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Cayman Islands Hurley’s Media announces drastic changes to programming on local free broadcast TV

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cayman_27_logo_2011From Hurley’s Media December 31 2015

Preparation for new Copyrights Legislation brings changes to Cayman 27 and Island 24 programming

In anticipation of the Cayman Islands adoption of new copyright and intellectual property laws, Hurley’s Media is announcing changes to its broadcast programming. These will take place January 1, 2016, ahead of the implementation of the law, which mirrors UK’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988.

“With the new legislation the company must make changes to ensure that all of its content is properly licensed,” stated Randy Merren, Hurley’s Media CEO. “We knew the copyright law was coming and we will have our house in order by the time it becomes law. We know our audience will be surprised with the major changes in our prime time lineup, but we want viewers to understand the reason.” Hurley’s Media stations will be making sweeping changes to its entertainment programming because much of what it currently airs during primetime (7p-11p) is licensed by other cable channels for the region.

The stations will be offering an array of family friendly television classics during the daytime including “I Love Lucy”, “Bonanza”, “Cheers”, and others. Newer offerings including “Madame Secretary”, “CSI Miami”, and “Late Night with Steven Colbert” will be available in the evening hours.

Additionally, the stations will be expanding their locally produced news and talk show offerings. Cayman 27 will be adding a live mid-day news report at noon each weekday and will extend its evening news cast to 90 minutes each weekday evening starting at 530pm.

Local talk offerings will also be expanded with the re-launch of “The Panel” on Thursdays. “The Premier Show” and “Let’s Talk Sports” will remain on their normal days in the 7 – 8pm weeknight time slot.

Mr. Merren concluded, “Cayman 27 has always been an important part of the entertainment landscape of our island. We will continue to expand our local news offerings and look to broaden our entertainment programing as opportunities arise.”

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