MTV's Tempo to Offer Caribbean Programming
Posted on July 5, 2005Tempo, a new cable television network dedicated to Caribbean music and culture, will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. in October of 2005. The channel will provide a mix of original and acquired Caribbean programming. Tempo will launch in October 2005 in markets across the Caribbean through its distribution deal with Innovative Cable TV and additional distributors that will be announced in the coming months. The network will debut in North America in 2006. Tempo joins Viacom's roster of targeted cable networks which include MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV. Tempo will air a mix of original and acquired programming, including series, specials, movies, documentaries and sporting events. The channel's shows will include offerings from MTV Networks' long form programming library as well as series from local Caribbean networks.