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This is the fan club for what used to be C9TV (Channel 9 Television)  . It was based in Derry, Northern Ireland and started operating in 1996 .This is the place you an post your memories of C9TV. Send us photos and we will add them as well . Scroll down for more

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Before Fiber optic and services like Verizon Fios Internet existed C9TV was an exciting new type of television service provided for by the 1996 Broadcasting Act and regulated by the office of communications (Ofcom). When C9TV launched in October 1999 it was only the fourth local television service in the UK. Lets take a walk down memory lane .Click any of the links below to visit the old page as it looked somewhere around 2004 which is the last time we can find archived images of it 

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Television's power of communication is unequalled by other media formats. Television has the ability to convey strong messages using images with sound as well as vision.......

Broadcast Area

C9tv is a local television service operating in the North West of Northern Ireland in Londonderry, Limavady, Coleraine and Strabane.....

Programmes

c9tv believes that the tastes and interests of our audience can best be served by paying particular attention to the quality, prominence and scheduling stability of the original local programming within our service.....

Viewership

Our signal is received in 69% of homes within our core broadcast area (Source: UMS / Millward Brown Ulster). This delivers a weekly reach of 62% or as many as 105,000 adults. ....

Current Affairs

Dissatisfaction has been expressed about the decline in the volume and prominence of current affairs programmes on British television in recent years....

News

More than any other programme genre, television news, as most people's main source of news and political information, plays a key role in underpinning democracy and citizenship....

Brief History Of C9TVs Start

On the night of the 17th of October 1999 something quite unique took place in the city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland. On that Sunday at around 6.30pm Irish Television history was made. Despite many obstacles a small group of dedicated people launched Channel 9 Television from a tiny one room Portakabin on top of Sherriffs Mountain, the highest point overlooking the city.

Channel 9 was the first ever local terrestrial TV station in Ireland and the first TV broadcaster to exist outside of Dublin, Belfast and Galway.When the project was first announced in the local press two years earlier in 1997 there were many, both locally and further afield, who scoffed and said it couldnt be done and that it would never happen. But now finally Channel 9 was on the air, one of the first 3 local terrestrial TV stations in the whole of the UK to begin operations under the then ITC’s new local licensing regime.

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Aw, remember the old days when it first started, and they had the wee presenter in her puffa jacket? She'd go all over town with her camera man and stop people in the street. Our college class had a board on the wall with all our names on it, we tried to get all the names crossed off as she'd stop us and put us on tv :p After about a year it was ,"Shit, let's go down the other street - the wee Channel 9 girl's down there! I'm too scruffy to be on the telly today."
GraphicDesignMonkey
It is a very good channel and the music that they play in the afternoon & @ night has a much bigger playlist than THE HITS with new vids i haven't seen on TMF or THE HITS, well most of the tunes are oldish (about a year or so). and they have lots of programmes too (local news, current affairs, Music Videos (in a quarter screen picture with Texts and info at the bottom and right) and some of their screens are in letterbox widescreen so it is a very succesful channel and i even think it's on Sky Digital if you can find it on Sky tell me, what im really looking to know is if it could come to Freeview and take over Bid-up or QVC (bid-up hopefully) just like S4C does in Wales
Anonymous
Aw, remember the old days when it first started, and they had the wee presenter in her puffa jacket? She'd go all over town with her camera man and stop people in the street. Our college class had a board on the wall with all our names on it, we tried to get all the names crossed off as she'd stop us and put us on tv :p After about a year it was ,"Shit, let's go down the other street - the wee Channel 9 girl's down there! I'm too scruffy to be on the telly today."
GraphicDesignMonkey
Ive never seen C9 but Im told by a guy from that part of the world that their programming was comedy gold !
KeepThemmunsOut
For the last couple of years of it running, it only played sky news and the occasional music videos, no original programming at all.
Carrickfergus

Thanks for stopping by , My name is Aidan Murphy. This project was made possible by a very good friend of mine , Darren Tatch who built the website and collaborated as I drove him nuts about old Irish TV from my childhood . Visit the Wikipedia page for more details