Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Here's Idris Elba's Response to Commentary That He's "Too Street" to Play James Bond Here's Idris Elba's Response to Commentary That He's "Too Street" to Play James Bond Carl Franklin Is Casting an Actor for His Tupac Bio (No Marcc Rose from 'Straight Outta Compton'?) Carl Franklin Is Casting an Actor for His Tupac Bio (No Marcc Rose from 'Straight Outta Compton'?) 'Dope' Is Heading Back to Theaters for a Second Run (Awards Season Contention, Perhaps?) 'Dope' Is Heading Back to Theaters for a Second Run (Awards Season Contention, Perhaps?) BET Launches Original Series “THE BET LIFE OF…” - Will Look at Musical Careers of Beyonce, Chris Brown, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj & Trey Songz BET Launches Original Series “THE BET LIFE OF…” - Will Look at Musical Careers of Beyonce, Chris Brown, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj & Trey Songz Trailer for Season 2 of 'Z Nation' (Kellita Smith Is Fierce on the Show!) Trailer for Season 2 of 'Z Nation' (Kellita Smith Is Fierce on the Show!) Will Smith Puts on His "Nigerian Accent" in First Trailer for NFL Drama 'Concussion' Will Smith Puts on His "Nigerian Accent" in First Trailer for NFL Drama 'Concussion' This "Faith-Based" Drama Is Giving 'Straight Outta Compton' a Run for Its Money This Weekend... This "Faith-Based" Drama Is Giving 'Straight Outta Compton' a Run for Its Money This Weekend... BET and TV One Will Go Head-to-Head Tonight With Original Movies Airing at the Exact Same Time BET and TV One Will Go Head-to-Head Tonight With Original Movies Airing at the Exact Same Time Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor Biopic Is Officially Ready to Go (Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson) Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor Biopic Is Officially Ready to Go (Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson) At Least 2 More Superhero Movies Are in Viola Davis' Future... At Least 2 More Superhero Movies Are in Viola Davis' Future... Watch 5 Clips from Regina King's Feature Directorial Debut 'Let The Church Say Amen' Starring Naturi Naughton Watch 5 Clips from Regina King's Feature Directorial Debut 'Let The Church Say Amen' Starring Naturi Naughton Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar African-American Female Team Produce Indie Horror Film ‘The Dark Rite’ African-American Female Team Produce Indie Horror Film ‘The Dark Rite’ Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington "This Is a Relationship" - Watch Michael Ealy Frighten Sanaa Lathan in Tense First Clip From 'The Perfect Guy' "This Is a Relationship" - Watch Michael Ealy Frighten Sanaa Lathan in Tense First Clip From 'The Perfect Guy' Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Updates on Steve McQueen's "Epic" Series Centered on a Black Community in London, Over 3 Decades Updates on Steve McQueen's "Epic" Series Centered on a Black Community in London, Over 3 Decades Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Netflix-Style VOD Platform For Caribbean Cinema & TV Content Launches

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 12, 2013 at 10:58AM

Announced this morning by Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of the CaribbeanTales Group of Media Companies - the official launch of its new video-on-demand (VOD) platform CaribbeanTales-TV, an online project specializing in Caribbean-themed film and television content.
2
caribbeantales

Announced this morning by Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of the CaribbeanTales Group of Media Companies - the official launch of its new video-on-demand (VOD) platform CaribbeanTales-TV, an online project specializing in Caribbean-themed film and television content.

CT-TV is part-funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and aims to target regional and global audiences for Caribbean film, which includes many of you I'm sure. There aren't exactly a lot of web portals where one can go and watch a curated selection of films from the Caribbean.

The online platform has developed from a year-long collaboration between Solomon and German filmmaker and entrepreneur Cay Wesnigk, CEO of Onlinefilm.org.

“In our present time where youth are commanding and learning from Internet and new media, this is a great way for them to have technological access to heritage stories,” says Solomon. “The Internet is not only the way of the future and indeed the present, it offers Caribbean content creators instant access to Diaspora audiences worldwide. These global Caribbean citizens are passionate and committed followers of Caribbean culture in all its incarnations, and now also to Caribbean film.”

The collaboration has resulted in the development of two distinct online platforms. The first, CaribbeanTales-TV.com goes live today, September 12th, which will come with a Netflix-style subscription component, and includes some 300 titles from the CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution catalogue - a combination of the old and the new.

The second caribbean.onlinefilm.org, part of the Onlinefilm.org network, is a user-controlled, self-distribution platform for content makers to sell work directly to their fans. It offers Caribbean filmmakers the opportunity to introduce their work to global audiences on a pay per view basis.

Now you know, so take advantage! I will, and will highlight those films that I do eventually watch.

CaribbeanTales is a group of media companies that produces, markets, and exhibits Caribbean-themed films for regional and international distribution, including: CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, that links quality Caribbean movies and their audiences everywhere, the CaribbeanTales Film Festival  that produces events and training programs around the world, and CaribbeanTales.ca, a non profit based in Toronto, Canada, that produces educational programs through film, contributing to an inclusive Canadian society. 

This article is related to: FYI, Screening Sighting


Shadow & ActNewsletter