CFRS-DT

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CFRS-DT
(de facto satellite of CFJP-DTMontreal)
V Tele 2012.svg
Saguenay, Quebec
Branding V
Slogan Laissez-vous divertir
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 4.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations V
Owner Remstar Corporation
(TQS, Inc.)
First air date September 7, 1986
Call letters' meaning CF Radio Saguenay
Former channel number(s) Analog:
4 (VHF; 1986-2011)
Transmitter power 4.344 kW
Height 593.8 m
Transmitter coordinates 48°36′7″N 70°49′48″W / 48.60194°N 70.83000°W / 48.60194; -70.83000
Website V

CFRS-DT is the V owned-and-operated television station in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 (or virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Mount Valin.

Owned by Remstar Corporation, it operates as a de facto satellite of Montreal sister station CFJP-DT and its studios are located on Rue Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier and Rue Saint Léon in Jonquière. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 5 and in high definition on digital channel 605.

History[edit]

The station was launched in 1986 by local broadcaster Radio Saguenay, as a sister station of Radio-Canada affiliate CKRS-TV (now Radio-Canada O&O CKTV-DT). Both stations were acquired by Cogeco in 1998, with CFRS becoming an O&O of the network in 2001 when Cogeco became the network's primary owner. As an owned and operated station of the network, CFRS was part of V's takeover by Remstar Corporation. Since the rebranding of the TQS network on August 31, 2009, CFRS dropped all non-network programming and became a de facto repeater of Montreal owned-and-operated station CFJP-TV.

The station began broadcasting exclusively in digital on September 1, 2011, after receiving authorization from the CRTC.[1]

Former local programming[edit]

  • Le Grand Journal Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (1989–Fall 2009) - Local news show, aired weekdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Les Infos (Fall 2008–Fall 2009) - Two-minute local news capsules, aired weekdays at 6:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:56 a.m.
  • Le Reflet du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (Fall 2008–Fall 2009) - Weekly news summary with feature reports, airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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