Nunavut to get all-Inuktut TV channel with educational programming, cultural content 

July 15, 2020

Inuit TV, an all-Inuktut TV channel with broadcasters and programming in dialects from all Inuit regions, will be launching in Nunavut this year. "Many Inuit homes don't have computers or good internet access. We saw the need for a conventional broadcaster,” said Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, president of Inuit TV Network. "This educational broadcaster will make it easier to be able to show more Inuktut content in Inuit homes.” The network will be focused on cultural and language education and will provide a place for Inuit filmmakers to show their work. A content committee will determine what kind of programming viewers want, including translated mainstream shows such as Spider-Man and David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things. The network has received $2.4M in funding from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc for its first three years, and Arnaquq-Baril stated that first-time filmmakers can access funding through organizations such as the Nunavut Film Development Corp.   CBC  (NV)