An island full of talented people why should our content be cut short for more international content? I can speak for myself when I say more local content is the way to go, we spend the majority of the year buying rights to shows that have little or no impact when could invest that same money into producing more relatable local content. With a competitive international market with international shows and movies, our local market should be given the same advantage on the very few local mediums that we have.
More local content would eliminate things like this …..
One of the reasons we get cable is to watch some of these same shows and movies on international TV not local, it defeats the whole purpose when you can’t watch a show or movie at a particular time. For most of the time, it’s always a delayed broadcast or a season behind. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for showing international content and events which our fellow Jamaicans partake in, such as the Olympics, World Championship Games , Miss World and Universe contents just to name a few However, I believe more can be done creating and showing more local content which includes movies, TV shows, cartoons and reality TV.
More local content can open a whole new market for Jamaican media and entertainment industry and birth many new talents. I was recently drawn to a new local TV show called Real Friends which inspired me to look into all the many oppourtunities that can come from producing more local content.
From our very own controversial reality TV shows and cartoons we’ve come a far way and we need to continue in that direction. Great strides have been made, but more can be done.
As we grow as a nation I would love to see more of our local talents shine on the big screen. The space is there for it and now more than ever Jamaicans local and abroad are craving more authentic Jamaican content, from inspirational, entertainment, reality and cartoons the oppourtunities are limitless.
“Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted, they are dwarfed and overshadowed.”- Claude McKay