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Most Famous TV Channels List in Sri Lanka

Posted Saturday, December 11, 2021 ( 1 month ago)

Last updated: January 15th, 2022

1. TV Derana ( ExpertsNote Point - 10 )

TV Derana is a Sri Lankan private entertainment terrestrial television channel broadcasting in Sri Lanka. Launched on 11 October 2005, it is one of the most popular television networks in the country. Wikipedia

  • Owner: Power House LTD
  • PEO TV: Channel 04(SD); Channel 304(HD)
  • Sister channels: Ada Derana 24×7; FM Derana
  • Language(s): Sinhala
  • Launched: 11 October 2005
  • Key people: Dilith Jayaweera (Chairman)
  • Dialog TV: Channel 6

2. Swarnavahini TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 8.16 )

Swarnawahini is a Sinhala language general entertainment and news television channel in Sri Lanka owned by EAP Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of EAP Holdings. Launched in 1994 as ETV, it was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels. Wikipedia

  • Owner: Soma Edirisinghe
  • PEO TV: Channel 6
  • Network: EAP Network
  • Language(s): Sinhala
  • Launched: 1997
  • Former names: ETV, ETV 1

3. Hiru TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 7.1)

Hiru TV is a state run television channel in Sri Lanka, founded by Sanka Amarajith and owned by Asia Broadcasting Corporation. Hiru TV is Sri Lanka's first and only digital television channel which has the DVB-T2 pictures and stereo sounds. It currently holds all island coverage. Its programme content includes: Teledramas, International TV Series, Music, Movies, Documentaries, Entertainment, Political, Children's Programmes and News.Wikipedia

  • Owner: Asia Broadcasting Corporation
  • PEO TV: Channel 19(SD); Channel 307(HD)
  • Dialog TV: Channel 11
  • Founded: 23/05/2012
  • Chairman: Rayynor Silva
  • Country: Sri Lanka

4. Sirasa TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 4.5)

Sirasa TV is a digital, terrestrial television network in Sri Lanka. It is the sister channel of 'TV One' which was established in 1992. Sirasa TV was started in 1998 as a sister to its radio network Sirasa FM. Wikipedia

  • Owner: Capital Maharaja
  • PEO TV: 10
  • Sister channels: TV 1; Shakthi TV
  • UHF (Union Place) (FTA): Channel 23
  • Dish TV Sri Lanka: 2513
  • Ask Cable Vision: 5
  • Language(s): Sinhalese

5. ITN ( ExpertsNote Point - 3.3)

Independent Television Network-ITN (also known as ITN Ltd) is a Sri Lankan state governed television and radio broadcaster located in Wickramasinghepura, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. It is a Shrama Abhimani Award winner (Oct 2009) , broadcasts content to a wide demographic within Sri Lanka as well as the expatriate community. The programmes are broadcast in three languages: Sinhala, Tamil, and English. The ITN broadcast coverage extends to 99% of the island of Sri Lanka. Wikipedia

  • Type: Government-owned corporation
  • Industry: Television
  • Genre: Mass media
  • Founded: June 5, 1979
  • Founder: Shan Wickramasinghe · Anil R. Wijewardene
  • Headquarters: Wickramasinghepura, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

6. Sri Lanka Rupavahini ( ExpertsNote Point - 2.3)

The Sri Lanka Rūpavāhinī Corporation, also known as Jathika Rupavahini, is the national television network of Sri Lanka. Established by Parliament under Act No. 6 of 1982 for the provision of a national television service, it produces and broadcasts programmes in three languages. Wikipedia

  • Founded: 14/02/1982
  • Revenue: 1.951 billion INR (2015)
  • Parent organization: Ministry of Mass Media and Information
  • Subsidiaries: Channel Eye · NTV
  • Number of employees: 1,030 (2015)

7. Shraddha TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 2.0)

Shraddha TV is a non-profit Buddhist television channel based in Sri Lanka. The channel is known for airing religious spiritual content with primary focus on Buddhism and the teaching of Buddha. Most of the programming is shot at the main Buddhist monastery in Polgahawela.

  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Broadcast area: Sri Lanka,
  • Headquarters: Kaduwela, Western Province
  • Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Owner: Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
  • Launched: 29 September 2012

8. Siyatha TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 1.8)

Siyatha TV is a private Sri Lankan 4K Ultra HD channel currently broadcasting in Sri Lanka in the Sinhala language. It is owned by the Voice of Asia Network Ltd, which also runs radio channels named Siyatha FM, Real Radio, Kiss FM and Vettri FM. Wikipedia

  • Owner: Voice of Asia Network (Pvt) Ltd
  • PEO TV: Channel 8(SD); Channel 300(HD)
  • Dialog TV: Channel 15
  • Sister channels: Varnam TV, Siyatha FM, Varnam FM, Kiss FM (Sri Lanka)
  • Network: VOA

9. TV 1 Sri Lanka / TV One ( ExpertsNote Point - 0.3)

TV 1 is a Sri Lankan general entertainment television channel which provides English and Sinhalese content aimed at the youth market. Founded in 1992 as MTV Newsvision, it was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels. Its sister channel MTV was renamed Sirasa TV in June 1998 and MTV Newsvision was renamed MTV. MTV was later re-branded Channel One MTV. On 26 January 2012 the channel was re-launched as MTV Sports. MTV Sports was re-branded MTV in July 2015.

  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Broadcast area: Sri Lanka
  • Headquarters: Colombo
  • Language(s): English and Sinhalese
  • Picture format: 1080i HDTV
  • Owner: MTV Channel/Capital Maharajaa

10. Channel Eye Rupavahini ( ExpertsNote Point - 0.17)

Channel Eye is a Sri Lankan youth and sports channel operated by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

  •     Parent organization: Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
  •     TV shows: En Thangai
  •     Country: Sri Lanka
  •     Broadcast area: Sri Lanka

11. Vasantham TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 0.15)

Vasantham TV (Tamil: வசந்தம் தொலைக்காட்சி) (also known as Wasanthan TV) is a Tamil language television channel which broadcasts in Sri Lanka. The channel is operated by the Independent Television Network Limited (ITN Ltd), which is a state governed television and radio broadcaster in Sri Lanka. The channel commenced transmission on 25 June 2009. This television channel primarily broadcasts content in the Tamil language, catering to the media requirements of the Tamil-speaking community within Sri Lanka.

  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Broadcast area: Sri Lanka
  • Language(s): Tamil
  • Picture format: 576i
  • Owner: Independent Television Network
  • Sister channels: ITN
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12. TNL TV ( ExpertsNote Point - 0.1)

TNL TV is an English and Sinhala-language television station in Sri Lanka, owned by Telshan Network. Launched in 1993, TNL TV was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels. Shan Wickremesinghe, the chairman of Telshan Network, is the brother of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

  • Founded: 1993
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Broadcast area: Sri Lanka
  • Owner: Telshan Network (PVT) Ltd
  • Dialog TV: Channel 11