C TV

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C Television (C TV)
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The Current C Television logo
Launched June 5, 2006
Network Caribbean New Media Group
Owned by The Caribbean New Media Group Limited (CNMG)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan "C Yourself"
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Language English
Broadcast area National
Affiliates 91.1 Talk City, Sweet 100.1fm, 99.1
Headquarters 11 A Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Formerly called Trinidad & Tobago Television (ttt)
Website http://www.ctntworld.com/
Availability
Terrestrial
9 and 13
Satellite
Cable
Flow Trinidad 6
Trico 2
RVR International 9
Mayaro Cable 9
Diamond Vale Cable 13
IPTV
Blink 102
Streaming media
V2 Player http://www.ctntworld.com/livestream/

C Television (C TV) is the flagship television station of the Caribbean New Media Group, a state-owned media company in Trinidad and Tobago. C Television broadcasts from studios at 11 A Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago which was the home of TTT. The station boasts that its facilities are the most technologically advanced of its kind in the Caribbean region.

History[edit]

The first C Television logo, used until May 2009

The station commenced operations on June 5, 2006, six months after the demise of its predecessor ttt. During the initial test period, programming consisted of a four-hour block from 6.00pm to 10.00pm. The formal launch of the Caribbean New Media Group occurred in mid-2007 and the station was re-branded from CNMG Television to C.In 2011, the station was then rebranded again to CTV.

Programming[edit]

C TV's programming line-up includes local and foreign content. The station gained popularity with its broadcast of the Digicel Rising Stars programme and the coverage of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. C TV's foreign line-up includes popular US television series such as Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii Five-0 , Hellcats, The Cleveland Show, The Doctors, The Simpsons, Grimm (TV series), Blue Bloods (TV series),Law & Order SVU,House (TV Series),Motive (TV series), NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Vampire Diaries among others.

News and current affairs[edit]

CTV broadcasts four and a half hours of news programming on weekdays and thirty minutes of news programming on weekends. The station's breakfast programme First Up, has been one of the highest rated programmes in the country. "First Up" is simulcast on its sister radio station Talk City 91.1. CTV also carries an hour-long newscast at 7.00pm and news updates carried at 6pm, 9pm and 10pm There is also a thirty-minute newscast at noon. All newscasts are available on demand on the station's website.

Controversy[edit]

On November 8, 2010, outspoken First Up presenter Fazeer Mohammed was replaced by GISL Chief Executive Officer Andy Johnson. The incident has led many commentators to speculate that it was politically motivated, stemming from an interview between Mohammed and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Suruj Rambajhan. The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago has condemned the action. The incident also caused a massive public outcry on the station's social networking sites.

Coverage[edit]

CTV broadcasts on VHF channels 9 and 13 on the island of Trinidad and channel UHF 20 on the island of Tobago. The station is also transmitted on all of the country's major cable systems on the following channels:

  • Flow (National) - Ch. 6
  • Trico (Tobago) - Ch. 2
  • RVR International (Rio Claro) - Ch. 9
  • Mayaro Cable - Ch. 9
  • Diamond Vale Cable - Ch. 13

CTV is also available on national platforms Blink (IPTV) and Green Dot (Satellite).

Anchors and presenters[edit]

  • Samantha John - C News At 7
  • James Saunders - C News At 7 (sports)
  • Ean Wallace - C News At 7 (weather)
  • StacyAnn Providence - C News At Noon
Paul Richards- First Up
Jessie May Ventour- First Up

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