Canterbury Television is an independent television station broadcasting in Canterbury, New Zealand.
The name is synonymous with regional television in New Zealand as it was the name of the first regional broadcaster to operate in New Zealand. CTV produces and screens more than twenty hours of locally based programming every week. It also screens overseas programming from Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera. It broadcasts from the Sugarloaf transmitter on the Port Hills.
On 22 February 2011 Christchurch was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake and the CTV Building collapsed killing 16 talented and dedicated staff members and destroying all of our equipment. On 18 April 2011 CTV resumed service in a new base location at the Mainland Press building in the Christchurch suburb of Harewood. The staff and management hoped that the return of CTV would give Canterbury hope and show that in the face of adversity great things can still be achieved.
CTV is now digital on Freeview Channel 40 and Vodafone InHome TV channel 199. CTV believes we have an important role to fill, bringing the region local news and information, and acting as a voice for the people as we continue to rebuild our wonderful city.