Cable & Wireless Communications has announced the launch of its own Pay-TV service in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
The operator, which operates in 29 countries worldwide, is to offer the service through its local brand Sure Telecom.
Content will include the 19 free-to-view digital channels currently available in the islands, plus additional channels, as well as 11 UK radio channels and local radio.
Subscribers will also receive greater access to local programming, including the Isle of Man’s first TV news station, through SureTV’s “My island on demand” portal.
The channel is to be accompanied by a localised, text-based service that will provide information on local weather, tides and flights.
Sure TV is delivered over a broadband connection to a set top box, to which customers will be able to plug in their own devices to view home movies or photos, or play music through their television.
The service is being offered in bundles that cover residents’ TV, broadband, mobile, and fixed line services.
Eddie Saints, CWC’s CEO in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, said: “We’re focused on offering more to our customers, building both loyalty from existing customers and attracting new subscriptions.”
The business currentlyprovides pay TV services in Panama, Monaco, and Barbados and St. Lucia, as well as mobile TV in Jamaica.
CWC was the consumer arm of Cable and Wireless Worldwide before it was spun off in 2010.
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