Come October 1, Marpin 2k4 will not only be raising its prices for cable subscribers but it will also be adding to its channel line up.
“We are going to offer CNN Domestic on a regular line up; we are introducing a hyper-localized weather service,” said Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Calvin Patrick.
CNN Domestic is currently alternated with CNN International and customers have voiced their distress with the lack of reliability with this and other similar services.
Regarding the weather service channel, the Marpin CFO said “we have weather centers in different parts of the island so we will be able to tell you what the weather is at Portsmouth and Roseau”.
He said Marpin is likely to have the weather service on channel 91, where it is currently being tested. “It will provide a service to fishermen, farmers and other users who need to know the weather,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the matter of Marpin 2k4’s footing in the local market, CFO Calvin Patrick said: “I know that we have a lot of loyal customers out there that will understand the situation that we face and that we offer a top class, top quality and responsive service.”
Patrick said the company is in a competitive market place and Marpin2k4 will not knock the competition in service contrast or any other regard. He said the business is also about choice and Marpin offers customers “the choices that they want”.
“I know, as a network, what Marpin has to pay for. I know the kinds of contracts that we enter into; the kinds that we negotiate and renegotiate in terms of pricing and that’s what I can speak to,” he said.