Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
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|Type||Broadcaster (Rupavahini, Channel Eye, Nethra TV and NTV)|
|Founded||by Government of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Act no 6 of 1982)|
|Owner||Government of Sri Lanka|
|Key people||Mohan Samaranayake (Chairman)|
|Launch date||February 14, 1982|
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).
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
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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