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The CTA is the representative body for Community Television in Ireland. Community Television is an alternative form of Television in which Television Stations are owned, operated and programmed by non-profit organisations and co-operatives working with groups and individuals within their communities.

CTA Community TV Festival

The Community TV festival is held each yeah in Cork, Dublin or Belfast. This free two day event is held to discuss and showcase Community Television in Ireland. It includes: - A Seminars on a National Community Television Channel - A Workshops on using and Creating media within your organisation. - Screenings of Community Television programmes made in Ireland. The festival is organised by with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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DCTV is operating on a full voluntary, no cost basis and still managing a very difficult financial situation. Nevertheless, we have made some progress towards reducing our indebtedness. As ever, we are very thankful for the support and forbearance of our members and creditors. Several of our members have been successful in Sound & Vision applications. We will be holding a number of Sound & Vision workshops during the year and we will support and advise on proposals as best we can. For further details please go to

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NvTv new TV for Belfast

NVTV, also known as Northern Visions Television, is a local public service community television station based in the city of Belfast. On 10 October 2012, the channel was granted a 12-year local TV licence to broadcast on digital terrestrial television by Ofcom. The channel was relaunched on 29 September 2014 through the Freeview and Virgin Media platforms. It is currently licensed to transmit on UHF Channel 30 (Freeview LCN 7). They also have over 50,000 viewers online each week. This is a link to their website

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