TV One (Sri Lanka)

TV 1 is a Sri Lankan general entertainment television channel which provides English and Sinhalese content aimed at the youth market. Founded in 1992 as MTV Newsvision, it was one of Sri Lanka's first privately owned television channels.[1] Its sister channel MTV was renamed Sirasa TV in June 1998 and MTV Newsvision was renamed MTV.[1][2] MTV was later re-branded Channel One MTV. On 26 January 2012 the channel was re-launched as MTV Sports.[3][4] MTV Sports was re-branded MTV in July 2015.[5][better source needed] The channel was renamed TV 1 on the 21 January 2016.[6][7][better source needed]

TV 1
TV One logo.jpg
Launched14 December 1992
Owned byMTV Channel
Picture format1080i HDTV
SloganRes Wihidena Jeewithe
CountrySri Lanka
LanguageEnglish and Sinhalese
Broadcast areaSri Lanka
Formerly calledMTV Newsvision, MTV, Channel One MTV, MTV Sports, MTV
Sister channel(s)
UHF (Colombo)Channel 58
UHF (Colombo)Channel 59
UHF (Kandy)Channel 51
UHF (Gammaduwa)Channel 53
UHF (Namunukula)Channel 58
UHF (Gongala)Channel 53
UHF (Minuwangala)Channel 54
UHF (Nuwara Eliya)Channel 59
Dialog TVChannel 10
Dish TV Sri LankaChannel 2553
Ask Cable VisionChannel 11
PEO TVChannel 12
Streaming media
Watch live

The channel is available on UHF channel 58/59 in the Colombo area and on UHF channel 51 in the Kandy area.[8] It is also available on PEO TV.[9] TV 1 is owned by MTV Channel (Pvt) Ltd, part of the Capital Maharaja conglomerate.[10]


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  1. ^ a b "Sri Lanka". Press Reference.
  2. ^ Weerasuriya, Sanath (7 June 1998). "See and hear Sirasa TV". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).
  3. ^ "Channel One out, MTV Sports in". Daily FT. 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ "A sports channel with a difference". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013.
  5. ^ "The Curious Case of MTV Sports". TV & Radio Sri Lanka Community Forum. 3 July 2015.
  6. ^ Hannan, Rishan (18 January 2016). "TCMOL launches brand new channel: TV 1". News First.
  7. ^ "TV1 launches Jan 21st". TV & Radio Sri Lanka Community Forum. 19 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Television Stations in Sri Lanka". Asiawaves: Radio and TV Broadcasting in South and South-East Asia.
  9. ^ "Enjoy watching MTV Channels now on SLT PEO TV". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 4 September 2011.
  10. ^ "MTV Channel". Capital Maharaja. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30.
  11. ^ Punchi Manali TV1 Teledrama Theme Song - Dilki Weliwatta ft Chamath Sangeeth, Punchi Manali TV1 Teledrama Theme Song - Dilki Weliwatta ft Chamath Sangeeth, retrieved 2017-03-02