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More than 700,000 Viewers Tuned in to Watch Flow CARIFTA Games Via Flow Sports Mobile App and Flow Sports TV Channels

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Making Broadcast History Across the Region!

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, April 13, 2018: More than 700,000 customers across 21 countries in the Caribbean and The Bahamas got their fill of the athletics action- live and direct – as Flow delivered unprecedented in-home and on-the-go access to the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games; increasing its 2017 viewership numbers by a whopping 25%.

This year, Flow, in its third year as the official title sponsor of the Games, took its broadcast rights to another level by introducing the Flow Sports Mobile App so customers would have the flexibility of watching the Games on-the-go. Customers across the region embraced both options (Flow Sports TV and the App), exceeding expectations as the events dominated daytime viewing across all Flow and BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company – Flow’s affiliated brand in the Bahamas) channels, making it the most watched edition of the CARIFTA Games in its 47 year history.

Flow delivered more than twenty hours of live coverage via Flow Sports 1 and the Flow Sports Mobile App, which was available as a free download for all smartphone users across the Caribbean. Fans across the world also followed the Games via the Flow Sports website at www.flowsports.co. Live coverage from the three-day meet in Nassau, Bahamas was also delivered across North America and Europe by way of international broadcast agreements. During the event, #FlowCARIFTA was the number one trending topic on Twitter and Instagram across the region, proving the powerful draw of the Games for Caribbean sports fans.

“The unprecedented coverage of the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games is a triumph for our young Caribbean athletes as we bring together their athletic prowess, with the inventiveness of our technology to extend its reach beyond our borders across the region and around the world. Congratulations to the athletes, North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC), the Local Organizing Committee, officials and our customers for joining with us, as together we made history in our region,” said Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, Cable & Wireless Communications.

“Our young athletes produced some amazing, history-making performances delivered in high-definition to the widest audience ever. While the athletes made history on the track and field, we were proud to match it by creating some history of our own,” Sinclair also said.

“We believe that by providing this level of visibility to our outstanding youngsters, tangible opportunities for personal development can now become a reality. This is what Flow brings to the CARIFTA Games and we are proud of the strong relationship we have established with the NACAC, a relationship we hope to continue into the foreseeable future,” he added.

Jamaica’s Brianna Williams claimed the coveted Austin Sealy Award for her three gold medals in the Under-17 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay. Jamaica copped the overall number one spot on the medal table with 82 in total (44 gold, 27 silver, 11 bronze), while The Bahamas placed second with 35 (6 gold, 14 silver, 15 bronze), Trinidad & Tobago third with 17 (4 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze) and Barbados fourth with 13 (3 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze).

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

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Más de 700.000 espectadores se conectaron para ver los juegos CARIFTA de Flow Sports a través de la aplicación móvil y los canales de TV de Flow Sports

¡Haciendo historia de transmisión en toda la región!

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, April 16, 2018: Más de 700.000 clientes en 21 países del Caribe y las Bahamas disfrutaron de la acción deportiva, en vivo y en directo, ya que Flow proporcionó acceso sin precedentes a los Juegos CARIFTA de Flow 2018, en el hogar y desde cualquier lugar, incrementando en un increíble 25% su número de espectadores en 2017.

Este año, Flow, en su tercer año como patrocinador oficial de los Juegos, llevó sus derechos de transmisión a otro nivel al presentar la aplicación móvil de Flow Sports para que los clientes tuvieran la flexibilidad de ver los Juegos en cualquier lugar. Los clientes de la región les dieron un muy buen recibimiento a ambas opciones (Flow Sports TV y la aplicación) superando las expectativas, ya que los eventos dominaron la visualización diurna en todos los canales de Flow y BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company – marca afiliada de Flow en las Bahamas), convirtiéndose en la edición más vista de los juegos CARIFTA en sus 47 años de historia.

Flow transmitió más de veinte horas de cobertura en vivo a través de Flow Sports 1 y la aplicación móvil de Flow Sports, la cual estaba disponible como descarga gratuita para todos los usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes en todo el Caribe. Los fanáticos de todo el mundo también siguieron los Juegos a través del sitio web de Flow Sports en www.flowsports.co. La cobertura en vivo de la reunión de tres días en Nassau, Bahamas también se transmitió en Norteamérica y Europa a través de acuerdos internacionales de transmisión. Durante el evento, #FlowCARIFTA fue la principal tendencia en Twitter e Instagram en toda la región, demostrando el poderoso atractivo de los juegos para los fanáticos del deporte caribeño.

“La cobertura sin precedentes de los Juegos CARIFTA de Flow 2018 es un triunfo para nuestros jóvenes atletas caribeños al unir su destreza atlética, con la inventiva de nuestra tecnología para extender su alcance más allá de nuestras fronteras en toda la región y el mundo. Felicitaciones a los atletas, a la Asociación de Atletismo de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y el Caribe (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association, NACAC), al Comité Organizador Local, a los funcionarios y a nuestros clientes por unirse a nosotros, ya que juntos hicimos historia en nuestra región”, dijo Garry Sinclair, Presidente en el Caribe de Cable & Wireless Communications.

“Nuestros jóvenes atletas realizaron algunas actuaciones increíbles, que hacen historia, que fueron transmitidas en alta definición a la audiencia más amplia de la historia. Mientras los atletas hicieron historia en la pista y el campo, nos enorgulleció igualarlos creando nuestra propia historia”, dijo Sinclair.

“Creemos que al proporcionarles este nivel de visibilidad a nuestros jóvenes sobresalientes, las oportunidades tangibles para el desarrollo personal ahora pueden convertirse en realidad. Esto es lo que Flow aporta a los Juegos CARIFTA y estamos orgullosos de la sólida relación que hemos establecido con la NACAC, una relación que esperamos continúe en el futuro inmediato”, agregó.

