CIMT-DT

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CIMT-DT
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Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
Branding CIMT
Channels Digital: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 9.1 (PSIP)
Translators see below
Affiliations TVA
Owner Télé Inter-Rives
First air date September 17, 1978
Sister station(s) CFTF-DT, CKRT-DT
Former callsigns CIMT-TV (1978-2011)
Former channel number(s) 9 (Analog, 1978-2011)
Transmitter power 27.5 kW
Height 362.2 m
Transmitter coordinates 47°35′3″N 69°22′8″W / 47.58417°N 69.36889°W / 47.58417; -69.36889
Website TVA CIMT

CIMT-DT is a French language television station affiliated with TVA in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter near Chemin du Mont Bleu in Picard.

Owned by Télé Inter-Rives, it is sister to Radio-Canada affiliate CKRT-DT and V affiliate CFTF-DT. This arrangement makes the station part of a so-called “triple-stick”, three stations owned by a single company and all three stations share studios are located on Rue de la Chute and Rue Frontenac in Rivière-du-Loup. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 604.

History[edit]

The station was launched on September 17, 1978. The station is part of a rare "triple-stick", owned by Télé Inter-Rives, which also owns Radio-Canada affiliate CKRT and V affiliate CFTF.

Former logo of CIMT

Télé Inter-Rives also owns the TVA affiliate in Carleton-sur-Mer, CHAU-DT. The latter station picks up the TVA signal from CIMT, and the two stations' logos are shown in promos.

Transmitters[edit]

In addition to several smaller Quebec communities, CIMT also has a rebroadcast transmitter in Edmundston, New Brunswick. CIMT is carried on cable in most areas of New Brunswick as well as in parts of Northern Maine. Sister station CHAU also operates several rebroadcasters in New Brunswick, and its main signal covers portions of New Brunswick as well. Between them, the two stations provide all of New Brunswick with TVA service.

Since 1999, CIMT has operated a "nested" low-power rebroadcaster (CIMT-DT-6), primarily serving western Rivière-du-Loup. The area's rugged topography renders the main CIMT signal more or less unviewable in the lower portions of the city. CIMT's main signal is on channel 9, while its second transmitter in Rivière-du-Loup airs on channel 41.

CIMT-DT was approved by the CRTC for and planned to convert all its transmitters to digital by the August 31, 2011 digital transition deadline, including its transmitters that were not required to convert by this deadline. Only its transmitters in Rivière-du-Loup was obligated to convert, as Rivière-du-Loup was a mandatory market for digital television conversion.

Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CIMT-DT-1 Edmundston, New Brunswick 4 (VHF) 2.22 kW 117.2 m 47°23′23″N 68°18′58″W / 47.38972°N 68.31611°W / 47.38972; -68.31611 (CIMT-DT-1)
CIMT-DT-2 Trois-Pistoles 13 (VHF) 0.050 kW 50.6 m 48°6′19″N 69°10′11″W / 48.10528°N 69.16972°W / 48.10528; -69.16972 (CIMT-DT-2)
CIMT-DT-4 Baie-Saint-Paul 13 (VHF) 0.04 kW -4.2 m 47°25′37″N 70°31′23″W / 47.42694°N 70.52306°W / 47.42694; -70.52306 (CIMT-DT-4)
CIMT-DT-5 Saint-Urbain 38 (UHF) 0.394 kW 27.8 m 47°33′7″N 70°33′38″W / 47.55194°N 70.56056°W / 47.55194; -70.56056 (CIMT-DT-5)
CIMT-DT-6 Rivière-du-Loup (city) 41 (UHF) 0.132 kW 64.1 47°51′28″N 69°33′11″W / 47.85778°N 69.55306°W / 47.85778; -69.55306 (CIMT-DT-6)
CIMT-DT-7 Les Escoumins 35 (UHF) 0.312 kW 87.9 m 48°19′0″N 69°25′41″W / 48.31667°N 69.42806°W / 48.31667; -69.42806 (CIMT-DT-7)
CIMT-DT-8 Cabano 23 (UHF) 0.101 kW 125.5 m 47°37′31″N 68°50′52″W / 47.62528°N 68.84778°W / 47.62528; -68.84778 (CIMT-DT-8)

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