May 27, 2023

TVJ acquires exclusive Caribbean broadcast rights for 2014 Commonwealth Games

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The RJR Communications Group announced on Thursday that, through its television station, Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ), it has acquired the exclusive television broadcast rights for the Caribbean for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland running from July 23 to August 3, 2014.

TVJ and its cable channel Television Jamaica Sports Network (TVJ-SN) will provide live, delayed and highlights coverage of the Games to audiences across Jamaica and has also been offering broadcasting rights to all other English-speaking Caribbean countries. Already, the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada St. Lucia and the Turks and Caicos Islands have secured rights to show the Games in their respective markets.

In a statement on Friday, TVJ announced that there will be more than 25 hours of live coverage, including the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some live swimming, netball and track and field coverage, along with 25 hours of highlights coverage produced for television of various other sports including boxing, badminton, cycling, tennis, among other sports.

The RJR Communications Group has also acquired broadcast rights for live and delayed radio coverage of the Games to be aired in Jamaica through its sports station, HITZ 92FM and on other radio stations across the region that make arrangements to do so.

“It is not the first time that Television Jamaica will be providing coverage of the Commonwealth Games, but it is the first time that TVJ has contracted to cover the entire region”, said Gary Allen, Managing Director of the RJR Communications Group.

He also confirming that, based on the draft schedule of events, major blocks of coverage will be in mid-morning and mid-afternoon periods. “A detailed schedule of the coverage (is) to be provided by TVJ, TVJ SN and HITZ 92 FM over the weekend through the RJR News and Sports website.

IMAGE: Hampden Park will host the track & field events and the closing ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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