Monday, November 27, 2006

Excellent News

After waiting 6 months and not knowing what will happen to the money that they invested in their cable tv connections, it now seems to be finally over. CBNsat was given permission to commence broadcasts immediately by the Supreme Court according to the information received by us.

The time and date of resumption of the broadcast is not known exactly since there are so many conflicting reports on that front. Some say today, some tomorrow, some next week. Well it should be noted that after waiting so long the customers of CBNsat will not mind waiting a little while more.

It looks like all the channels will not be visible as soon as CBNsat recommences transmissions and they will be implemented on a step by step basis since they will have to up link all the channels that were out for a long period of time.

According to comments being received by us on the blog it looks like Dialog GSM have struck a deal with CBNsat but we are unable to confirm this.

We would like to thank the management of CBNsat and whoever that has signed up with CBNsat and also the Honorable Chief Justice for taking into consideration the plight of the customers.

We hope that our readers will keep checking their decoders from time to time and update this blog as soon as CBNsat recommences transmission and also on any new developments.

23 comments:

Lisura said...


BREAKING NEWS :

CBNSAT ENGINEERS ARE WORKING ON THE SYSTEM TO UPLINK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SO HOPEFULLY BY TONIGHT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE GREEN LIGHT ON OUT DECODERS.

BY TOMORROW DEFINITELY WE WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SOME CHANNELS.

ONLY FEW CHANNELS WILL BE VISIBLE AT THE START. EVENTUALLY CBNSAT WILL ADD ALL THE CHANNELS.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DECODERS ON AND REPORT STO THE BLOG ONCE YOU RECEIVE THE SIGNAL.

channa said...

THE PARTNER OR THE OPERATOR WHO HAS TEAMED UP IS DEFENEITLY DIALOG,IT IS THE HARD WORK OF THE CBNSAT CEO AND HIS VISION THAT CREATED THE DTH MARKET IN THIS COUNTRY,ON THE CUSTOMER PERSEPTIVE HE HAS TAKEN THE BEST AND PRUDENT DECESION TO BE A PART OF DIALOG AS WE ARE KNOW THAT INTERESTED PARTIES SUCH AS THE TV LANKA GUY,HULUBALLA WERE EYEING TO GRAB THE OPPORTUNITY BY BRINGING BASELESS ALIGATIONS AGAINST CBNSAT.

THE JUDGMENT WAS CLEARLY GIVEN BY CONSIDERING THE PLIGHT OF THE OWNER OF CBNSAT AND ITS SUBSCRIBERS AND WE MUST HAIL THE CJ FOR UNDERSTANDING THE QUALITY OF MR.MUHUNTHAN

cableguy said...

No Green light yet.

surprisingly, my remote batteries have not rot. I completely forgot to remove them.

Here is an Ad:
"For long time safe storage inside your remote, and 6 months of non-use.
Use DMGC alkaline batteries.
They will be like brand new inside your remote"

kaluperuma said...

ALF LIGHT EKA RED DA,GREENDA,

DISH TV EKE NEME HUTHTHO,CBNSAT EKE,

PONNA KOTHALAWALA PETIYA,UMBAGE DISH TV EKA WIKUNAPAN CEYLINCO MUDALALIYATA.

Anonymous said...

The Very Latest News is that CBN SAT Has been bought over by Dialog. So it may take few weeks for it to come under Dialog. The mangement will remain.

LoverlordStriker said...

kaluperuma,
please do not ruin this good day by talking filth in a public forum. If you and alf have any problem please sort it out via email. You cannot blame anyone for having a DishTv connection because the reality is that DishTv content plus Decoder technology is actually better than that of CBNsat's/LBn's or Comet's. No i am not a dishtv supporter (or a subscriber) i know about it because i work for the TRC. And as i said before it is not illegal in sl to have one for personal use.

CBNsat subscribers should rejoice this day as their service will be back in very short time. But if you are blaming dishTv/LBN/Comet users for no reason, you are pure evil or pure jealous.

cbnsatcustomer said...

cbnsat will start transmission from midnight today - TNL news. Too bad mage dish cable eka meeyo kala.

yakuza said...

machan are you sure. why havent cbn verify any of this.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

QUOTED From LBO:
"
Dialog TV
27 November 2006 20:53:24

Sri Lanka's Dialog Telekom picks up cable operator CBN Sat


November 27 2006 (LBO) – Dialog Telekom, the island's biggest mobile phone operator, Monday announced plans to acquire satellite pay television operator Communiqu Broadband Networks (Pvt) Ltd and CBN Sat (Pvt) Ltd for 532.8 million rupees.

