Argent (TV channel)

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Argent
Argent logo.svg
Argent logo
Launched February 21, 2005
Owned by TVA Group
(Quebecor Media)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Website Argent (French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 128
Shaw Direct Channel 759
Cable
CCAP Channel 92
Cablevision du Nord Channel 102
Cogeco Channel 92
Télédistribution Amos Channel 137
Vidéotron Channel 92
IPTV
Bell Aliant Channel 620
Bell Fibe TV Channel 116
Optik TV Channel 418

Argent is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel. The channel is devoted to business news and financial information. The channel is owned and operated by TVA Group, a division of Quebecor Media.

Journalists[edit]

  • Annie Dufour
  • Sylvie Dumas
  • André Gained
  • François Gagnon
  • Monic Gregoire
  • Sophie Lemieux
  • Georges Pothier
  • Bernard Landry

History[edit]

On November 24, 2000, a consortium of companies including Groupe TVA (50.1%), Publications Transcontinental Inc. (30%) and BCE Media Inc. (19.9%) was granted a broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a television channel called LCN Affaires, described as "a national French-language Category 1 specialty television service devoted to business and personal finance."[1]

Before the channel waslaunched, Groupe TVA bought the remaining shares from the other partners, bringing its ownership to 100%. Shortly thereafter, the channel was launched on February 21, 2005 as "Argent".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-468 CRTC 2000-12-14
  2. ^ LA PREMIÈRE CHAÎNE FINANCIÈRE FRANCOPHONE EN AMÉRIQUE DU NORD Groupe TVA press release 2005-02-16 (French)

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