Friday, November 21, 2008

Update on Sun TV issue from LBN website

LBN acquired the rights to carry SUN Network channels from the authorized distributor in Sri Lanka of SUN Networks. This arrangement has been there for over 3 years. However the distributor has been unable to make the required payments to SUN TV as the other networks have resorted to pirating through DISH TV. As a result SUN TV cancelled all the cards issued to the distributor including LBN.

LBN did not have a direct relationship with SUN Networks as we were dealing with the distributor in Sri Lanka. We have already gone and met the relevant people at SUN TV to present our case. However the demands made by SUN TV of Rs2.8M per month with a deposit of Rs16.5M is not realistic for LBN. This unreasonable demand is, we believe is due to a misunderstanding on the part of SUN TV and we are once again discussing with SUN TV to resolve same.

It would be wrong for us to give a commitment of a date when SUN TV channels will resume but assure you that we will do everything possible to get these channels restored for the benefit of our tamil speaking customers.

Please note that the above is quoted from the LBN website from the link "Sun TV broadcast update".


star said... is sad news.

But, I thing LBN has done it's BEST on this issue. Hope, they will get these channels ASAP.

Meantime, LBN should add few more tamil channels on these places. They can get RAJ TV, RAJ DIGITAL, RAJ MUSIC, JAYA MAX, JAYA PLUS & WIN TV.

Any one need SUN TV channels can go for DISH TV or SUN DIRECT.

star said...

In the politically dominated Tamil satellite TV industry, the Maran brothers owned Sun TV continues to be on top with a viewership of 51.8 per cent.

A distant second was Kalaignar TV (8.6 per cent) launched last year by close relatives of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

KTV, an entertainment channel from Sun network, is third with a viewer base of 7.5 per cent and Vijay TV 6.4 per cent.

Doordharshan's Pothigai TV (5.7), Sun Music (4.3), Jaya TV (4.2), Sun News (2.6) Makkal TV (1.1) and Raj TV has a viewer base of mere 0 .9 per cent, a survey by the media science department of Loyola College here said.

The findings, conducted during September and October this year across Tamil Nadu, were collected from 3,025 respondents above 18 years old.

The survey revealed that Sun TV also was also dominant among the 18-25 age group with a viewer base of 44.4 per ce nt, while Vijay TV was second with 19.7 per cent.

About 62.2 per cent of viewers, cutting across party affiliations (except PMK), watched Sun TV.
The channel also led the table among viewers in providing entertainment programmes, launching new programmes and in giving intellectual programmes among others, the survey said.

In giving priority to Tamil language, Makkal TV, promoted by PMK leader Dr Ramadoss, stood first among 32.1 per cent viewers, while Sun TV was at second spot with a viewer base of 26.9 per cent

The survey further said that serials continue to dominate am ong viewers followed by news, cinema and commedy programmes among others.

star said...

During raining time Kalanger Tv & Isai Aruvi channels are not working on LBN.All other channels are working fine. I have noticed this for last few days.

Even my DISH Tv is working fine. But, LBN can't get these 2 channels.Why??????

LANKA INFO said...

This weekend

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TV producer says Dialog TV ran tele-drama without permission

By Natasha Gunaratne
A Sri Lankan television producer and actor has filed an intellectual property rights case against a television station airing his teledrama without proper licensing and violating the Intellectual Property Act and is asking for Rs.3.5 million as compensation.

The plaintiff, Glenroy Anthony Soysa, more popularly known as Tony Soysa, filed his case in the High Court of the Western Province against Dialog Television (Pvt) LTD and Onair World Ceylon (Private) Ltd.
According to court documents, Mr. Soysa spent Rs.1.3 million of his own money in funding the entire production of a teledrama called 'Bambara Asapuwa'.

The Plaintiff stated that the teledrama constitutes an 'audiovisual work' in terms of the Intellectual Property Act No. 36 of 2003 and the ownership of the economic rights, including the broadcasting rights, in respect of the said teledrama, are vested in the Plaintiff as the Producer thereof, as specifically provided for in Section 14(5) of the said Act, and as such, the Plaintiff's said right(s) in the teledrama "Bambara Asapuwa", are protected under the said Act.

In or around January 1993, the Plaintiff entered into an agreement with the owners/operators of MTV television channel in Sri Lanka, which is part of the Maharaja Organization, in order to license, inter alia, the broadcasting/telecasting rights in respect of the said teledrama to the owners/operators of the said MTV channel for a period of two years at the rate of Rs. 55,000 per episode. Upon the expiry of the two-year period, the master tapes of the teledrama were returned to the plaintiff by MTV.

The Plaintiff states that thereafter, he has not licensed and/or assigned and/or transferred and/or alienated the copyright and/or economic rights in respect of the said teledrama in any manner, to any other person up to date but that the master tapes were given to the stations by the person he had entrusted to safeguard them.

Eye opener for All TV Operators....

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star said...


LBN has added JAYA PLUS & JAYA MAX channels on channel No.83 & 84.

These channels are added in place of KTV & Sun Music.

They have already replaced the SUN TV with MEGA TV.

Good move by LBN since they can't get Sun channels.

duva said...

but still they say that they are trying to get the sun package. do u think they will be able to succeed. i am not too sure of it. any ways its a nice move for them to add some other tamil channel.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Let's Play a good game with SUN TV.

star said...

JAYA MAX is very good channels. Very few adds only. Good songs.

So, don't remove this channel even they add sun channels.

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LANKA INFO said...

SUN TV soon on LBN

star said...

@ Lanka Info,

If so, that is a very good news. But, already few of LBN customers have shifted to DISH TV or SUN DIRECT connections for the SUN TV.

I hope LBN will also have the JAYA MAX in their line up because it is very good channel with very few adds only. Always songs. Good music channel.

LANKA INFO said...

@ Star, can be... but this we got it from LBN Team. hope 4da best. :)

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