Friday, October 13, 2006 The National Television Network - NTN
observes its fifth anniversary on October 14, 2006. Special activities to
commemorate this milestone begin Friday 13th, as the department hosts an open
day to provide the public with a more intimate understanding of the role and
functions of NTN.
Director of Information Services with supervisory responsibility for the
Government Information Service Mr. Embert Charles said several new initiatives
have been specially designed to benefit the viewing public.
In the programming for the day, we will be having occasional segments where we
detail how various sections of the department operate. News and Current Affairs,
Information Technology and Network Administration, the production department as
well as the studio operations, will be explained to the public live and of
course this will be repeated later on during the day.
NTN will also in the coming weeks and months capture a wider cross section of
local and international audiences.
Another innovation and perhaps one of the announcements we certainly will be
making is that NTN is streaming via the internet so people in Saint Lucia who do
not have Cable TV but have internet access could get on to NTN and of course
people around the world would have access to our signals. This is really
building on previous streaming initiatives, particularly the national budget.
The web stream and other information on NTN can be found on the Government of
Saint Lucia's website at
www.stlucia.gov.lc/gis/ntstream.htm. Other highlights of the anniversary
includes a facelift to NTN's studios and a special anniversary broadcast
schedule which will be punctuated by several local productions throughout the
The National Television Network was officially launched on October 14, 2001, as
a public broadcasting service. Since its inception NTN has had significant
successes in providing alternative programmes in public television, increasing
the volume of local programming, provide opportunities for local producers,
communities and organisations to tell their stories through the broadcast medium
and serve as a feedback channel for public sector agencies and national