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CBC TV 8 is a broadcast television station in Bridgetown, Barbados, providing News and Entertainment shows. As part of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, CBC TV 8 produces and airs newscasts, entertainment TV series and lifestyle programs of interest to Caribbean viewers.
CBC-TV 8 (call-sign: 8PX-TV) is a television station owned and operated by public broadcaster Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in Barbados. It is the only legally licensed terrestrial television station in Barbados and is owned by the Government of Barbados; its studios are located in The Pine, Saint Michael. Channel 8 is affiliated with the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS, the Caribbean Media Corporation and its subsidiary the Caribbean Broadcasting Union.
CBC TV first signed on in 1964 on channel 3 and became the first West Indian station to air color broadcasts in 1971. It moved to channel 9 in 1984 and its current channel position, channel 8, in 1991.
TV 8's local programs include Mornin' Barbados every weekday from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. with Cassandra Crawford & Shane Sealy.
The station's news broadcast, at 7:00 p.m., runs for an hour on weekdays and 30 minutes on weekends; the anchors are Cheyne Jones, Lisa Lorde, and Lisa Brome. The station also shows movies late at night.
During times when it is not broadcasting, classified ads are aired.
CBC-TV 8 can also be seen on channel 108 on Multi-Choice TV, the CBC's wireless cable television system. The broadcasting area of the station also reaches the neighboring islands of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The station provides Barbadians with some off-air news and sports updates via social media including Facebook and Twitter. For a time, rebroadcasts of the news and other special programs were aired on the station's official YouTube channel "CBCBARBADOS".