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Cable and Wireless Communications

Cable and Wireless Communications

November 23, 2015 15:45 ET

Changing the Game: Cable & Wireless Launches Flow Sports Network Across the Caribbean -- the Region's First Caribbean-Based HD Sports Network

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 23, 2015) - Flow's sports fans are the winners with the news that Cable & Wireless (C&W) launched its new sports network, Flow Sports, on Monday 23rd November. With the arrival of the first Caribbean-based, region-wide High Definition sports network, Flow's TV customers can now access new, exciting and high quality sports programming, featuring the best local and international action. And in another big win for Flow's customers, the new channel is available in Flow's Basic TV package.

"With Flow Sports we are changing the game," said John Reid, President of Cable & Wireless's Consumer Group, which operates both the Flow and LIME brands. "Our goal is to be the number one destination for sports fans in the Caribbean. With our recently announced content partnerships -- including 2016/17 Premier League football, CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, and the Rio Olympics -- Flow Sports will offer our customers the best possible viewing experience of the content that they are truly passionate about."

The 24/7 HD network has been purpose-built to deliver a world-class viewing experience to Flow customers. In addition to the best regional and international football, initial cricket programming will include home games of South Africa, the world's best Test side; New Zealand home series; the Ram Slam T20 tournament; and the T20 Bangladesh Premier League featuring West Indies superstars Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Darren Sammy. Flow Sports will also deliver exclusive NFL regular season games, athletics, auto racing, Fed and Davis Cup tennis, rugby and much more. In addition, Flow Sports will be C&W's key broadcast platform for the Rio Olympics, and, from August 2016, Premier League football. Fans of 'The Blues' and 'The Reds' in particular are also in for a treat, as Flow Sports covers all the action at Stamford Bridge and Anfield via programming from 'Chelsea TV' and 'Liverpool TV'.

Flow Sports is broadcast from a newly constructed, state-of-the-art media facility in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The new facility includes a new HD studio, an industry-leading 4-K ready broadcast system, and unique remote broadcast capabilities, all which will bring the action closer to Flow customers. In the coming months Flow will be expanding the Flow Sports experience across mobile platforms via the market-leading Flow ToGo application.

"With Flow Sports we are also thrilled to be bringing investment, jobs, skills and training to the Caribbean," added Reid. "The new network lets us showcase the very best of Flow and the new Cable & Wireless, and embodies our commitment to deliver world-class technology, content and, critically, a superior customer experience to the Caribbean. Simply put, we believe Flow Sports is a game changer for our customers and communities."

Sports fans can access the Flow Sports channel on the Flow network in Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Further information is available at www.flowsports.co

About Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. With annual sales of over $2.4bn, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. Through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc. on 31 March 2015, CWC now delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and Video consumer offers.

Through its business division, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

The company also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 42,000 km -- the most extensive in the region -- as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

CWC has more than 7,200 employees serving over 6.3 million customers (Mobile 4.1m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 465k and Broadband 680k) as well as over 125k corporate clients across 42 countries. The Company's leading brands include; LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. CWC is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes.

Cable & Wireless Communications' shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The company is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America.

For more information visit: www.cwc.com.