Uvagut TV ~ An Inuit Language Channel Has Been Launched

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Nunavut Independent Television (NITV) is Canada’s first artist-run media centre located in a remote Inuit community.

NITV Based in Igloolik, NITV promotes creation and exhibition of Inuit video art linking Nunavut communities through internet television channels on IsumaTV, according to a media release posted to the website. Local access internet-TV and media training increase production and distribution of Inuktitut and other Aboriginal-language video and media activism.

NITV is one of the founding members of IsumaTV, a collective multimedia platform for Inuit and Aboriginal media worldwide.

24/7 Inuktut TV launched on January 18 on all Shaw Direct basic satellite packages nationally and on Arctic Co-ops Cable basic in Nunavut and NWT wherever available. 

Uvagut TV will offer children’s programming, movies, documentaries, live shows and priceless archives by Isuma, Kingulliit, Arnait Video, Artcirq, Taqqut, NITV and other independent Inuit producers; and by Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Inuvialuit Communications Society (ICS) and other media organizations. Watch Uvagut TV live online here. Bell and other cable-satellite services coming soon, stay tuned. A project of Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV) and IsumaTV.

NITV is also one of the founding partners in Digital Indigenous Democracy, an effort to bring global partners into a working collaboration through new media and socio-political networking. Find more information here: http://www.isuma.tv/did/network/nitv