|CNC3 Television (CNC3)|
Current CNC3 logo
|Launched||26 September 2005|
|Owned by||Guardian Media Limited|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||COVERING YOUR WORLD|
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Affiliates||Trinidad Guardian Newspaper, TBC Radio Network|
|Headquarters||22-24 St. Vincent Street , Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Formerly called||Cable News Channel 3|
|OTA Analogue||12, 14 and 22|
|DirecTV T&T Ltd.||131|
|Green Dot Ltd.||Check Program Guide|
|Available on most T&T cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary.|
|CNC3 App||Android and iOS|
CNC3 Television (CNC3) is a television station privately owned by Guardian Media Limited serving Trinidad and Tobago. It broadcasts over-the-air on channels 12 and 14 and is seen throughout the FLOW cable system on channel 3 (DVS) or 103 (AVS). CNC3's studios are located at the Trinidad Guardian building located on 22-24 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
The acronym CNC3 originally stood for Cable News Channel 3, as the station was originally a news and current affairs themed channel which was carried on channel 3 on the Flow national cable service. When the station went free-to-air, the name CNC3 was retained, but the focus shifted from exclusively news programming to include general entertainment and movies as well.
CNC3 broadcast begun on 26 September 2005. Approximately three hours prior to the station's debut, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) ordered that CNC3 not proceed with its broadcasts claiming the broadcaster had no authority to proceed. TATT reversed its decision late the following day, and broadcasts began shortly thereafter.
In December 2007, CNC3 was recommended by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago for a national free-to-air broadcast license. The station went free-to-air on November 1, 2008. The station can also be seen on VHF channel 12, UHF channel 14 and UHF channel 22 in Tobago.
When the station was launched there was an implied public perception that it would feature a twenty-four-hour news schedule. Instead, the station carries its major newscasts at the same time as competing broadcast stations, and it carries no news content during the afternoon or overnight periods, and there is only one thirty-minute news broadcast on weekends. Hourly News Updates from 6 am - 7pm are available on Mondays to Fridays on CNC3 and The TBC Radio Network.
As the station went free-to-air in November 2008, the schedule was expanded to add primetime shows such as Nip/Tuck, Top Gear, Everybody Hates Chris, Family Guy, Fringe, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Unit, George Lopez, America's Got Talent, Accidentally on Purpose and Glee.
The station entered into a strategic alliance with Gayelle TV on April 1, 2009 to simulcast its newscast on Gayelle due to Gayelle's closure of its News department. That arrangement concluded in 2010 and later resumed in 2011.
CNC3 broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup in HD on Digital Cable platforms and on their website. They were unable to broadcast in HD over the air as they still utilise NTSC to broadcast, which only supports up to 480i.
CNC3 is part of Guardian Media Holdings, a Member of the ANSA McAl Group of Companies.
CNC3 boasts a team of experienced anchors and presenters including:
Shelly Dass, who was the station's primary anchor since its inception left the station on May 28, 2010 to commence a job as a special advisor to the Organization Of American States and returned in 2015 to anchor the station's 10th anniversary newscast along with Odeka O'neil Seaton and Roger Sant, after which she took up the portfolio of Head of News in 2016. She was later promoted to Head of News of the Guardian Media Company, having editorial control of the company's newspaper together with leading the station's newsroom.
Roger Sant was the former Sport Director, who left the station to commence a job at NGC.