Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) oversees Radio and Television Martí at its headquarters in Miami, Florida.  The Martís are a multimedia hub of news, information and analysis that provide the people of Cuba with interactive programs seven days a week through satellite television and shortwave and AM radio, as well as through flash drives, emails, DVDs, and SMS text. Combined with the online platform, martinoticias.com, the Martís are a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to all Cubans.

Recent Highlights

2nd annual Cuba Internet Freedom Conference to be held in November

Cuban digital entrepreneurs and innovators, along with other local and international leaders, will meet in Miami on November 7–8, for the second annual Cuba Internet Freedom (CIF).

Wilfredo Cancio appointed Central News Director for OCB

Cancio will manage and supervise news coverage and editorial policies for Radio Martí, TV Martí and Martinoticias.com.

OCB to air original documentary on Alan Gross in commemoration of Internet Freedom Day

January 18 marks Internet Freedom Day, and as part of this celebration the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) will air the special Alan Gross: The Complete History.

Local union praises OCB

In a recent blog post, a local chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees congratulated the management at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting for its guidance and direction during the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew. OCB is located in Miami and was expected to be in the path of the storm. The following post appeared on the AFGE Local 1812 website.

Cuban activist participates in internet freedom conference live via mobile app from Cuba

Never before has a Cuban citizen been able to join, live, an event such as this that promotes freedom of expression and freedom of the internet, while in Cuba.

Awards

TV Martí nominated for interactive storytelling Emmy award

Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards (2016)

Pablito, El Fan #1 de La Pelota en Cuba was nominated for a 2016 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award in the Interactivity category.

TV Martí nominated for best promo

Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, Promotion-News Promo-Image, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards (2016)

The network was nominated for a 2016 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award in the category of Promotion-News Promo-Image

TV Martí reporter nominated for local Emmy

Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, Best Human Interest Program, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards (2016)

Karen Caballero and her team were nominated for a 2016 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for their work on La Vida Por el Arte, en Libertad.

TV Martí reporter receives Emmy nomination for Obama coverage

Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, Continuing Coverage–No Time Limit, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards (2016)

The nomination came under the Continuing Coverage–No Time Limit category of the Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards.

TV Martí wins Suncoast Emmy Award

Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards (2015)

The award was received for its informative production that examined the plight of Cubans trying to flee to the United States.

 

OCB

“Where I live I have no electricity. I listen using a small solar-powered radio. I really like the program. It has lots of positive energy and love. With your joyful illumination, you are able to enlighten our afternoons.”

MercedesHousewife from Santa Clara, Cuba, about the 1800 Online radio program