalle introduced two persons to Mr. Wettasinghe, who Mr. Hulugalle claimed were a peon working in the President's office and a police officer attached to the Presidential Security Division at Temple Trees. It has since been established that these individuals were imposters, neither individual ever having been employed in the capacities that Mr. Hulugalle had claimed.

During the investigation, Mr. Hulugalle alleged the money he took from Mr. Wettasinghe was handed over to Sanath Gunetilleke.The evidence recorded has revealed that a fraud amounting to Rs. 50 million has been perpetrated by Mr. Hulugalle. There is no evidence whatsoever of any involvement of Sanath Gunetilleke.

The CID in the course of its investigation therefore had reason to arrest Mr. Hulugalle and produce him before the Magistrate of Colombo. He was subsequently released on bail.

HEY THIS MUST BE DEMOCRACY BECAUSE A MAN THAT HAS HAD THIS TYPE OF RECORD IS NOW IN THE MOD! WHEN WE HAVE ROGUES PROTECTING US FROM TERRORISTS, AND OTHER DANGEROUS FORCES WHAT DO YOU EXPECT??!!!

Anonymous said...

Enough is enough..!! We must start asking for a refund.! Have we signed an agreement with CNBsat (I can't remember..!) If not they better refund the connection fees.

CBNsat representatives who post here can say any damn thing.. (who cares..!!). These guys don't feel the real pain of a CBN subscriber who has paid money to get a service and now getting nothing but a bucket full of lies from their customer services guys.

These guys post real patriotic posts saying no matter what they would stay with CBN!! total crap..!! You guys will only feel the pain if you guys paid your hard earned money and get nothing during the much awaited world cup!

Being an IT professional and after reading quite a lot about what has happened so far I feel CBN has cheated us badly. This may well be a one side of the story. But, I think this side was never exposed so far. What CBN has done is this. Pls correct me if I'm wrong here.

After the EGO license became open(liberalised), CBN got an EGO license. (BTW any tom dick and harry can get a EGO license these days..!)Mind you as I understand EGO license is used to transfer voice over IP for telelcommunication purposes. Now, CBN probably saw a nice loop whole in this license and used this EGO license to uplink their Cabel TV channels to a satellite.

Then one of their competetors (this SHITnet fellow) saw this missuse of the EGO license and used the prevailing security condition of the country and nicely made up a story and created a good case for stupid CID and TRC officials. Looks like he has planned for this attack for a long time and triggered it at the best time (the world cup).

One more note about the CBN lawyers. I can see lots of posts made (probably from CBN fellows themselves) claiming that they are using the best lawyer in town for this case and CBN has all the licenses.... blah blah....
So why the heck they can't get this sorted out. unless of course there is a real case of not having proper licenses to operate.

All this time why couldn't CBN find a subscriber to file a Fundamenta Right (FR) case agiaist TRC and BOI??? Well.. all I can say be it CBN, LBN, SATnet or COMMET... all these guys are here to make a buck. They don't care about us. If they care about us, why the heck they keep on telling lies about the current status..! As one guy already stated before... One day they say they have all the licenses and the next day they say they are going to get a new license. Being the professionals in the market they should bloody well know that there are no license for SAT tv operators. I think Mr. Mahinda Rajepakshe has ordered to issue proper license to SAT tv operators. My Question is ...if CBN sat wanted to do ethical business why did they use the loop hole in the system and fooled us? Instead they should have worked hard to get a proper license from the TRC..!!
One more point...I may be wrong here.. pls correct me if I'm wrong here... I think CBNsat is the first business to use an EGO license for SAT tv content upload. Do you CBNsat guys know if there has been anyone else doing this business before you guys? If so, I think CBN at least dont get the blame for fooling the subscribers coz someone was already fooling the public :-))

All in all, it is so unfortunate that these new businesses find the loop holes in the regulatory system in the country and fool us..! and now what..??? Wait and wait and wait??

