CBNSat TV network launched
Sri Arthur C. Clarke inaugurating the network. CEO M. Canagey looks
Picture by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa
Sri Lanka's first Satellite digital Video Broadcast (DVB-S) Direct to
Home (DTH) network was launched by the Communiq Broadband Network
(Private) Ltd. (CBNSat) last Friday.
This service is now accessible to all Sri Lankans throughout the
island and has capability and infrastructure to broadcast up to 120
channels which include a wide area of news, education, sports action and
CEO of CBNSat, Muhunthan Canagey said that this satellite television
network would provide Sri Lankans throughout the island with a unique
television experience irrespective of geographical parameters, at a very
affordable rate of Rs 500 per month.
The company has tied up with 24 channel partners including CNN, BBC,
Pogo, Cartoon Network, MTV, VH1, Nickolodian, Raj, Raj Digital, Animal
Planet, The History Channel, National Geographic channel , etc to
provide a premium quality service to Sri Lankans.
The high level of audio-visual quality, and the islandwide coverage
are the advantages that the viewers of CBNSat could experience. The
company has ensured the availability of the complete set of equipment
required to connect to the satellite television network partnering with
Singer Sri Lanka.
The Distance Learning Facility is another advantage provided through
CBNSat which would enable Sri Lankan students to access and view course
support programmes on TV just as they would watch a normal television
programme upon signing up with the relevant distant learning centre.
The company has been able to provide employment to a large number of
youth at its office in Kotahena.