Glitches leave fans 'Voice'-less
Days after social media users erupted in a frenzy of dissatisfaction over the inconvenience of having to watch a delayed airing of 'The Voice' on Television Jamaica (TVJ), there has been an unfortunate twist.
The station had amended its position, promising to air Tuesday night's episode of 'The Voice' on RETV. That did not work very well.
Yesterday, TVJ issued another statement via its official Facebook page apologising for the poor quality viewers experienced Tuesday night during the programme's airing on RETV.
A number of users once again took to Facebook, lamenting the glitches that were experienced, which included no audio, buzzing, absence of the picture and too many advertisements.
"OK, it's 7:30, where is 'The Voice'??? Am on RETV and foolishness ... same things over and over ... but No to 'The Voice' on TVJ" a female user wrote. Another female user commented, "So where is the live feed on RETV." "Them say RETV have it live an it not showing on it; the channel pop down," wrote another user.
Claire Grant, TVJ's general manager, acknowledged that a series of unforeseen technical glitches occurred which impacted the airing.
The technical mishaps, she explained, were not the norm for the station. She also moved to assure audiences that everything would be done to avoid a repeat of what previously transpired.
Viewers were still able to catch the delayed version of the programme on Television Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.
'Songs of Redemption' continues to make waves
Songs of Redemption, a documentary about the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre (General Penitentiary), has won the International award for People's Choice and Best Movie at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
This noteworthy recognition comes right on the heels of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the recently concluded Toronto Film Festival (Caribbean Tales).
Songs of Redemption was produced by the Kingston-based Nice Time Productions Limited. Its executive director, Shirley Hanna, acknowledged the company's executive producer, Fernando Garcia Guereta, for his love of Jamaica and his contribution to making the film a success.