What if CBN files bankrupcy?? We can't even get the money refunded!!!

Now for sure.. another CBN employee will post... "whatever it is.. I will stay with you CBN sat...!! Keep on fighting..!!"... blah blah...blah..!
boys and girls...cut the crap and lets see the reality of a real CBNsat subscriber...!

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

LOL i just woke up to read this blog and just saw the above post. I decided not to reply to such but i cant do that after reading the amount of bullshit it contain. You can call me the CEO/EMPLOYEE of CBNsat or think whatever you want but i am neither :p I'll reply in short coz I am out of time and the post contains little fact.

""Enough is enough..!! We must start asking for a refund.! Have we signed an agreement with CNBsat (I can't remember..!) If not they better refund the connection fees.""

Go and ask for a refund! Who's stopping you?

After the EGO license became open(liberalised), CBN got an EGO license. (BTW any tom dick and harry can get a EGO license these days..!)Mind you as I understand EGO license is used to transfer voice over IP for telelcommunication purposes. Now, CBN probably saw a nice loop whole in this license and used this EGO license to uplink their Cabel TV channels to a satellite.

Even Electroteks (TV lanka) use this to broadcast THEIR OWN content to the world. Check TRC web site. This was the only license which was available to sat operators back then. Note it is only after CBNsat court case TRC brought in new regulations. I hope you are not stupid to say that CBNsat was banned for not having a license which never existed?

Then one of their competetors (this SHITnet fellow) saw this missuse of the EGO license and used the prevailing security condition of the country and nicely made up a story and created a good case for stupid CID and TRC officials. Looks like he has planned for this attack for a long time and triggered it at the best time (the world cup).

you are correct here but you are missing some facts. The first attempt was to charge CBNsat with LTTE connections. Then license. Both were non existent but for our corrupted officials, Hulugalle's word was enough to seal the company. Plus they did not need media license as they operated on broadband. Go to www.howstuffworks.com and search for DTH. Get your facts straight before yapping in public.

One more note about the CBN lawyers. I can see lots of posts made (probably from CBN fellows themselves) claiming that they are using the best lawyer in town for this case and CBN has all the licenses.... blah blah....
So why the heck they can't get this sorted out. unless of course there is a real case of not having proper licenses to operate.

LOL. Wake up mate. See where the case is heading now. First it was license. Then it was new unknown technology, then it was national security now it is Fashion shows. Can you sense a pattern emerging here? It was sealed on the grounds for not having a license, now they are calling for a stoppage of fashion shows. If you cannot understand that there is a vested interest behind this move, you are either crazy or you are extremely stupid.

One more point...I may be wrong here.. pls correct me if I'm wrong here... I think CBNsat is the first business to use an EGO license for SAT tv content upload. Do you CBNsat guys know if there has been anyone else doing this business before you guys? If so, I think CBN at least dont get the blame for fooling the subscribers coz someone was already fooling the public :-))

as I said TV lanka used the same thing. They are still in operation. Comet beams FAshionTV and BBC. They are still in operation. SATnet beams fashionTV and BBC. Their beam is still up. Can you not understand what the hell this is all about?

Now for sure.. another CBN employee will post... "whatever it is.. I will stay with you CBN sat...!! Keep on fighting..!!"... blah blah...blah..!
boys and girls...cut the crap and lets see the reality of a real CBNsat subscriber...!

hehe that's not your problem is it? That is my opinion here to stay with CBN or not. I chose to stay. If you chose otherwise why don’t you switch to SATnet or whatever. No one is forcing anyone to do anything (except the government LOL) . And do u think we will still back CBNsat up if CID/TRC or SLRC managed to prove CBNsat was doing illegal business at courts? Have they done that? So far they have not. So far they have made fools of themselves. Their arguments are absolute bullshit. Till they make sensible charges and nail CBNsat down properly, I will be supporting CBN. No one can say anything about it coz it is my fucking decision.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who asked for a refund. --

Ask them to fax the licences they will do that and after seeing them you will change your mind.

