"The channel has a significant following here, especially
in light of our coverage of the recent tsunami tragedy. We look
forward to providing viewers with our award-winning journalism and
news reporting," Ritchie adds.
Handling the region, BBC World regional manager T.R. Bhakthavatsala
adds, "This is fantastic news and a great technological advancement
for the broadcasting industry in Sri Lanka. The DTH service, using
state-of-the-art technology, will offer viewers better quality television
CNBSat's service is founded in partnership with Hong Kong-based
Asia Broadband Network Ltd.