60 years ago, partners Geoff Stirling and Don Jamieson ignored the conventional wisdom that television would never work in Newfoundland. Today NTV celebrates six decades of entertaining and informing the people of our unique and wonderful province.
Don Jamieson was Newfoundland’s first television anchor and went on to a very successful career in federal politics. Geoff Stirling started other broadcasting companies across Canada and is in the Canadian Halls of Fame for Broadcasting, Business and Sports.
In the 1970s, Geoff Stirling and NTV made history again by being the first 24 hour TV station in the world. Geoff wanted Labradorians to be able to watch NTV as well. He wanted to
help unite the province and so NTV went on satellite in the 1980s. With so many viewers now watching nationally and even internationally, NTV became Canada’s Superstation.
NTV has always been committed to excellence and its professional and dedicated staff has made and kept the station number one. From the Janeway Children’s Telethon, to live Royal St. John’s Regatta coverage, to leadership debates and full election coverage, NTV is there for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
The NTV Evening Newshour remains the top rated TV program in our province and our commitment to our communities and culture remains as strong as ever. The Internet now allows us to reach viewers everywhere through ntv.ca. At NTV, we would like
to thank our loyal viewers and pledge to them that we will continue to reflect our beautiful province and do our best to inform and entertain Newfoundlanders and Labradorians everywhere.
-G. Scott Stirling,
President and CEO Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Ltd.