NAT turns 30 in November 2020!

Published on February 14, 2019

NAT 30 years in 2020 page.

Welcome to the Northern Access Television 30 years page!  This page will be updated with information on special activities associated with our upcoming 30th Anniversary!

Northern Access Television first went to air as a “Test Broadcaster” on 26th November 1990.  The low powered TV transmission was seen in the Preston, Reservoir and West Heidelberg areas.  This marked the start of the group’s broadcasts, which, of course, moved across to the current C31 service in 1994, and have been on air ever since!.

The following activities are planned at this time for the 30th Anniversary.

To keep updated, please join our 30th Birthday Contact Facebook Group
or email Michael Costello :-

NAT 30 years celebration.

Likely to be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 (The day after our first Test Transmission 26/11/1990) in Thornbury, this event will be open to all past and present NAT members, volunteers, producers and supporters.  To let us know your interest in attending, please use the Event Facebook page, or contact Michael Costello by email:-

Further details of this event are “to be advised….”

NAT 30 years TV Special and Souvenir Book.

A special TV Show and Souvenir Book is planned for NAT’s 30th Anniversary.  If you have any old footage or photos of NAT programs, NAT people at work, etc, please let us know  –  Also, we are looking to find some of our past members, producers and volunteers to appear on the show and in writing in the book with their stories of their involvement with NAT.  If you are interested in taking part in the show and/or the book – please email Michael Costello :-






Digitising and Uploading a selection of “Test Transmission” Programs, and other NAT programs where available.

We are working on uploading a selection of “Test Transmission” programs from the early 1990s to a new YouTube “NAT history” channel.  To see what is uploaded, and to be alerted to new uploads, please subscribe at

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