Inuit Canadians will soon have 24/7 access to Inuktitut-language television programming.
The Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV) is launching a new channel — Uvagut TV — starting first thing on Monday, at 12:01 a.m.
It will be available nationally to Shaw Direct customers, and to Arctic Co-ops cable subscribers in Nunavut and the Northwest territories, according to a news release announcing the launch. It will also stream online through the website uvagut.tv.
The new channel’s Inuktitut title translates to “Our TV” in English — a term used to encompass all Inuit languages, including Inuktitut, which is spoken in western and central Nunavut.