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National Indigenous Television National Indigenous Television i(A123947 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. NITV)
Born: Established: Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory, ;
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Based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, National Indigenous Television (NITV) is a 24 hour television service established by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to improve the lives of Indigenous people. The station's objective has been to inform, entertain and educate, preserve the various languages, tell the stories of Indigenous Australians and showcase the rich diversity of the cultures and creative talent from communities across Australia.

The origins of NITV can be identified as early as 2004 when a voluntary NITV Committee was formed and a summit held in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. The summit involved a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media professionals and community members committed to the establishment of a national Indigenous broadcasting service. In 2005, the Federal Government announced $48.5 million in funding for NITV.

NITV established its Head Office in Alice Springs in 2007, with a television production arm located in Sydney. The station first began broadcasting on Black Friday the 13th of July 2007 during NAIDOC week.

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  • Available free-to-air 12 December 2012

Personal Awards

2018 winner First Nations Media Awards Best promotion or Station ID
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