Before an attentive audience of media professionals and GCL staff, CMC’s Chief Operating Officer, Errol Clarke, and Commercial and New Business Development Manager, Michael Whyte, heralded the arrival of CaribVision to Grenada with the help of the nation’s Minister for National Security & Private Sector Development, The Honourable Senator Einstein Louison, and Hugh Dolland, Managing Director of GCL.
CaribVision, “The Eyes and Ears of the Caribbean,” is a first class consolidator of quality Caribbean programming, and the only Caribbean cable network that transmits an average of 832 hours of news programming each year, in addition to a comprehensive package of regional entertainment, politics, and information to 19 Caribbean territories, North America, and the world.
According to Mr. Dolland, “Many people enquired about the possibility of Caribvision becoming available to Grenada on a permanent basis, however during that time we were unable to accommodate requests due to limited channel capacity,” said the Managing Director. However, due to recent upgrades, GCL was able to add CaribVision, which will occupy a prominent position, Ch. 14, which was previously assigned to the Discovery Channel.
“At Caribvision, we are ‘The Authentic Caribbean Channel,’ and we are committed to being the channel of choice. Its an efficient operation, as well as positive and vibrant, and we want to show the world that anything produced in the Caribbean is as good as anything produced anywhere else in the world,” stated Mr. Whyte.
CMC’s COO, as well as others on the panel, generally agreed as well as expressed the fact that CaribVision is the Caribbean’s platform to showcasing regional talent.
“CaribVision is the first step to going directly to the public and we have made this step because we were best suited to doing so,” Mr. Clarke relayed.
“The launch of Caribvision sends a powerful message and it will help us to promote our culture and highlight the positive aspects of our people,” noted Senator Louison. He then urged media practitioners, journalists and media managers to become more professional, better trained, to be more original in their outlook, and to stay focused on exposing communities within the region. The Senator later affirmed CaribVision’s place on GCL Ch. 14, as he unveiled the channel to Grenada with the touch of a button.
For more information on CaribVision and its availability, please call toll free 1-866-542-8958 or contact CMC’s Commercial and New Business Development Department at 1-(246) 467-1000.
CaribVision is currently available in:
· Anguilla-Caribbean Cable Ch. 39
· Antigua & Barbuda-Karib Cable & CTV Ch.451
· Barbados- MultiChoice Ch. 208
· British Virgin Islands-BVI Cable Ch. 51
· Cayman Islands-Weststar Cable Ch. 56
· Dominica-Sat Telecom Ch. 55 & Marpin Ch. 50
· Grenada-Grenada Cable Vision Ch. 14
· Jamaica-DC Digital
– Allied Ch. 33
– D&L Ch. 33
– JACS Ch. 105
– Mega Ch. 78
– New View Ch. 25
– Sauce Ch. 33
– Telestar Ch.
– Starcom Ch. 4
· Turks & Caicos-WIV TV Ch. 98
· Trinidad-Columbus Communications
· Tobago-Tridco Industries Ltd. Cable TV Ch.5
· Montserrat-Caribbean Cable Ch. 56
Nevis-Caribbean Cable Ch. 62
· St. Eustatius-Statia Cable TV Ch. 34
· St. Lucia-Cablevision Ch. 31
· St. Maarten-St. Maarten Cable Ch. 59
· St. Martin-Sandyground Cable TV Ch. 86
· St.Vincent & The Grenadines-Karib Cable Ch. 63
· United States Virgin Islands-Innovative Cable
· USA-Direct TV
About the Caribbean Media Corporation:
CMC is the region’s leading multimedia organisation dedicated to excellence in communication services, which include: Radio, Television, Print & New Media across the Caribbean, the USA, and around the world. Headquartered in Bridgetown, Barbados, the company has captured the synergies of its parent companies, the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) and the Caribbean News Agency (CANA), since its inception in August of 2000.
Commercial Communications & Public Affairs Executive
Commercial & New Business Development Department
Caribbean Media Corporation
Unit 1B, Building # 6A
Harbour Industrial Estate
St. Michael, Barbados BB11145
Tel: (246) 467-1004
Fax: (246) 429-4355