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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.

 SOURCE  HBO Latin America

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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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