ITN (Independent Television Network – The pioneer television station in Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan state governed television which broadcasts content to a wide demographic within Sri Lanka as well as the expatriate community. ITN started operations with very modest beginnings, and very basic equipment comprising a 1kW transmitter and a 65 foot antenna mast, ITN beamed programs to a radius of about 15 miles in and around Colombo. Subsequently both program and engineering services were extended. With Thirty One years behind us local programs are given pride of place catering to all strata of society News and Current Affairs, Music and Variety, Drama are given pride of place. Special emphasis is also given to Children’s and Women’s and religious programs. ITN now has a daily transmission of 18 hours. There is also a small component of English programs mainly feature films and dramas with worldwide appeal. On the Engineering side five transmitting stations spread throughout the Island able to cover most parts of the Island. With the establishment of another transmitting station in the central hilly region it is expected that ITN programs will cover the entire Island. ITN also available on Dialog satellite TV and SLT IPTV service.
Frequencies and Coverage
Cummulatively, the broadcasts of ITN Ltd reach over 99% of the country.
Frequency/ies: VHF Ch9, VHF Ch 12, VHF Ch 24
Coverage: 99% of country except certain areas in the North