The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) continues to make significant progress with its efforts to make the Caribbean region’s presence felt internationally and take the message and talents of its people to the rest of the world.
Canada is the latest stop on CMC’s journey as CaribVision, the region’s premier cable channel launched on September 18, 2014 on Bell Fibe TV’s channel 658. Available in Ontario and Quebec, CaribVision will showcase its unique blend of culturally rich entertaining, educational and enlightening programming.
“Our mission is to have a permanent presence on the global landscape in all forms of media,” said Lori Weatherhead, CMC’s Chief Operating Officer (Ag.). “In addition to Caribbean people in the diaspora, anyone with an interest in our authentic Caribbean life-style can keep pace with developments as CMC continues to widen its international reach.”
CaribVision, officially launched in 2006, is currently aired in over 22 Caribbean territories and in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Located in Barbados, CMC is a content provider for mass media globally with specific focus on the Caribbean region. In addition to being the distribution hub for regional mass media content, CMC has been consistently delivering relevant and timely print and broadcast news and general mass media programming since June 2000. CMC was formed through the merger of the commercial operations of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and the Caribbean News Agency. For more information on CMC and CaribVision, please call (246) 467-1000 or visit www.cmccaribbean.com .
The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has partnered with Barbadian artiste Mikey to launch the “CaribVision Crop Over Experience” and lead a promotional campaign for CaribVision in the region and US.
Lori Weatherhead, Chief Operating Officer (Ag.) at the CMC said: “Mikey’s consistency over the years, inspired this partnership. This is the first of its kind for CaribVision and I am confident persons will find it exciting. This partnership will create unique synergies benefitting all parties involved.
“Mikey has become a trailblazer in the soca arena and an excellent role model for young aspiring entrepreneurs and artistes. His style and charm attract a wide array of fans. We look forward to working with him and developing new initiatives for CaribVision. Following Mikey’s success in the past years, we are confident that this too will be a hit. ” Mrs. Weatherhead continued.
Speaking about the partnership, Mikey said: “I am extremely honoured and excited to be part of the CaribVision family. Together we will be creating content and a number of promotions while aligning our brands. I am certain this will not only excite CaribVision viewers but my fans as well. This is a game changer for me.”
The CaribVision Crop Over Experience is a regional promotion, which invites CaribVision viewers until July 11th, to answer a Crop Over Question of the Day by texting their answers to Digicel shortcode 2784. This promotion is open to viewers in Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad. There will be two winners, each accompanied by a friend, who will receive airline tickets compliments LIAT to Barbados, for various Crop Over events compliments the National Cultural Foundation and Power By Four costumes, in addition to hotel accommodation. In the case of Barbados, the winner will receive airline tickets to a LIAT destination of choice, in addition to the other prizes.
Mikey will also be featured in various CaribVision promotional campaigns over the coming months, aimed at enhancing both brands in the regional and international markets. Viewers can also look out for a video tribute to Mikey, who in 2012 won 4 Crop Over Festival crowns and retained similar crowns the following year. ABOUT CARIBVISION CaribVision was launched by the CMC in 2006. This 24/7 cable channel is aired in 22 Caribbean territories and the New York Tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). This information and lifestyle channel, broadcasts a variety of culturally rich and entertaining Caribbean programming including news and current affairs, sports, drama, sitcoms, soaps, entertainment, lifestyle shows and everything Caribbean. CaribVision is expanding rapidly in the US and international markets and will soon to be available in Canada and the UK. CMC’s mission is to position this channel as a first class consolidator of quality Caribbean programming while steadily forging ahead as “The Eyes and Ears of the Caribbean.”
When Mikey took the Tune of the Crop back in 2004 with his debut hit, “Come Together” the people of Barbados new that something special was happening to soca music in Barbados. Mikey has not disappointed his fans since and is readily hailed as King Mikey with a whirlwind of Soca Monarch crowns being the norm, over the past 3 years.
With 2011 signaling his return to the throne with his hit track “Pavement Anticipation” securing him the Party Monarch title, 2012 would be the year for a new record to be set in Barbados. Between his two hit tracks “No Behaveya” and “We Loose” Mikey would take an unprecedented 4 crowns: Party Monarch, Sweet Soca, People’s Monarch and Tune of the Crop.
2013 was of course the year to “Enjoy Meh Life” and while Mikey would use this track to secure himself the People’s Monarch, it was the hit track “Roll It”, with his band Soka Kartel that would literally ignite the festival season and bring Mikey the Party Monarch and Road March honours once again.
Mikey’s discography includes popular tracks such as “Dat Time Again”, “Bashment Bacchanal”, “My Time”, “I In Dat”, “Riddum Sekshun”, “Jammin” and “De Whole Place Mash Up” to name a few.
