CBU Media Share

Rights-free feature on Cuba available to CBU members as the world notes the passing of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

Dear Colleague,

As the Caribbean joins the world in marking the passing of former Cuban President Fidel Castro Ruz, kindly note the CBU Media Share portal has been updated with a feature on Cuba, produced by Dr. Sharon Marshall, who was then the Manager of CBU Programme Operations.

The special Caribscope feature, which originally aired in 1993, is available to all CBU members rights-free through the ftp portal.

CBU Media Share is also available for independent programme producers to market and distribute their programming to the CBU’s forty-five (45) members operating in twenty-two (23) countries and territories of the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean.

Stations interested in transmitting the feature are invited to use the credentials for accessing the ftp portal, previously issued to CBU members.

For further information contact info@caribroadcastunion.org.

Warm regards,

Sonia


Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to advise, as Barbados prepares to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary of political independence on November 30, 2016, the CBU Media Share portal has been updated with the feature on Barbadian song-writer and musician Irving Burgie, better known internationally as Lord Burgess.

Burgie’s most famous work is the song “Jamaica Farewell“, for which he wrote the lyrics.

The co-production by the CBU, originally launched in late 2013, is available to all CBU members rights-free through the programme sharing portal.

CBU Media Share is also available for independent programme producers to market and distribute their programming to the CBU’s forty-four (44) members operating in twenty-two (22) countries and territories of the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean.

Stations interested in transmitting the feature are invited to use the credentials for accessing the ftp portal, previously issued to CBU members.

For further information contact info@caribroadcastunion.org.

Warm regards,

Sonia


Contact the CBU Secretariat at info@caribroadcastunion.org or (246) 430-1007 for more info on Media Share

NEW PROGRAMMING IN CBU MEDIA SHARE
Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago’s The West Indies at War

New programming has been added to the CBU Media Share portal. The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago (POTT) has just launched, “The West Indies at War” on the Parliament Channel.

The four-part documentary tells the little-known story of soldiers from the West Indies who fought and died in the First World War. Many of these valiant men were not allowed to enlist because of race and class biases. After many months of struggle and a steadily rising death toll of British soldiers on battlefields across the world, the men of the Caribbean were finally allowed into the fray. During the war, the West Indians of colour experienced discrimination at the hands of their white counterparts (some from the Caribbean) and were forced into menial labour roles. Upon their return to the Caribbean, the soldiers, led by Arthur Cipriani, Uriah Butler and Norman Manley, banded together and rallied the masses for the right to vote and appoint local men to the Legislative Councils.

Here’s a look at the trailer on POTT’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB4vZX3i55c

The series “The West Indies at War” premiered on November 11, Memorial Day. Episode 2 will have its first airing on the Parliament Channel on Saturday 21st November, Episode 3 on Saturday 28th November and Episode 4 on Saturday 2nd December, all beginning at 8:00 p.m. local time.

CBU members interested in airing the series should contact cholder@ttparliament.org directly for information about the conditions for broadcast.


 


Programming Presented at the CBU 2015 Annual General Assembly

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President, Shida Bolai

President of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Mrs Shida Bolai, today announced the launch of the Union’s programme sharing portal, CBU Media Share.

The CBU has established an FTP portal to facilitate the sharing of radio and television programming among Caribbean broadcasters around the region without the need to mail or ship physical recordings.

This initiative fulfils in part the mandate of the CBU to facilitate the development of Caribbean programming, programme sales and sharing including independent producers.

The Union recommitted to this cause as recently as the 42nd Annual General Assembly of the CBU in 2011. In Resolution 03/11 the CBU decided to establish, “an audio visual portal… in which [independent producers] programmes and …programmes developed…by stations… are made available to interested buyers.”

ESTABLISHMENT OF PORTAL

The portal has been set up on an in-house computer server. It includes “free folders” – accessible for download and upload of audio and video-files by members general and “restricted folders” – only available to members who have been provided with the appropriate credentials following agreements with the rights holders in the particular material.

Folders have been set up for all forty-six (46) CBU members and for the CBU affiliate Caribvision which is seen on cable throughout the Caribbean as well as in the US and in Canada and the UK via IPTV. And as independent radio and video producers express an interest, folders will be set up for their programming to be shared across the region.

The portal and its content will also be featured during the CBU’s 45th Anniversary Annual General Assembly, in St. George’s, Grenada from August 17 to 20, 2015.

Interested members and independent producers are invited to contact the CBU Secretariat at info@caribroadcastunion.org or (246)430-1007.


 

Interview with the CBU Secretary General, Sonia Gill, about the launch of CBU Media Share