A unit of Telekom Malaysia, Dialog said the acquisition is subject to the telco completing a share sale and purchase sale agreement with both parties.

The acquisition of 100 percent of both firms' share capital, will be carried out through Dialog's subsidiary, Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd.

Dialog bought Asset Media for 325 million rupees in October, and indicated plans to use its radio and television frequency license, to rollout a host of infotainment services ranging from television to mobile phone services.

A greenfield operation, Asset Media also comes with its own broadcasting studio, a free-to-air and pay television license.

"The acquisition of CBN/CBNSAT is expected to provide Asset Media with cutting edge DTH (direct to home) Satellite Pay TV infrastructure and strong portfolio of Content partnerships, in addition to a healthy base of Pay TV subscribers," Dialog said in a statement.

Dialog said it plans to pay for the acquisition through internally generated cash.

The digital convergence, also known as quadruple play or four-play, allows Dialog to offer cable television, broadband, fixed-line and mobile telephone services.

Earlier this year, Dialog moved into the broadband market by picking up a network operator MTT.

Re-branded as 'Dialog Broadband', MTT also had a license to offer CDMA (code division multiple access) services or cheaper fixed line telephone services by using mobile technologies.

Dialog's CDMA operation, is due to start next January.

In August, Dialog became the first in South Asia to commercially launch third generation mobile services or 3G, giving customers the facility for high speed web browsing, video streaming, online games, music and movie downloads.

Sri Lanka, which became the first South Asian nation to start mobile services, when Celltel Lanka began operations in 1989, now boasts over 4.28 million subscribers, according to Central Bank figures.

Dialog Telekom, dominates the industry with over 3 million subscribers, followed by Mobitel Lanka, Celltel Lanka Ltd, Hutchinson. The telecom regulator is in the process of selecting a fifth operator.
"

cableguy said...

cbnsatcustomer

You crack me up. Although I should not be laughing at your misery with the rats. Its actually a testament to how long the wires have not been used. LOL.

yakuza said...

how long will it take cbn to resume its transmission. another month or two ?
what is this fuss abt starting transmitting channels from midnight onwards. last time i check nothing was happening.
this dialog buy over hasn't been mentioned in any of the sites cbn neither dialog.
whats going on here.

Lisura said...


SonicNet granted permission to commence operation

By S.S.Selvanayagam


The Supreme Court yesterday (27) granted interim relief to SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd permitting it to recommence the operation of its Communiq Broadband Network (CBN Sat) transmission with immediate effect.


The Bench comprising Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and Justices N. G. Amaratunga and Saleem Marsoof also granted the petitioner company SonicNet Technologies leave to proceed with the fundamental rights application for the alleged infringements of its fundamental right to equality and equal protection of the law.


The matter came up on a motion filed pursuant to the proceedings of November 6. Having considered the submission of the petitioner, court made order permitting the petitioner to negotiate a sale of the equipment and facilities to another service provider.


This order specifically stated that the negotiations could be entered into by the petitioner on the basis that the order sealing the equipment would be vacated, when negotiations are finalised.


President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for the petitioner submitted that the negotiations are now being finalised and the petitioner could sell the facility to the subsidiary of Dialog Telekom Ltd. Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd wholly subsidiary of the Dialog Telekom Ltd would purchase the shares of Communiq Broadband Network.


Counsel Romesh de Silva further submitted that Asset Media has already got licence under Section 28 of the Rupavahini Corporation Act (Media licence) permitting it to broadcast and that the Dialog Telekom has a licence under and in terms of Section 17 of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.


He submitted that pursuant to the sale agreement with the petitioner, Dialog and /or its subsidiary would be permitted to carry on the broadcast that were carried on by the petitioner prior to the seal.


He also submitted that the petitioner company has imported equipment which have not been cleared and is kept in the port premises and that since the TRC has not granted the clearance pending these proceedings, appropriate steps be taken by the TRC to ensure that the petitioner could clear his equipments.


Court accordingly granted the petitioner interim relief pleaded in the petition (d). Petitioner was permitted to recommence the service that were provided prior to the seizure and there will be no obstruction to the petitioner and / or Communiq Broadband being all companies owned by the same share-holders from carrying on the transmission that was done prior to the seizure. Since there is a possibility of resolving the matter, no date for objection for hearing is granted. The matter was listed to be mentioned on January 16.


