Summit to look at new regional TV network for Nunavut

Via Scoop.itNunavut
[excerpt] February 16, 2012 – 1:11 pm Summit to look at new regional television network for Nunavut “There’s been frustration that there’s not enough Inuktitut programming on air” SARAH ROGERS The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and Nunavut’s Ajjiit Media Association will team up to host the territory’s first-ever television summit in Iqaluit next month. At three-day summit the two organizations hope to get new ideas and support to create Nunavut’s first regional television network, as a way to boost the Inuktitut-language content available to Nunavut viewers. “There’s been frustration that there’s not enough Inuktitut programming on air, and what’s there is scattered,” said the IBC’s Debbie Brisebois. “We want to look at what we could do with the remarkable network of talented producers who live in the territory.” IBC currently produces five Inuktitut-language series, although Brisebois said they are not broadcast on a regular basis. Some time after the Government of Nunavut was looking at how to beef up its language protection act, the IBC submitted a paper suggesting that the territory could use a regional television network with regular Inuit language programming. […]
Via www.nunatsiaqonline.ca

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