Boosting Caribbean Entertainment: Frederick A. Morton, Jr.’s TEMPO+ App Launch Takes Streaming to New Heights

By David Thompson

Aug 17, 2023 12:18 PM EDT

Frederick A. Morton, Jr.(Frederick A. Morton, Jr.) (Credit: Getty Image)

In a world where streaming has emerged as a pillar for entertainment, Frederick A. Morton, Jr. continued his winning ways with a brilliant hit and the much-anticipated launch of TEMPO Networks streaming app, TEMPO+.  TEMPO+ is in high demand for streaming services that offer a variety of content from Caribbean culture, including music, movies, documentaries, and TV shows. The App provides all Caribbean content in one place. 

TEMPO Networks:

The TEMPO Networks gives North Americans nonstop entertainment and showcases the vibrant culture of the Caribbean. It was launched in 2005 to focus on programming that celebrates Caribbean culture and lifestyle.  It aims to provide a platform for Caribbean voices in media and to showcase diverse experiences.  After years of focusing on local transmission, Morton felt it was high time for his network to spread its wings worldwide. 

Celebrating the 18th Anniversary:

Frederick Morton is poised to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the TEMPO Networks in November with a bang by expanding its recently launched streaming platform, TEMPO+, with new and exciting Caribbean content. The high-quality channel is set to expand by streaming all of its legacy programs, together with new originals on the TEMPO+ App.

"I believe that streaming technology can break down barriers and bring the best

of Caribbean culture and entertainment to the world. With a dedicated platform for showcasing the talent of our region, we can provide a new level of exposure for our beautiful destinations, talented artists, filmmakers, and musicians and inspire audiences across the globe," shared founder Frederick A. Morton, Jr. with regards to the App launch.

TEMPO App:   

The TEMPO+ App is a streaming platform that provides viewers with exclusive Caribbean content, including music, films, television shows, and documentaries worldwide both live and on-demand. In addition to the original content, the App features  interviews, behind-the-scenes and live performances. It can be downloaded on iPhones, androids, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Google Tv, Roku, etc.  

Collaboration with other Media Outlets:

Since its launch, TEMPO+ has collaborated with other media outlets and select partners to expand its reach and offer more diverse content to its audiences. Some of the prominent collaborations include: 

  • Complex Media: TEMPO has teamed up with powerhouse digital media Company, Complex, obtaining the franchise for its wildly popular web series, Hot Ones".  The Caribbean version of the show, Hot Ones Caribbean, launched successfully with its first season in Trinidad & Tobago and is currently airing the second season from Jamaica.  

  • Jamaica Tourist Board: TEMPO has partnered with the Jamaica Tourist Board on an exciting Win a Trip Sweepstakes, where a lucky winner will win an exciting all-inclusive trip to Jamaica by downloading the App.

  • USVI Department of Tourism:  TEMPO has also recently announced its partnership with the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism to produce ground-breaking content, including the 3rd season of the Hot Ones, marketing and promoting the destination.

Impact on The Caribbean Industry:

Frederick Morton's media empire is growing rapidly, bringing joy and entertainment to millions of Caribbean enthusiast. The launch of the TEMPO+ App is very significant for Morton's TEMPO Networks. It provides an excellent opportunity for travel and tourism stakeholders to market the destinations and to showcase the products (resorts & hotels, tour companies, cruising, yachting, etc.), Caribbean artists to showcase their talent to a larger audience and to authentically connect the Caribbean diaspora to home. 

On the whole, the impact of the TEMPO App on the Caribbean entertainment industry is profound. Because of the App's growth and collaboration with other media outlets, the Caribbean's entertainment industry is envisioned as being catapulted to a new level.

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