Swarnavahini

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Swarnavahini
ස්වර්ණවාහිනී
Swarnavahini logo.png
Launched1994
Owned byEAP Broadcasting Company
SloganSri Lankeeya Abhimanaya
CountrySri Lanka
LanguageSinhala
Broadcast areaSri Lanka
Headquarters676 Galle Road, Colombo 03
Formerly calledETV, ETV 1
Sister channel(s)ETV
Websiteswarnavahini.lk
Availability
Terrestrial
UHF (Badulla)Channel 35
UHF (Nayabedda)Channel 40
UHF (Bambalapitiya)Channel 31
UHF (Hanthana)Channel 22
UHF (Matugama)Channel 40
UHF (Gongala)Channel 37
UHF (Gammaduwa)Channel 37
UHF (Kikiliyamana)Channel 33
UHF (Ratnapura)Channel 22
TV Lanka Digital TVChannel 8
Satellite
Dialog TVChannel 7
Dish TVChannel 2516
Cable
IPTV
PEO TVChannel 6

Swarnavahini (Sinhalese: ස්වර්ණවාහිනී; literally Golden Channel) is a Sinhala language general entertainment and news television channel in Sri Lanka owned by EAP Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of EAP Holdings. Launched in 1994 as ETV (Extra Terrestrial Vision), it was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels.[1] Its sister channel ETV 2 was launched in 1995 when ETV was re-branded ETV 1.[1] The channel's owner Extra Terrestrial Vision (Private) Limited, who had been incorporated on 6 July 1992, changed its name to EAP Network (Private) Limited on 30 April 1996 following the acquisition by EAP.[2] At that time ETV 1 was re-broadcasting BBC.[3] ETV 1 was re-launched as Swarnavahini, a mass market Sinhala language channel, on 16 March 1997.[3][4] EAP Network (Private) Limited changed its name to EAP Broadcasting Company (Private) Limited on 16 May 2012, EAP Network (Private) Limited on 31 October 2012, EAP Network Limited on 28 August 2013 and EAP Broadcasting Company Limited on 11 September 2013.[2]

Swarnavahini is available on free-to-air on analogue terrestrial transmission via UHF channels 35/40 in the Badulla area, UHF channel 31 in the Colombo area, UHF channels 22/40 in the Kandy area, UHF channel 37 in the Matale area, UHF channel 37 in the Matara area, UHF channel 33 in the Nuwara Eliya area and UHF channel 22 in the Ratnapura area.[5] It is available via satellite on Dialog TV (channel 6) and Dish TV (channel 2516).[6][7][8] It is also available on Lanka Broadband Networks cable TV and PEO TV IPTV (channel 6).[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sri Lanka". Press Reference.
  2. ^ a b "EAP Broadcasting Company Limited: Debenture Issue 2015" (PDF). Colombo Stock Exchange. p. 4.
  3. ^ a b "EAP Broadcasting Company Limited: Debenture Issue 2015" (PDF). Colombo Stock Exchange. p. 39.
  4. ^ "EAP Broadcasting Company Limited: Debenture Issue 2015" (PDF). Colombo Stock Exchange. p. 38.
  5. ^ Alan G. Davies (21 February 2010). "Television Stations in Sri Lanka".
  6. ^ "Channels". Dialog TV.
  7. ^ "List of Channels on Dialog TV". TV Channels List.
  8. ^ "Packs: Ntertainment". Dish TV (Sri Lanka).
  9. ^ "List of Channels". Lanka Broadband Networks. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Channel Lineup". PEO TV.

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