The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) is pleased to announce the launch of an international media partnership that will allow Caribbean news content to be aired on more than 1,600 channels around the globe including the BBC, CNN, Reuters and AP.
The arrangement will be facilitated by China Central Television News Agency (CCTV+) which provides news footage to broadcasters worldwide to use in daily news programming.
Participating Caribbean media houses will be able to download international news material in English, Spanish, and French, free of charge from the CCTV+ website, which delivers daily about seventy (70) items every day. The Caribbean-China news exchange will be kicked-off by CBU affiliate, CMC, which owns and operates the Caribbean’s only pan-regional cable service Cablevision, seen in twenty (20) countries as well as in diaspora markets in the US, Canada and the UK.
The exchange agreement also allows Caribbean broadcasters to bring visibility to their news content which they can offer on the CCTV+ website, or other on-line file-sharing channels.
CBU members in good standing interested in being a part of the news exchange are invited to contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to sign the News Service Licence Agreement.