Going with the flow

John Reid president and COO Columbus Communications.
John Reid president and COO Columbus Communications.

Thousands of consumers in Barbados enjoyed the experience of the exciting features and services Columbus Communications is bringing to the island at “Flow’s World” -†a two day, first of its kind interactive, technology expo that brought together local and international partners.

Led by HBO, the show also includes channel partners that include ESPN, BET, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, BBC, Food Network, Discovery Networks. The exposition opened at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday and concluded today.†

Flow’s World has been described as “a unique, informative and entertaining event that showcases the products and services of the Columbus brands – Columbus Business Solutions and Flow”.

Patrons were able to interact with features of both brands†to experience broadband internet, digital cable TV and digital landline telephone services that Columbus will provide in Barbados.

Specifically, the event highlights how the technology can transform the way consumers live, work, play and learn.†The technology expo showcased service features such as HD and 3D television, how Flow services can be used anywhere and anytime, personal video recording technology; and video on demand.

Hands on demonstrations enable patrons to see firsthand how the Internet can be used as an effective learning tool and how Columbus has used this technology to change the face of online learning throughout the region.†

“Patrons have fun while immersing themselves in the technology as a preview of what they will soon also enjoy in their homes,” said Rhea Yaw Ching, corporate vice president sales and marketing for Columbus. “For customers who sign up for service at Flow World, we also have a number of special offers and giveaways.”†

Sports enthusiasts had a chance to meet†football icon and ESPN host Shaka Hislop who delivered motivational talks.

Teens interested in a career in broadcasting shared the anchor seat with One Caribbean Weather’s Kara Coleman and saw how they look on camera delivering breaking news, and helped Joey Stevens and Bob the Parrot give live weather updates.

Gamers were able to challenge each other to see how online gaming takes on new life with Flow’s superfast broadband service.

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