Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) has signed an agreement for live television and radio coverage of Carnival 2014.
As a result, the popular frequencies CTV and Talk City 91.1 FM would broadcast the major steelband, calypso and mas shows organised by Pan Trinbago, Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Association (TUCO) and National Carnival Bands Association (NCBA) respectively.
The agreement was signed today (Friday) following negotiations that involved the National Carnival Commission (NCC).
Broadcast begins this weekend with live coverage of the steelband semi-finals from Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.
CNMG’s Chief Executive Officer Ken Ali said coverage of Carnival 2014 again confirms the State media’s commitment to the national festival and to local culture in general. This is particularly revealing, he said, in light of the continued indifference to steelband, calypso and mas by so-called national television stations.
In addition to NCC events, CNMG would provide broadcast coverage of other significant Carnival events, such as tonight’s Ladies Night Out concert.
CNMG is providing wider Carnival programming this year, compared to previous years. Primetime programmes include concerts, parties, variety shows, features and interviews.
"CNMG is deeply committed to the national festival and we are showing that even more than ever this year," said Ali. He said several innovations have been introduced to the coverage of this year’s Carnival. He said broadcast quality would once more be of international standard.
Mr. Ali thanked Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Dr. Lincoln Douglas and Minister of Communications Gerald Hadeed for their roles in negotiating the NCC agreement.
From the CNMG news desk
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On reading the article,it appears that NCC and the government did the negotiating. It does not appear that PanTrinbago was part of the negotiating team. Maybe I am wrong, but it does not appear that PT is a power player.
But where is the Link to assist in getting the broadcast....Can somebody help...
Does anybody know if it will be streamed online?