ASK Media (Pvt) Limited
ASK Media (Pvt) Limited is a television service provider which was founded in 2008 by Kuhanathan Sabapathy Suppiah. The company telecasts satellite television channels such as DAN News, DAN Tamil Oli, DAN Music HD, Yarl TV, Kalvi TV, Ohm TV, Holymary TV and Pirai TV. These channels are available in certain areas of Sri Lanka such as Jaffna and Colombo, and also in Europe and the Middle East. While the initial owner of ASK Media (Pvt) Limited was listed as Jamesthas Savarimuthu, the founder i.e. Kuhanathan Sabapathy Suppiah, presently owns the company.
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Kuhanathan Sabapathy Suppaiah – Kuhanathan Sababathy Suppiah, also known as S. Kuhanathan, is the founder, CEO and owner of ASK Media (Pvt) Limited. He was a Sub-Editor of the Eelanadu newspaper, which was circulated in the Northern Province, before migrating to France in late 80s and launching the weekly newspaper, Paris Eelanadu. In the late 90s, he was instrumental in starting the first Tamil language TV station based in France. Since then, he has served as Director of at least four other media companies: Dish Asia Limited (30 August 2002 – 26 June 2007), Dish International Limited (11 March 2003 – 13 June 2006), Dish Asia Network Euro Limited (13 June 2003 – 11 April 2006) and Reminiscent Television (Europe) Limited (22 September 2000 – 22 July 2003). Although these companies are now defunct, they were registered in the United Kingdom while he was based in Paris.
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Kuhanathan Sabapathy Suppaiah – also known as S. Kuhanathan, is the founder, CEO and owner of ASK Media (Pvt) Limited.
Jamesthat Savarimuthu – According to the annual returns filed at the Department of Registrar of Companies, Jamesthas Savarimuthu was the owner and a Business Executive of ASK Media (Pvt) Limited. He was appointed as a Business Executive on 22 July 2008.
Lee Shin May – was appointed as a Director on 21 March 2013.
ASK Media (Pvt) Limited does not have an official website. The official TV web portal of DAN TV does not provide any details about its founder, board of directors or its organisational structure. As such, secondary sources were referenced. While the annual return filed at the Department of Registrar of Companies maintained that as of 2008, the owner Jamesthas Savarimuthu still holds 100 percent of ASK Media (Pvt) Limited’s shares, upon contacting the company directly via a phone call it was explained that the present owner is also the founder, Kuhanathan Subapathy Suppiah. While the Media Ownership Monitor research team reached out to ASK Media (Pvt) Limited by formally requesting for the company’s information on 25 July 2018, the company did not respond to the aforementioned request. Viewership data was obtained from the Kantar Lanka Market Research Bureau (LMRB) for the year 2017.