Uvagut TV fulfils a long-cherished dream, NITV chairperson says

New Inuit language channel will include six hours of IBC programming each day

When the groundbreaking Uvagut TV channel launches Monday, a long-cherished dream will have been realized, the chairperson and executive director of Nunavut Independent Television, Lucy Tulugarjuk, told Nunatsiaq News this week. “We’ve been hoping for a long time to have Inuit television, or Uvagut TV, TV in Inuktitut,” Tulugarjuk said. NITV and a related Igloolik-based...

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All-Inuktut TV channel launches Monday

(Updated at 4 p.m., Jan. 14) A long-awaited all-Inuit-language cable and satellite television channel will launch at 12:01 a.m. this Monday, Jan. 18. Nunavut Independent Television and Isuma TV will operate the new channel, called Uvagut TV. In English, the word “uvagut” means “us” or “we.” “For me, Uvagut TV is a dream come true…

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