Canada welcomes CEEN Television (Caribbean Entertainment Everyday Network, pronounced “seen”) to the Toronto market. The Jamaican Television Subscription Network made its Toronto premiere on the evening of Thursday November 29th on the Rogers Cable TV Network on Channel 684.
CEEN currently airs a popular one-hour daily Caribbean News Program covering news from across the region and also features international sports & special event coverage, popular and exclusive music videos, talk shows, news magazine programs, dramas and three early morning shows. Says Chris Telfer – Business Development Manager, “You get a comprehensive mix of real programming that people will enjoy”.
CEEN Toronto has been in the works for about a year and a half. After polling our city in the research stage of CEEN Toronto, it was clear what Canadians wanted. States Chris Telfer, “People here (in Toronto) were interested in news, real time as it happens, from back home”.
CEEN is now available free for Rogers Cable subscribers until February 2013, after which it will cost $7 per month to subscribe. According to Chris Telfer, CEEN will offer “exclusive 24hr a day programming from around the Caribbean”. The Jamaican-based CEEN Network subscription channel recently began airing on Cable Vision in New York, and has plans to expand to other markets including Florida and the U.K. States Chris Telfer, “It’s (CEEN) ‘international’, so we need to make sure that everyone is represented”. When asked if CEEN Canada had any plans for incorporating local Canadian-based programming, states Chris Telfer, “Yes, we will consider putting local programming on CEEN“.
So how much Reggae will we get on CEEN? Seeing Busy Signal being interviewed with his mom (broadcast this past weekend) was a good look – if that’s any indication of what’s to come, it’s a great start. ReggaeMania.com wishes CEEN great success in Toronto.