Anonymous said...

If this fool wants a refund,Let him do so and this is one traitor and you dont need people like this with us

Anonymous said...

yes ! if he wants a refund he can get it. who's there to stop it. he has the right to choose his service provider.

as we are very much happy with the service cbn provided we'll stick on to it.

if they were doing an illegal broadcast we would have definitely asked for refunds by now. but by seeing the way the things are going on in seems to us that something fishy is going behind. it's definitely not the licensing issue.

do you know how many cable operators are their in the country. when i've been to nuwaraeliya and hatton even for rs.100 cable tv is there. that's the illegal side of it which nobody knows which can may be a threat to national security because no one monitors the operation.

cbn was operating from colombo with the widest publicity and approvals from the ministry of defence also. even the state chaneels rupavahini, eye and itn is using cbn.

first tiger allegation, then the licence, then the rupavahini licence, then the media licence, then the missing application, then asking for 1 month to consider issuing a licence, then the new satellite tv licence then the national security issue again then the content of fashion tv......

as it goes now what is the problem. next they will say you need cmc licence, rmv licence this and that.

SOONER OR LATER CID WILL COME AND SAY THERE IS A GUARD DOG IN THE CBNSAT HEAD OFFICE AND IT DOESN'T HAVE THE LICENCE FROM CMC THEREFORE THE OFFICE IS SEALED

THESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE MADE A JOKE OUT THEMSELVES. AS WE DON'T HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT WITHOUT CBN I THINK THE REAL AMUSEMENT IS HERE IN THE COURTS !

~ said...

So the 28th also passed by with yet another postponement. And we discussed to meet up and raise the voice of porr subscribers if this was;nt resolved by then.

So why are everyone silent now.

Anonymous said...

We must start asking for a refund.!

As you have mention this blog represent CBNSat representatives… & they do not worry about the customers… they only concern on making big money.

It is so strange that the BEST CBNsat lawyers could not resolve this matter up to now.


Rathwatte

Anonymous said...

Can you please stop blogging here and ask for a refund and its just easy as that,We are here to get the service back on track.

Anonymous said...

Yes… it is high time for a refund!

Rathwatte said...

Gays get together…..
Ask for a refund


Rathwatte

Anonymous said...

It is so strange that the BEST CBNsat lawyers could not resolve this matter up to now.
Rathwatte

Ok you are being a dickhead here. If you want a refund, for fuck's sake ask for it! Whats the point of jabbering about it here? As many have said no one is stopping you from getting a refund. You are yet another attention seeker or you are trying desperately become a hero in a blog LOL. It is a simple matter of pinpointing who's right and wrong. You are blinded by selfishness.

who the hell cares man CBNsat employess post here or not ? (Having said that i dont think CBNsat employess post here.They still have their jobs and not jobless like me :p) This is just a blog and everyone is free to post here (unless govt tries to regulate that also). And do u mean CBNsat asked to shut them down? How does this matter make them earn big money? Get a life.

DUDE said...

Hey Bro's out there.

We can ask for a refund when we are sure that nothing wil happens. You spinefellows must be Hulla's bed mates (may be his wife's or servants bed mates).

Anyway I personnal will wait longer and then only if things don't seem to work out will I ask for a refund. At the moment things look positive as the Media Minister wants them to give them a presentation and also discuss the status of some channels and once that is over and most probably after the World Cup is over CBNSat will be back.

Sometimes that after the World Cup they will be back with all channels since this channel ploy is meant to drag this case till the end of the World Cup. Waiting longer is not going to hurt anything since the options we have other than CBNSat are not that quality. If we ask for a refund and CBNsat comes back on line them we will be the losers.

Mr. T (CBNsat Customer) said...

CBNSAT lawyers should handle this matter professionally.. they should NOT ALLOW to get drag this matter in the first place.. (as one CBN supporter mention ..THEY are the BEST lawyer in town) ..what a crap

???

