Apparently as of today, National Indigenous TV (NITV) will be broadcast in the Sydney Metropolitan area on digital free-to-air TV on channel 40.

I haven’t had a chance to see NITV yet, as last time I was in the Territory was prior to its launch. This was back when the only indigenous content on Australian TV was restricted to Imparja, and even then it was only when they had spare air-time between Who Wants to be a Millionaire and other such gems of modern entertainment.

I look forward to being able to see indigenous Australian content more often. Who knows, maybe in a few years, remote communities will be making short films and documentaries that will screen across the country. Perhaps then the public’s opinion of indigenous Australia will be based on reality.