Brianna Williams de Jamaica obtuvo el codiciado Premio Austin Sealy por sus tres medallas de oro en la categoría Sub-17 de 100 y 200 metros y el relevo 4 x 100 metros. Jamaica logró el puesto general número uno en el cuadro de medallas con 82 en total (44 de oro, 27 de plata y 11 de bronce), mientras que Las Bahamas quedó en segundo lugar con 35 (6 de oro, 14 de plata y 15 de bronce), Trinidad y Tobago tercero con 17 (4 de oro, 6 de plata y 7 de bronce) y Barbados cuarto con 13 (3 de oro, 5 de plata y 5 de bronce).

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de comunicaciones y entretenimiento de servicio completo y ofrece servicios líderes en el mercado de video, banda ancha, telefonía y telefonía móvil a consumidores en 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W ofrece alojamiento de centros de datos, servicios de red administrados de forma nacional e internacional, así como soluciones de servicios de TI personalizados, utilizando tecnología de la nube para prestar servicios a clientes comerciales y gubernamentales.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación, la más extensa de la región.

Obtenga más información en www.cwc.com, o siga a C&W en LinkedIn, Facebook o Twitter.

Acerca de Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America es una compañía de telecomunicaciones líder que opera en más de 20 países en toda América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Los servicios de comunicaciones y entretenimiento que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes residenciales y comerciales en la región incluyen cada vez más combinaciones de servicios, los cuales incluyen video digital, Internet de banda ancha, telefonía y servicios móviles. Nuestros productos y servicios comerciales incluyen conectividad de nivel empresarial, centro de datos, hospedaje y soluciones administradas, así como soluciones de tecnología de la información con clientes que van desde pequeñas y medianas empresas hasta empresas internacionales y agencias gubernamentales. Además, Liberty Latin America opera una red submarina y terrestre de cable de fibra óptica que conecta más de 40 mercados en la región.

Para obtener más información, visite www.lla.com.

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Premier Options for Sports Fans with Flow Sports

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, March 12, 2018: A new premium sports channel is launching in the Caribbean! Flow Sports 2, which goes live today, will be the home of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Commonwealth Games – both live sports properties that are only available to Flow.

Flow Sports 2 will be exclusively available to TV customers of Flow and BTC.  The channel will be packed with “must see” premium international and regional live sports starting with the Commonwealth Games on the 4th of April and the IPL which starts on the 7th of April.  Viewers of the channel can also watch other flagship sports exclusively like Major League Soccer, IAAF events, New Zealand Cricket and FA Cup Football. The introduction of Flow Sports 2 is a direct response to customer demand for compelling live sports in the Caribbean and to accommodate the breadth of sport now available on the Flow Sports Network – establishing its position as the preeminent broadcaster of premium live sports in the region.

The current Flow Sports channel is also getting a makeover and will be re-branded to Flow Sports 1. The channel will continue to give viewers access to riveting and outstanding sporting action including the Flow CARIFTA Games, Concacaf Football Premier League, Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, and High School Football, Rugby, Tennis, Racing and Cycling.  At the same time, Flow Sports Premier will be rebranded Flow Sports Premier League, establishing itself as the channel for die-hard football fans with dedicated 24/7 coverage of the Premier League – again only available to Flow TV customers.   Flow Sports continues to have the exclusive rights to the Premier League.

“We know how important sport is to the Caribbean”, said Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at C&W Communications. “Viewers are demanding premium sports and want to see both the best and emerging sports stars from the region competing on the global stage.  Flow Sports is proud to be the exclusive rights partner for brands like the IPL, Commonwealth Games and the Flow CARIFTA Games, as we continue to ensure that we give fans the access they deserve.”

Shuja also spoke of the importance of supporting the progress and development of sports generally.  “It is important for us as a company not only to invest in the broadcast of sports, but also establish events themselves”, he said.  “We’ve been a proud partner of numerous sporting events across the region, including the Flow CARIFTA Games and the Flow Caribbean Club Championship. These events are the springboard for professional Caribbean athletes, and we’re extremely proud to provide continued support so that athletes can realize their dreams, as well as share the experience with millions of fans and supporters using our platforms”.

Viewers can learn more about Flow Sports 1 and Flow Sports 2 by visiting www.flowsports.co.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

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Caribbean’s Next Top Model Expands to The Bahamas as Season 4 Kicks Off on Flow TV

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2018: Love is in the air and so is the buzz around Season 4 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CNTM) as it expands to include aspiring young hopefuls from The Bahamas when it kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 9pm on Flow 1.

According to Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, C&W Communications, “We’re delighted to be on-board once again for the 4th season of CNTM which continues to draw bigger and bigger audiences as a platform for young Caribbean women to develop careers in the fashion industry.”

Viewers are in for another captivating series which was filmed against the vibrant, rhythmic backdrop that is uniquely Jamaica, home of Season 3 winner, Shamique Simms. Miss Universe ‘98, Wendy Fitzwilliam who is also Executive Producer, Host and Chief Judge along with the sought-after fashion designer Socrates McKinney and world renowned Australian photographer, Pedro Virgil all return to the screen this season. The expansion to The Bahamas together with the poise, grace and stunning appearance of the aspiring models set against the eclectic charm of the islands makes for another scintillating series.

The off-screen excitement continues via social media as Caribbean viewers can follow their favourite girls on the show using the #CaribeNTM for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews.

Flow customers will have the added benefit of watching on-the-go from their tablet or mobile device with the MyFlow app as well as catch up on the past three seasons of CNTM with Flow’s Video on Demand.

