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CBC-TV 8 (call-sign: 8PX-TV) is a television station owned and operated by public broadcaster Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in Barbados. It is the only legally licensed terrestrial television station in Barbados and is owned by the Government of Barbados;[1] its studios are located in The Pine, Saint Michael. Channel 8 is affiliated with the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS, the Caribbean Media Corporation and its subsidiary the Caribbean Broadcasting Union.

8PX
Current logo
St. Michael,  Barbados
CityBridgetown
BrandingCBC-TV 8
ChannelsAnalog: 8 4:3 (480i, SDTV)
Digital: 108 16:9 (1080i) HDTV
OwnerCaribbean Broadcasting Corporation
Founded1963
First air date1964
Call letters' meaning"8P", ITU-code for Barbados and followed by "X"
Former callsignsZNX
Former channel number(s)Ch. 3 (1964),
to Ch. 9 (1984),
to Ch. 8 (1991)-Current
Transmitter power60.0 kW (analog)
Websitewww.cbc.bb

HistoryEdit

CBC TV first signed on in 1964 on channel 3,[2] and became the first West Indian station to air colour broadcasts in 1971.[3] It moved to channel 9 in 1984 and its current channel position, channel 8, in 1991.[2]

Broadcast scheduleEdit

TV 8's local programs include Mornin' Barbados every weekday from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. with Cassandra Crawford & Shane Sealy.

The station's news broadcast, at 7:00 p.m., runs for an hour on weekdays and 30 minutes on weekends; the anchors are Cheyne Jones, Lisa Lorde, and Lisa Brome. The station also shows movies late at night.

During times when it is not broadcasting, classified ads are aired.

CoverageEdit

CBC-TV 8 can also be seen on channel 108 on Multi-Choice TV, the CBC's wireless cable television system. The broadcasting area of the station also reaches the neighbouring islands of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The station provides Barbadians with some off-air news[4] and sports[5] updates via social media including Facebook and Twitter. Rebroadcasts of the news and other special programmes are posted on the station's official YouTube channel "CBCBARBADOS".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Major Barbadian License holders Archived 2012-10-25 at the Wayback Machine, Telecoms Department
  2. ^ a b Carrington, Sean; Fraser, Henry (2003). "Broadcasting". A~Z of Barbados Heritage. Macmillan Caribbean. p. 32. ISBN 0-333-92068-6.
  3. ^ Alleyne, Mark D. (1990). "Barbados". In Surlin, Stuart H.; Soderlund, Walter C. (eds.). Mass Media and the Caribbean. Caribbean Studies. 6. Gordon and Breach Science Publishers. ISBN 2-88124-447-5. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation TV News on Facebook
  5. ^ Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation TV Sports on Facebook

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