ZBM-TV

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ZBM-TV
ZBM-TV logo
Hamilton, Bermuda
Branding ZBM TV 9 (general)
ZBM News 9 (newscasts)
Channels Analog: 9 (VHF)
Digital: unknown
Affiliations CBS
Owner Bermuda Broadcasting Company
Founded 1958
Call letters' meaning Z BerMuda
Sister station(s) ZFB-TV

ZBM-TV is a television station serving Hamilton and the British territory of Bermuda. It is owned by Bermuda Broadcasting Company and is an affiliate of United States television network CBS. The station broadcasts over-the-air on analog channel 9 and is carried on channel 3 on the local cable television system.

History[edit]

ZBM-TV was founded in 1958 by Bermuda Broadcasting Company as the first local television station in Bermuda. Before then, residents living near Kindley Field at the East End of Bermuda could watch television via unauthorized reception of the TV signal on base. The station transitioned to color in 1968, possibly the first color television service on the island of Bermuda. Originally, ZBM-TV broadcast on channel 10, but in 1974, Capital Broadcasting Company merged with Bermuda Broadcasting Company and ZBM-TV was moved to channel 9.

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