|Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Slogan||Tout est possible|
|Channels||Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26.1 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||Ici Radio-Canada Télé|
|First air date||September 27, 1976|
|Call letters' meaning||Canadian
|Sister station(s)||CBUT-DT, CBU (AM), CBU-FM, CBUF-FM, CBUX-FM|
|Former callsigns||CBUFT (1976–2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
26 (UHF, 1976–2011)
|Transmitter power||27.52 kilowatts|
CBUFT-DT, UHF channel 26, is a Ici Radio-Canada Télé owned-and-operated television station located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which serves the province's French-speaking population. The station is owned by the Société Radio-Canada subsidiary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as part of a twinstick with CBC Television outlet CBUT-DT (channel 2). The two stations broadcast from the CBC Regional Broadcast Centre on Hamilton Street in Downtown Vancouver, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Seymour.
CBUFT was launched on September 27, 1976 on UHF channel 26 (as Vancouver's second UHF television station after CKVU), taking with it programming previously aired on weekend mornings on CBUT, which began airing exclusively English-language programs from that point onward.
CBUFT had seven analog over-the-air television re-transmitters broadcasting in some of the larger BC communities such as Kelowna and Kamloops. CBUFT's content was also broadcast on the transmitter in Whitehorse, Yukon, although that transmitter was technically licensed to CBFT Montreal. It also formerly operated rebroadcast transmitters in Chilliwack, Dawson Creek, Kitimat, Lillooet, Logan Lake, Prince George and Terrace.
Due to federal funding reductions to the CBC, in April 2012, the CBC responded with substantial budget cuts, which included shutting down CBC's and Radio-Canada's remaining analog transmitters on July 31, 2012. None of CBC or Radio-Canada's television re-transmitters were converted to digital, leaving rural Canadians and U.S. border regions with no free over-the-air Radio-Canada coverage, requiring a subscription to a cable or satellite provider to receive programming from the two networks in those areas.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|26.1||720p||16:9||CBUFT||Main CBUFT-DT programming / Télévision de Radio-Canada|
On August 31, 2011, the official date in which Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts, CBUFT flash cut its digital signal into operation on UHF channel 26. Following the transition, the station's signal over-the-air coverage area increased to include parts of the Saanich Peninsula, though reception in Victoria will vary.
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