Friday, June 23, 2006

Plans under way to regulate all satellite broadcasting services, phone service providers (The Daily News 23rd June 2006)

The Government yesterday said plans are under way to regulate all satellite broadcasting services and register satellite phone users amidst the current controversy surrounding a private satellite broadcasting network.

Kanchana Ratwatte, Chairman Telecommunication Regulatory Commission told the weekly Cabinet briefing that the Commission has received directives from President Mahinda Rajapaksa to formulate laws to regulate all satellite broadcasting stations and telephone service providers.

Ratwatte said the Commission was instructed to keep a list of satellite based service providers and satellite phones. Commenting on the issue, Government spokesman and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said under the existing Telecommunications Act, the Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has full authority to investigate and monitor satellite broadcasting in Sri Lanka.

http://www.dailynews.lk/2006/06/23/news19.asp

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now...Now...I think on the 28th the Media Guy will come and say that they will have to wait till the proposed regulations are drafted to consider issuing a license.

If that will be the case we will have to wait more ...

Anonymous said...

Definitely YES !

The deadline for these applications is July 21st. So after that they will ask for another 6 months to issue the licences !

OH ! THIS IS KILLING MAN !!!

Anonymous said...

The authorities better do something immediately.

They have any way given a licence for Satellite Data Broadcasting according to the DG TRC - Kachana why shut them down.

Is it not data that decodes and creates Video. This is a digital world. Everything is Data now.

Are they going to shutdown the internet service providers too. Since we can access streaming Video, and then state Internet providers cannot do streaming video.

This country is going backwards to more than 20 yeards.

This is mad bunch of idiots sitting on the jobs.

Anonymous said...

I heard the president has given a directive for Satelite providers to be registered.

Of course it means that CBNSAT will be given the licence soon.

Of course Shitnet should be trashed.

::::Sinhalé:::: said...

Very well said brother !

Next time these idiots will shut down internet service providers saying that u can watch tv and listen to radio through internet and hence u need a media licence for that.

Is this the type of fools who runs this country ? No wonder that this country is in this state !

They'll ask mobile companies also to obtain media licence because u can watch streamind video on them. State channels are also seen on mobile streaming ! So is this illegal too ?????????

See by going to hide a unjust thing that CID had done to CBN on the orders of Mr. SHITNet and few the whole country is in a mess !!!

Is this RATA PERATA ???????
Or what ????????????/

>>>>> said...

I feel it's neccesary to have access to news 24 hours for people. Electronic media is the fastest in bringing in security updates and news abour natural disastes like tsunamis, floods, hurricanes etc.

Banning TV, RADIO after 10 p.m. or imposing a tax is an idiotic decesion by a foolish minister !

Anonymous said...

Very well said brother !

Next time these idiots will shut down internet service providers saying that u can watch tv and listen to radio through internet and hence u need a media licence for that.

Is this the type of fools who runs this country ? No wonder that this country is in this state !

They'll ask mobile companies also to obtain media licence because u can watch streamind video on them. State channels are also seen on mobile streaming ! So is this illegal too ?????????

See by going to hide a unjust thing that CID had done to CBN on the orders of Mr. SHITNet and few the whole country is in a mess !!!

Is this RATA PERATA ???????
Or what ????????????/

Anonymous said...

I heard the president has given a directive for Satelite providers to be registered.

Of course it means that CBNSAT will be given the licence soon.

Of course Shitnet should be trashed.