Tuesday 21st July 2015 marked the successful launch event of the brand new Caribbean inspired TV channel, 1HEART TV. The evening was a warm and lively gathering of friends and associates who gathered to celebrate the launch of a truly pioneering channel dedicated to the Caribbean and all of it’s greatness.It was a great event, well-attended and a night everyone thoroughly enjoyed (including The Phoenix team!)

The well-attended event took place at the Jamaican High Commission in London and attracted an array of guests such as Capital Xtra DJ Jade Avia, Mobo award winning Saxophonist Yolanda Brown, Jamaica Tourist Board Managing Director Elizabeth Fox, former Miss Jamaica UK Gemma Feare and Jamaica’s High Commissioner Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba and many more.


“I’m pleased to see that this idea of sharing a positive side of the Caribbean with the world is growing. I’m looking forward to seeing us on television here in the UK in a way that some people may not realise or understand. We can’t wait on people to tell our stories so we should tell themourselves.” said Jamaica’s High Commissioner Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba.

1htv31htv2Patrick Campbell of 1HEART TV led event proceedings and shared the grand vision for the channel. OH TV Station Director Vidal Juba and OH TV CEO Akin Salami also gave guests a warm welcome and insight into the partnership between 1HEART TV, OH TV and UN1TY.

Guests were introduced to British Comedienne Angie Le Mar, host of 1HEART TV’s flagship show Home Sweet Home Jamaica…with Angie Le Mar and 1HEART LIVE presenter Leah Charles. Together they presented exciting teasers and a sneak peak into the content coming soon to 1HEART TV.

“Somebody, somewhere, is going to build a global £100 million company, that reaches a 100 million people, based on celebrating the Caribbean. I truly believe that 1HEART could be that company. At 1HEART TV we believe in the ‘4 Cs’. We Create, Curate, Connect and spark Conversation. This is the driving force behind what we do and where we do it is simply on TV, Online, Social and Digital.”- Patrick Campbell, 1HEART TV.

During the launch event, guests indulged in a selection of tasty bites from the likes of Port Royal Patties, The Kings Room Catering and cakes from Cakes by Kels. Guests were also provided with exotic Caribbean beach cocktails from Ravissant Drinks and Dub Jam.

The evening featured entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent series 7 semi-finalists Gospel Singers Incognito, followed by a mini carnival display from the Elimu Mas Band.

The occasion provided all attendees, sponsors and those with a close connection to the Caribbean a time to come together and appreciate what 1HEART TV has on offer. The 1HEART TV launch event was also sponsored by Clarity Events Group, Caymanus Rum Cakes, Marley Coffee and supported by the Jamaica High Commission and The Jamaica Tourist Board.

The count down continues towards the launch of the 1HEART TV broadcasting via OH TV Sky Channel 199 and the UN1TY App on Tuesday 28th July 2015 from 7.30pm to 10pm.