Monday, September 29, 2014

Belfast’s Local Television Channel, NVTV, launches.

As Undercurrents I supported a brilliant active media group in Belfast for years called Northern Media. We distributed their films on Undercurrents alternative news video in the 1990s

They have now launched their own TV channel. NVTV Belfast’s local television channel, NVTV, begins broadcasting today, Monday September 29th, via Freeview channel 8 and Virgin Media Cable 159.

NVTV, which has a twelve-year licence, will broadcast local news, current affairs, documentaries, arts and culture, music, local history, business and sports.

“We believe the channel can provide great opportunities for local people, groups, business and civic organisations to engage with a local audience”,  explained Simon Wood, Chairperson of Northern Visions,  

“it is a broad agenda covering local issues, debates, community activities, culture and history. We will also be broadcasting relevant content from other Local TV and community channels in the UK and Ireland”.

NVTV is broadcasting to over 215,000 households in the Greater Belfast area. It is a not-for-profit venture run for public and community benefit. 

It will begin broadcasting from 6pm – 11pm seven days a week and plans to go on earlier in the day as the station develops.

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