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

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.

The channel is also available on digital medium through Dialog TV, PEO TV and the newly launched OTT platform “GLUUOO” . Derana broadcasts contemporary content that upholds Sri Lankan values on its "අපේ දේ රැකගෙන, අලුත් දේ අරගෙන " “Ape De Rakagena, Aluth De Aragena” platforms.

The channel focuses heavily on high-end programming that meets the stringent expectations of viewers in the two premium socio-economic categorizations SEC A and SEC B. Since its launch in 2005, Derana has stayed within top three local television channels during the past three years. Derana TV holds the number 1 position among all the local television stations according to the recent LMRB search data (2017 May).



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
  • Mangala Sihina

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 the 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.[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]

TV Derana is the first channel that hosted a reality show for children in Sri Lanka. The first season was named as Derana Star in A Minute and the rest of the seasons as Derana Little Star. Up to date, 6 seasons of Little Star were finished and the seventh season will be start soon.[8]

Derana also started a dancing reality competition with the name Derana City of Dance. Five seasons are finished in the show.[9]

The most popular of all reality shows of Derana is Derana Dream Star, and six seasons finished and the seventh season is about to start.[10]

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 6 seasons.

Season I (2009)[edit]

  1. Udesh Indula (Winner)
  2. Milinda Sandaruwan (Runner Up)

Season II (2010)[edit]

  1. Upekha Nirmani (Winner)
  2. Udesh Manoj (Runner Up)

Season III (2011)[edit]

  1. Keshan Shashindra (Winner)
  2. Shanaka Udeesha (Runner Up)

Season IV (2012)[edit]

  1. Sasindu Wijesiri (Winner)
  2. Raveen Kanishka (Runner Up)

Season V (2014)[edit]

  1. M.G Danushka (Winner)
  2. Vishmitha Sachintha (Runner Up)

Season VI (2015)[edit]

  1. Janith Iddamalgoda (Winner)
  2. Yashodha Priyadarshani (Runner Up)


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