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Jobs at DDTV in Jaffna

on 09 May 2018
Jobs at DDTV in Jaffna

DDTV, which is a Tamil TV-channel telecasting in Jaffna in Sri Lanka is looking for news editors, camera man, producers etc. Please see the details be...

Lebara’s sale of a Tamil Netflix: what just happened?

on 09 May 2018
Lebara’s sale of a Tamil Netflix: what just happened?

Lebara, a telecoms company that offers migrants across Europe cheap international phone calls, has to file audited annual results next week or it will...

ATN to launch Republic TV in Canada

on 09 May 2018
ATN to launch Republic TV in Canada

Republic TV, India’s leading English-language news channel has announced its foray into the North American continent by way of having its linear...

News channels line up special shows for Karnataka elections

on 09 May 2018
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IBC Tamil TV now available in Jaffna

on 25 April 2018
IBC Tamil TV now available in Jaffna

IBC Tamil TV, which was launched in UK in 2015, and is telecasting from its studio in London, has expanded its service to the "capital" of the homelan...

Kalanithi Maran, Sun TV: the evolution

on 25 April 2018
Kalanithi Maran, Sun TV: the evolution

In the late eighties, a scrawny young man returned to India from the US having completed his MBA from the University of Scranton. He had lights in his...

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heerutv showsOuch! India's content syndication executives are yelping in pain. Sri Lanka’s (SL) finance & mass media minister Mangala Samaraweera, earlier this month, issued a set of regulations which increases the levy that the government will be imposing on imported dubbed teledramas, films and commercial programmes to SLRs 150,000 from SLRs 90,000 earlier.

The idea behind the move: push local creativity and production and ensure the propagation of the emerald isle’s culture and values.

The country’s creative community – including film and TV producers, actors - has for long been lobbying the government to levy a higher import tax on content.

Says a media observer: “The Sri Lankan market accounts for around six to seven per cent of Indian broadcasters and distributors global exports of TV and audiovisual content. With this 60 per cent tax imposition, broadcasters there are definitely going to take a hard look at their expense sheets and probably halve their imports. And this will impact exports from India which are likely also to fall.”

Over the past few years, Sri Lanka’s broadcasters have been increasing the import of popular shows from India and dubbing them in Tamil and Sinhalese. “In the case of some of them, Indian shows have made up to 20-50 per cent of their prime time programming,” says a private satellite TV executive.

Adds another Sri Lankan media observer: “People in Sri Lanka love quality programmes and when the content buyer is buying content from India or any other players the quality is guaranteed. All the imported programmes are always on top of the charts and local programmes are not doing that great.”

Sources reveal that Star Plus’ library show Yeh Hain Mohabbatein was amongst the most popular shows on one of the Sri Lankan channels.

Adds the observer: “With duties being imposed at the rate of SL Rs150,000 for a maximum of a four part programme slot of two hours, with each show being of 30 minutes duration, SL broadcasters will have to perforce give a boost to the sagging SL production sector. (The second four part slot will attract a penalty of SL Rs 250,000 and SL Rs 350,000 for anything beyond that.”

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