Wednesday, February 21, 2018

One of TV6’s founding builders dies at 57



Mark Fraser

Media practitioner and content director at Caribbean Communications Network’s TV6 station Curtis Wilson has died.

Wilson, 57, died at his home on Tuesday.

He was one of the founding builders of CCN TV6, the company said in a statement yesterday.

After leaving the now-defunct Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) he, together with other key people, took the newly formed television station to the number one position, it added.

Wilson joined CCN television in the capacity of transmission supervisor on July 8, 1991.

On May 14, 1993 he was designated to transmission/programming supervisor. He acted as programme manager for a period of three months in 1994 and was later confirmed in the position.

He was subsequently appointed to the position of content director in April 2007 and continued as such, up to his last working day, CCN said.

He was designated team leader for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Canada in 1996. He attended conventions on behalf of the company inclusive of the National Association of Television Program Executives. He also served as one of the experts on the Lead Body in the development of Occupational Standards for the Technical Operations of TV6.

He participated in and completed the company’s Leadership Development Programme in April 2012.

Wilson was president of the Lupus Society and an active member of the Fatima Old Boys’ Association.

“Mr Wilson’s passion was always to ensure that TV6’s technical quality was superior and the station aspired to and upheld the highest quality television broadcast standards,” CCN said.