Anonymous said...

""Rathwatte said...

Gays get together…..
Ask for a refund
Rathwatte ""

Am am not gay so i dont want a refund.
The point of thi blog is to get CBN back online. not how you got a refund. Me too is going to stay till court decision is given. time doesnt matter

Anonymous said...

“DUDE”
Are you sure ….You are not a bed mate of Muthunthan!!!

Anonymous said...

They may have the best lawyers but they are up agains a corrupted government full af assholes. Give them a break guys. As far as i can see they handle this professionaly.

Anonymous said...

We should support CBN………….. but the problem is that the things are getting drag…(with there BEST lawyers)…

Rathwatte said...

It is good to have a blog for CBNsat representatives & for the customers who suffer ..because of this matter. CBN REP’s you need to understand is that the customers who have paid money for the service..(which they are not getting at the moment)

Anonymous said...

Ratwatte,

are you the guy who lobbed grenades at udathalawinna?

or goes aroung messing people lives in night clubs?

GROBR

Anonymous said...

Can you please stop blogging here and ask for a refund and its just easy as that,We are here to get the service back on track.

Anonymous said...

YES ! THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR REFUNDERS ! YOU CAN OPEN A SEPARATE BLOG FOR THAT AND GATHER AND ASK FOR A REFUND OR WHATEVER THE F*** U WANT !

THIS PLACE IS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CARES ABOUT THE SERVICE AND WANTS TO BRING IT BACK ON-LINE !

THE WHOLE COUNTRY KNOWS ABOUT RATWATTES ! DON'T REMIND IT TO US ON AND ON !

Anonymous said...

Hey guy if you want refund you can call and get the refund yourself. I think there giving. Don't get together and ask for refund so you will lose your one too.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that to get the refund you have to call there 4606000 & one Mr.. (a manager) ..but he is always at a meeting …so strange

Anonymous said...

Hurrah.......I wish to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate The President Of Sri Lanka the Ministers (especially the media Minster) and all bureaucrats for their efforts in running Sri lanka like a Brothel....YOU HAVE MONEY...WE GIVE YOU SERVICE... I also take the opportunity to extend my humblest gratitude to the Judiciary for there untiring efforts to stay impartial so that justice is for all but those running the brothel....May 2050 years of Buddhism be Celebrated every day this year so that the Dharmishta Samajaya that we live in will exist for another 2950 years until the next Buddha comes.

Anonymous said...

You stupid "DUDE"..!!
"We can ask for a refund when we are sure that nothing wil happens."
You idiot... when you know that nothing is happening.. they will have filed bankrupcy..!! Then you can go and ask your grand ma to refund the money you paid to CBNsat!!
If anyone manages to get the refund pls let us know.

To the idiots who post that this blog is not for refunders..... if this is post is open for CBNsat reps to jam with their posts.. why the heck a genuine CBNsat guy cannot express his thoughts on how to get his money back when he is in trouble...!! CBNsat reps...Don't be bloody selfish..!!

Anonymous said...

To the Lightning_Struck_Tower..!

you are trying to show the world how stupid you are..!!
Plus they did not need media license as they operated on broadband. Go to www.howstuffworks.com and search for DTH.

Why don't you go to the same site and search for "media license in sri lanka" and dream until you get a result..!!
You idiot must know that media license is not talking about how the content is transmitted... either broadcast or broadband... as long as the content is delivered to the public via whatever the mechanism it uses, the provider should get proper license (media license) from the authorities.. Its plain simple to any person who can think freely.. unlike you dumbo who is soo steriotyped and only think one way.. CBNsat way!!

One more thing..
Why don't you answer as to why CBNsat still hasn't found a subscriber to file a FR case to support the genuine subscriber problems??

