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Television in Trinidad and Tobago

Television in Trinidad and Tobago was introduced in 1962. For most of the history of broadcasting, there were only two major national broadcast networks. From 1962-2005 they were ttt and CCN TV6.

Today, 8 nationwide broadcasting networks exist. Other than the non-commercial cultural TV 4, the largest broadcast television networks are CNC3, CCN TV6 and C TV.

Broadcast networks in Trinidad and Tobago can be divided into three categories:

Table of broadcast networks

All of the networks listed below air on cable and satellite services.

Table of broadcast television networks


English-language networks

Television Network Founded Genre/Subject Terrestrial Cable (Flow Trinidad) IPTV (Blink) Satellite (Green Dot)
GISL TV4 Unknown Educational and Cultural 4 and 16 4 103 No
The Parliament Channel (Trinidad and Tobago) 18 August 2006 Public Affairs Yes 11 No No
CCN TV6 31 August 1991 Commercial 6 and 18 5 100 Yes
Tobago Channel 5 2001 Community 5 (Tobago Only) No No No
Synergy TV March 2003 Music and Pop culture 33 15 108 Yes
Gayelle 16 February 2004 Community 23 and 27 7 106 Yes
CNC3 26 September 2005 Commercial 12 and 14 3 104 Yes
C TV 5 June 2006 Commercial 9 and 13 6 102 Yes
WI Sports 1 April 2010 Sport No 14 No No
ieTV Channel 1 2005? Indian Culture No 1 116 No
Islamic Broadcast Network 28 October 2005. Islam No 8 114 Yes
ACTS25 15 August 2006 Christianity 25 9 112 Yes
WIN TV 1 May 2007 Indian Culture 37 and 39 12 110 Yes
Trinity TV 2008 Roman Catholic  ? 10  ?  ?
Jaagriti TV February 2015 Hinduism  ? 90  ?  ?
Television Network Founded Subject Terrestrial Cable (Flow Trinidad) IPTV (Blink) Satellite (Green Dot)

English-language commercial over-the-air television networks

Non-commercial television networks

Public/cultural/educational non-commercial

  • TV 4 (TV 4) State owned cultural station. (Formerly AVM/TIC)
  • The Parliament Channel Broadcasts proceedings of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

Defunct Trinidadian and Tobagonian television networks

  • ttt (Channels 2 & 13) - (1962-2005) State owned television station. Closed on January 15, 2005.

Cable-only television stations

List of television broadcasters[1]

Television (Free to air)

TV Broadcasting Service via Cable

Subscription Television Broadcasters

  • Columbus Communications Trinidad (Flow) Limited- National
  • DirecTV Limited- National
  • Green Dot Limited - National
  • Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited - National
  • Independent Cable Network of Trinidad and Tobago (ICNTT) – Major Territorial Network
  • TRICO Industries Limited – Minor Territorial
  • Air Link Communications – Niche - Princes Town and Environs
  • Technologies Limited (Transferred from Computer Technologies and Services Limited) – Niche – Mayaro and Guayaguayare
  • RVR International Limited – Niche – Princes Town and Rio Claro

See also

References