I helped Wendel Wilks with the first application for a “real” station back in 2004 and 2005. That CRTC application was for a full out Broadcast Channel (must carry on cable, satellite etc), which would have covered Niagara and the GTA, but with a focus on Niagara. I naively believed that the station had a good chance at a license but in the end the need to protect poor old CTV, Global et al prevailed. Here’s Robbie Gould Jersey the original decision.
So I was really pleased to hear that NNTV was licensed by the CRTC (Category 2 – Digital only, Robbie Gould Authentic Jersey no must carry) several months ago. Alas the Cat 2 license while much easier to get does not provide any protection re: format/content but more importantly, the lack of the guaranteed Cat 1 revenue Robbie Gould Womens Jersey must have done them in.
It’s a shame because Niagara is a market that should be able to support a dedicated TV station, but with the fragmentation of the media, I guess the economics don’t work. Here is an article in the St. Catharines Standard with Robbie Gould Youth Jersey more detail.
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