The petitioner cited Chief Inspector U.K. Mahindadasa, Superintendent of Police A.R.Vaidyalankara and Sub Inspector L.Tilak Bandara all of Police Commercial Crime Unit –II the IGP, The TRC and the Attorney General as respondents.


President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva with Sugath Caldera, Riad Ameen and Evaj de Silva instructed by G. G. Arulpragasam appeared for the petitioner. Additional Solicitor General Sathya Hettige with Senior State Counsel Sumathi Dharmawardana appeared for 1st to 5th respondents and the Attorney General. President’s Counsel D. S. Wijesinghe appeared for the intervenient petitioner the Minister of Mass Media and Information. President’s Counsel Palitha Kumarasinghe appeared for the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. Sanjeewa Jayawardane with Rajeev Amarasuriya appeared for the Dialog Telekom.


Source:

http://www.dailymirror.lk/
2006/11/28/news/03.asp

Lisura said...


SonicNet granted permission to commence operation

By S.S.Selvanayagam


The Supreme Court yesterday (27) granted interim relief to SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd permitting it to recommence the operation of its Communiq Broadband Network (CBN Sat) transmission with immediate effect.


The Bench comprising Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and Justices N. G. Amaratunga and Saleem Marsoof also granted the petitioner company SonicNet Technologies leave to proceed with the fundamental rights application for the alleged infringements of its fundamental right to equality and equal protection of the law.


The matter came up on a motion filed pursuant to the proceedings of November 6. Having considered the submission of the petitioner, court made order permitting the petitioner to negotiate a sale of the equipment and facilities to another service provider.


This order specifically stated that the negotiations could be entered into by the petitioner on the basis that the order sealing the equipment would be vacated, when negotiations are finalised.


President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for the petitioner submitted that the negotiations are now being finalised and the petitioner could sell the facility to the subsidiary of Dialog Telekom Ltd. Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd wholly subsidiary of the Dialog Telekom Ltd would purchase the shares of Communiq Broadband Network.


Counsel Romesh de Silva further submitted that Asset Media has already got licence under Section 28 of the Rupavahini Corporation Act (Media licence) permitting it to broadcast and that the Dialog Telekom has a licence under and in terms of Section 17 of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.


He submitted that pursuant to the sale agreement with the petitioner, Dialog and /or its subsidiary would be permitted to carry on the broadcast that were carried on by the petitioner prior to the seal.


He also submitted that the petitioner company has imported equipment which have not been cleared and is kept in the port premises and that since the TRC has not granted the clearance pending these proceedings, appropriate steps be taken by the TRC to ensure that the petitioner could clear his equipments.


Court accordingly granted the petitioner interim relief pleaded in the petition (d). Petitioner was permitted to recommence the service that were provided prior to the seizure and there will be no obstruction to the petitioner and / or Communiq Broadband being all companies owned by the same share-holders from carrying on the transmission that was done prior to the seizure. Since there is a possibility of resolving the matter, no date for objection for hearing is granted. The matter was listed to be mentioned on January 16.


The petitioner cited Chief Inspector U.K. Mahindadasa, Superintendent of Police A.R.Vaidyalankara and Sub Inspector L.Tilak Bandara all of Police Commercial Crime Unit –II the IGP, The TRC and the Attorney General as respondents.


President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva with Sugath Caldera, Riad Ameen and Evaj de Silva instructed by G. G. Arulpragasam appeared for the petitioner. Additional Solicitor General Sathya Hettige with Senior State Counsel Sumathi Dharmawardana appeared for 1st to 5th respondents and the Attorney General. President’s Counsel D. S. Wijesinghe appeared for the intervenient petitioner the Minister of Mass Media and Information. President’s Counsel Palitha Kumarasinghe appeared for the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. Sanjeewa Jayawardane with Rajeev Amarasuriya appeared for the Dialog Telekom.


Source:

http://www.dailymirror.lk/
2006/11/28/news/03.asp

kula said...

Dear Lisuru

Thank you for the great news yesterday!!!