Sinclair added, “Flow is committed to building Caribbean content for Caribbean audiences. In the end, regardless of who wins, the Caribbean benefits from productions that showcase the diversity, energy, talent and creativity of our people for the world to see.”

Executive Producer Fitzwilliam lauded the production team and the aspiring models as well as she praised Flow for their commitment to the project. “It has been a tremendous challenge to take a production of this magnitude from a mere concept to amazingly a 4th season. Thanks to Flow for sticking with us, and thanks to the production team and the girls for showing up every season. Additionally, we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Caribbean people, and our loyal viewers – thank you. Stay tuned to Flow 1, the only place you can catch CNTM every Wednesday at 9pm. Let the season begin!”

“Caribbean’s Next Top Model” is produced by Starfish Media Ltd, based on the “Next Top Model” format licensed by CBS Studios International. Executive Producers are Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Wendy Fitzwilliam and Kiran Maharaj.

Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production, which includes Caribbean’s Next Top Model. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America
(NASDAQ:LILAK) (NASDAQ:LILA) (OTC:LILAB)
Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

Caribbean’s Next Top Model llega a las Bahamas cuando comienza la temporada 4 en Flow TV

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 13, 2018:  El amor está en el aire y hay expectación en torno a la Temporada 4 de Caribbeans’s Next Top Model (CNTM), ya que se alarga para incluir a jóvenes aspirantes de las Bahamas cuando comienza el Día de San Valentín, el 14 de febrero a las 9pm en Flow 1.

Según Garry Sinclair, presidente del Caribe, C&W Communications, “Estamos encantados de estar a bordo una vez más para la cuarta temporada de CNTM, que sigue atrayendo a audiencias cada vez mayores, como una plataforma para que las jóvenes del Caribe desarrollen carreras en la industria de la moda”.

Los espectadores se encuentran ante otra cautivadora serie que fue filmada con el trasfondo único, vibrante y rítmico de Jamaica, hogar de la ganadora de la temporada 3, Shamique Simms. Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universo 1998, que también es productora ejecutiva, anfitriona y jueza principal, vuelve a la pantalla esta temporada junto con el solicitado diseñador de moda Sócrates McKinney y el fotógrafo australiano de fama mundial, Pedro Virgil. La expansión a las Bahamas, junto con el equilibrio, la elegancia y la apariencia deslumbrante de las aspirantes a modelos, frente al encanto ecléctico de las islas, nos convierte en otra serie brillante.

La emoción fuera de la pantalla continúa a través de las redes sociales, ya que los espectadores caribeños pueden seguir a sus chicas favoritas del programa usando el #CaribeNTM para obtener imágenes exclusivas detrás de las cámaras y entrevistas sinceras.

Los clientes de Flow tendrán la ventaja adicional de poder ver el reality sobre la marcha desde su tableta o dispositivo móvil con la aplicación MyFlow, así como de ponerse al día en las últimas tres temporadas de CNTM con el Vídeo a la Carta de Flow.

“Flow se compromete a desarrollar contenido caribeño para el público caribeño, agregó Sinclair. Al final, independientemente de quién gane, el Caribe se beneficia de producciones que muestran la diversidad, la energía, el talento y la creatividad de nuestra gente para que el mundo las vea”.

La productora ejecutiva Fitzwilliam elogió al equipo de producción y a las aspirantes a modelos, y alabó a Flow por su compromiso con el proyecto. “Ha sido un tremendo desafío llevar una producción de esta magnitud desde un mero concepto hasta una 4ª temporada asombrosa. Gracias a Flow por quedarse con nosotros, y gracias al equipo de producción y a las chicas por aparecer cada temporada. Además, no podríamos haberlo hecho sin el apoyo del pueblo caribeño y de nuestros fieles espectadores, gracias. Manténgase conectado a Flow 1, el único lugar donde puede seguir CNTM todos los miércoles a las 9 p.m. ¡Que empiece la temporada!

“Caribbean’s Next Top Model” es producido por Starfish Media Ltd, según el formato de “Next Top Model” con licencia de CBS Studios International. Los productores ejecutivos son Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Wendy Fitzwilliam y Kiran Maharaj.

Actualmente, “America’s Next Top Model” cuenta con licencia en más de 100 mercados de todo el mundo y tiene 20 versiones internacionales en producción, que incluyen Caribbean’s Next Top Model. “America’s Next Top Model” y el formato de “America’s Next Top Model” tienen licencia internacional de CBS Studios International.

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de comunicaciones y entretenimiento de servicio integral, que ofrece servicios de video, banda ancha, telefonía y móviles, líderes en el mercado, a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división comercial, C&W ofrece alojamiento de centros de datos, servicios de red administrados nacionales e internacionales y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizados, que utilizan la tecnología en la nube para atender a clientes comerciales y gubernamentales.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación, la más extensa de la región.

Descubra más en www.cwc.com, o siga a C&W en LinkedInFacebook o Twitter.

Acerca de Liberty Latin America
(NASDAQ:LILAK) (NASDAQ:LILA) (OTC:LILAB)
Liberty Latin America es una compañía de telecomunicaciones líder que opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Los servicios de comunicaciones y de entretenimiento que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes residenciales y comerciales de la región incluyen cada vez más combinaciones de servicios de video digital, Internet de banda ancha, telefonía y servicios móviles. Nuestros productos y servicios comerciales incluyen conectividad a nivel empresarial, centro de datos, hosting y soluciones administradas, así como soluciones de tecnología de la información con clientes que van desde pequeñas y medianas empresas hasta empresas internacionales y agencias gubernamentales. Además, Liberty Latin America opera una red de cable de fibra óptica submarina y terrestre que conecta más de 40 mercados en la región.

