August - September 2017
| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica
he University of Technology, Jamaica on Wednesday, July 19, 201,
formally presented the final report of a consultancy research project
undertaken for the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, examining
the regulatory treatment of small cable operators in Jamaica.
The project, Research on the Regulatory Treatment of Small Cable
Operators, was conducted by a multi-disciplinary team led by Dr. Valoris
Smith, Lecturer, College of Business and Management (COBAM), Mr.
Sydney Lowrie, Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, and
external attorney-at-law, Mr. Okeeto DaSilva. UTech, Jamaica was selected
by the Broadcasting Commission in 2016 to participate in a competitive bid
to undertake the research work.
Dr. Smith explained that the research was undertaken to provide findings
and to make recommendations to the Broadcasting Commission on how the
Subscriber Television (STV) operators within Jamaica should be regulated in
relation to a tiered regulatory system. The main focus of the research was
on regulatory treatment of small STV cable operators. The research included
analysing large, medium and small STV operators with a view to considering
a broader regulatory strategy to help to mature the STV industry. Currently,
Jamaica does not have a tiered regulatory STV system.
UTech, Jamaica Presents Report on “Research on
Regulatory Treatment of Small Cable Operators” to
Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica
President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD (left) presents a copy of the final report
on a consultancy project completed by UTech, Ja. researchers on The Regulatory
Treatment of Small Cable Operators commissioned by the Broadcasting Commission
of Jamaica, to Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Anthony Clayton. The findings and
recommendations from the research project were presented at a special meeting
held at UTech, Jamaica’s Papine campus on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
Members of the UTech, Jamaica and Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica teams (from left) - Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD
President, UTech, Ja., Prof. Anthony Clayton, Chairman, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, Mr. Cordell Green, Executive
Director, Broadcasting Commission, Miss Jodi-Ann Jackson, Project Manager, Broadcasting Commission, Dr. Valoris Smith,
Lecturer, COBAM and project lead researcher, Mr. Sydney Lowrie, Lecturer, FELS and communication specialist on the
research team, and Mr. Okeeto DaSilva, Attorney-at-law and legal consultant on the research project team.