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

""you idiot must know that media license is not talking about how the content is transmitted... either broadcast or broadband... as long as the content is delivered to the public via whatever the mechanism it uses, the provider should get proper license (media license) from the authorities.. Its plain simple to any person who can think freely.. unlike you dumbo who is soo steriotyped and only think one way.. CBNsat way!!""

LOL my point was that to operate on broadband you do not need a licence from ministry of media. Does every ISP in srilanka need approval from media ministry? If they did every leased line in this country will have to have a licence from ministry of media. Mate you are talking without facts. Ask CBNsat to fax the licences they possess to you and if you can read you will clearly understand what i am saying. You are spreading bullshit without even seeing what they got. I may be thinking the CBNsat way but you are thinking like the sri lankan government.

""One more thing..
Why don't you answer as to why CBNsat still hasn't found a subscriber to file a FR case to support the genuine subscriber problems??""

how the hell am i supposed to know? Dial 0114606060 and ask them. Maybe you can do it without waiting and whining till someone else does it for you.

Anonymous said...

LOL my point was that to operate on broadband you do not need a licence from ministry of media. Does every ISP in srilanka need approval from media ministry? If they did every leased line in this country will have to have a licence from ministry of media. Mate you are talking without facts.

Mate, don't get mixed up!! In this country, TV,Radio and press comes under the media... not the Internet... It will take some time to see Internet included into the media category in this country...! I guess you are looking at this point from a citizen living in the US.
I guess you should do some reading about the media in sri lanka and collect some facts...!

how the hell am i supposed to know? Dial 0114606060 and ask them. Maybe you can do it without waiting and whining till someone else does it for you.

LOL. You are getting exposed, mate...!! If you are a genuine CBN subscriber who wants to get the service back to CBN subscriber, you guys should be talking about a practical way to push CBN to file FR case through one of their subscribers....! without simply shouting at the TRC, CID and this SHITnet guy... These kinds of thing will not do any good to CBN subscribers... open up your mind mate!

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Mate, don't get mixed up!! In this country, TV,Radio and press comes under the media... not the Internet... It will take some time to see Internet included into the media category in this country...! I guess you are looking at this point from a citizen living in the US.
I guess you should do some reading about the media in sri lanka and collect some facts...!

The internet can be used as a very powerful communications medium (Internet radio/TV stations). As you have mentioned in your post, it is the country's fault isn't it? My point is, is it CBN's fault that this country is so far behind when it comes to state of the art technology? According to you, anyone who invests in new technology in sri lanka is a fool. Just because our stupid authorities don’t know about a modern communications technology is not a very good reason to ban it .Same goes with DTH. Do u know that CBNsat handed over a letter in courts which was sent by former head of TRC to a third party explaining why they don’t need to license DTH? In this digital age, everything is data. And everything doesn’t have to be licensed by the ministry of media. There is no law in sri Lankan legal system mentioning broadband activities requiring media ministry approval.

"" I guess you are looking at this point from a citizen living in the US.""
no I am looking at this as a srilanka and wondering why cant us sri lankans experience the latest technology in anything.

LOL. You are getting exposed, mate...!! If you are a genuine CBN subscriber who wants to get the service back to CBN subscriber, you guys should be talking about a practical way to push CBN to file FR case through one of their subscribers....! without simply shouting at the TRC, CID and this SHITnet guy... These kinds of thing will not do any good to CBN subscribers... open up your mind mate!

Do u think that will work? There is already a case in magistrate's court which is being dragged on. Shouldn’t we wait for the outcome of it before filing another lawsuit because the courts will definitely drag the FR case saying that nothing can be done until the magistrate gives a ruling. It happened when CBNsat filed another case in Colombo high court. We can all go on a rampage filing lawsuits like afghan bulls, but is it practical? Should we not wait for a decision on currecnt case

Anonymous said...

Do u know that CBNsat handed over a letter in courts which was sent by former head of TRC to a third party explaining why they don’t need to license DTH?

Well well... that is some inside stuff you are having...my doubts of you being CBNsat rep is getting more and more clarified by such info. Doesn't matter.. thanks for the info.

