FLOW pulls the plug on CMC’s CaribVision

The Barbados-based Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) Thursday said it regretted the decision by the telecommunication company, FLOW, to cut the pan Caribbean channel, CaribVision from its line-up of channels to customers in some Caribbean countries.

FLOW in a statement to its customers on Wednesday, said that with immediate effect, it would no longer be providing CaribVision, which is owned by CMC, to its subscribers.

“We are committed to providing the best viewing experience. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and will continue to ensure the delivery of market leading programming at the greatest possible value,” FLOW said in its statement to subscribers.

But in a statement, CMC said that while it had become aware of the decision by FLOW to remove CaribVision from its list of channels to subscribers “the terms for continuing to transmit CaribVision has been a matter of negotiation for close to a year.

“In light of the fact that CMC and FLOW have not come to mutually agreeable conditions, FLOW has decided to stop transmission of the channel,” CMC said.

“While the CMC continues to engage with FLOW, with a view to resuming the carriage,” CMC said, adding that CaribVision can be still be seen on several networks throughout the Caribbean, North America and Canada.

CaribVision  broadcast a mix of News and Current Affairs, Sports and Entertainment, as well as high quality, positive and culturally rich Caribbean and International programmes, CMC said.