Para más información, por favor visite www.lla.com.

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Flow Customers to Select the next “Flow People’s Choice Award” From the 2017 CaribbeanTales Incubator Program proudly sponsored by Flow

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Dec. 05, 2017: Which top Caribbean television series concept will claim the Flow People’s Choice Awards selected from this year’s CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) program?  That is the question that is top of mind as Flow customers across the region add their voices to the selection process. There are only 10 voting days left and there is still time for customers to cast their vote.

Voting began on November 3rd, 2017 to determine which of four original television series concepts, is the viewer’s top favourite show to watch.  The show with the highest number of votes will be crowned the top viewer choice award and wins a $2,500 USD prize. Customers can vote online HERE at: http://caribbeantales-tv.com/flows-people-choice-awards-2017-edition/

To cast your vote, make sure to watch the trailers and choose one of the four (4) shortlisted television series featured below:

  1. Lexo Street by Trinidad’s Roger Alexis, the well-known creator of the beloved puppet “Santana” and other characters. His submission is a no-holds barred comedic dramatization of life on Lexo Street.
  2. Inframundo described as not for the faint-hearted is an adventurous, unpredictable and full of mystery film project produced by Leticia Jones from the Dominican Republic.
  3. Life or Death by Cristobal Krusen of Belize chronicles the twists and turns of a scandal-ridden presidential election in the small country of Costaguana as a son fights to save his father’s legacy.
  4. The Agency by Paul O’Beale and Rick Elgood of Jamaica highlights the life and times of Ellen Thompson, a Jamaican single mother, who opens up her own agency to recruit and train rising entertainment stars.

Flow customers will have the exclusive opportunity to see these pilots aired on the Flow 1 network across the region late 2018/2019.  By casting your vote, you let us know the type of original Caribbean programming you want to see. The announcement of the 2017 Flow People’s Choice Award winner is scheduled for December 18th, 2017.

John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications, the operator of Flow said, “This is Flow’s second year as lead sponsor of Caribbean Tales and we are proud of our continuously strengthening association. We are huge advocates of fostering an enabling environment for filmmakers in the region and across the Caribbean diaspora and we are intent on delivering high-quality, original Caribbean content which is relevant, relatable and appeals to our audiences.”

Reid also said, “By giving our Caribbean customers the ability to vote for their favourite television series and producer through the Flow Caribbean People’s Choice Award we have created a win-win opportunity for both film-makers and viewers – a highly interactive way for our customers to help select the Caribbean content that they really want to watch on TV and also support for the development of the Caribbean film industry.”

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of Caribbean Tales said, “We’re delighted to be in partnership with Flow with this amazing initiative to create original television programming for our region.   The People’s Choice Award is a great interactive tool to measure the appeal of our original programming.  With this initiative, as well as the recent airing of the reality program ‘Me on My TV’, showing the filmmakers’ journey to our ‘Big Pitch’ in Toronto, Canada, we are proud of our collaborative efforts to bring the next generation of Caribbean filmmakers to Flow’s audiences.”

About THE CARIBBEANTALES MEDIA GROUP:

CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. It includes CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Charity based in Toronto, Canada; the Caribbean-Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) that produces events around the world; the renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program, a development and production hub for original Caribbean content; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), the largest full-service distribution entity dedicated to the monetisation of Caribbean content; CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm, and CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Pink:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

Los clientes de Flow seleccionarán el próximo premio “Flow People’s Choice Award” del programa CaribbeanTales Incubator 2017 orgullosamente patrocinado por Flow

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Dec. 06, 2017:  ¿Qué concepto principal de serie de televisión del Caribe se llevará los premios Flow People’s Choice Awards seleccionados del programa CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) de este año?

Esa es la pregunta principal al mismo tiempo que los clientes de Flow en toda la región se hacen escuchar en el proceso de selección. Aunque solo quedan 10 días, todavía hay tiempo para que los clientes emitan su voto.

La votación comenzó el 3 de noviembre de 2017 para determinar cuál de los cuatro conceptos originales de serie de televisión es el programa favorito de los espectadores a la hora de elegir qué mirar. El programa con el mayor número de votos se coronará como la principal elección del público y ganará un premio de 2500 USD. Los clientes pueden votar en línea AQUÍ en http://caribbeantales-tv.com/flows-people-choice-awards-2017-edition/

Para emitir su voto, asegúrese de ver los avances y elegir una de las cuatro (4) series de televisión preseleccionadas que se muestran a continuación:

  1. Lexo Street de Roger Alexis de Trinidad y Tobago, el conocido creador de la adorada marioneta “Santana” y otros personajes. Su presentación es una dramatización cómica sin límites de la vida en Lexo Street.
  2. Inframundo, descrita como no apta para cobardes, es un proyecto de película aventurera, impredecible y llena de misterio producida por Leticia Jones, de República Dominicana.
  3. Life or Death de Cristobal Krusen de Belice narra los giros y vueltas de una elección presidencial marcada por escándalos en el pequeño país de Costaguana mientras un hijo lucha por salvar el legado de su padre.
  4. The Agency de Paul O’Beale y Rick Elgood de Jamaica destaca la vida y la época de Ellen Thompson, una madre soltera jamaicana, que abre su propia agencia para reclutar y entrenar a las estrellas del entretenimiento en auge.

Los clientes de Flow tendrán la oportunidad exclusiva de ver estos pilotos en la red Flow 1 en toda la región a fines de 2018 y principios de 2019. Al emitir su voto, sabremos el tipo de programación caribeña original que desea ver. El anuncio del ganador del premio Flow People’s Choice Award 2017 está programado para el 18 de diciembre de 2017.

