CJPM-DT

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CJPM-DT
TVA 2012 logo.svg
Saguenay, Quebec
Branding TVA
Slogan C'est vrai
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Virtual: 6.1 (PSIP)
Translators 10 CJPM-TV-1 Roberval
Affiliations TVA
Owner Groupe TVA
(Quebecor Media)
First air date April 14, 1963
Transmitter power CJPM-DT: 200 kW
CJPM-TV-1: 23.5 kW
Height CJPM-DT: 107.4 m
CJPM-TV-1: 164 m
Transmitter coordinates CJPM-DT:
48°24′28″N 71°5′4″W / 48.40778°N 71.08444°W / 48.40778; -71.08444
CJPM-TV-1:
48°23′20″N 72°5′20″W / 48.38889°N 72.08889°W / 48.38889; -72.08889 (CJPM-TV-1)
Website TVA Saguenay

CJPM-DT is the TVA owned-and-operated television station in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada.

Owned by the Groupe TVA subsidiary of Quebecor Media, it broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 46 (or virtual channel 6.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located at its studios on Rue du Mont Sainte Claire in Chicoutimi. 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 April 14, 1963. Its owners soon realized that they didn't have the revenue to challenge Radio-Canada affiliate CKRS-TV (now CKTV-DT) on their own. To obtain better programming, CJPM began sharing programs with the biggest privately owned francophone station in Canada, CFTM-TV in Montreal. This was the beginning of TVA, though the network wasn't formally created until 1971 with CJPM as one of its three charter affiliates, the others being CFTM and Quebec City's CFCM-TV.

CJPM's original owners sold the station to Télé-Métropole, owner of CFTM, in 1982. It became a TVA O&O when Télé-Métropole bought majority control of the network in 1990. Since then it has been basically a semi-satellite of CFTM, except for newscasts.

CJPM-DT signed on its digital signal on August 29, 2011 from a temporary antenna at Mont Sainte-Claire.

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