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Niagara News TV president Frank Thibault said the St. Catharines-based station suspended operations Monday, putting 17 people out of work.

NNTV started broadcasting in February on Cogeco digital cable channel 556, but battled technical difficulties from the get-go.

"We had a rough go in the advertising market and a bad start," Thibault said by phone Monday night from his Burlington home. "Our programming was getting better, our feedback was getting better … But it simply wasn't possible to keep going. It's better sometimes to stop, regroup and see if you can proceed."
 

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Sounds like a "if we build it, they will come" issue with not enough funding. A station needs to market itself and if people didn't know about it then they did a lousy job selling themselves.

Also, if they had to shut down after 3 months then they were under capitalized. All TV stations lose money in the first year so you need funds to last at least 6 to 12 months.
 
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