John Reid, director ejecutivo de C&W Communications, el operador de Flow afirmó: “Este es el segundo año de Flow como patrocinador principal de Caribbean Tales y estamos orgullosos de nuestra asociación que se consolida continuamente. Somos grandes defensores de la necesidad de fomentar un entorno propicio para los productores de la región y de la diáspora caribeña, y estamos decididos a ofrecer contenido caribeño original de alta calidad que sea relevante, fácil de relatar y atractivo para nuestro público”.

Reid agregó: “Al ofrecerles a nuestros clientes del Caribe la posibilidad de votar por sus series de televisión y productores favoritos a través del premio Flow People’s Choice Award, hemos creado una oportunidad beneficiosa tanto para los productores como para los televidentes: una forma sumamente interactiva para que nuestros clientes nos ayuden a seleccionar el contenido del Caribe que realmente quieren ver en la televisión y para respaldar el desarrollo de la industria cinematográfica del Caribe”.

Frances-Anne Solomon, directora ejecutiva de Caribbean Tales, comentó: “Nos complace la asociación con Flow en esta increíble iniciativa para crear programación de televisión original para nuestra región. El premio People’s Choice Award es una gran herramienta interactiva para medir el atractivo de nuestra programación original. Con esta iniciativa, así como la reciente transmisión del programa reality ‘Me on My TV’, que muestra el viaje de los productores a nuestro ‘Gran Lanzamiento’ en Toronto, Canadá, estamos orgullosos de nuestros esfuerzos de colaboración para traer la próxima generación de productores caribeños para el público de Flow”.

Acerca de THE CARIBBEANTALES MEDIA GROUP:

CaribbeanTales es un grupo de compañías que produce, comercializa y vende contenido para cine y televisión con temática caribeña para audiencias globales. Incluye CaribbeanTales Inc, una organización benéfica registrada con sede en Toronto, Canadá; Caribbean-Tales International Film Festival (CTFF), que produce eventos en todo el mundo; el reconocido programa CaribbeanTales Incubator, un centro de desarrollo y producción de contenido original caribeño; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), la mayor entidad de distribución de servicio completo dedicada a la monetización de contenido del Caribe; CaribbeanTalesFlix, nuestra rama de producción, y CaribbeanTales-TV, una plataforma de video a pedido.

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de comunicaciones y entretenimiento de servicio completo que brinda servicios de video, banda ancha, telefonía y telefonía móvil líderes en el mercado a consumidores en 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W ofrece alojamiento de centros de datos, servicios de red administrados nacionales e internacionales y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizados, que utilizan la tecnología de la nube para brindar servicio a clientes comerciales y gubernamentales.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación —la más extensa de la región—.

Obtenga más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedInFacebookTwitter.

Acerca de Liberty Global

Liberty Global es la compañía internacional de TV y banda ancha más grande del mundo, con operaciones en más de 30 países en Europa, Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Invertimos en la infraestructura que hace posible que nuestros clientes aprovechen al máximo la revolución digital. Nuestra escala y compromiso con la innovación nos permiten desarrollar productos líderes en el mercado, entregados a través de redes de última generación, que conectan a nuestros más de 24 millones de clientes que se suscriben a más de 50 millones de servicios de televisión, Internet de banda ancha y telefonía. Asimismo, prestamos servicio a más de 10 millones de suscriptores móviles y ofrecemos servicio WiFi en 10 millones de puntos de acceso.

Los negocios de Liberty Global están compuestos por dos acciones: Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) (NASDAQ: LBTYK) para nuestras operaciones europeas, y el Grupo LiLAC (NASDAQ: LILA) (NASDAQ: LILAK) (OTC Pink:LILAB), que consiste de nuestras operaciones en Latinoamérica y el Caribe.

Liberty Global Group opera en 12 países europeos con las marcas de consumo Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet y UPC. Liberty Global Group también es propietario del 50 % de VodafoneZiggo, una empresa conjunta holandesa, que tiene 4 millones de clientes, 10 millones de suscriptores de línea fija y 5 millones de suscriptores de servicios móviles. El Grupo LiLAC opera en más de 20 países en Latinoamérica y el Caribe con las marcas de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Además, el Grupo LiLAC opera una red de fibra submarina a lo largo de la región en más de 40 mercados.

Para obtener más información, visite www.libertyglobal.com.

C&W Communications

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+1 (786) 376 9294

Relaciones con los medios:
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Flow and CaribbeanTales Present World Premiere of Caribbean Television Pilots at CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2017

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CaribPRWire, Toronto Canada, Sat. Sept. 9, 2017: Three new, original Caribbean TV pilots have their world premiere screenings at the 12th CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) in Toronto, Canada, this September. BattleDream Chronicles, an Animated TV Show, HEAT, and CaribbeanGrlNYC are the result of an ongoing partnership between the CaribbeanTales Media Group, the world’s largest distributor of Caribbean audio-visual content, and Flow, the Caribbean’s leading telecoms and media content provider.

Produced by CaribbeanTales for Flow, the three pilots will air exclusively on Flow’s flagship entertainment network, Flow 1, later this year across the Caribbean.

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The pilots focus on Caribbean themed content: BattleDream Chronicles is the Region’s first Afro-futurist Animation series created by director, producer and writer Alain Bidard; HEAT is a steamy Bajan drama written and directed by internationally acclaimed Barbadian/British director and writer Menelik Shabazz; while CaribbeanGrlNYC by Guadeloupean creator and director Mariette Monpierre, — best known for her award-winning 2011 film, Elza — is a female-driven sitcom set in the Big Apple.

