JamTV CEO's Ricardo and Lillian Allen

JamTV CEO’s Ricardo and Lillian Allen

Caribbean Media House Ltd is launching JamTV on the SKY and Freesat television platforms this May.

Starting 5pm till midnight each weekend from May 3rd on SKY 192 and Freesat 402, JamTV will feature a Caribbean newsround, children’s storytelling and school quiz programmes, dance and music competitions, cooking, religious and comedy shows, as well as sports documentaries and travel guides, showcasing the beauty of the Caribbean as well as the spirit of its people.

Ricardo Allen, MD at Caribbean Media House says:

Currently, there is NO authentic programming direct from the Caribbean available to UK and European viewers, and that is a situation JamTV is here to correct. Black culture here in the UK tends to focus on the harder edged urban youth market, that can be off putting and overlook the needs of other sections of the community.

Partner Lillian Allen added:

“We want to build a channel that caters to the whole family, with programmes that everyone here can relate to, same as they do back home in the Caribbean, where you don’t have to spend time worrying what the kids are watching on their computers and tablets, because they’re right there with you watching a whole family favourite on the TV!”

I have been waiting for the launch a Caribbean channel for a long time. The closest we had to one was the Identity Channel back in the mid 1990s.

Congratulations Ricardo and Lillian. I wish you both the best of luck with JamTV.

7 replies »

  1. Although we have the BET channel representing people of colour I am glad Jamtv is available and aired in the UK as it gives people of a Caribbean origin an insight to the culture of their parents/grandparents especially if they have never left the UK. It would be really nice if it was aired seven says a week if not three.

  2. Whilst I’m appreciative of. JAM TV, the programmes are slightly outdated by several seasons although I do enjoy reminiscing.

  3. I am really gratefull for this channel,i am watchnig it right now. I agree with a previous comment that some of the programmes are old ones, but its better than nothing. Keep up the good work.Its been a long time coming.

  4. Its nice to see a little of Jamaica even if its just at the weekends. I was born in Jamaica and look forward to seeing the news I know theres the internet but its nice to actually watch in your living room. Thank you and I hope this station will be here forever and be extended to other days.

  5. i love Jam TV thank you Mr and Mrs Allen. i love TV news brief, i love the way the programs change, my favorite program is hill an gully ride. my children enjoy dancing dynamite. love it and will always support.

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