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. For a global perspective on current events, sports and entertainment, CTV screens programming from Deutsche Welle, Bloomberg Television, CCTV-9 and Voice of America. CTV is broadcast from the Sugarloaf Television transmitter on the Port Hills. In 1999, yet to be signed New Zealand Soprano, Hayley Westenra performed on CTV. This appearance led to her being signed by Universal Music Group New Zealand. In 2006, CTV was the chief sponsor of the Canterbury United Football team.