UWITV is the multimedia public information and education service of The University of the West Indies (UWI). The primary objective of UWITV is to present critical analyses of the common issues, concerns and socio-economic priorities in our region and the wider Caribbean diaspora.
UWITV is central to The UWI’s mission to advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovations for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the wider world. Its global reach via cable television and the internet makes it a powerful tool for disseminating knowledge, stimulating critical thinking, promoting activism and nurturing leaders in every sphere of Caribbean life.
UWItv is aired daily on Cable Television on Caribbean Media Corporation (CaribVision); a partnership which has enabled us to deliver uniquely diverse UWI and Caribbean-focused programming to millions of viewers in 22 Caribbean countries as well as the wider Caribbean Diaspora communities in New York, Toronto, Montreal, London and Europe. It highlights the impactful contribution being made by the UWI as well as collaborations with national, regional and international partners.
UWITV’s cable service is complemented by a robust web and social media presence, allowing access to content in real time or on demand. The UWITV online www.uwitv.org provides access to programmes broadcast on the cable TV networks as well as searchable database containing thousands of archived UWI content covering a wide range of topics and subjects.
Through this multimedia service, the UWI continues to enhance its on-going mission to inform, educate, inspire and express the rich cultural and intellectual diversity of Caribbean civilisation.
We create and distribute video programmes that not only reflect the deep learning, teaching and cutting-edge research occurring among the students and faculties on the four campuses of the UWI, but that are also designed to enrich the minds of young and old and to open new worlds and perspectives to Caribbean people across the region and the world.
In so doing, UWITV has taken the university beyond the boundaries of its landed campuses into homes, offices and schools across the world. It expands UWI’s contributions to strengthening democracy and development and to promoting deeper Caribbean regional integration and cooperation.