CVM Television Limited (CVM TV) is a television station in Kingston, Jamaica owned by VertiCast Media Group. The station's name is an acronym for the three original major shareholders granted the television license in 1991: Community Television Systems Limited, Videomax Limited, and Mediamix Limited.[1]

OwnerVertiCast Media Group
Csport, Csport 2
FoundedJuly 31, 1990
First air date
March 1993

CVM is known for broadcasting newscasts and Caribbean lifestyle & entertainment shows, as well as overseas movie and TV productions. CVM News has been one of the station's long-running programmes.[2]

History edit

CVM TV was granted a licence to operate in March 1991, and began providing commercial television services in March 1993.[3][4][5][6]

It was reported on September 27, 2022 that CVM TV was sold to the VertiCast Media Group led by media mogul Oliver McIntosh. Oliver McIntosh had been in charge of cable sports channel Sportsmax for over two decades before forming his media company.[7][8] With the ownership change, CVM TV became a sibling to VertiCast's new Csport networks that launched the same year.[9][10] Later that Fall, CVM TV would broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Csport; marking the return of the FIFA World Cup to the station for the first time in a near-decade.[11]

List of programmes edit

Current edit

Domestic edit

News edit

  • CVM News

Sports edit

  • CVM Sports

Breakfast edit

  • Sunrise

International edit

Drama edit

Comedy edit

Former edit

International edit

Drama edit

Children's edit

Comedy edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Ulysse, Gina A. (28 August 2018). "Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 28 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "That's a wrap: Irvin Forbes leaves CVM after 20 years". Jamaica Gleaner. 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ Dunn, Hopeton S. (2012). "Jamaican media: ringing the changes: 50 years and beyond". Buzz. 6 (3). download PDF file to view. ISSN 0799-2327 – via University of the West Indies.
  4. ^ "Media – CVM Television Limited". Portland Holdings. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Jampro Antennas meets digital deadline for Jamaica's CVM TV". TV Technology. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ Gordon, Nickesia S. (28 August 2018). "Media and the Politics of Culture: The Case of Television Privatization and Media Globalization in Jamaica (1990-2007)". Universal-Publishers. Retrieved 28 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "CVM-TV sold to Verticast". 26 September 2022.
  8. ^ "New CVM owner promises 'immediate, unprecedented enhancements'". 26 September 2022.
  9. ^ "VertiCast Media Group moves forward with regional roll-out". 15 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Verticast channels go live in the Caribbean armed with Premier League rights". 1 August 2022.
  11. ^ "CVM to broadcast World Cup 2022". 6 October 2022.

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