Thursday, June 08, 2006

Lets take more action

Okay we have had with the non sense by our authorities. It is time for the customers of CBNSat now to step up. All the customers purchased CBNSat connection because it is a TRC approved and BOI approved company.

Let's call them and force them to release CBNSat. All the supporters of CBNSat it is time to dial and get an expalation from the TRC and BOI.

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
276 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 8.
Sri Lanka.
Tel : +94-11-2689345
+94-11-2684865
Fax : +94-11-2689341
Email: dgtsl@trc.gov.lk

Board of Investment
Level 26, West Tower,
World Trade Center,
Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.
Tel: (+94 1) 2346091
Fax: (+94 1) 2346091



Now it is time to for the customers to get their voice heard.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey, guys whats the point of forcing them to re issue the license?Do you people really know what has happnd??? without knowing the true facts why on earth are we acting like donkey's.

Do you people know that LTTE has 2 satellite TV channels?? Do you'll know???

Did you'll know that these 2 channels were uplinked by CBNSAT to the world except Sri Lanka???Did you'll knew about this??

When a legally elected government of Sri lanka tries to stop an illegal thing we as citizens of sri lanka go and stand or force dem to re issue license??

Do you think that what CBNSAT did was correct??DO you think what CID did was wrong???

C'mon we have to think of all these without forcing anyone to continue to do the illegal thing.

Anonymous said...

those satelliete channels are linked to the world by lynsat not by CBNsat. CBntsat is hosted by the same satellite but that does not mean CBN has anything to do with Tamil elaam national television, because CBN does not own the satellite. If you are not sure check the sat tracker many other providers are using lynsat to broadcast their services to world. All those allied to LTTE too? Just dont speak of what you dont know.

Anonymous said...

Wher can you find LTTE channel on this?
http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/cbn.html
Proof they are not secretly uplinking any LTTE channel.

PAS12 is the satellite used to broadcast DTH signals by CBNsat. It is NOT owned by CBNsat. There are may other feeds broadcasted by this satellite.
http://www.lyngsat.com/pas12.html

Dont talk bullshit about CBN being alied with LTTE.

Anonymous said...

Wonder whether the guy who is accusing them of being in touch with the LTTE. Hey you up there are you from the TRC. Then go to hell Ass Hole.

I called the TRC and the BOI and gave them a piece of my mind.

I suggest all of you do the same.

Anonymous said...

"Do you people know that LTTE has 2 satellite TV channels?? Do you'll know???"

Well, it is obvoius isn't it. CBNSat has a Tamil CEO and "as we all know", all tamils are terrorists....

C'mon man, don't be stupid!!! And don't perpetuate the myth that Tamil equals terrorist or enemy. It just makes you sound like a crazy man.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who posted about CBN being an LTTE channel.

You are travelling in a bus. A criminal is also travelling in the same bus but u dont know him. Does travelling in the same bus as the criminal make you a criminal too?

Assume CBNsat is you, the criminal is LTTE and the bus is Lyngsat. (btw U dont own the bus :D)

You are from TRC arent u? Well, fuck you!

Helaya said...

Hey Hey, Please don't call all tamils as terrorists. Only 20% of the tamils are in LTTE controlled areas. Others are living peacefully among the Sinhalese in the south. If CBN is linked with LTTE the investigations should reveal that. We are at the crossroads now and by making such foolish statements you will cover the real picture. NTT (National TV of Tamil Eelam) is uplinked from the jungles of wanni using the vsat equipment provied by the previous government. If the current government want to stop the NTT broadcast TRC could do it easily by jamming the uplink frequency. Is the technical staff at TRC are fools or they hide the real picture from the public for some other reasons. Dirty Politics in the arena again. Dear Mr. President ! If you don't get rid of these idiots form your government you'll have to pay the price.

BOI SRILANKA said...

Sri Lanka’s First Satellite Digital Video Broadcasting Launched

The new digital satellite video broadcasting service provider, Communiq Broadband Network (CBN), launched Sri Lanka’s first Satellite Digital Video Broadcast recently. CBNSat offers BBC and CNN broadcasts directly to homes. Apart from these two channels CBNSat also offers a wide range of channels covering areas of news, education, sports, action and movies for a premium quality service.

