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A detailed update of Sri Lanka's TV market, encompassing free-to-air and pay-TV across all TV technologies (cable, satellite, DTH, IPTV, terrestrial, DTT) plus next-generation TV initiatives and OTT video. Includes TV ratings, revenues, market shares, programming, and advertising.


  • The TV sector is dominated by analog terrestrial, leaving a small pay-TV market – 20% of all TV households – due to limited demand and high rates of piracy.
  • A second major DTH operator, Dish TV Lanka, was licensed in 2014 and launched in 2015. This will provide a direct threat to DTH incumbent, Dialog.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an insight into how the pay-TV and TV advertising sectors are faring in Sri Lanka.
  • Assesses the prospects for multiscreen/OTT initiatives in the Sri Lankan TV market.

Key questions answered

  • What is the potential demand for DTT in Sri Lanka?
  • What will the impact of the lack of governmental commitment to the TV sector be?
  • How will the launch of the second major DTH brand, Dish TV, impact the pay-TV market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Sri Lanka TV Update

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