Diablotin Television was founded on February 24th, 2010 by Albert and Tempie Ltd with two share holders, Albert and Tempie Williams
Company registration number is 7168263.
Our vision as new entrants in the television industry is to develop a fresh approach to television production, The idea was born out of our passion for the creative arts. The founders, are both published authors in their own rights, budding musicians and video enthusiasts who through the last three years have developed wide experience in information technology. The husband and wife team have assembled a very extensive web presence on the world wide web where their music, literary, photographic and video production are shared with the general public.
The idea to go commercial with, what was until now a hobby is born out of a desire to add value to our work, through the establishment of a viable enterprise, while aiming to assist in the employment of citizens of the community of Crawley.
Our quest is to tap into that latent semi-skilled labour force by offering, those who want to train in a new area of employment, a chance to retool, The most successful ones find employment in the company.
To date Diablotin Television provides a 24/7 web TV service powered by livestream. Livestream is a leader in online broadcast technology , with over 500,000 television producers signed up, and 700,000 channels launched since their founding in 2008 with Angle Funding. Among the features of the technology are: to mix multiple cameras, upload and import videos and provide overlays.
Our television widgets appear on numerous websites and social networking sites including our own domain www.http://diablotintelevision.co.uk, and http://musicofdominica.ning.com, my space, face book, Veoh and You tube among many others. There we feature no less than 30 mini documentaries on a number of topics of interest to the public. The videos are home produced ,The scripting, presenting, editing and soundtracks are provided by ourselves utilizing the windows movie maker and Pinnacle Studio 11Ultimate pack. Among the titles are a documentary on the first black history month celebrations in Crawley and the 2009 Notting hill Carnival of which we were awarded by ITV Local (London) as best featured clip.
To date, our registered office is at 27 Dalewood Gardens, Crawley, Rh10 8XP where we produce our proto types, and plan our strategy and other administrative works. We intend to grow steadily learning as we go more about the industry of which in this area is a growing one and of which there is much room for another player.
What distinguishes our model is the first target group of our company is that it is geared towards building its personnel from hosting training modules in partnership with stakeholders in the Borough, and alliances with partners in the industry, particularly the BBC and other investors. Our research has shown that the Town of Crawley is in dire need of a service like ours as one of the ways to deal with chronic unemployment, homelessness, drug abuse, anti social behaviour and recidivism.
With today’s opportunity, we are determined to inspire confidence and hope to these groups.
Our second target audience is to highlight and promote the interests of citizens of Black descent: namely persons of Afro American, Caribbean and African origin. We believe that the hopes and aspiration are not adequately met in media and so leads to a sense of isolation from main stream society, hence the lack of Black role models in the society.
- A reality show where 20 applicants are invited to train for a job in television over several months. At the end, those successful are invited to join the company as full, part time, temporary or voluntarily.
- The production of a current affairs, entertainment and sports package featuring Crawley and the surrounding areas.
- Produce programs that address the hopes and aspirations of members of the Black minority and ethnic population of the UK. Act as a casting agent and information point for persons wanting to enter the television and film industry.
- To produce advertisements and documentaries of a wide range of issues to be aired on cable networks.
- To free lance with other broadcasters on news of interest.
- To feature the journey of Dominicans to the UK and their impact on their families and back in the Caribbean
Equipment for complete budget studio…
- 2. Sony HVR-HD1000E HDV camcorder.
- 2. Libec LS-22DV pro tripod including bag.
- 1. Rode NGT-2 directional shot gun microphone kit(with pistol grip and boom pole)
- 1. Sennheiser EW 112-P G£ Radio Mic system (lapel).
- 1. Reflecmedia Studio chromkey bundle (including 1×2.1Mx2.1M collapsible chromaflex screen with bag; 1x21Mx4Mbase matte; 2xiztac fluorescing light stands; 1xbacdropstand; 2xclip on backlights; 1xsmall green lite ring with 37mm adaptor for one camera.
- 1 (Optional) additional reflemedia lite ring kit for second camera.
- 1. Newtek Tricaster Pro-Complete portable studio offers the flexibility to mix component, composite and S-video camera sources. Able to produce shows with professional network-style virtual sets, balanced audio, an integrated character generator, broad file format support, increased storage and much more.
