Friday, December 29, 2006

2006 : A Year in Review - CBNsat

This year turned out to be a pretty interesting and eventful year for CBNsat Subscribers. Lets take some time and have a look at what happened in 2006.

  • CBNsat which was launched in 2005 turned out to be the market leader in pay television in Sri Lanka and successfully sold over 25,000 connections under one year.
  • The two major channels that were launched this year were ESPN and Star Sports.
  • A crisis hit the pay television industry when CBNsat was controversially closed down by vested interests and unfounded allegations were thrown at them.
  • The formation of CBNsat Subscribers Unite to fight for the rights of CBNsat Customers who were unnecessarily victimized due to the closure.
  • CBNsat who took the authorities to court and took part in a six month long court battle. This finally ended when Dialog Telekom took control of CBNsat and recommenced transmissions in December.
  • The Founder Chairman of CBNSat Mr. Muhunthan Canagey who can be regarded as the Father of DTH in Sri Lanka had to unfortunately resign from his post as Chairman since he sold the company to Dialog Telekom and the resignation was more quickly than he would have desired due to threats from vested interests who were behind the CBNsat closure.
The next year seems to be a really good year for CBNsat which is expected to officially launch under Dialog Telekom early next year possibly in January. More new channels are expected to become available on CBNSat as the year progresses.

Well that's all folks for this year since we are taking the weekend and January 1st 2007 off, so we will be back with you from January 2nd 2007. Please keep sending us your valuable emails and also updating this blog with your comments on the latest happenings regarding CBNsat during the next few days while we are away and also throughout the New Year 2007. For a full review on all the events in the Sri Lankan television and radio media front please read the TV & Radio Sri Lanka Blog post called "2006 : A Year in Review".

We like to take this opportunity to wish all of our fellow Bloggers, CBNsat Subscribers Unite, the Staff and Management of CBNsat specially Mr. Muhunthan Canagey - Founder Chairman, Current Chairman CBNsat Mr. Yusof Annuar Yaacob, Chairman Dialog Telekom Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya and also Mrs. Dilani Nandasiri Manageress Legal who updated us on developments, as and when she is permitted to release information to us A Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year 2007

22 comments:

Jesika said...

Discovery , travel and living and animal planet is back!

Jesika said...

I wish you all a happy new year 2007 with all the success and happiness! *

Jesika said...

Zee package is working now. Still no sound.

kaluperuma said...

Hi JESIKA,what are you doing tommorow? No one seem to be in the blog today,Wish you a wondeful 2007.

Arnold said...

Yes, good luck to Mr.Muhunthan in his future adventures in call termination fraud, income tax fraud, customs duty fraud etc.

He is also well known for treating his employees very bad, squeezing them out, forcing them to work longer hours without paying them anything extra.

Jesika said...

2007 2007 2007
Happy new year!

bank_dude said...

I wish all my blogging friends a very happy new year and may all your sweet and nasty dreams come true......

kaluperuma said...

LBN has got the TRC licence last week and they may prberbly start the transmission this week.

Gwak said...

Happy New Year !!!!!!!!

Looser said...

josePEACE for your mind,
JOY for your spirit,
May u have all of them today, tomorrow & always.

Happy New Year!

chami_tv said...

CBN has send a message that they have added Zee as a gratitude for for being with them.

Lankikaya said...

I saw the msg about Zee package yesterday, and tried it but no Zee channels.

I re-scanned as well, but no zee chnnels. But I got the Discovery & Animal Planet where were two of my favorite channels.

Why no Zee? I Wonder!

chami_tv said...

To Lankikaya

I called thme and they told me within the course of the day they will activate zee package for all the viewrs

Gwak said...

Kaluperuma:
Ko Machan Fashion TV!8

Gwak said...

I had the 2nd package!

Zee Package OK For me Except 1.(I cannot remember what)

kaluperuma said...

Fashion enne ne machang,Pddak kal indala,thathwe balala denna ida thiyanawa macho.I hear that the billing will commence from this month and that means the packages will come into effect,Within the comming weeks,It is most likely that you will be installed in your respective package.

LoverlordStriker said...

Effective from today, incoming will be totally free on all (Exsisting + new) Dialog GSM super 500 packages without any commitment. The friends and family rental has also been reduced to Rs 50 per month.

For all dialog packages other than Super 500, the friends and family rental has been reduced to Rs 100 per month.

There are more benefits from Dialog check out this week's sunday times.

Well done Dialog. CBNsat is in good hands.

chami_tv said...

And you can get 2 incoming free 300 packges for any land line

Lankikaya said...

Thankyou chami_tv for information.
I was wondering why zee was not a appearing after the msg.

Banker said...

It seems that Disney and Disney Toon channels have been dropped.

Can we please have a response from Kaluperuma who provides us excellent information on CBNSat.

bank_dude said...

Yes they have dropped Disney & Disney Toons channels and renamed them to Raj & reserved. I feel that they will bring back Raj channels to their lineup. Cannot imagine the reason why they have allocated 5 or 6 radio channels under TV section. Does anyone know about it?. I hope Kalu can explain it.

Banker said...

Having watched Disney & Disney Toon channels overseas, I think they are excellent for both kids and adults.

They should be accomodated given that there are several unallocated channels available.