|CNC3 Television (CNC3)|
Current CNC3 logo
|Launched||26 September 2005|
|Owned by||Guardian Media Limited|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||COVERING YOUR WORLD|
|Country||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Broadcast area||Most of Trinidad and Tobago|
|Affiliates||Trinidad Guardian Newspaper, TBC Radio Network|
|Headquarters||22-24 St. Vincent Street , Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Formerly called||Cable News Channel 3|
|12 and 14|
|Kaltura's Open Source Video Player||http://cnc3.co.tt/livestream|
CNC3 Television (CNC3) is a television station privately owned by Guardian Media Limited serving Trinidad and Tobago. It broadcasts over-the-air on channels 12 and 14 and is seen throughout the Flow cable system on channel 3. CNC3's studios are located at the Trinidad Guardian building located on 22-24 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
The acronym CNC3 originally stood for Cable News Channel 3, as the station was originally a news and current affairs themed channel which was carried on channel 3 on the Flow national cable service. When the station went free-to-air, the name CNC3 was retained, but the focus shifted from exclusively news programming to include general entertainment and movies as well.
CNC3 broadcast begun on 26 September 2005. Approximately three hours prior to the station's debut, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) ordered that CNC3 not proceed with its broadcasts claiming the broadcaster had no authority to proceed. TATT reversed its decision late the following day, and broadcasts began shortly thereafter.
In December 2007, CNC3 was recommended by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago for a national free-to-air broadcast license. The station went free-to-air on November 1, 2008. The station can also be seen on VHF channel 12, UHF channel 14 and UHF channel 22 in Tobago.
When the station was launched there was an implied public perception that it would feature a twenty-four hour news schedule. Instead, the station carries its major newscasts at the same time as competing broadcast stations, and it carries no news content during the afternoon or overnight periods, and there is only one thirty-minute news broadcast on weekends.
As the station went free-to-air in November 2008,123 the schedule was expanded to add primetime shows such as Nip/Tuck, Top Gear, Everybody Hates Chris, Family Guy, Fringe, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Unit, George Lopez, America's Got Talent, Accidentally on Purpose and Glee.4
The station carries at least four hours of news programming on weekdays. It airs one main newscast at 7:00pm, with supporting bulletins on weekdays at 12.00noon and 10.00pm. There are also hourly news bulletins on weekdays from 6am to 6:30pm. There is one newscast on weekends at 7:00pm. The station's breakfast show, CNC3 Morning Brew, hosted by Hema Ramkissoon, is shown on weekdays from 6:00am to 8:00am.
In the month of April, 2013, Crime Watch (TV series) hosted by Ian Alleyne, which was formerly broadcast on CCN TV6 and WIN TV began on CNC3 with a first week of live broadcasts over the country.
The station entered into a strategic alliance with Gayelle TV on April 1, 2009 to simulcast its newscast on Gayelle due to Gayelle's closure of its News department. That arrangement concluded in 2010 and later resumed in 2011.
CNC3 is part of Guardian Media Holdings, a Member of the ANSA Mc Al Group of Companies.
CNC3 boasts a team of experienced anchors and presenters including:
- Golda Lee-Bruce — CNC3 7.00pm News
- Francesca Hawkins — CNC3 7.00pm Weekend News
- Khamal Georges — CNC3 7.00pm News
- Satesh Mahabir — CNC3 Midday News
- Roger Sant — CNC3 Sports
- Segione Mohammed — CNC3 Weather
- COVERING YOUR WORLD (2005–present)