The UWI and Flow launch industry-academic partnership

In 2019, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Flow's Country Manager (Barbados), Jenson Sylvester formally launched a partnership that enables UWItv to be accessible on Flow channels across the Caribbean.

UWItv went live in December 2016, and is now available on the Flow EVO service, allowing subscribers to access 24/7 content from the regional university.

A one-of-a-kind facility in the region, UWItv cable channel is complemented by a robust website and social media presence, allowing access to content in real time or on demand. In addition to showcasing original UWI content, UWItv through its existing partnerships with regional and international agencies like CARICOM and the UN, offers programming that includes interviews, documentaries and regional and international event coverage on research and ground- breaking work and issues that directly affect the Caribbean.

Commenting on the initiative, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said, “The development of innovative national and regional economies in the age of globalisation is dependent on intimate and effective partnerships between industry and academia. This partnership between The UWI and Flow reflects the truth of this statement. Outcomes will resonate across the Caribbean and the world.”

Mr. Sylvester noted that Flow was proud to be the broadcast partner of choice for The UWI and said the company was equally pleased to be strengthening its ties with the institution.

“Flow is driven by a mission of 'Connecting Communities...Transforming Lives' and we see our partnership with The UWI as an extension of this philosophy. With our Flow EVO platform, we now have the facility to deliver content that will directly benefit the people of the Caribbean and I'm proud that UWItv now forms part of our market-leading channel line-up,” he said.