December 8, 2010 Miami, FL -- TCN Networks, Inc., a television broadcast innovator, announces today that it is launching CTN -- the Caribbean Television Network – an international news, sports and information network that begins broadcasting in the first quarter of 2011. CTN is the first Television Network of its kind designed exclusively to serve the needs of Cable Systems, Hotels/Resorts, the Cruise Industry and Free-to-Air Stations in the 40 Countries of the Caribbean Basin, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
CTN programming is focused on the highly sought after multinational television audience and will broadcast in English with SAP to translate into the five other major languages of the region. The Caribbean Television Network offers a variety of informative TV programming from the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Canada, USA and around the world.
Chief Marketing Officer, Les Mouser said, “With nearly 30 million annual Business and Leisure Travelers representing about 31% of viewership, and Affiliates, including Cable Homes and Free-to-Air Stations, comprising an additional 65 million viewers, CTN’s total regional audience reach will be over 94 million annual viewers. The Network’s aim is to raise the standards for pan-regional television programming to new levels and offer worldwide advertisers the opportunity to reach this highly desirable audience in a single ad buy.”
The most appealing benefit to Cable Systems, according to Selby Browne, President of the Network, “is they can participate in our–on air advertising programs that go right to their bottom line, while providing great services and benefits to their subscribers.” The same benefits also apply to our Free-to-Air Stations carrying the Network.
“To complement CTN’s global news and information format, we are producing an original television series: ‘Portrait of the Caribbean’ -- a 55 episode series covering the history, geography, culture, industry and tourism of the countries in the region,” noted George N. Case, TCN’s Chief of Broadcasting.
TCN is also developing local/regional news and sports programming originating from the region to add to its network lineup – designed to make CTN the only source of exclusive pan-region programming which will deliver on the mission of being the “One Voice Of The Caribbean.”
The CTN coverage area comprises Bermuda and the Bahamas down through the Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Central and northern South America including the resort areas of Venezuela and Columbia such as Margarit Island and Cartagena.
The Caribbean Television Network also takes advantage of Internet and Broadband service to reach a critical mass audience utilizing the far reaching technologies and services of B2-TV.
To watch CTN now online, visit our website www.CaribbeanTelevisionNetwork.TV and follow the link on our homepage.