News January 27, 2014

Legislative Assembly now on Direct-to-Home Satellite

(YELLOWKNIFE)  Monday, January 27, 2014 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Honourable Jackie Jacobson, is pleased to announce that Legislative Assembly sessional proceedings, in addition to the current broadcasting network, will be carried on direct-to-home satellite providers Bell ExpressVu and Shaw Direct.

“This is a very exciting announcement for the Legislative Assembly. Northerners will now have another option for how they can view the proceedings and I am happy to say that this option will be available during the upcoming February/March session,” says Speaker Jacobson.

The public can view the proceedings on channel 513 with Bell ExpressVu, channel 289 with Shaw Directs advanced package and, channel 489 with Shaw Directs classic line-up. The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut will share the channels. The satellite providers will update the guides accordingly.

Broadcasting information can be found on the Legislative Assembly website at 

For more information, please contact:

Jackie Jacobson, Speaker
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-669-2234

Brian Thagard, Sergeant-at-Arms
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-669-2228