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CBC TV 8 (8PX-TV) is a
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Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is a Public broadcasting, public radio and television broadcaster, located in The Pine, St. Michael in Barbados. It was founded in 1963 as Radio Barbados. The television service broadcasts on chann ...
in Barbados. It is the only legally licensed terrestrial television station in Barbados and is owned by the Government of Barbados;Major Barbadian License holders
, Telecoms Department
its studios are located in The Pine, St. Michael, Barbados, 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.


History

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


Broadcast schedule

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.


Coverage

CBC-TV 8 can also be seen on channel 108 on Multi-Choice TV (Barbados), 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 and sports 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 also

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Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is a Public broadcasting, public radio and television broadcaster, located in The Pine, St. Michael in Barbados. It was founded in 1963 as Radio Barbados. The television service broadcasts on chann ...
(CBC) *Communications in Barbados *List of television stations in the Caribbean


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* Television channels and stations established in 1964 Television in Barbados Mass media in Barbados Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation {{Barbados-stub