But I am surprise to here that “SO HOPEFULLY BY TONIGHT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE GREEN LIGHT ON OUT DECODERS.
BY TOMORROW DEFINITELY WE WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SOME CHANNELS”

When the “court has made an order permitting the petitioner to negotiate a sale of the equipment and facilities to another service provider” (daily mirror)

“A unit of Telekom Malaysia, Dialog said the acquisition is subject to the telco completing a share sale and purchase sale agreement with both parties (LBO)

This means that still lot of legal & admin work to be done for it to come under Dialog. Until that time technical guys can do the testing.

So isn’t it take few days or weeks resume transmission?

dee.panadura said...

May all the people who put forward baseless allegations against CBN Sat (terrorist connection etc), rot along with their next of kin.

May they beg on the streets for ever.

There lowly people bring down this country every time it attemts to rise. may they all perish.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

No i dont think it will take that long.

"The Supreme Court yesterday (27) granted interim relief to SonicNet Technologies (Pvt) Ltd permitting it to recommence the operation of its Communiq Broadband Network (CBN Sat) transmission with immediate effect.
"

immediate effect because the firm has 20000+ subscribers stranded. Maybe dialog will have to go through some more legal documents before they sell new connections. But exsisting subscribers should be getting a transmission soon.

ALISON said...

KULA,THE SUPREME COURT HAS GRANTED INTERIM RELEIF TO BROADCAST IMMEDIETLY UNTILL THE TRANSFER IS FINALIZED,SO THEY WILL DEFENEITLY BE ON AIR WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS

jesika said...

Still RED !!

:(

ROSHAN said...

Dialog TV
27 November 2006 20:53:24

Sri Lanka's Dialog Telekom picks up cable operator CBN Sat


November 27 2006 (LBO) – Dialog Telekom, the island's biggest mobile phone operator, Monday announced plans to acquire satellite pay television operator Communiqu Broadband Networks (Pvt) Ltd and CBN Sat (Pvt) Ltd for 532.8 million rupees.

A unit of Telekom Malaysia, Dialog said the acquisition is subject to the telco completing a share sale and purchase sale agreement with both parties.

The acquisition of 100 percent of both firms' share capital, will be carried out through Dialog's subsidiary, Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd.

Dialog bought Asset Media for 325 million rupees in October, and indicated plans to use its radio and television frequency license, to rollout a host of infotainment services ranging from television to mobile phone services.

A greenfield operation, Asset Media also comes with its own broadcasting studio, a free-to-air and pay television license.

"The acquisition of CBN/CBNSAT is expected to provide Asset Media with cutting edge DTH (direct to home) Satellite Pay TV infrastructure and strong portfolio of Content partnerships, in addition to a healthy base of Pay TV subscribers," Dialog said in a statement.

Dialog said it plans to pay for the acquisition through internally generated cash.

The digital convergence, also known as quadruple play or four-play, allows Dialog to offer cable television, broadband, fixed-line and mobile telephone services.

Earlier this year, Dialog moved into the broadband market by picking up a network operator MTT.

Re-branded as 'Dialog Broadband', MTT also had a license to offer CDMA (code division multiple access) services or cheaper fixed line telephone services by using mobile technologies.

Dialog's CDMA operation, is due to start next January.

In August, Dialog became the first in South Asia to commercially launch third generation mobile services or 3G, giving customers the facility for high speed web browsing, video streaming, online games, music and movie downloads.

Sri Lanka, which became the first South Asian nation to start mobile services, when Celltel Lanka began operations in 1989, now boasts over 4.28 million subscribers, according to Central Bank figures.

Dialog Telekom, dominates the industry with over 3 million subscribers, followed by Mobitel Lanka, Celltel Lanka Ltd, Hutchinson. The telecom regulator is in the process of selecting a fifth operator.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Does anyone know which channel holds broadcast rights to the Srilanka tour of New Zealand 2006/2007? Tensports? Setmax? ESPN/STAR?

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

This is quite our of the topic.

Broadcast Licensees* of ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
Asia: SET Max, Doordarshan, Sri Lanka Rupavahini, Bangladesh TV

SLRC will air WC2007 it seems.

Sameera said...

why's this taking so long..? earlier they said half an hour is enough for them to start the transmission, after they get the permission.

eXcalibur said...

Why is it taking long? Well for one thing I cant see the Transponder allowance still reserved in the satellite - transponder allocation on PAS12 has to be retaken - this should take no more than a few hours theoretically. (go to lyngsat dot com and see)

Also the networks will hv to be re-taken in to whatever previous standing agreements were ... so it will take a day or two - a pal of mine called CBN and they hv said tomorrow (29th) will be the day.