But still you are talking about the clearance you got from TRC. But, any man with a plain simple mind knows that when you air TV/Radio content (specialy) to the public you must carry approval from media guys. Until this whole scenario pops up you didn't have a media license to provide this service. That's a blunder!!

Well about the court cases... you guys keep on waiting...till the world cup is over and half of your subscribers lost! Good luck...!

I think I'm wasting my time posting in this blog surrounded by CBNsat reps.

For all you CBNsat guys...good luck..! I wish you all the courage to go through the tough times.

But, when we come to refund pls don't try to divert us by running us all over the country side. Pls assign someone who is responsible to handle the refund procedure just as you successfully made your sales to us. Or else it will be quite unfair for us who spent 16k for your connection.

Anonymous said...

CBN was transmitting yesterday for an hour or so. I heard that they are teaching the auothrities about the satelite technology.

Can't we have the services back while these people are attending the technoly classes?

Anonymous said...

Here is some interesting news on CBN. Since all these CBN and LTTE stories and the chairman of the CBN been a tamil person, I thought it was run by Tamils.

However, I found out that they have almost 300 employees and majority been Sinhalese. All the engineers there seems to be Sinhalease as well. That should have been good enough for them to realize that this is not linked or helping LTTE.

CID has conducted some investigations yesterday to check whether the LTTE channel can be received by CBNs box and proven negetive.

So the CBN has been shutdown on wrong assumptions and thousands of subscribers like us have been the victims. This may be why it says 'Assumptions are the reason for all major screw ups'.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

""Well well... that is some inside stuff you are having...my doubts of you being CBNsat rep is getting more and more clarified by such info. Doesn't matter.. thanks for the info.""

god damned it mate. Dont you read newspapers? It was in a newspaper article which i read from South Asian Media Net. What were you reading all this time? The Daily News? You must be whacked to take daily news seriously.

""I think I'm wasting my time posting in this blog surrounded by CBNsat reps.""

You are wasting your time trying to discourage CBN customers yes. And if you were having the assumption that i am a CBNsat representative, thanks a LOT for giving me a new job. What am i? CEO or chief engineer?

""Until this whole scenario pops up you didn't have a media license to provide this service. That's a blunder!!""

Whats the point of having a licence which you do not require? Would you take licence for doing something when the law doesnt mention a definite requirement? (Ex- How would you feel when someone bans you from bathing for not having a licence to wash your privates?)

This will be my last reply to you. I dont want to change anyone's mind i am merely speaking my heart out in this blog. Everybody's opinion is respected.

Anonymous said...

CBNSat future Court Hearing Summary
-----------------------------------

20th court hearing -- CNN's new presenter Collien McEdwards shows too much cleavage! Judge appalled and asks Women’s Affairs Ministry to look in to the matter with CBNSat in order to ask the news presenter to wear more appropriate clothes.

38th court hearing --CBNSat lawyer Ameen is in contempt of the courts for farting during a court session. Case postponed till the said lawyer submits report from Dr.Doolittle,
confirming that he has no history of farting in public or any other common human physical traits.

51st court hearing -- Judge postponed the case till 2006 Dec 25th. He quotes "I love postponing".

60th court hearing -- Media minister alleges that CBNSat promotes unprotected sex in the country. He has given 10 examples of Lions,Beavers,Hyenas and Dungbeetles having unprotected sex within the month of April 2006 on Discovery and Animal Planet. Judge wants all the relevant parties to go for a session with Family planning unit. Also he orders the CBNSat director board to present used condoms for the previous months.


65th court hearing -- Case postponed due to Mahinda mama's wife having PMS.Daily News reports that CBNsat and LTTE are responsible for the pains she is having. It also reports that these pains have only come after 40 years and that this could be a conspiracy by the opposing party to ruin the Halloween party she was planning to have.


