1HEART TV FINALE CELEBRATION
TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2015
1HEART TV... INSPIRED BY THE CARIBBEAN. LOVED BY THE WORLD.
1Heart TV is an international UK based multi-platform, multi-genre channel dedicated to profiling the very best of the Caribbeanculture and the diaspora.
On Tuesday 20th October 2015, 1Heart TV went out with a BANG celebrating this season’s finale. Previous 1Heart guests, presenters and fans came together for an on air ‘Finale Party’. Party guests included General Levy, Tippa Irie, Rough Copy, Stooshe, Morgan Heritage and many other recognised Caribbean’s.
The first show aired on OH TV Sky 199 on 28th July 2015, with the launch invite only event taking place at the Jamaican High Commission on Tuesday 21st July 2015 where Jamaica’s High Commissioner Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba spoke about the need for this platform:
‘I’m pleased to see that this idea of sharing a positive side of the Caribbean with the world is growing. I’m looking forward to seeing us on television here in the UK in a way that some people may not realise or understand. We can’t wait for other people to tell our stories, so we should tell them ourselves’.
Patrick Campbell, creative director of 1Heart TV believed that the Caribbean islands have brand values that should be celebrated in a way that has never been done before. He curated 1Heart TV on the strength’s of ‘the four C’s’ He said:
“We create, curate, connect and spark conversation. This is the driving force behind what we do and where we do it is simply on TV, online, social and digital.”
With different themes each episode, which included a ‘Carnival Special’ in association with Notting Hill 2015, every week the 1Heart TV hot seats were filled with guests including Maxi Priest, Floacist from Floetry, Levi Roots, Misha B, Carol Hay, Director of Marketing for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation; Bianca Miller, entrepreneur and Karen Blackett, CEO of MediaCom and many more.
1Heart TV saw the faces of Leah Charles-King, Angie Greaves, Gemma Feare, Jacqueline Sheppard and co-hosts Aurie Styla, Donna Spence and Jade Avia presenting the live shows.
To accompany the live broadcasts, 1Heart TV showcased ‘Home Sweet Home’ hosted by Angie Le mar, a factual entertainment series that presents the rich culture of Jamaica and features exclusive interviews alongside stunning landscapes and deep heritage. ‘Home Sweet Home’ features some of the island’s biggest starts including Shaggy, Taurus Riley, Levi Roots, Sly Dunbar of Sly & Robbie to name a few.
Both the live show and flagship show, Home Sweet Home, attracted a large viewership and received a positive response and great interaction from the brand’s social media platforms.
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