All three directors are alumni of the renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI), which is now in its eighth year. From its inception, the CTI has been a training and development platform and launch pad for over eighty Caribbean-themed projects and producers. And since last year, the CTI has partnered with Flow to produce three (3) original series Pilots a year and develop homegrown content for Caribbean audiences.

“We are rewriting the script on support for local and regional content,” said John Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless, operator of Flow and lead sponsor of the CTFF and CTI. “The Caribbean has always had talented filmmakers; what it has lacked is a support system that enables skills development, assistance in production and distribution, and ultimately the opportunity to monetize content. Through our partnership with CaribbeanTales, we are changing this, helping to transform the Caribbean film industry and showcase its talent to the world,” he said.

BattleDream Chronicles made its world debut on September 6, 2017 at the Gala Opening of CTFF2017, featuring legendary St. Lucian actor, Joseph Marcell, best known for his role as Geoffrey the Butler in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air; Barbadian Queen of Soca, artiste Alison Hinds; Sheldon Shepherd, star of the award-winning 2010 Jamaican drama, Better Mus’ Come; Leonie Forbes, Jamaica’s multi-award-winning actress and icon; Nickolai Salcedo, prominent Trinidadian actor and musician; and Guyana’s up-and-coming star, Nuriyyih Gerrard, in the show’s leading role.

HEAT will be screened on September 13 at the CTFF 2017 special Menelik Shabazz Tribute, sponsored by the Consulate General of Barbados, Toronto. The evening’s special guests will include Menelik Shabazz, and TIFF’s Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey.

And, on September 20, 2017 at CTFF2017’s CINEFAM: Women Creators of Colour Night, the spotlight will shine on women of colour directors, creators and actresses with the screening of CaribbeanGrlNYC.

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Flow Customers Get Behind the Scenes Look At TV Production as CTI’s “Me On My TV” Reality Show Comes to Flow 1

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CaribPRWire, MIAMI, FL, Fri. May 12, 2017: Flow Caribbean viewers will get a chance to go behind the scenes of the CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI) and see what it takes to bring a TV production to life, as Me On My TV reality show comes to Flow’s new regional network Flow 1 starting on May 17.

Members of Ten Teams

Members of Ten Teams

This newest product of Flow’s partnership with CaribbeanTales chronicles the journey of ten teams of Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora filmmakers who come together to compete for the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to create an original Caribbean-based TV series for Caribbean screens.

In Me on My TV, the 10 teams – selected from hundreds of applicants for the CTI, which Flow sponsors  – embark on five action-packed creative days in Toronto. Under the guidance of 12 international mentors, they pitch their TV series concepts to a room full of television industry executives at the largest film event in North America: The Toronto International Film Festival. In eight episodes viewers get to share in the tears and laughter, camaraderie and resolve, as each filmmaker works for the chance to bring their show to Caribbean TVs – but only three will come out on top.

“It’s been a pleasure to work alongside CaribbeanTales and continue to deliver Caribbean-focused content to our Flow TV viewers across the region,” said John Reid, CEO of Cable and Wireless, operator of Flow. “This series in particular is significant because it brings audiences closer to Caribbean filmmakers, letting them witness the creative process and glimpse what goes on during those inspiring CTI sessions in Toronto. Flow believes in providing original, high-quality Caribbean content to our audiences and supporting our region’s filmmakers — Me On My TV achieves both.”

CaribbeanTales Incubator founder and CEO Frances-Anne Solomon says, “Having this TV series released in the lead up to launching pilots for three original TV series is a dream come true. When we started the CaribbeanTales Incubator, this is what we envisioned: the opportunity for Caribbean audiences to watch Caribbean content designed, produced, and marketed for, by and about them.”

Multiple-award winning Martiniquan filmmaker Alain Bidard says of his experience with CTI, “It was a life-changing experience for me. I think differently, I understand the industry and I am not lost anymore. Thank you to both Flow and CaribbeanTales for the invaluable opportunity.”

Me On My TV’s executive producer is Christopher Laird and the directors are Lisa Rideout and Marvin Raftopoluos. Viewers can tune in to Flow 1 on May 17th at 9pm to find out what new shows are going to hit their TVs later this year. Each new episode will play on the eight following Wednesdays, and will have a re-run on the Fridays at 8pm. The episodes will become available on Flow on Demand and CaribbeanTales-TV.com for streaming on Saturdays.

About CaribbeanTales

CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. It includes CaribbeanTales Inc. a registered Charity based in Toronto, Canada; the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival that produces events around the world; the CaribbeanTales Incubator, a year-round development and production hub, and CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, the largest full-service distribution entity dedicated to the monetisation of Caribbean content; CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm, and CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region. Learn more at http://www.cwc.com/, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

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CaribbeanTales Flow into Production

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Leading Film producers begin production on three new pilots

Caribbean Girl NYC

Caribbean Girl NYC

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, Fri. February 24, 2017: Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will now develop pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group.

With $40,000 funding for each project, production work will begin on Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series created by Alain Bidard, which is based on his groundbreaking multi-award winning feature film; Heat, a sweltering crime/drama series filmed in Barbados from iconic filmmaker Menelik Shabazz  (Burning an Illusion, The Story of Lover’s Rock and more); and Caribbean Girl NYC, an ensemble female-driven sitcom from NY-based Guadeloupian filmmaker/producer Mariette Monpierre, whose award-winning film Elza won, among others, the prestigious NYT award.

Support for these pilots is part of CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI), a year-round development and production hub for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers to create of strong, compelling and sustainable regional content for the global market.

Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series.

Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series.

