Natural Resources Television (IDNR-TV)

Natural Resources Television (IDNR-TV)

February 02, 2012 11:04 ET

A Great Show of Support, Under the Guidance of the Town of Timmins, Demanding the Distribution of IDNR-TV's Signal, is Set in Motion in Favor of This Specialized Channel in Northern Ontario

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2012) - In a letter sent to TV distributors, which includes Bell TV and Eastlink Cable System, the mayor of Timmins, Ontario, the honorable Tom Laughren, has energically demanded to this TV distribution companies the distribution of IDNR-TV's programming via cable and satellite to the population of Timmins, Ontario.

Mayor Laughren has asserted that the population of Timmins would be well served by this programming, which favours information and entertainment. He goes on adding that IDNR-TV, in as much as it would serve the population of Timmins, could also greatly contribute to the economic and touristic development of Northern Ontario, as it would identify this region as a choiced destination for both tourism and business prospects. In the eyes of mayor Laughren, IDNR-TV's retransmission will bring up unequaled pride within Northern Ontario's population with its showcase to Canadian audiences of a programming in which the Timmins' region sees its specific dynamism and the natural beauty of its scenery reflected.

Mayor Laughren dares to hope that the TV signal distributors will offer this service to their clients within, ideally, a foreseeable future.

This show of support adds to the general flow of similar steps taken by elected officials and public instances such as Port-Cartier's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who demanded to local Québécois cable distributors the inclusion of IDNR-TV's signal in their channel package, as the region's population recognizes itself in this small independent network's original programming.

IDNR-TV has recently introduced a series of public debates, an hour-long each, on the topic of the mining industry, its development and the impact it has on local regions directly affected. Following Val d'Or and the Abitibi region in late fall 2011, the towns of Port-Cartier and Fermont on Quebec's North Shore have hosted in late January 2012 such debates, which will be presented on the air in a short while.

IDNR-TV's CEO, Ivor Barr, and its Lead Anchor, Alexandre Dumas, have made their intentions clear , to perfectly reflect, with this type of specialized programming, the reality of everyday life of women and men who will contribute, with all their creativity and innovative skills, to giving rise to and developing a social, economic and cultural life. A life iron-marked with all the originality and true values of sustainable development, in the newly-born era of Quebec's Northern Initiative (Plan Nord).

IDNR-TV is the first and only television station dedicated to the natural resources sector. IDNR-TV is a source of information the NR sector. IDNR-TV is also dedicated to showcasing lives and social issues that inspire Canadians.

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