Muhunthan Canagey, Chief Executive of CBNSat, explained that the service is now available to all Sri Lankans throughout the Island. CBNSat has the capability and infrastructure to broadcast upto 120 channels. The company will be covering the whole island at once without going by region. Muhunthan says more channels are enlisted to be added to the service.

The viewers of CBNSat’s Satellite Television Network will experience a high level of audiovisual quality, which will be a distinctive advantage. Apart from the Satellite Television Network, CBNSat is geared to provide many other highly advanced services through the utilization of satellite technology. The Sri Lanka public at large would be the beneficiary of these improvements.

The Company is linked with Singer Sri Lanka, a pioneer in consumer electronics and a leading household appliance store. CBNSat has ensured the availability of the complete set of equipment needed to connect to the Satellite Television Network. This includes the satellite dish and decoder, which is available in over 1000 sales outlets island wide.

The CEO of CBNSat said the service provider established in Sri Lanka by CBNSat would provide Sri Lankans throughout the island with a unique experience irrespective of geographical parameters. Subscription will be offered at Rs. 500/- per month.

Marketing Manager Chinthaka Wanasinghe pointed out that CBNSat would also offer distance-learning facility provided to Sri Lankan students to access and view course support programmes on TV. Upon signing up to the digital learning centres, these students could follow courses as simply as watching normal TV.

The CEO of CBNSat confirmed that the CBNSat Digital Satellite already beams to the total region, which extends from Maldives to China while seeking to extend its reception island wide.

Source : http://boi.lk/newsportal/view.asp?NewsID=2093&CatID=2

Anonymous said...

I DONT THINK CBNSAT IS MAD ENOUGH TO GET INVOLVED IN UPLINKING A LTTE CHANNEL,THOUGH ITS RUN BY A TAMIL ENTERPRAUNER,MAJORITY OF THE GUYS AT THE COMPANY,INCLUDING THE CHIEF ENGINEER IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SINHALESE AND THEY WOULDNT SHUT THERE MOUTH AND WAIT IF THEY ARE TOLD TO UPLINK A LTTE CHANNEL,THEN I FEEL THE CEO ALONE SHOULD DO THAT.

THE LTTE CHANNEL WAS STARTED QUITE A FEW MONTHS BACK AND WHY DID THE CID AND TRC ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN FOR ALL THOSE MONTHS.

IORNICALY THIS HAS COME TO LIGHT NO SOONER MR.HULUGALLE OF CHANNEL NINE FAME,RE- LAUNCHED A UNSUCESSFUL INDIAN FEED AT HIGH PRICES AND DOES HE EXPECT TO CAPITALISE ON THIS UNDERCUTTING.

TRC NOW POSESS A VERSATILE DG(Kanchana Ratwatte),dont tarnish your name getting involved with petty politics as this,because these people can never be trusted

Anonymous said...

CBNSAT will never be able to start transmission.They have got a license to provide telecom services and not DTH.They have violated the basic rule.So all CBN customers get into donkey shoes and start parading naked "WE WANT CBN"
Other comet cable customers lets all watch the the matches without any problem.whatever it is COMET STILL RULES THE WORLD>THE BEST CHANNELS THE BEST QUALITY

Anonymous said...

Hey Bro. You will never know till the day Comet Cable shuts down since there are massive Lawsuits filed in that company due to management problems. It won't be long till we see u naked in the streets

Anonymous said...

I agree COMET is still the best.Did our CBN donkies watched american idol live??? wow the indian to tour to west indies is awsome.Did our CBN donkies watched?Anyway donkies are donkies and cows are cows.Look up and pee boys and girls.You might see the CBN satellites flying over you.Im happy that you suckers are suffering.Tomorrow we loyal comet (whatever the rpbolems they have) can watch the world cup.Cheers to all the donkies and cows

Anonymous said...