70th court hearing -- Case postponed due to more sex allegations by minister. This time its the "Underwater sex crimes" on National Geographic channel on 7th of November 2005. Court reports that a fresh water male crab has apparently raped another fresh water female crab in public view. CBNSat held responsible for showing this crime on TV. Defense argues that it is not responsible for the crimes that happened on Amazon River in Brazil. Court orders two crabs to appear in court.


95th court hearing -- Court was in recession when defense lawyers came for the hearing at 2.00 pm. Court security guards inform lawyers that this is the "National Regularize All The Irrelevant Shit Day". President orders to regularize the time people spent on shitting. According to the new rules children under 2 have no planned time to shit and they should
do it as and when they like it. Children between 2-18 needs to be accompanied by Govt. official when performing the bodily functions.Adults 18 and above cant shit anymore according to this new rule.

Meanwhile LTTE has attacked the Parliament and after destroying the main building, it is reported that they are having a six a side cricket tournament in the adjoining grounds. Prabhkaran so far has hit 100 runs off 20 balls and taken 20 wickets with his leg spin bowling.


105th court hearing -- Case postponed as SatNet owner dies of a meteora strike.


120th court hearing -- LTTE officially take over the SL government. Prabha orders the courts to grant necessary licenses to start CBNSat. He thanks CBNSat for the unending support that it has given to Tamil cause by getting previous government to spend
80 billion US Dollars on the court case. During the same period defense budget was 2 billion.

121st court hearing -- CBNSat starts broadcasting again. Judge dies of old age the same day. Of the 20000+ customers initially only 10 has survived till today as CBNSat spokesman said that all the others have died of frustration, civil war and lack of masturbation (Due to Fashion TV being offline).

Anonymous said...

Yes!
thanks for everyones posting here,like as a laugh as everyone says it is,its quite a laugh isnt it

if it was me i would be fighting in court,against cids,and maximising my efforts till i get on air,as a consumer we have rights,and the voice should be heard in order to show tolerance to the whole story here,

as consumers and subscribers of cbnsat propably by voice/or text wouldnt get us anywhere but to go direct and ask them so it would be a crisis,if i didnt get anything right i would be in the trc,all day,as for concerning my rights,a man is powerful enough to make his voice heard,and it will definietly be a problem towards politics as well...if they find out there was a scam towards businesses and as a lankan citizen,they would never vote for them back...thats how much powerful a consumer rights are

if its a long term crisis,they should have a refund scheme,i mean come on...even if im supporting cbnsat if its dragging for months and months...everyone has pledged there hard earned money towards this connections...they should discuss as a consumer rights to resolve it in a timely manner(a deadline) and if no progress to refund....

maybe for ppl who r rich it doesnt matter..but not all are rich..and as a consumer he has the right...to do anything....

Anonymous said...

I totally disagree with what CBNSat CEO said yerteday in Benchmark. As customers we were applying pressure. Actually we wanted to pressurise more right from the start.

I called CBNSat several times regarding this and eben met a senior official and told him that we could form a customer group and pressurise revevant authorities not only verbally but in writing and legally too.

Right from day 1 CBNSat wanted to resolve the matter on their own ! So what can we do ? Now after 4 weeks CBNSat CEO is coming out and saying that customers have not done much. I really don't know he made this statement by knowing or not knowing the support that we were willing to give CBNSat from 6/6/6

I think out of other operators CBNSat has the largest customer base and we could have easily form a powerful customer forum to apply pressure on TRC, BOI, Rupavahini and Media ministry.

I beleive that CBNSat thinks this customer forum will sometimes be a boomerang to them in future. That's why they don't like it. Whenever we call them or meet them they just say nice words and ignoring out commitment to act on behalf of CBNSat to restore the services.

If the customers made a big shout on the 1st hearing we could have got our service back. I recall the ETV shutdown sometimes back by authorities for not having the rights to transmit Star TV content free to air. Because of viewver pressure on relevant authorities they had to open it in just 2 days !