TV Derana

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TV Derana
Type Terrestrial Television Broadcast
Country Sri Lanka
Availability National
Slogan "Ape De Rakagena, Aluth De Aragena"
Owner Power House Ltd
Launch date
11 October 2005
Official website
www.derana.lk

TV Derana is a Sinhalese language free-to-air entertainment television channel broadcasting in Sri Lanka. Launched on 11 October 2005, it is one of the most popular free-to air networks in the country.[citation needed] Its main transmission tower is located in Colombo, and coverage is extended nationwide via substations in Nuwara Eliya, Deniyaya, Gammaduwa, Kandy, and Kalutara.[1]

Programming[edit]

The channel broadcasts a range of entertainment programmes including dramas, reality shows, Kids Programme, music and variety shows. It operates 16 hours a day, between 06:00 and 23:00.[2]

Current shows[edit]

Kids programme[edit]

  • Tring Tring Show
  • School TV
  • Kids Movies
  • Badagini Time
  • Noddy

Bridal programme[edit]

  • Vivaha
  • The Bridal Show

Ada Derana[edit]

Ada Derana is a news website operated by Derana. Its content is available in English, Sinhala and Tamil, and it is ranked as one of most popular local news websites by Alexa.[3][4]

In late 2007, Ada Derana entered into a partnership with Dialog Telekom, the largest mobile phone operator in Sri Lanka, to send breaking news alerts to all Dialog mobile subscribers as text messages.[5] Currently, instant news alerts can be obtained through all the leading mobile phone operators in Sri Lanka.[citation needed]

Ada Derana 24x7[edit]

Ada Derana 24x7 is Sri Lanka’s first ever 24-hour television news channel and first dedicated news channel.

Competitions and sponsorship[edit]

Derana has hosted the Miss World Miss Sri Lanka pageant since 2007. Derana and Veet are co-sponsors of the upcoming 2012 edition.[6]

Derana has conducted the Derana London Star since May 2008 in London, UK, to find the most talented upcoming singer among the Sri Lankans living in UK. The first edition received around 220 applications, and auditions were broadcast in Sri Lanka by Derana TV.[7] The winners were determined by a panel of judges and public votes via SMS.[citation needed]

Derana Dream Star[edit]

Derana Dream Star is a music reality show produced by Derana TV. It started on 2009 and now it had successfully completed 4 seasons and have introduced many young talented singers to the Srilankan music industry. Many critics suggest that it is the best reality show held for young generation only.

Season I (2009)[edit]

  1. Udesh Indula (Winner)
  2. Milinda Sandaruwan

Season II (2010)[edit]

  1. Upekha Nirmani (Winner)
  2. Udesh Manoj

Season III (2011)[edit]

  1. Keshan Shashindra (Winner)

Season IV (2012)[edit]

  1. Sasindu Wijesiri (Winner)
  2. Raveen Kanishka

Season V (2013)[edit]

  1. M.G. Danushka (Winner)
  2. Vishmitha Sachintha (1st Runner Up)
  3. Lahiru Prabath (2nd Runner Up)

References[edit]

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