I agree COMET is still the best.Did our CBN donkies watched american idol live??? wow the indian to tour to west indies is awsome.Did our CBN donkies watched?Anyway donkies are donkies and cows are cows.Look up and pee boys and girls.You might see the CBN satellites flying over you.Im happy that you suckers are suffering.Tomorrow we loyal comet (whatever the rpbolems they have) can watch the world cup.Cheers to all the donkies and cows

Anonymous said...

Hey is the above Ass Hole the present Managing Director or in the Board of Directors from Comet Cable.

I am a CBNSat Subscriber and there is no doubt that the best is CBNSat.

Yeah you watched American Idol live. So What???

Guess you are jobless at home to sit on watch TV in the mornings.

Must be the Managing Director of Comet Cable or a Director cause I heard that they are really job less.

Anyway face competition fair and square SatNet, Comet Cable, LBN without falsely bringing allegations against and bringing down CBNSat.

Is the TRC and CID also jobless.

Anonymous said...

lol man all this comet gay dudes posting here makes me laugh. I have two questions for

them.

1.Can't u undestand that this forum is about CBNsat not comet?
2.are you retarded?

this is not a place for you to boast about comet's "greatness". If you guys are so thrilled about Comet, go and mastrubate in front of Comet Cable head office till they go digital. No offence but you are going waay off topic here.

And those of you suddenly became aware of the "national security threat" that is named CBNsat, please check the links of their host satellite and provide us any proof to support your conclusion (dont bring lame thories saying chairman is a tamil and....bullcrap).

Suddenly i see a lot of patriots emerging. Why dont you join the army if you are so concerned about the country's security, instead of jabbering bullshit here?

To get back on topic, is it today the court hearing is scheduled to be? I didnt see any date.

Anonymous said...

hello yellow creepy donkies,,y not get the Cbn sat dish fixed to your heads and start making thoosei,,for ages tthey wont be able to uplink there signal..bye

sinhale said...

TO ALL :

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM POSTING NON WORTHY FILTHY MESSAGES ON THIS FORUM. THIS IS A SERIUOS ISSUE AND LET US SAFEGUARD OUR RIGHTS AS CONSUMERS. THE HAND THAT WAS PUT TO CBN WILL TOMORROW COME TO COMET OR LBN. SATNET HAS GOT THE DEALERSHIP FORM DISH TV INDIA AND STAR TV. SO HE WANTS TO UNDERCUT THE OTHER OPERATORS. SO DEAR ALL PLEASE DISCUSS SOMETHING WORTH HERE.

THANK YOU !

Anonymous said...

whats the issue SATNET and CBN has.The 2 companies are offering totally different range of products to different customers.So I do not see a valid point saying SATNET is behind this.

Anonymous said...

we said, just because some jokes do not have the previlage of awsome quality images, they talk bullshit.

Anonymous said...

who ever is invloved, looks like they minght have to pay a hugh chunk in terms of compensation as, they have violated the Warrant. ( no wonder our country does not go forward, they can;t even read & understand a warrant)

any way these so calles paitriots of sri lanka, come forward & join the Army, sri lanka needs vocal sloders like you who are spineless.

Anonymous said...

y cant CBNSAT issue a statement without giving us lame excuses.Ther eshould something for them to keep quiet too

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SINHALE said...

SATNET ARE THE AGENTS FOR THE STAR TV AND DISH TV IN SRI LANKA. THEY STARTED WITH THE NAME STAR TV LANKA AND SATELLITE TELEVISION LANKA COMPANY NAMES. WITH THE START OF CBNSAT THEY CHANGED THIER NAME TO SATNET AND IN THEIR WEB SITE THEY SAY SRI LANKAS FIRST DIGITAL BROADCASTER WHICH IS 100% WRONG. THEY ARE JUST SELLING RECEIVING EQUIPMENT TO RECEIVE THE SIGNAL BEAMED TO INDIA. I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHETHER THIS PERSON HAS GOT THE LICENCE FROM TRC TO DO SO. HE MIGHT NOT NEED IT TOO BECAUSE HE IS WITH THE BIG WIGS OF THE GOVERNMENT. HE HAS ESPN AND STAR SPORTS ON BOTH STAR AND DISH TV. THIS IS A GOOD TIME FOR HIM TO SNEAK IN AND GRAB THE MARKET OPPORTUNITY THAT CBAN SAT HAVE CREATED. IF YOU TAKE THE PAST 6 MONTHS THE SATELLITE TV WAS THE WORD ACROSS SRI LANKA. THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE TREND SET BY THE CBNSAT. WHEN U GOTO PITAKOTUWA YOU COULD BUY KU BAND SATELLITE SYSTEMS FOR RS. 8500/= WHICH NEVER WAS THERE BEFORE.

