News

  • ICTV Christmas Closure

    The flies are here and so is the heat, Christmas must just be around the corner! After another busy year, ICTV will be closing over the Christmas period from December 20th, reopening again on January 8th, 2018. 

     

  • 12 Days of ICTV Xmas

     On the first day of Christmas, ICTV sent for me; some highlights for all of us to see. In celebration of the festive season ICTV will air 12 days of Christmas special programming.

     

  • Tech Talk: Wacom Cintiq Pro 13.

    Pictures are seamlessly coming to life with the help of the new Wacom Cintiq Pro 13. ICTV’s children series, Our Bedtime Stories will have a fantastic animated intro and outro thanks to the tablet, which has been an essential tool during production. 

  • Artists of Ampilatwatja

    Standing on stage in front of hundreds of people and presenting in a language that isn’t yours is a terrifying experience. Remote artists from across the central, Eastern and Western Desert are faced with this every year when they present at Desert Mob in Alice Springs.

     

  • Country and Community Football Grand Finals

    On September 24, Traeger Park in Alice Springs came alive with a display of athleticism, competition and an electric atmosphere to write home about. Cars painted in team colours lined the streets blocks away from the oval. The ambiance within the park was charged to say the least with hoards of fans lining the oval to welcome their teams. The three games, all epic in their own right didn’t disappoint with the under dogs of the day, Ltyentye Aprurte taking home the Country Division, ending an enormous 26-year premiership drought.

  • ICTV Community Bulletin Board

    Dogs and puppies begin to gather as the familiar smell of sausages on a barbecue begins to waft over the community. The balloons are blown up, the pamphlets are out and all of them are threatening to blow away. But now, where is everyone?

  • Tech Update: DJI Mavic Pro

    The newest ICTV staff member can fly!

    The ICTV programming department is very excited to welcome the newest addition to the ICTV equipment register, the DJI Mavic Pro.

    The Mavic Pro is one of the more compact drones available from DJI with 4K video available at 30fps, weighing in at only 734 grams! 

  • Online Video Awards, Our Place

    Stories of culture and family wrapped in an Indigenous soap opera are being put to a panel of experts in the hope of ICTV winning an OVA, an Online Video Award.

  • ICTV at Purple House

    521km West of Alice Springs at the Kintore Community Clinic, patients spend five hours at a time in a dark and quite room hooked up to a dialysis machine. Under the comfort of a minky blanket and with no distraction other than a television, some patients can spend up to 15 hours on dialysis a week.

  • Our Languages Matter on ICTV

    ICTV has a very special week of programming planned for Naidoc Week this year. In keeping with the 2017 theme of Naidoc Week  ‘Our Languages Matter’,  ICTV will be showcasing a wide variety of languages. From July 2- 9, every program you see on ICTV will be in an Indigenous language or on the topic of Indigenous languages.

  • Bedtime Stories Production

    Is there anything cosier or more comforting than being tucked up and told a good bedtime story before drifting off to a good nights sleep?

  • ICTV In Alice Springs: Well Worth the Wait

    While remote communities have been enjoying ICTV on their screens since 2012, Alice Springs residents are only now becoming an official audience, which means there are about to be a lot of familiar faces and culture spotted on channel 41.

  • EPG for ICTV

    If you’ve been having a bit of difficulty keeping track of what you’re watching on ICTV

Sport

  • Tiwi Island Football Finals

    The Tiwi Island Football Grand Finals have always been a highlight for the Top End calendar. Hoards of people make the trip from the mainland to revel in the atmosphere, talent and competiveness, making it the busiest day at Darwin airport.

  • Country League and Community Cup LIVE BROADCAST

    ICTV will be in the midst of the action at Traeger Park in Alice Springs this Easter Sunday during The Country League and Community Cup.

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Contributor Profiles

  • NG Media Capture Bedtime Stories

    NG Media has filmed some of the Western Desert’s finest storytellers spinning yarns in front of campfires for ICTV’s Bedtime Stories series. Through word of mouth and community suggestions, the NG Media crew have been on an impromptu tour from Wingellina to Blackstone and Warburton filming elders.

  • Whirlpool

    Imagine riding in a feeble dinghy through rough seas in the Dampier Peninsula with a policeman that has just arrested you. Imagine your feeble dinghy gets sucked into a whirlpool and while the constable drowns you are spared, once again a free albeit wet man. 

  • Anindilyakwa Media

    Perfectly capturing the picturesque life on Groote Eylandt, new contributor Anindilyakwa Media have produced some of the most popular videos on ICTV recently, featuring in ‘Our Tucker’ and ‘Our Culture’.

  • Yirara TV

    Covering all the important stories from school sports carnivals to community events, Yirara TV may be among ICTV’s youngest contributors but they inform the masses like true professionals. 

  • iTalk Studios

    A Correctional Facility may be the last place you would expect to find a buzzing production studio, but here in Alice Springs, inmates are telling their stories through film by completing programs run by Italk Studios.

Tech Talk

  • Tech Talk: Adobe Premiere Pro's New Essential Sound Panel

    You may not have noticed, but there have been significant improvements to ICTV’s audio mixing of our recent live broadcasts and football games, thanks mainly to  recent updates with Adobe Premier’s Essential Sound Panel.  

  • Zoom F4 Multi-Track Audio Field Recorder

    ICTV finally owns its own location audio recorder, a  Zoom F4 Field Recorder. While this might not mean a whole lot to a lot of people, it will ease the ongoing tension of finding sound crew and equipment for ICTV productions.

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Festivals and Industry Events

  • Indigenous Photography Competition

    Sinchi’s  inaugural international photography competition is open provide a unique opportunity for visual story tellers around the world to be recognised  for their talent and commitment to the preservation of culture and indigenous rights.

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