My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: CRI and PBCJ Romance of Parents that Run Into Good Luck come St. Valentine's Day

Monday, January 23, 2017

CRI and PBCJ Romance of Parents that Run Into Good Luck come St. Valentine's Day

“I want to express thanks to the staff at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China who worked hard to make this possible. This agreement commits us to working together more for a common goal. It’s another step to engaging us, a broadcasting entity, to compete in a sense with the world.”

Programmes manager at PBCJ, Carol Francis, commenting on the deal with signed between CRI (China Radio International) and the PBCJ (Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica) to swap content

It's February and Love will soon be in the air for St. Valentine’s Day....thanks to china in the Year of the Rooster!!!

In a deal signed between CRI (China Radio International) and the PBCJ (Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica) on Friday January 20th 2016, 2 new Chinese soap operas will be coming to Jamaica as reported in the article “2 new Chinese programmes for Jamaican TV”, published Monday, January 23, 2017, The Jamaica Observer

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The programs should be familiar to High School students that regularly watch them online, subtitles and all:

1.      Romance of Parents
2.      Run Into Good Luck

Jamaica, via the PBCJ, will swap their tourism series and environment programmes with the CRI. No money changing hands, as after all, exchange is no robbery. The shows will be place in a timeslot called Chinese Theatre and will weekly for two (2) years!

Programmes manager at PBCJ, Carol Francis, brokered the deal in China in 2015 during a Journalism seminar held in Beijing from May 3 to 24. Still, she didn't forget to than the team, quote: “The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has been the driving force behind this. We are indebted to all of you, especially China Radio International for providing two popular TV shows which we know will be a hit”.

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This is truly an historic deal, as its really boils down to barter, first of its kind according to Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Niu Qingbao, quote:  “We usually do a bit of investment and trade, but to enter into an agreement of this category, it’s the first. Thanks to both entities for making history. I have no doubt they’ll be popular out here. The signing of this agreement will be brief, but the friendship will be longer”.

Makes you wonder what kind of programming Jamaica could get on CVM TV and Television Jamaica if they decided to swap content and advertising with our Caribbean and Latin American neighbours.....



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