REGION TO BENEFIT FROM EXCLUSIVE MULTI-PLATFORM STREAMING
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago: Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has been named the official broadcast sponsor and the exclusive telecoms partner of the 2016 Rio Olympics for the Pan- Caribbean region by CANOC Broadcasting Inc. (CBI), a subsidiary of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees. The organisation has secured the exclusive Olympic content rights to all platforms in 20 English-speaking countries, as well as non-exclusive rights in 10 non-English-speaking countries throughout the region.
In addition to the Olympic coverage, CWC which now operates both the LIME and Flow brands in a number of markets, will also provide its customers with a unique variety of live video feeds and data services offered across a number of media platforms including radio, TV, mobile, and internet streams. These live services will feature interviews, profiles and live-action footage of local Caribbean athletes as a result of this unique partnership.
“We are proud to have this opportunity to bring a more enriched Olympic experience to our region,” said John Reid, former President of Columbus Communications and recently appointed President of CWC’s Consumer Group.
It truly is a privilege to offer our customers unparalleled access to this significant international sporting event, and we are excited to work with CBI, who are committed to ensuring that viewers in our region can enjoy the spectacle of their hometown heroes competing on the world stage.
According to Reid, The Olympic games are a fitting choice as the first major sponsorship of our combined company, and build upon a foundation of grass roots support for athletes, while setting the bar for future sports programming across the Caribbean. I can’t think of a more relevant way to demonstrate the value of our merger than by offering exclusive, multi-platform coverage, featuring Olympic content.
Speaking on the partnership, CBI’s Chairman Steve Stoute said, “Our goal has alwaysbeen to give Caribbean athletes the broadest exposure possible of their participation in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. CBI’s agreement with CWC is an important step in achieving this goal and ensures that our objective to maximize the Olympic experience for Caribbean viewers will be realised.
About Cable & Wireless Communications:
On 6 November 2014, CWC announced the acquisition of Columbus International Inc. We believe the transaction will bring significant benefits – increased investments, more jobs, and providing customers with superior mobile networks, faster broadband, and more video options. We are forming a new company, with a new leadership team, and a new culture, putting our customers at the heart of the business. Our mission is to grow the lifetime value of our customer relationships by being #1 for Customer Service.
The combined Group is a full-service communications provider operating in  countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. With five leading consumer brands: Mas Movil (Cable and Wireless Panama), LIME and Flow (the Caribbean excluding The Bahamas), BTC (The Bahamas) and Cable and Wireless Seychelles, we offer mobile, broadband, TV, domestic and international fixed line services and serve over m customers. The combined Group also provides premium data centre hosting,
domestic and international managed data network services and customised IT Service Solutions to businesses and governments through our Business Solutions and Network / Wholesale divisions.