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TVN Files Appeal with Canada's Cabinet

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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-544

  Ottawa, 18 November 2005
  TVN Niagara Inc.
St. Catharines, Ontario
  Application 2003-1498-0
Public Hearing in Niagara Falls, Ontario
6 June 2005

English-language television station in St. Catharines

  The Commission denies an application for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial television station to serve St. Catharines and the Niagara region.

Click here for further details
on the CRTC's web-site

Thank you for all your support Niagara!

There was a full house in support of TVN at the CRTC hearing on June 6th, the likes of which were unprecedented. On this day, a video was presented, demonstrating the great need and demand for a local/conventional television station in Niagara. Now, it is publicly viewable on our web-site:

Click here to watch TVN's CRTC video!

A summary of what TVN wished to provide Niagara:

  • TVN Over-theAir on Channel 22 or on Cable TV or Satellite
  • 40 hours of Local Niagara Programming every week
  • HDTV Ready
  • Two hour Evening Newscast Daily with heavy emphasis on Niagara News
  • News Coverage from Six Mobile Cruisers
  • 25 person News team
  • TVN will be Live every day from Niagara Falls and downtown St. Catharines
  • Up to 18 Mobile Production Units covering the Niagara Peninsula
  • 95 Full-time and 60 Part-time employees
  • TVN will reach every Niagara resident everyday
  • Digital technology will deliver maximum efficiency, quality, and economy
  • TVN reaches Niagara, Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo
  • All Local Programs are Simulcast on
  • TVN will employ skilled marketing professionals including sales, research, graphic design, videographers and writers to produce high-quality, cost-effective commercials
  • Niagara-Majority Ownership
  • 48 Classic Movies Per Week
  • TVN employs Niagara's only Meteorologist for accurate regional weather
  • TVN has 130 cameras showing USA-Canada border crossings
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