Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation

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Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
Type Broadcaster (Rupavahini, Channel Eye, Nethra TV and NTV)
Country Sri Lanka
Availability National
Owner Government of Sri Lanka
Key people
Wimal Rubasinghe (Chairman)
Launch date
February 14, 1982
Picture format
576i 4:3 (SDTV)
Official website
Channel Eye
Nethra TV

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), is the national television network of Sri Lanka. Gifted by the people of Japan to the people of Sri Lanka, mainly for the provision of education, information and entertainment.

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. Distinguished civil servant M.J Perera was the Founder Chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC).

SLRC is the largest television broadcaster in Sri Lanka and has an island-wide reception of its channels. SLRC broadcasts its channels in both VHF and UHF frequencies in Sri Lanka

Sister Channels[edit]

The network broadcasts services,Rupavahini, Nethra TV (which broadcasts in Tamil), Channel Eye and NTV (which broadcast in English). Since 1 January 2008 Nethra TV and Channel Eye share the same broadcast frequency. The shared channel is known as Nethra Eye. Currently, all of the network's services are only available by analog transmission. But there are plans to upgrade to digital broadcasting. From 2011 Kokawil Transmitting starts DVB-T2 for North area in Sri Lanka. There were plans to Transmit the DVB-T2 Digital Transmission all over the country in 2015. The existing Analogous Transmission will be completely cut off.

Management and Funding[edit]

It is an autonomous corporation run by Chairman, Director General and a board of directors appointed by the president. Until 1998 there was a subscription system to earn funds by having a subscription system, so that every television owner with VHF reception has to pay government a fee yearly. After a parliament act its programming and broadcasts fundings made by television advertising and government grants.

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