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CCN TV6
TV6 Logo
Country Trinidad & Tobago
Availability Most of Trinidad and Tobago
Owner One Caribbean Media Ltd.
Official Website tv6tnt.com

CCN TV6 is the largest private television broadcaster in Trinidad and Tobago. The station operates an analog composite NTSC 525 television system, broadcasting on channels 6 and 18 in the island of Trinidad, and channel 19 in Tobago. The station's studios are located at Independence Square in downtown Port of Spain.

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History

CCN-TV6 began broadcasting on September 15, 1991 with viewing hours from 6:00 to 10:00p.m. daily. Prior to that date, audience choices were limited as the Government owned Trinidad and Tobago Television was the only choice. TV6 became the first independently operated television station in the English-speaking Caribbean, broadcasting to over 80% of Trinidad and Tobago’s population. Once TV6 was launched, the television monopoly was broken with the opening of the market.

TV6 has been the home of several veteran broadcasters in Trinidad and Tobago over the years, including Francesca Hawkins and Dominic Kalipersad.

Corporate information

The station was launched by Caribbean Communications Network, owners of the Trinidad Express, in 1991. By the first half of 2002, TV6 started to solidify its online integration with the flaghship Trinidad Express website, CCN TV6 began including much of its nightly newscast online, for customers to access as news-on-demand on the Trinidad Express website. In 2005, CCN merged with the Barbados Nation to form a new company One Caribbean Media Ltd. The Chief Executive officer of OCM is Craig Reynald.

Programming

The station is the top rated broadcaster in Trinidad and Tobago and its primetime lineup consists mainly of popular US television dramas such as "Monk", "Desperate Housewives" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". The station also airs several urban US comedies such as "The Bernie Mac Show" and "My Wife and Kids".

Daytime soap-operas such as "The Bold And The Beautiful" and "One Life to Live" make TV6 a popular choice among female viewers.

TV6 also runs local and regional drama seris such as "Westwood Park" and the Jamaican series "Royal Palm Estate".

The station also has a longstanding commitment to sport programming, and is the official broadcaster of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in which the Trinidad and Tobago national football team has qualified.

TV6 also broadcasts the Miss Universe pageant every year through NBC.

News

Former news anchor Colleen Holder on the set of the station's flagship broadcast, "The TV6 News".

The TV6 News runs a full hour from 7.00pm. The station also runs a half-hour newscast at , 10.00pm and a fifteen minute newscast at 12 noon. The morning current affairs programme "Morning Edition" features interviews with top newsmakers in Trinidad and Tobago.

TV6 News is headed by veteran journalist Dominic Kalipersad(Group Head of News) and Carlisle Hinkson(Executive Producer). The station also airs hourly News Briefs throughout day, as well as News Updates at 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 6.30pm and 9.00pm.

The flagship 7.00pm broadcast has been ahead in ratings since 1997, making it one of the most watched programmes in Trinidad & Tobago and is also the leader in bringing breaking news from around the country.

Anchors and presenters

Former anchors and presenters:

Current anchors and presenters:

  • Samantha John - The TV6 News
  • Dominic Kalipersad - The TV6 News
  • Diane Baldeo - The TV6 Weekend News
  • Gerard Lampow - TV6 News @ 10
  • Damian Salandy - TV6 Weather
  • Joel Villafana - TV6 Sport
  • Fabian Pierre - News @ Noon on 6!
  • Leeron Brummel - TV6 News @ 10

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