Television in Cuba, like any other means of communication, is publicly owned and is in the hands of the central government and the municipalities themselves. More specifically, the law punishes 88 persons exercising journalism charging foreign powers to attack the government or when defending the Helms-Burton Act , a US federal resolution that tightened the embargo against the island.
So it is the scenario in a country like Cuba, where his prime minister while shunning the people and we only have pictures with your custom tracksuit. A country as a dictatorship that is merely journalistic production, but not only on television in Cuba , but in all journalistic fields you can imagine. In fact, there are currently 28 people imprisoned for this reason since March 2003.
The first television channel in Cuba, known as one of the “habaneros channels , ” officially born on October 24, 1950 , but began test broadcasts a week earlier. Thus, and as in other countries around the world, Cuban television began to take shape as a means that from that moment, was to record the history and verse.
Without waiting for a long time, the first milestone of this invention was the escape of dictator Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959, which led to the current regime that now pervades the island, the Communist Fidel Castro and Che Guevara .
If anything characterizes and characterized the television in Cuba it is that it has always imposed the need for coverage demanded by the population (and the government itself) above the commercial interests of advertising and owners of large media groups. So much so, that in the first half of 1959, the channels were competing for the scoop to invite their studies to the most important representatives of the new Castro government and the military coup toppled the Batista.
Currently, its dimensions.
If today, a Cuban tune at his home in Havana a program of television in Cuba like “Here and there are tomatos” would take his hands to his head. Simply because they are convinced that the so – called ‘idiot box’ has a clear role: generate culture and enrichment in the spectrum of information as achieving public satisfaction.
In addition, Cubans are aware of the importance of this challenge and Ernesto Lopez, president of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television ( ICRT ), is expressed in the same direction. “It ‘s easier than your challenge is to get audience by offering content without any control or modesty.”
The best example is that currently there are four Cuban television channels throughout the island. Cuba-vision , considered the most important, the educational channel , two channels, and Tell Rebelled . Besides these, there are more than a dozen minority channels, almost all municipal character devices .
It’s funny but in prime time on television in Cuba we can find programs like ‘Blue’ , an appointment Solipsism , every Friday from 20:45, which brings together fans of music and poetry for to comment on it and encourage the viewer to new tastes and trends. In addition, this same channel keeps in its programming ‘Appointment Youth’ , with a clear educational role for young people.
Besides all this, Cuban television has a clear obsession: to challenge US policy and rant against her everything possible and more, whether or not coherent argument. Therefore, the Cuban commitment programming information content, newsletters and policies contextualizes, of which we rarely get a remote pseudoscience, the least of institutional vision and revered by Castro.
Other programs with some acceptance in the archipelago of the Antilles are ‘Between Lights’ which airs Saturday night. It is a musical space that promotes cultural talent in the province. His competitor in the same time fraction is ‘Like a flower’, which is dedicated to promoting the social work of the Guantanamo woman.
In Spain there are Cuban footprints.
In Spain there are some references of the socialist island, such as Alexis Valdes , who came to Madrid in 1990 after triumphing take a decade on Cuban television and after graduating as an engineer in his country. In the Spanish capital he participated during his first months in The Comedy Club, a comedy based on the monologues.
Another major is Andres Monte’s, born in Madrid, was the voice of the NBA, the recent sad Euro basket, and parties sextant every Saturday, is the son of a Cuban mother and her dark skin gave him away in each re transmission. Every time a triple sings a piece of Cuba reaches our homes, a slice of the island repressed escapes to our ears .