THE JIS TELEVISION (TV) DEPARTMENT PRODUCES A FULL RANGE OF PROGRAMMES, MANY OF WHICH ARE AIRED IN THE TIME ALLOTED FOR GOVERNMENT BROADCASTS ON LOCAL TELEVISION AND CABLE STATIONS

A major pillar of the agency

The Television Department is a major pillar of the agency’s mechanism to execute its core mandate of providing adequate and professional coverage of more than two hundred Government ministries, departments and agencies.  

Staffed by a group of highly skilled, experienced and award-winning technical personnel, TV carries out a range of functions in line with the department’s strategic objectives.

These include the production of features on the Government’s programmes and policies, and the daily production of the JIS flagship news and current affairs programmes.

TV Services

The Department provides the following audio visual production services:

Production coordination/consultation

including planning and executing all pre and post-production activities

Post-production services

including video editing and graphics

Script writing

We write scripts that are used by directors, performers, or announcers in a films and other types of broadcast.

Talent services

including voicing and narration

Videotaping

including multi-camera video shoots

Technical services

including Public Address system, Town Crier/Wayside announcements, Projector & Screen

TV Programmes

Jamaica Magazine

30-minute programme


This thirty-minute programme is prepared daily and disseminated to all commercial free-to-air television stations and several subscriber or cable stations. The TV Department also plans and executes coverage of national events, providing live broadcasts of the annual National Honours & Awards Ceremony and Inauguration Ceremonies of Governors General and Prime Ministers.

Jamaica Magazine  Wednesday 19/06/2019
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Jamaica Magazine Wednesday 19/06/2019

Jamaica Magazine Tuesday 18/06/2019
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Jamaica Magazine Tuesday 18/06/2019

Issues & Answers

15-minute interview programme


Hosted by the award winning and highly acclaimed Ian Boyne, this weekly 15-minute interview programme puts public officials in the hot seat and gets answers to important national issues

ISSUES AND ANSWERS SUNDAY DECEMBER 10 2017 WITH EDISON GALBRAITH
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ISSUES AND ANSWERS SUNDAY DECEMBER 10 2017 WITH EDISON GALBRAITH

JIS ISSUES AND ANSWERS SUNDAY NOV 12 2017 WITH REAR ADMIRAL PETER BRADY
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JIS ISSUES AND ANSWERS SUNDAY NOV 12 2017 WITH REAR ADMIRAL PETER BRADY