Porto Canal is a private Regional television station for Northern Portugal. It is a basic cable television channel only in Littoral Northern Portugal and a digital cable and satellite television in inland Northern Portugal and elsewhere. It is based in Matosinhos. Launched on September 29, 2006, it replaced former NTV (from Porto TV, based in Vila Nova de Gaia) which transformed into RTPN, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa’s news channel. In July 2010, Porto Canal launched three new delegations in Mirandela, Arcos de Valdevez and Penafiel, and in the beginning of 2011, three more in Guimarães, Braga and Vila Real.