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Niagara News TV

Niagara News TV
Niagara News TV logo
Launched February 7, 2011
Closed April 18, 2011
Owned by Peninsula Broadcasting Corporation
Slogan Be seen and be heard.
Country Canada
Broadcast area Niagara Region
Headquarters St. Catharines, Ontario
Availability
Cable
Cogeco Channel 556

Niagara News TV (NNTV) was a Canadian English language regional category 2 digital cable specialty channel. Niagara News TV was a news and information television service for the Niagara Region. In addition to operating on cable, the service also planned on streaming on the Internet, although those plans never materialized.

While it was originally set to launch on November 10, 2010 under the name Niagara Now TV,[1] the launch date had been pushed back to sometime in the winter of 2010/2011;[2] later confirmed as February 7, 2011 and a name change to Niagara News TV.[3]

The channel suspended operations on April 18, 2011 due to "technical difficulties" cited by company president Frank Thibault. Although there were plans to bring operations back by fall 2011, the channel did not begin operations as planned. Upon suspending operations, viewers were initially prompted with a screen with weather graphics and a news ticker when they turned to the channel number on Cogeco cable, the only television provider who carried the channel, although this has since ended.[4]

References

  1. ^ Niagara to get its own TV station, NiagaraThisWeek.com, 20 July 2010
  2. ^ The Launch of The 'X' Zone with Rob McConnell on Niagara Now TV (NNTV) Postponed., PRLog.com, 2010-11-10
  3. ^ TV News Comes to Niagara! PressRun 2011-01-25
  4. ^ Niagara News TV signs off after three months The Standard 2011-02-19


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