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Télé-Québec (known officially as Société de télédiffusion du Québec) is an educational French language broadcast television network in Quebec, Canada. It is owned by the government of Quebec as a provincial crown corporation.
Télé-Québec is available in Quebec over the air and via cable, and it is also available across Canada via satellite. It can also be seen OTA in parts of Ontario and New Brunswick that are within range of a Télé-Québec transmitter.
Montreal station CIVM-DT is Télé-Québec's flagship station and main transmitter. All other stations in the network serve as rebroadcasters of CIVM.
Télé-Québec was launched in 1968 as Radio-Québec, an educational program supplier to Radio-Canada stations in Quebec, operating as a department of the provincial government's Ministry of Education. Radio-Québec became a cable network in its own right in 1972, operating on community channels in Quebec in the evenings between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., then it launched over-the-air on January 19, 1975 when CIVM in Montreal and CIVQ-TV in Quebec City went on the air. The network signed on more stations in Quebec between 1977 and 1984, and it received its present name in 1996.
Télé-Québec stations (including city of licence and date of first sign-on)
|Station||City||First sign-on date||Notes|
|CIVA-TV||Val-d'Or, Quebec||January 18, 1980|
|CIVB-TV||Rimouski, Quebec||November 3, 1981|
|CIVC-TV||Trois-Rivières, Quebec||October 6, 1981|
|CIVM-DT||Montreal, Quebec||January 19, 1975||Flagship station of Télé-Québec|
|CIVO-TV||Gatineau, Quebec||1977||Assumed the licence and facilities of former commercial TVA affiliate CFVO-TV in Hull (now part of Gatineau) shortly after that station went off the air on March 29, 1977|
|CIVQ-DT||Quebec City, Quebec||January 19, 1975|