Launched31 August 1991
NetworkCaribbean Communications Network
Owned byCaribbean Communications Network (operated by One Caribbean Media)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
SloganRevealing Facts, Provoking Opinions
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Broadcast areaNational
AffiliatesTrinidad Express Newspaper, Hott 93, Taj 92.3, W 107.1, I95.5, Red 96.7
Headquarters35-37 Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
VHFChannel 6
DirecTV CaribbeanChannel 130
Green Dot Ltd.Check Program Guide
Available on most cable providersChannel slots vary on each operator
Flow TrinidadChannel 5
Satellite radio
FM Radio87.7FM
bmobile tvChannel 100
digicel tvChannel 6
Streaming media

The Caribbean Communications Network Television 6 (CCN TV6) is a Trinidadian free-to-air television network. It operates an analog NTSC television system, broadcasting on channels 6 and 18 in the island of Trinidad and channel 19 in Tobago. Its studios are located at 35-37 Independence Square, Port of Spain.



CCN TV6 began broadcasting on 31 August 1991, with viewing hours from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Prior to that date, audience choices were limited as the Government owned Trinidad & Tobago Television (ttt) was the only choice. TV6 became the first independently operated television station in the English-speaking Caribbean, broadcasting to over 80% of Trinidad and Tobago’s population. Once TV6 was launched, the television monopoly was broken with the opening of the market.

TV6 has been the home of several veteran broadcasters in Trinidad and Tobago over the years, including Francesca Hawkins and Dominic Kalipersad.

Corporate information

The station was launched by Caribbean Communications Network, owners of the Trinidad Express, in 1991. By the first half of 2002, TV6 started to solidify its online integration with the flagship Trinidad Express website. CCN TV6 began including much of its nightly newscast online, for customers to access as news-on-demand on the Trinidad Express website. In 2005, CCN merged with the Barbados Nation to form a new company One Caribbean Media Ltd. The General Manager of CCN TV6 is Shida Bolai.


The station is the top rated broadcaster in Trinidad and Tobago and its programme lineup consists of popular local and American television series such as Crime Watch, Grey's Anatomy, Without a Trace, Smallville, Monk, Desperate Housewives and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, US Daytime soap-operas such as The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, local and regional drama series such as Westwood Park and the Jamaican series Royal Palm Estate and local news.

The station also has a long-standing commitment to sport programming, and is the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup.

On June 3, 2015, TV6 (among other local stations) broadcast a paid program featuring an address by indicted former FIFA and CONCACAF executive and Trinidad native Jack Warner titled Jack Warner: The Gloves are Off, in which he stated that he had documents linking the outcome of the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago general election with FIFA finances and himself and said that his life was in danger, that he had given the documents to lawyers, and that he would "no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country."[1][2][3] In response, comedian John Oliver, host of the HBO news-comedy series Last Week Tonight, arranged for his own paid address, John Oliver: The Mittens of Disapproval are On, to air on TV6 on June 9. During the broadcast, Oliver called upon Warner to release the information he said he possessed.[1]


The TV6 News runs a full hour from 7:00 pm which also has a radio simulcast of that program on 88.7 FM. The station also ran a half-hour newscast at 10:00 pm anchored by Michelle Awai with Damian Salandy fronting the weather forecast but this was discontinued in 2016. The station was the first to air a lunchtime newscast beginning in 2005 which runs for 15 minutes. The morning current affairs programme Morning Edition features interviews with top newsmakers in Trinidad and Tobago.

The TV6 News is anchored by Desha Rambhajan, Faine Richards, Phillip Lopez, Joel Villafana and Yogita Ramroop. The station also airs hourly News Briefs throughout day, as well as News Updates at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Dominic Kalipersad headed the station's newsroom on two occasions, in the 90's and from 2006 - 2016.

The flagship 7:00 pm broadcast has been ahead in ratings since 1997, making it one of the most watched programmes in Trinidad & Tobago and is also the leader in bringing breaking news from around the country.

Anchors and presenters

Former Anchors and presenters

Current anchors and presenters

Francesca Hawkins served as the stations first primary anchor from its inception to 1997. She was then succeeded by Carla Foderingham who was the second longest-serving anchor from 1998–2003, followed by Colleen Holder who anchored between 2003–2007. Samantha John served as the station's latest and longest-serving primary anchor from 2006–2014, a stint spanning a total of eight years.

Network Slogans


TV 6 is available to listen live on 87.7 FM

See also


  1. ^ a b "British comedian John Oliver mocks Jack Warner on Trinidad television" . The Guardian. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Fifa crisis: Jack Warner 'to reveal all despite fears'" . BBC Online. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. Jack Warner, a key figure in the deepening scandal, said he had given lawyers documents outlining the links between Fifa, its funding, himself and the 2010 election in Trinidad and Tobago. He said the transactions also included Fifa chief Sepp Blatter.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Tim. "Former FIFA VP Warner makes televised address in Trinidad" (4 June 2015). Washington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 4 June 2015. Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner made a televised address in Trinidad on Wednesday night, saying he will prove a link between soccer’s governing body and his nation’s elections in 2010.

External links

Categories: Television stations in Trinidad and Tobago | Television channels and stations established in 1991 | 1991 establishments in Trinidad and Tobago

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