The channel was one of the few that broadcast in analogue prior to digital switchover. As BBC Northern Ireland and UTV marked the analogue switch-off with Eamonn Holmes presenting a special simulcast show, NVTV quietly slipped off air.
Now, having been awarded one of Ofcom's new local TV licences allowing services to launch on Freeview, NVTV is back - this time with a prominent channel number - Freeview channel 8 - and improved coverage: this time broadcasting across the whole of Belfast and slightly beyond via the main Divis television transmitter.
|NVTV's coverage area on Freeview from the Divis transmitter|
The community TV channel says it will "provide local news, current affairs, a wide range of creative, educational, entertaining programming and widen the community’s involvement in broadcasting by encouraging active citizenship in making programming, inclusive of all under-represented communities." The operating company Northern Visions is a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee.
Find out more: http://www.nvtv.co.uk/
Local TV coverage checker: http://www.localtv.org.uk/can-i-get-it/