10th September 2014
CaribBe TV UK launch and Why Disadvantage is your Greatest Asset
With calls for greater diversity in broadcasting high on the news agenda in the United Kingdom, CaribBe TV is offering an exciting new development in programming. By launching the premier multi-media platform that will offer viewers a wide variety of TV channels, streaming live and on-demand, direct from the Caribbean, CaribBe TV is aiming to fill the gap in the market on UK shores.
The Caribbean/West Indian community accounts for 12% of the overall population, in particular in metropolitan areas in the South East and Northern England, and is one of the longest settled communities in the UK. Despite the high number of first, second and third generation West Indians who call the UK home, there is still a distinct lack of quality TV programming from the Caribbean, unlike programming on offer for African and Asian communities.
CaribBe TV will broadcast the best of the region’s news, sports, current affairs and special events; comedy, family, music & entertainment, as well as Caribbean cooking, cultural, educational, fashion, lifestyle and travel programmes. Aimed at both the Caribbean/West Indian Diaspora in the UK and any other residents who appreciate Caribbean culture and aspire for a Caribbean lifestyle, CaribBe TV offers unrestricted access to subscribers for authentic viewing originating from the region.
Jamaican entrepreneur and former Miss Jamaica Universe, April Jackson is ambassador and host of CaribBe TV. “April epitomises the essence of CaribBE TV” says Jo Spalburg, managing director of Caribbean Media Partners. “She is a role model who has successfully developed her talents and businesses, both in the Caribbean and the UK, by staying true to her heritage. April is bridging the gap between the Caribbean and the UK, much in the same way as CaribBe TV, and is therefore a perfect brand ambassador.”
CaribBe TV’s designated technology partners, Cloudio TV will ensure the secured distribution and quality delivery of all Caribbean channels and other audio-visual content that will be made available to customers through a wide variety of different devices and platforms.
David Vargas-Racero, CEO of Cloudio TV says “We are delighted and proud to partner with CaribBe TV, which is a perfect fit as part of our strategic plan to become the leading provider of ethnic and thematic television in the UK and Europe. Our main role is to offer the best quality viewing and customer experience of overseas content, in order to meet the high standards of the UK/European consumers.”
By Jessica Huie, MBE
There are defining moments in our lives which, we never forget. One of mine took place around the hour of 2am, 31st December – New Years Eve 1999 when I was 19 years old.
A new decade had begun, the world had not ended and computers systems had not ground to a halt as some had predicted, and the world (along with my peers) was out raving. At least it seemed that way.
I was sitting at my desk which looked straight out of the window, on the 15th floor of the flat I lived in, attempting to complete A-Level course work. My baby daughter was 14 months old and was crying in my bedroom next door. She didn’t sleep well as I had no clue about routine. I had no money at all and I was exhausted – and the coursework needed to be completed. I felt desperate and I began to cry.
I was afraid that life would always feel that uncertain, that it would always remain a struggle, and most terrifying of all, that there would never be any more.
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A wise man once said: If you do not have any customers you have a hobby, not a business.
If you want to discover the secret to making sure your business is the first one to come to mind for the right reasons attend the ‘How to Generate PR on a Limited Budget’ masterclass on September 16th at the British Library – BIPC 10am – 12pm.
For more details of the event and to book your spot click here.
Critically acclaimed guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas brings his unique fusion of traditional classical music and up-tempo cuban jazz rhythms to The Late Show on BBC Radio London 94.9.
Performing live on the popular late night show, days ahead of his opening night performance of his international Cuban Guitar Series tour, at the Camden Forge. Ahmed enthralled listeners with his technical brilliance, his recent performance with world-renowned Royal Ballet’s Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta at the Royal Opera House and an account of his journey to becoming one of a handful of black classical music guitarists who have reached his level of international success.