It is reported that SLC is preparing to grant broadcasting rights to TV One which was known prior to July 2015 as Sports First.
TV One is said to not have island wide coverage and only covers around 48% of the country, it is reported.
Specially, this channel does not cover the North and East.
The map below confirms this.
The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Channel covers 95% of the island.
This coverage is shown in the map below.
However, during the Sri Lanka tour of the West Indies, despite a marketing risk, it was the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation that broadcasted the cricket matches.
Padmasiri’s phone switched off
The appointed officer for SLC Sports Ministry Secretary Kamal Padmasiri was contacted several times to inquire about this issue, but he was not contactable.