“We recognise the significant hurdles that Caribbean Producers face in financing and producing their content, and getting it out to audiences,” said John Reid, CEO of Cable and Wireless, operator of Flow and lead sponsor of CTI. “We are honoured to help support this programme that is enabling the production and monetisation of this exciting emerging cultural industry.”

The pilots will premier at the twelfth annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), of which Flow is also the lead sponsor. The festival celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage, and will be held in Toronto, Canada in September.

As an added bonus, an eight-part documentary series has been filmed and is currently in post-production. The series follows the ten teams of filmmakers who competed for this prestigious award, and will be shown on Flow1 later this year.

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of CaribbeanTales, states, “We are delighted that, together with Flow, we are able to provide the Caribbean’s top filmmakers with funding and a platform to produce top quality, local, content with the capacity to reach audiences across the region and the world.”

CTI is now accepting applications for its 2017 programme online.

About CaribbeanTales

The CaribbeanTales Media Group is a group of companies that produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. It includes CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), a full-service distribution entity dedicated to the monetisation of Caribbean content; CaribbeanTales Inc a registered Charity based in Toronto, Canada; the CTFF, CaribbeanTales Flix, our production arm, CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform, and the CTI.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

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HBO Presents “Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012″

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the midst of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence, HBO and Flow will host a private screening of the HBO Special, Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012. The program, debuting in the Caribbean August 4th and throughout Latin America in September, showcases the most important musical event of the region, which this year includes legendary artists such as Celine Dion, Shaggy, Damian Marley, John Holt and Jully Black.

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"We are thrilled to be sharing in this celebratory moment, together with Flow, here in Kingston," said Javier Figueras, Corporate Vice President of Affiliate Sales for HBO Latin America Group. "By investing in local productions, we continue to bring Jamaica’s cultural wealth and natural beauty to a forefront throughout both the Caribbean and Latin American regions."

In addition to celebrating Jamaica’s musical tradition, the HBO Special also brings the emblematic landscapes and scenic views of Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Dunns River Falls and the Blue Mountains into sharp focus. While capturing the rhythmic beats of Reggae, Ska, Mento and Rocksteady, Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012 also highlights the island’s appeal as a sunshine paradise.
 
"This fascinating Special will bolster our ongoing efforts to tap into the burgeoning Latin American market, as many viewers will certainly be lured to our shores by the captivating sights and sounds of our beautiful island," said the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment. "The fact that it will showcase Jamaica to viewers in Caribbean and Latin American countries means it will provide a unique and invaluable opportunity to further market our destination and build brand Jamaica. It not only shines the spotlight on the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival but also puts our rich culture and history on display as we celebrate our 50th anniversary of independence. We are honoured to be associated with this brilliant initiative, which continues to redound to the benefit of our wonderful destination. I must commend Flow and HBO for the production of what has proven to be a very innovative and effective marketing tool, which continues to provide destination Jamaica with significant exposure in the Caribbean and Latin America."

With one-third of its patrons being visitors to the island, this year’s Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival saw the largest audience turn-out in the three-day concert’s history. The HBO Special shares this vibrancy onscreen, not only through performance vignettes, but also through energetic commentaries featuring acclaimed artists such as Kymani Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Mykal Rose, The Temptations, Tessane Chin and Tami Chynn, among others. 

"This was an extremely important opportunity for us to use our technology and platforms to help widen the reach of Jamaica by highlighting the very best of what the island has to offer," said Michele English, President and COO of Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of Flow and Columbus Business Solutions brands. "Our partnership with HBO for a second year in a row demonstrates our continued commitment to support, share and celebrate local culture with the rest of the world, and, at the same time, garner international attention for Jamaica."

The half-hour program will have a repeat showing on Monday, August 6th (Jamaica’s Independence Day); additional showings will air in the Caribbean throughout August and September. The show will also be available to HBO On Demand subscribers (contingent upon cable operator).

About HBO Latin America 
HBO Latin America is the leader in paid, Premium television network broadcasting in the region, who as well as being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies, and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats in over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, Max®, Max HD® y Max Prime(SM) and its SVOD service.

About Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited (Flow & Columbus Business Solutions)
With just about six years since its entry into Jamaica, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of Flow and Columbus Business Solutions, has already made an indelible impact on the local telecommunications industry placing Jamaica as a regional industry leader for data connectivity and innovative digital products. With its dynamic triple play of services – digital cable TV, digital landline and blazing speed Internet, Flow is helping to build a tech savvy, digital, knowledge-based society as Jamaicans forge ahead in keeping apace with the latest global technological trends.

Flow has made a significant commitment to Jamaica, investing over US$300M million to date; in developing human resources, building an island wide all digital infrastructure and enhancing digital education in schools as part of the company’s social development programme.  Jamaica is now the only country in the region with a direct undersea fibre-optic connection to the United States and South America as Flow via its express, direct, network system to Boca in Florida and Cartagena in Colombia.  The record investment in the undersea system also provides Jamaica with unprecedented capacity, resiliency, redundancy and reliability for broadband data communications.

In 2011, Flow launched its business arm. Columbus Business Solutions, the combined forces of Flow’s (Jamaica’s broadband Company) superior business services and its sister company, Columbus Networks’ regional state of the art, scalable, network, boasting the latest high tech infrastructure, found in the region.  Columbus’ sub-sea fibre optic network touches 22 countries in the region and carries over 60% of all internet traffic in the Caribbean.

Columbus Business Solutions leverages Columbus’ superior network and expertise to bring the best products services to our customers.  This means that even the smallest business, as well as the largest established multinational organizations can benefit from the most advance expertise and technology in the region. 

