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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Sri Lanka’s first ever uninterrupted satellite TV channel launched

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 11 December, ( Local film Directress Sumithra Peiris launched Sri Lanka’s first uninterrupted 24 hour cinema satellite TV channel CITI HITZ at a simple ceremony held on Monday in Colombo.

This channel includes Sinhala movies, tele-dramas and interviews with film stars and other film artists.

Chairman of ONAIR WORLD PVT LTD Nimal Laxapathiarchchi says this channel would be aired through the Dailog TV. “At present local film industry has faced a number of problems and most of film theatres face low income due to the lack of film viewers. However we introduced this Cinema channel to attract local viewers and cater the cinema industry, he said.

Chief Guest of the occasion Sumithra Peiris said the mobile phone service providers must introduce hand phone TV channels to popularize cinema and other tele-dramas in Sri Lanka.
According to the ONAIR WORLD the CITYHITZ will feature a unique blend of Sinhala movies, tele-dramas to attract viewers and the viewers would be able to enjoy all their favorite content uninterrupted , with no commercial breaks. The channel will carry full length Sinhala movies and dramas ranging from classic hits of the 1960s to the latest blockbusters.

The DIALOG Telecomm said that its TV channel has over 50,000 viewers and plans to attract another 100, 000 viewers within next year.

The channel uses digital broadcasting system to telecast its programmes and the Chief Executive Officer of the Television Nushad Perera said the DIALOG plans to introduce mobile phone based TV channel within a short period.

- Asian Tribune -

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