MR. HULUGALLE WAS SEEN RIGHT BEHIND THE PRESIDENT LAST FEW DAYS AND IMMEDIATELY I KNEW THAT THIS IS NOT FOR GOOD. NOW HE HAD DONE THE DAMAGE. THIS ISD VERY BAD CONSIDERING THE CEO OF CBNSAT BEING A TAMIL CANT HE DO A DECENT BUSINESS. JUST BY BEING A TAMIL IS HE BEING A TERRORIST. BY DOING SUCH FOOLISH THINGS LIKE THIS WE PAVE THE WAY FOR THEM TO BECOME TERRORISTS.

IF CBNSAT HAVE DONE ANYTHING ILLEGAL THEY SHOULD BE SEVERLY PUNISHED UNDER THE COUNTRYS' LAW. NO ONE SHOULD INTERFERE WITH THAT.

AS CUSTOMERS WE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT WE WANT THROUGH A FAIR COMPETITION. WE JUST DONT WANT ANYONES ANYTHING PRESSING FORCEFULLY TO US.

Ram said...

I believe this to be the work of the DEVILS in the TRC and CID as they got very stupid on 06/06/06. What was the need to take the most extreme step to prohibit broadcasting. Will they never(or ever)learn.The IGP has just realised he has to personally pay 100,000/- to the President for the helping Hambontota case

SINHALE said...

I CHECKED RIGHT NOW (20HRS 08/06/2006) AND CONFIRM THAT NTT (NATIONAL TELEVISION OF TAMIL EELAM) IS STILL WORKING. ANYONE WHO HAS A KU BAND SATELLITE RECEIVER COULD CHECK IT BY ENTERING THE FOLLOWING SETTINGS.

FREQUENCY = 11506 V
SYMBOL RATE = 2894

NTT TRANSMISSION IS ON FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS DAILY FROM 19.30HRS

THIS SIGNAL CAN BE RECEIVED FROM THE CBNSAT RECEIVERS ALSO BUT CBNSAT HAVE NOT AUTHORISED THE USERS TO WATCH IT.

THIS CLEARLY SHOWS THAT NTT IS NOT USING CBNSAT INFRASTRUCTURE TO UPLOAD THEIR CHANNEL.

Anonymous said...

if anybody thinks that CBN Sat does not have proper licence, please visit http://www.trc.gov.lk/ego.htm and go through the clauses specially in page 25 & 26.

Anonymous said...

I am sure this is all a cooked up stroy by the sorry asses who's loosing business and who has got close to the big politicans in the country. This network just compleated 1 year, so what the hell did the people who are now trying stop this do so long ?, and if this was illegal why no action was taken for one year, this stinks......... get this back and working soon.

Anonymous said...

I am sure this has been instigated by a competitor who has some political clout (influence). We should not let this happen again. Today it is CBN tomorrow it might be you or me.

My opinion is that we must teach these buggers a lesson. We should collectively take steps to do this. By just writing in this blog and not doing anything will not help any of us in any way.

What I propose is that we boycott products of companies that promotes, sell or act as represent the competitor who put up the authorities to these paraya business tactics.

Let us start to day. If not they will do it again to us another day in another day.

Friday, June 09, 2006 4:33:54 PM

Sinhalé said...

PRESS STATEMENT OF 09.06.2006 OF COMMUNIQ BROADBAND NETWORK (PRIVATE) LIMITED WHICH CARRIES BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME AND STYLE OF CBNSAT.

