Category Archive: Broadcasting

Aug 19 2016

With VoD on the scene, is cable TV on its way out?

Video on Demand services have been growing worldwide, but how much of a threat are they to our traditional cable/subscriber TV services Over the past few weeks, there have been news reports about Caribbean telecoms service providers expanding their offering to include subscription television (TV)  in a number of countries across the region.  The two …

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Aug 14 2015

The changing media landscape: the Gleaner—RJR Communications merger

A brief look at the anticipated merger of the RJR Communications Group and the Jamaica Gleaner Company in Jamaica. In Jamaica last week, the merger of two longstanding and well-venerated media firms, the RJR Communications Group and the Jamaica Gleaner Company, was announced. The RJR Communications Group own local seven broadcast radio and television stations, …

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Apr 29 2015

Early thoughts: the loss of US TV channels in Caribbean

The lack of licensing and distribution rights for some TV channels aired in the Caribbean means they cannot be accessed in the region. Some of implications are discussed Last week, the television (TV) watching public in Jamaica was caught off guard when the local media reported that 19 cable channels would be removed from subscribers’ …

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Oct 08 2014

4 takeaways from Digicel’s anticipated entry into the cable TV market

Digicel is well known as a mobile/cellular provider, with a presence in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. However, recently, it has been acquiring a number of cable/subscriber TV operations across the Caribbean. Here are four takeaways from those activities. Over the past several months, Digicel has made a spate of …

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Apr 04 2014

TV, or no TV: trends in digital media market

Based on a new survey published by Deloitte on digital media use, three trends in the digital media market are highlighted and discussed. On 26 March, global analyst firm, Deloitte, released its eighth edition of the “Digital Democracy Survey” (formally the “State of the Media Democracy” survey). For this year’s exercise, over 2,000 persons, aged …

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