The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) today announced a partnership with ComeSeeTv International (ComeSeeTv), which enhances its cable channel’s (CaribVision) position in the industry. This is part of the CMC’s commitment to position CaribVision as the cable channel of choice for the Caribbean and the world, and is expected to spark innovation among CaribVision content providers.
According to Lori Weatherhead, Team Leader of the CMC, this partnership is a strong strategic fit, which leverages both organisations’ strengths while providing added value in online streaming of CaribVision’s programming.
She explained that her organisation embraced this partnership idea, as ComeSeeTv has already partnered with strong industryleaders, and many regional streaming service providers are already using ComeSeeTv to deliver video streaming services to their clientele.
“This is another solid step in our journey which further expands the CaribVision brand to reach online viewers and build on our foundation to solidify our position as the leader in Caribbean television. This is an opportunity for CaribVision’s programming to be accessible in those markets where CaribVision is not seen on cable. I am hoping that this new partnership will spark innovation among content providers. ComeSeeTv has demonstrated to us the ability to leverage resources and expertise and we are extremely excited to partner with them and combine our efforts to serve a wider audience” said Ms. Weatherhead.
Lindsay George, CEO of ComeSeeTv International, explained that ComeSeeTv is a unique conceptinonlinepaidvideo contentandvideo sharing. “It is notonlythatbutalsohassocial networkfeatures where somecanmake friends,send them videos and private messages; and allows others to access powerful ecommerce features.” He added: “Our partnership with CMC creates a strengthened alliance which provides them with the tools and support to further advance CaribVision in today’s dynamic television environment and maintain a competitive advantage over market players. It will now be much easier for anyone with content to get paid for access to it, and yet ComeSeeTv is not designed to compete with local streaming service providers in any country, as our primary business is content delivery.”
CaribVision was launched by the CMC in 2006. This 24/7 cable channel is aired in 21 Caribbean territories and the US Tri-states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This information and lifestyle channel, broadcasts a variety of culturally rich and entertaining Caribbean programming including news and current affairs, sports, drama, sitcoms, soaps, entertainment, lifestyle shows and everything Caribbean. CaribVision will soon to be available in the entire US mainland, Canada and the UK. CMC’s mission is to position this channel as a first class consolidator of quality Caribbean programming while steadily forging ahead as “The Eyes and Ears of the Caribbean.”
ComeSeeTv International, a Dominica company, has been in existence since 2009 and enjoys over 1.2 Million views monthly. It is a video delivery platform and promotional website that pulls content producers to one place to increase the visibility of their content to viewers; and is called the “Community Channel TV of the Caribbean”, for being a family of broadcasters, elevating and promoting Caribbean content. ComeSeeTv is an agent for cultural development and unity across the Caribbean. Persons who subscribe to Pay-Per-View live streams on ComeSeeTv are in fact, directly supporting an event organizer, church or community, as the majority of the proceeds go towards helping them raise funds. The mission of ComeSeeTv is to foster socio-cultural and economic community development, to create viable avenues for the youth, and to empower women.
On May 10th 2014 ComeSeeTv will bring you live Pay Per View streaming along with regional partner, CaribVision the second annual Dominica’s Next Supermodel fashion extravaganza.
C.E.O of D.N.S.M Ms. Ruth Rea Augustine stated that “they are on a mission in search of a new face and intend to boast the fashion industry here in Dominica.” On the night of the show ten (10) local models will walk the runway in five (5) different segments; intro, swimwear, punk look, professional and high fashion. Ms. Augustine also stated that the show will provide a platform for creative models to display their art and equal opportunity to showcase their talents, boosting their confidence as well as runway skills.
The show is scheduled to start at 8 pm can be viewed live here:
Pay Per View price of $15 USD.
Enjoy this one as ComeSeeTv and CaribVision continue to partner to bring the Caribbean Culture to greater heights.
CaribVision is visible in over 22 territories: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands, US Tri States (New York, New Jersey & Connecticut).
Launched in 2006, CaribVision is an information and lifestyle channel broadcasting a variety of culturally rich and entertaining programming which includes news, current affairs, sports, drama and lifestyle shows. CaribVision, the Caribbean Channel broadcasts 24/7 and currently airs on cable in over 22 Caribbean territories, the US Tri-State area – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and soon to be in the entire US mainland, the UK and Canada.
CaribVision is the one-stop outlet for regional news, sports, entertainment, politics and everything else Caribbean. At CaribVision, our mission is to position ourselves as a first class consolidator of quality Caribbean programming while steadily forging ahead as “The Eyes and Ears of the Caribbean.”
CaribVision’s programming represent 80% of Caribbean produced products, which include sitcoms, soaps, documentary, entertainment and much more.