Siyatha TV

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Siyatha TV
Siyatha logo.jpg
Launched 17 September 2009
Network VOA
Owned by Voice of Asia Network (Pvt) Ltd
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhala
Broadcast area Sri Lanka
Headquarters Colombo
Sister channel(s) Varnam TV
Website www.siyathatv.lk
Availability
Terrestrial
UHF (Colombo) 32

Siyatha TV is a private Sri Lankan analog television channel currently broadcasting in Colombo in the Sinhala language. It is owned by the Voice of Asia Network (Pvt) Ltd, which also runs radio channels named Siyatha FM, Real Radio, Kiss FM and Vettri FM.

Background[edit]

Along with their sister channel, Vettri TV, the Voice of Asia Network (Pvt) began broadcasting Siyatha TV on September 17, 2009 on E32 UHF.

Siyatha TV is the first Sri Lankan terrestrial channel to go simultaneously on satellite through their own DTH platform. This platform currently carry all VOA Television and Radio channels on Intelsat 906 satellite located at 64´E.

Roshantha Kariyapperuma, owns the Voice of Asia Network which owns Siyatha TV. Roshantha Kariyapperuma's brother, Priyantha Kariyapperuma, is the former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC).

New Station[edit]

Voice of Asia is expected to launch a new station, Real TV, in coming months.

Firebombing[edit]

Early on July 30, 2010, 12 armed men attacked and firebombed the Sithaya TV and radio station, destroying much of the broadcasting equipment.[1] The gunmen forced the staff to kneel at gunpoint, and injured two of them.

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