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Krem Television

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KREM TV
Belize City, Belize
ChannelsAnalog: 15 (UHF)
BrandingKREM Television
SloganShow weself, see weself, be weself
(Showing Ourselves, Seeing Ourselves, Being Ourselves)
Programming
AffiliationsIndependent
Ownership
OwnerKremandala, Ltd.
History
FoundedNovember 2004 (15 years ago) (2004-11)
Call sign meaning
none; pronounced "Crem"
Links
WebsiteKREM's website

Krem Television is a Belizean television station established in 2004 and serving Belize City.

Its manager is KREM Radio alumnus Evan "Mose" Hyde and it is part of KREMANDALA Ltd.

Establishment

Since the late 1990s Kremandala Ltd., already holding portions of the newspaper and radio market in Belize, applied for a television license. The feud over the license dragged on for months; established media houses claimed Krem chairman Evan X Hyde was trying to corner the media market in Belize. Eventually KREM was granted license, and test broadcasts started in 2002.

Test broadcasts

Test broadcasts were conducted in 2002 and 2003, on CBC Channel 3 in Belize City. Among the programs shown were live audio feeds of KREM FM programs, old semi-pro basketball games featuring company team the Kremandala Raiders and documentaries.

KREM TV today

KREM came on the air in September 2004, under the slogan "Show weself, see weself, be weself" (Kriol for "Showing Ourselves, Seeing Ourselves, Being Ourselves"). The slogan captures the idea of creativity and not being a slave to a certain format, something KREM has long championed. A Christmas program aired in December attracted modest viewership.

In 2005, most of KREM's primetime radio programs began to be aired by television, including The Kremandala Show, Women at Work and WUB Morning Vibes. Framed around these programs were international documentaries featuring African and African-American issues and occasionally sports.

In 2006, KREM added local dramatic series Noh Matta Wat!, teen show Teen Speakout and a show hosted by UDP politician and attorney Wilfred Elrington. The shows named above mark most of KREM TV's airtime.

KREM Television now airs a 16-hour schedule from Mondays to Saturdays and a truncated schedule on Sundays. It can be seen on UHF channel 15 in Belize City as well as on cable.

Original programming