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CNC3 Television (CNC3)
CNC3 Official logo.png
Current CNC3 logo
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Broadcast areaNationwide
AffiliatesTrinidad Guardian, TBC Radio Network
Headquarters22–24 St. Vincent Street , Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Picture format480i (SDTV)
OwnerGuardian Media Limited
Key peopleGabriel Faria
Douglas Wilson
Launched26 September 2005
Former namesCable News Channel 3
OTA Analogue12, 14 and 22
Streaming media
CNC3 AppAndroid 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. It is both a local broadcast partner and affiliate of Al Jazeera and CNN International running simulcasts of both stations throughout the day.[1][2]


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 that 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 1 November 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 24-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 to 7pm are available on Mondays to Fridays on CNC3 and the TBC Radio Network.

As the station went free-to-air in November 2008,[3][4][5] 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.[6]

In April 2013, Crime Watch hosted by Ian Alleyne, which was formerly broadcast on CCN TV6 and WIN TV, began on CNC3 with a first week of live broadcasts over the country.

The station entered into a strategic alliance with Gayelle TV on 1 April 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.[7][8]

CNC3 is part of Guardian Media Holdings, a Member of the ANSA McAl Group of Companies.

Anchors and presenters[edit]

CNC3 boasts a team of experienced anchors and presenters including:

  • Francesca Hawkins – CNC3 7:00pm Weekend News
  • Khamal Georges – CNC3 7:00pm News
  • Ria Rambally - CNC3 7:00pm News
  • Akash Samaroo – CNC3 Midday News
  • Robert Dumas – CNC3 Sport
  • Astil Renn – Snr sports journalist/reporter
  • Judy Kanhai - CNC3 Business News Reporter

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.

Network slogans[edit]

  • Covering your world (2005–present)

Audio stream[edit]

Listen Live


Download the CNC3 App for Android and iOS


  1. ^ Ryan Browne; Barbara Starr (9 February 2018). "US military helps thwart Trinidad carnival terror attack". CNN. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  2. ^ Karimi, Faith (27 July 2015). "Trinidad and Tobago prison escapee surrenders after 2 others killed". CNN. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Shows | CNC3". Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  7. ^ "More revenue for GML from World Cup". The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Guardian Media Limited. 22 May 2018. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "CNC3 World Cup 2018 - Home". CNC3. Guardian Media Limited. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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