Tempo Networks

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Tempo Networks
Launched November 21, 2005
Owned by Frederick Morton, Jr.
Slogan Feel de Vibe
Broadcast area Pan-Caribbean
Headquarters Newark, NJ
Formerly called MTV Tempo
Website www.gottempo.com
Availability
Cable
Cablevision 1105

Tempo Networks is a pan-Caribbean television channel broadcasting the music and culture of the Caribbean. Programming includes music videos, news, dramas, and documentaries addressing all aspects of Caribbean life. Musical genres broadcast include Reggae, Soca, Dancehall, Ska, Calypso, Reggaeton, and Punta rock. Although programming is largely in English, TEMPO seeks to bring together the English, Spanish, French, and Dutch cultures of the Caribbean into one united Caribbean.

It launched on November 30, 2005 under the ownership of MTV Networks and corporate parent Viacom. Since 2007, it has been owned by founder Frederick Morton, Jr., and is based in Newark, NJ.[1]

The station broadcasts on Cablevision in the New York Metropolitan Area (Channel 1105), and reaches over 3,500,000 viewers in the Caribbean. It streams live over the internet 24/7/365 at www.GotTEMPO.com

History[edit]

TEMPO was launched by MTV Networks in 2005. Caribbean native Frederic Morton, Jr., Deputy General Council at Viacom bought out the channel in 2007, moving corporate headquarters to Newark, NJ in 2008.

It was the first network created to bring together the diverse cultures of the Caribbean. It also serves the large Caribbean community living outside of the region in the New York city metro area (NY/NJ/CT), Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Miami and Los Angeles.

Programs[edit]

  • Cook-Up
  • Badness Outta Style
  • Cross Caribbean Countdown
  • Pull up Selecta
  • My TEMPO Trip
  • Downtown Island
  • TEMPO Live & Direct
  • Rise & Shine
  • Choices
  • Westwood Park
  • Inside the Rhythm
  • TEMPO Presents: Artists, Events, and Music Video Making-ofs

Events[edit]

Major events hosted by Tempo include the "Tempo Turns" events, concerts held throughout the islands and United States which draw tens of thousands attendees from around the world. TEMPO Turns 6 was held at Six Flags / Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.

Pro-social initiatives[edit]

TEMPO has carried out several socially-conscious campaigns, including the Badness Outta Style school tours, One Love / Haiti, and TEMPO Water.

Other[edit]

Additional projects include TEMPO Bookings, connecting Caribbean artists with event planners, and the TEMPO Web Store. It has also worked with tourist boards throughout the region, including those of Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, USVI, Barbados, and Turks & Caicos.

Partners[edit]

  • Cable & Wireless
  • Lime
  • Liat
  • VP Records
  • RIM/Blackberry
  • Bahamas Telecommunications Company
  • Digicel
  • Heineken
  • American Airlines
  • Sony/Ericsson
  • Carib

References[edit]

  1. ^ Becker, Anne. MTV Networks Sells Tempo. Broadcasting & Cable: December 7, 2007.

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