This year turned out to be a very bad year for the subscribers of LBN with the sudden closure of LBN under controversial grounds so lets a look at a summary of things that happened during this year.
- LBN which has been entertaining their subscribers for several years were thrown into disarray a week after they launched digital cable services when they were closed on controversial grounds just a week after CBNsat shutdown.
- LBN which took the authorities to court after the shutdown were able to obtain Defense Ministry clearance but are still awaiting the TRC license which has to be signed by the President.
- LBN Management is constantly being lambasted by their customers for their handling of the crisis. It is also fair to note that LBN customers have been unable to rally themselves to give a helping hand to the company as well as for protecting their investments in the service.
The next court case is scheduled for Jan 9th 2007 and we hope that LBN will be able to resume transmissions soon after.
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 LBN 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, the Staff and Management of LBN specially Managing Director of LBN Mr. Shirantha Herath who was keeping in touch with us earlier but not anymore A Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year 2007