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    Fledgling Niagara TV station off the air

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara’s latest attempt at a local TV station has faded to black — at least for now.

    Niagara News TV president Frank Thibault said the St. Catharines-based station suspended operations Monday, putting 17 people out of work.

    “We’re trying to figure out a way to come back,” said Thibault, who added investors will meet Saturday to discuss a possible fall relaunch. “But we had to let the staff go … we don’t know for sure how this is going to play out.”

    Bullet Media also had a story called Fade to black: Niagara television station can’t overcome shaky start; future to be determined at weekend meeting

    Niagara TV station to launch Monday

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Executives behind a new Niagara-based television station say the news, sports and weather-focused channel will fill a void in the region.

    Called Niagara News TV, the St. Paul St.-based station will run nightly newscasts from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and paid programming and regular news updates the rest of the time.

    The television station — broadcast on channel 556 — will be beamed into the homes of 55,000 Cogeco digital subscribers in the region starting Monday at 6 p.m.

    New Niagara TV channel planned for November

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    A new group of investors plans to give Niagara its own television station by November.

    Niagara Now TV is scheduled to begin programming on Cogeco digital cable in November, Peter Hayman, the chief executive officer for the Peninsula Broadcasting Corp., said at a regional council meeting Thursday.

    “This is television for Niagarans, by Niagarans,” said Hayman, who added the channel will have its own news reporting staff but will also include “user-generated content” from residents.

    “The three words of our mantra are fun, affordable and inclusive.”

    Hayman said the group hopes to provide training and work opportunities for aspiring local journalists.

    “Our young brain trust doesn’t have to leave the region,” he told councillors.

    The channel will be available on the Internet and to residents who have Cogeco digital cable, Hayman said.

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