CVM ready for World Cup

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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CVM TV says it is ready to provide efficient and quality coverage of the FIFA World Cup, which kicked off yesterday in Brazil.

CVM did not provide details of the coverage plans, but the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica says the station reported its readiness last Friday in a regulatory report to the commission.

According to the commission, the report stated that CVM has done "corrective actions" in the parishes of Portland, St Catherine, St Thomas, St Elizabeth, St Ann, St Andrew, St Mary, St James and Clarendon.

It was reported that CVM realigned transmission antennae, reconfigured internal systems and provided satellite decoders to a number of cable companies in the parishes mentioned. The cable companies that underwent improvement were: Astra Technology, Inntech Communications and Wilson Enterprises in Portland; Summit Satellite and St Thomas Cable in St Thomas; Linscom and Direct Cable in St Catherine; Marimaxx Communications and Tru-Star Cable in St Elizabeth; Odyssey Cable and Star Cable in St Ann; CTL Limited and Quality Cable in St Andrew Cable One Ja Limited in Mary; Cornwall Communications in St James and Venus Cßable in Clarendon.

In their efforts to improve signals directly to homes in eastern Portland, CVM TV said they increased power to the areas by installing field effect transistors, and by increasing the heights of antennae to improve coverage. This venture, the station says, will improve coverage in Priestman's River, Commodore, Fair Prospect, Manchioneal and the surrounding communities.

The commission says they have been in dialoge with CVM for two years in an effort to enhance the station's coverage in areas affected by poor reception.




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