Television in Trinidad and Tobago

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Television in Trinidad and Tobago was introduced in 1962. For most of the history of broadcasting, there were only two major national broadcast networks. From 1962-2005 they were ttt and CCN TV6.

Today, 8 nationwide broadcasting networks exist. Other than the non-commercial cultural TV 4, the largest broadcast television networks are CNC3, CCN TV6 and C TV.

Broadcast networks in Trinidad and Tobago can be divided into three categories:

Table of broadcast networks[edit]

All of the networks listed below air on cable and satellite services.

Table of broadcast television networks


English-language networks[edit]

Television Network Founded Type of Television network Terrestrial Cable (Flow Trinidad) IPTV (Blink) Satellite (Green Dot)
TV4 Unknown Non-Profit 4 and 16 4 103 No
The Parliament Channel (Trinidad and Tobago) 18 August 2006 Non-Profit Yes 11 No No
CCN TV6 31 August 1991 Commercial 6 and 18 5 100 Yes
Tobago Channel 5 2001 Commercial 5 (Tobago Only) No No No
Synergy TV March 2003 Commercial 33 15 108 Yes
Gayelle 16 February 2004 Commercial 23 and 27 7 106 Yes
CNC3 26 September 2005 Commercial 12 and 14 3 104 Yes
C TV 5 June 2006 Commercial 9 and 13 6 102 Yes
WI Sports 1 April 2010 Commercial No 14 No No

Religious-affiliated television networks[edit]

Television Network Founded Affiliated Religion Terrestrial Cable (Flow Trinidad) IPTV (Blink) Satellite (Green Dot)
ieTV Channel 1 2005? Hinduism No 1 116 No
Islamic Broadcast Network 28 October 2005. Islam No 8 114 Yes
ACTS25 15 August 2006 Christianity 25 9 112 Yes
WIN TV 1 May 2007 Hinduism 37 and 39 12 110 Yes
Television Network Founded Affiliated Religion Terrestrial Cable (Flow Trinidad) IPTV (Blink) Satellite (Green Dot)

English-language commercial over-the-air television networks[edit]

Non-commercial television networks[edit]

Public/cultural/educational non-commercial[edit]

  • TV 4 (TV 4) State owned cultural station. (Formerly AVM/TIC)
  • The Parliament Channel Broadcasts proceedings of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

Defunct Trinidadian and Tobagonian television networks[edit]

  • ttt (Channels 2 & 13) - (1962-2005) State owned television station. Closed on January 15, 2005.

Cable-only television stations[edit]

List of television broadcasters[1][edit]

Television (Free to air)[edit]

TV Broadcasting Service via Cable[edit]

Subscription Television Broadcasters[edit]

  • Columbus Communications Trinidad (Flow) Limited- National
  • DirecTV Limited- National
  • Green Dot Limited - National
  • Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited - National
  • Independent Cable Network of Trinidad and Tobago (ICNTT) – Major Territorial Network
  • TRICO Industries Limited – Minor Territorial
  • Air Link Communications – Niche - Princes Town and Environs
  • Technologies Limited (Transferred from Computer Technologies and Services Limited) – Niche – Mayaro and Guayaguayare
  • RVR International Limited – Niche – Princes Town and Rio Claro

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