Cable & Telecom

All-Inuktut TV channel launches on Shaw Direct

IGLOOLIK, Nunavut — Canada’s first Inuit-language TV channel officially launched on Monday, January 18, having secured carriage on Shaw’s satellite TV service. The new channel, Uvagut TV, will broadcast 168 hours a week of Inuit-produced culture, arts, movies and information programming, says the press release issued last week by Igloolik-based Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV) and IsumaTV. The channel was created by NITV and IsumaTV with programs from Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) and other Inuit independent producers. The channel is available nationally to more than 610,000 Shaw Direct satellite customers (basic package) as well as Arctic Co-operatives Limited’s cable subscribers...

Our industry and COVID-19

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