Flow is also demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility by supporting enhanced learning via its Building Leaders Through Technology Programme which offers schools free of cost commercial grade internet and digital cable connection; mentoring and youth development activities with the service clubs in communities across Jamaica and investments to athletic developments in Jamaica. Flow is also ‘a major supporter of sports in Jamaica via its title sponsorship of the Flow Champions Cup, the national basketball team and basketball league -Flow National Basketball League.  The company also supports the development of local cultural by partnering with various groups including CALABASH and the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festivals.

Press Contacts
HBO Latin America
Publica Relations
Victoria Ferreira
+ (305) 648-8681
vferreira@hbo-la.com

FLOW
Public Relations, Manager
Jeanette Lewis
876-620-3633 (SL)
jlewis@flowjamaica.com

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HBO Latin America and Flow Reached Broadcast Agreement

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group (LAG) and Flow, Jamaica’s Broadband Company, formally announced today that both Companies have signed an agreement for the transmission of the HBO LAG channels to be broadcast in Jamaica at a media reception held in Kingston.

    Under the Agreement, Flow has already started to re-broadcast the HBO package developed for this region, which includes channels such as HBO, HBO Plus, HBO Family, Cinemax, Max Prime, HBO HD, and the Warner Channel, among others.  As part of the agreement, Flow customers are able to enjoy a

“free-view” until January 31. Starting February 1st, viewers will be able to choose and subscribe to their favorite HBO channels to see original series, movies and sporting events.

    “HBO Latin America is very enthusiastic about the signing of a new and long-lasting agreement with Flow and its subscribers. After weeks of negotiating with us, Flow is making sure that Jamaican viewers enjoy Premium programming that includes the acclaimed original series True Blood, Entourage and Hung,” said Javier Figueras, Sales Vice President, HBO Latin America Group. “We both share the mission to deliver the most innovative shows in the best technology available to the market.”

    Michele English, Flow’s President and Chief Operating Officer, was also happy with the details of the Agreement. “At Flow we continue to work towards bringing the best programming and most innovative digital cable features to Jamaica,” she said. “This Agreement with HBO LAG is another step in ensuring that our customers can access a wide variety of packages that they want to see at the price point that they want to spend.” 

    As such, according to the terms of the Agreement with HBO LAG, Flow will offer eleven HBO channels in seven different package options.  Flow customers who choose to add HBO to their lineup will begin paying for these channels in February.  “We have organized the packages so customers will make the ultimate decision about what they want to watch,” said English. “Flow is the only company that allows customers this level of choice and we will continue to search for ways to ensure that our customers avail themselves of the best value cable options.” 

   The HBO packages include:

    — HBO Basic package: HBO Caribbean, HBO East, HBO Plus East and HBO Family East;

    — HBO Premium Package: HBO Caribbean, HBO East, HBO Plus East, HBO Family East, Cinemax East, Cinemax West, Max Prime East, Max Prime West;

    — Cinemax Package: Cinemax East, Cinemax West, Max Prime East, Max Prime West;

    — Cable Your Way/Al La Carte: HBO Caribbean, HBO Family

    — Part of Flow Watch Basic and Flow Watch Premium packages: Warner TV;

    — Part of Flow Watch Ultimate package: HBO Caribbean, HBO East, HBO Plus East, HBO Family East, Cinemax East, Cinemax West, Max Prime East, Max Prime West; and

    — HBO HD options available with HBO Basic and HBO Premium packages

 

    Flow led the industry as the first cable operator in Jamaica to enter HBO Latin America’s licensing regulation process, and was also the first to make High-Definition technology available in Premium television. 

  About HBO Latin America Group

    HBO Latin America Group(SM) is a group of companies affiliated to Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., and Ole Communications Group. The HBO Latin America Group(SM) leading companies operate, manage and own cable and satellite programming services in the Region including the signals of HBO, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO HD, HBO On Demand, Cinemax, Max Prime, A&E, Animax, AXN, E! Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television, The Biography Channel, The History Channel and Warner Channel.

 

    About FLOW

    With just three years since its entry into Jamaica, Flow has already made an indelible impact on the local telecommunications industry placing Jamaica as a regional industry leader for data connectivity and innovative digital products. With its dynamic triple play of services — digital cable TV, digital landline and blazing speed Internet, Flow is helping to build a tech savvy, digital, knowledge-based society as Jamaicans forges ahead in keeping apace with the latest global technological trends.

    Flow has made a significant commitment to Jamaica, investing over US$200 million (J$18 billion), to date; in, building an island wide all digital infrastructure, developing human resources and enhancing digital education in schools as part of the company’s social development programme.  Jamaica is now the only country in the region with a direct undersea fibre-optic connection to the United States and South America as Flow via its express, direct, network system to Boca in Florida and Cartagena in Colombia.  The record investment in the undersea system also provides Jamaica with unprecedented capacity, resiliency, redundancy and reliability for broadband data communications.

    Flow is also demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility by supporting enhanced learning in schools via free internet and educational cable programmes, mentoring and youth development activities with the Rotary Club in communities across Jamaica and investments to athletic developments in Jamaica via a partnership with the JAAA.  Flow also sponsored the National Champion’s Cup football Competition, National Basketball League and is now one of the major sponsors of the national basketball team.

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CONTACT: Kari Perez of HBO Latin America, +1-305-648-8942,

kperez@hbo-la.com; or Denise Williams of Flow, Manager, Public Relations,

+1-876-620-3232 (SL), +1-876-564-0576 (m), Dwilliams@flowjamaica.com 

CONTACT: Kari Perez of HBO Latin America, +1-305-648-8942,  kperez@hbo-la.com; or Denise Williams of Flow, Manager, Public Relations, +1-876-620-3232 (SL), +1-876-564-0576 (m), Dwilliams@flowjamaica.com

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