1) CBNSat's customers have not since approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday 6th June 2006 been available to access all channels including BBC, CNN, Discovery etc.

2) To dispel any false rumours or allegations the company wishes to present the facts of what has happened and why customers are not able to access those channels.

3) CBNSat is able to provide its services to its customers primarily through a company called SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.

4) SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. Has a license granted to it by the Minister of Mass Media and Communications in 2003 which authorises it to provide services as set out in the licence.

5) SonicNet Technologies (Private) Limited also has obtained all necessary approvals for all the equipment it uses from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

6) It is the company’s position that CBNSat does not require a licence to carry out the activities which it has been carrying out since 27.05.2005.

7) On a complaint made by a person or persons the Additional Magistrate of Colombo issued a search warrant to the Criminal Investigations Department to search CBNSat’s premises. SonicNet Technology (Pvt.) Ltd’s equipment is situated at the same location.

8) CID officers raided the premises of CBNSat and SonicNet Technologies (Private) Ltd. On 06.06.2006. Both companies cooperated fully with the CID.

9) Although the learned Magistrate granted permission for the search to take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. the presence of the CID officers continued till much later in the evening.

10) The Learned Magistrate did not in his order confer any power on the CID to seize or switch off SonicNet’s equipment.

11) Because of the equipment of SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. Being switched off unlawfully and without any reasonable of justifiable ground the customers of CBNSat cannot access the channels mentioned above any longer.

12) A Magistrates’ Court hearing took place on 8th June 2006 at which lawyers appearing for SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. Made extensive submissions. However the proceedings have been adjourned for Monday the 12th of June, 2006.

13) CBNSat is hopeful that the learned Magistrate will make such Orders as are necessary to undo the damage caused by the action taken by the CID in excess of the powers granted to it under the search warrant.

THE STEPS TAKEN SO FAR TO KEEP CUSTOMERS INFORMED

1) Before the equipment of SonicNet Technologies was switched off, CBNSat sent a message to its customers on Tuesday night at approximately 9 p.m. informing them that they would be unable to access the channels due to unavoidable circumstances.
2) CBNSat has instructed its staff to inform its customers that CBNSat has sought legal advice and will be taking appropriate action in Court.
3) CBNSat will issue press releases as often as possible to keep its customers informed of the progress of the legal actions being taken by it and by SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.

As for SonicNet Technologies (Private) Limited, it has also made representations to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to hold an inquiry and to restore the service pending such inquiry.

Until the CID action is reversed or reviewed, SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. will, unless it is otherwise advised, be unable to switch its equipment back on.

Until SonicNet Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.’s equipment is switched back on, approximately 20,000 customers of CBNSat in all parts of Sri Lanka and abroad will be unable to access the above channels.

CBNSat deeply regrets the inconvenience caused to its customers but vows that no effort will be spared to restore services as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that who is behind this whole episode and the motives behind same.Its time CBNsat and its subscribers bring this people with a shady past in to task.The government has given in to and get close to this MF because he throws money and bait them.CBNsat get its lawyers to deal severely with this highly corrupted individual and claim a clossal sum as damages.

Who the hell is he to play with over 25000 subscribers their families and children,and does he beleive anyone will buy his thelingu,marayathi channel by trying to destroy a channel which became close the hearts of people,No way and and no chance Mr.NINE.

What happens with all this is we realy get irritated and frustraded with the people in power as with their influance these so called "ree deniyal dawal migel" type of character resort to destroy the nomerl life of the people.

We have to watch today whether the legal system of the country understands this and whether justice still prevail

Anonymous said...

Hellow??? WHAT ltte SATALITE??

hey cut the bull buddy. you live in the past.

the entire country is being taken to the past.

There are donkeys who think that an educational site like google earth is a security breach for SL.

Breach??? we dont have a security or a intelligience to begin with

All tamills are terrorists?? what bull? Then all we singhalese should have been terrorists in 87/88.

Cut the bull buddy , go live in a cave.