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All New Format Highlights Exciting Carnival Event

New York, Friday, January 29, 2016


The International Soca Monarch (ISM) Finals 2016 “SOCA FIRST,” is a presentation of the Caribbean Prestige Foundation. This three-hour event is scheduled to take place in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on Saturday, February 6 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT and will premiere on pay-per-view throughout the USA and Canada and a paid web stream, with distribution by Multi-Vision Media, Inc. according to the content management, Ultra Stream Media.

This year’s theme ‘SOCA FIRST’ emphasizes ISM’s thrust to position Soca as the primary driving force of Carnival and Trinidad & Tobago’s culture. The theme also underscores the changes that are being introduced this year, namely a return to ONE category in the competition. The full list of changes can be found at

Known as Fantastic Friday, the Soca Monarch Finals is one of the most anticipated events of Trinidad’s Carnival schedule and showcases the world’s greatest Soca stars giving their best performances for cash prizes. The show will feature the crowning of one monarch as well as the highly anticipated category, Breakout Artist of the Year.

“This year’s broadcast will be the best ever. The three hour, made for TV production, will not only highlight the best performance of the night, but also showcase the background of the artists to share how they prepare to take their performances to the Soca Monarch stage,” commented Mr. Peter Scoon, CEO of CPR.

The entire engineering of this world-wide broadcast will be powered by Ultra- Stream Media and Multi Vision Media, Inc. and will feature local Trinidad partnerships with Media 21 LTD and the ISM.

The event will be available in High Definition and state-of-the-art 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and will be carried throughout the month on cable and satellite in North America. Please consult your local guide for channel and encores on your carrier. The suggested retail is $29.99.

The concert will also be available worldwide on home computers, laptops, Smart TVs, iPhones, iPads, and android devices by streaming from Ultra-Stream and Flipps.

The live HD web streaming will be available from via and