KINGSTON, Jamaica – February 17, 2017 – Jamaica’s longest running on location, local television show, Hill an’ Gully Ride returns to CINTV, New York through a recently inked deal negotiated between CIN’s Stephen Hill and CPTC’s Chantal Hylton-Tonnes.
Head of CPTC’s content distribution unit, Jamvision, Ms. Shakera Campbell noted that the CIN distribution partnership is a strategic one, as “CIN is the number one Caribbean channel in the New York Metro area, with access to over eighteen million viewers. Many of the Jamaican Community in New York grew up watching Hill an’ Gully Ride in Jamaica. So, for many, the programme reminds them of ‘the good old days’. Each episode is a nostalgic celebration of what’s great about Jamaica.”
Stephen Hill, CEO of CIN confirmed his audience’s warm reception to the return of Hill an’ Gully Ride to CINTV, which now airs in New York on Channel 73 and Verizon Fios Channel 26, Sundays at 5:30 pm. “Content is King and CPTC is a treasure trove of content. Through CIN’s television platform, Jamaica’s rich history and culture can be seen by millions of people, contributing to the attractiveness of Jamaica as a destination and affording exporters a strategic platform to market their goods and services. Jamaica’s economy will grow if we market to the world.”
Hill an’ Gully Ride is produced by renowned historian, writer and journalist, Mr. Carey Robinson, alongside a dedicated team from the CPTC. Kirk Buchanan, Deputy CEO/Director of Productions at CPTC noted that “the production of Hill an’ Gully Ride has transitioned to the HD format, thereby ensuring that the CPTC will be able to share this iconic national programme for years to come.”
The half-hour magazine programme travels throughout the beautiful parishes of Jamaica, inviting people of all ages and levels to share stories of where and how they live, work, worship and play. “It’s a vibrant recording of the rich legacy of the traditional, extended family structure, and the nurturing community spirit that have produced proud and productive Jamaicans” shares CPTC CEO, Chantal Hylton-Tonnes, “In welcoming the CPTC cameras into their homes to share their experiences, Jamaicans have allowed Hill an’ Gully Ride to show inspiring examples of the values and attitudes we all hope to see imbue our culture and relationships”, she opined.
Hill an’ Gully Ride airs locally every day on CPTC’s cable channel, JAMVISION (formerly CTV), on FLOW Legacy channel 116, FLOW AVS channel 106 and DigicelPlay channel 18. It also airs each Sunday on TVJ at 6:00 pm.