- 2. 22” widescreen monitors
- 1. Sennheiser HD212 headphones
- 1. Connecting cables
- 1. Delivery and basic set up
About Albert and Tempie Ltd.
|Diablotin Television is a new independent privately-owned television production company, owned by Albert and Tempie Ltd. based in Crawley, United Kingdom.
Co founder, Albert Williams says, “ in phase two, our ultimate goal is to establish a new television Cable network championing the hopes and aspirations of a wide spectrum of viewers.
We also aim to train persons in various skills used in the television, film and video industry. “Among the aims of the company are hosting training modules in television production, information technology, computing working in partnership with stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Caribbean and elsewhere in the world. “Through establishing strategic alliances with partners in the industry,“ says Director of Marketing and Sales, Tempie Williams, “We believe that a service like ours is one of the ways of dealing with chronic unemployment, homelessness, drug abuse, anti social behaviour and recidivism through providing training opportunities in various digital skills which are in high demand in most developing countries,” she said adding, “Diablotin Television Ltd’s focus is to highlight and promote the interests of persons of Black descent: namely Afro-American, Caribbean and Black British.
We believe that currently the hopes and aspirations of these racial groups are not adequately represented in the media today and which leads to a sense of isolation from main stream society, and hence the lack of Black role models,” she concluded.
The company which trades under several Diablotin-named products is named after the tallest mountain in the Commonwealth Dominica: Morne Diablotin, which was named so by early French settlers because it was the breeding place of the now almost extinct bird species of The Black-capped, a small seabird in the gadfly petrel genus, also known as the Diablotín. The nocturnal bird was named by locals as Diablotín, which by literal translation means “little devil”, “because of its night-time habits and the odd-sounding mating calls, which may have suggested to locals the presence of evil spirits in the dark.” Albert Williams explains further, “Therefore, our products mimic that legendary bird, and its habitat, the mountain, in many ways.
Our aim is to become the ‘devil’s advocate’: a voice for the marginalised, downtrodden and unrepresented people of the Diaspora, and a mountain of excellence in cyber space; to become a leader in internet technology. He says, adding “WE believe that Information technology (I.T) is the way forward. For countries like Dominica and other Caribbean Island states that have relied on an agriculture-based economy– limes, and coconuts and in recent time’s bananas. WE need to breed at this time, empowered individuals, full of innovative and creative ideas; computer technicians, software developers etc that can create the kind of income generating companies such as the founders of Google, Yahoo, Myspace and Facebook have done.”
Diablotin Television also runs a messageboard/forum http://diablotin-television.proboards.com/ Our aim is to provide an educational space where subjects such as creative writing, music, computer studies and religion etc can be discussed with the view of becoming a hub of learning, especially those who wish to improve thier computer skills. The forum is free to join and easy to use and all are welcome.
ONLINE MAGAZINE http://www.openzine.com/aspx/Magazine.aspx?ID=6731
The company publishes an online magazine, Diablotin Magazine which can be found atwww.openzine.com/diablotinmagazine. Diablotin Magazine is powered by an American company called Openzine. OpenZine is a publishing platform with web browser based tools that provides an easy way for anyone to make their own online magazine, for free. OpenZine was started by two brothers, Humby and Kiki who say, “The best way to describe what OpenZine provides is by understanding how magazines work. Magazines have a staff of writers, photographers, designers, illustrators and editors that create & contribute. Here at OpenZine you create & contribute on those same principles but your resources are other OpenZine users”
INTERNET TELEVISION http://www.livestream.com/diablotintv
Again, working with online platforms, the company operates an internet television channel:www.livestream.com/diablotintv. Diablotin Television is one of some 700,000 channels launched utilizing web browser based tools provided by a company called Livestream. In the companies own words, “Livestream is the most powerful live broadcast platform on the internet. Producers can use the Livestream browser-based Studio application to create LIVE, scheduled and on-demand internet television to broadcast anywhere on the web through a single player widget.” At the minute, Diablotin Television Ltd is seeking: reporters, researches, budding TV producers to join its pool of talent as Production Team Members.
Any interested individuals or organisations may write to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com for more information or a request for a link to join as a production team member. Diablotin Television which has in excess of ten hours of in-house produced programming may also be viewed at:http://www.diablotintelevision.net/