Changes announced in Cuban Television due to blackouts

Changes announced in Cuban Television due to blackouts

HAVANA, March 18. Directors of Cuban Television reported on some changes that will take place in programming starting this Monday, March 18 due to the current electricity crisis on the island.The prolonged blackouts in several provinces of the country, some lasting more than 18 hours, have caused the state institution to resort to repeating some of its star programs such as the soap opera.

Among the changes announced is that “the Cubavisión Channel, in addition to the premiere chapter of the novels ‘Viceversa’ and ‘Nuevo Sol’, will broadcast at three different times in the morning, afternoon and early morning,” according to a report from Caribbean Channel.

Furthermore, during the early morning hours from Monday to Friday, this same channel will replay “the chapter corresponding to the previous night.”

In the morning, the usual broadcast schedule for this space will be maintained and “at 2 in the afternoon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a chapter of both dramatized spaces would be published.”

Meanwhile, the Telerebelde Channel will broadcast the day’s game of the National Baseball Series, at 8 pm.

Finally, the Multivisión channel will maintain three daily broadcasts of the foreign novel ‘Eternamente’, “a premiere at 3 in the afternoon and two retransmissions per chapter: 10 at night and 5 in the morning,” the note concludes.

Precisely this Sunday, the energy crisis in Cuba unleashed one of the largest protests of this year when thousands of Cubans took to the streets due to annoying blackouts and lack of food.

Several leaders have spoken up to this point on social networks regarding these demonstrations, among them President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who assured that “several people have expressed their dissatisfaction with the situation of the electrical service and the distribution of food. This context is attempted to be exploited by the enemies of the Revolution, for destabilizing purposes.”

The situation on the island does not seem to improve, at a time when the Electro-Energy System only meets a little more than half of the demand, producing instability in the service and prolonged electricity outages.

Cuba’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O Levy, reported the arrival of a ship with 40,000 tons of fuel destined for electricity generation, which should improve the situation.

However, he admitted that long-term stability depends on negotiations with international suppliers to ensure more fuel supplies, something that in the short term does not seem to shed “light” on the island’s near horizon.