CKSH-DT

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CKSH-DT
Ici Tele logo.png
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Branding ICI Estrie
Slogan Tout est possible
Channels Digital: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 9.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Owner Société Radio-Canada
First air date September 19, 1974
Call letters' meaning CK SHerbrooke
Former callsigns CKSH-TV (1974–2011)
Transmitter power 36.3 kW
Height 585.9 m
Transmitter coordinates 45°18′43″N 72°14′30″W / 45.31194°N 72.24167°W / 45.31194; -72.24167
Website ICI Estrie

CKSH-DT (branded on-air as ICI Estrie) is the Ici Radio-Canada Télé owned-and-operated television station, serving the Estrie region of the Canadian province of Quebec that is licensed to Sherbrooke. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter in Orford.

Owned by Société Radio-Canada, its studios are located on King St. in Sherbrooke. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 10 and in high definition on digital channel 602. This station is also available on Bell TV channel 108 and in high definition on channel 1820.

History[edit]

The station first signed on September 19, 1974. As a privately owned station, CKSH basically functioned as a semi-satellite of CBFT in Montreal due to not having alternative non-network sources of programming available. The station had been owned directly by Cogeco prior to the latter's majority acquisition of TQS (now V), to which Cogeco contributed its existing local stations. Radio-Canada took editorial control of the station's news programming in 2002, although it currently shares a studio with former TQS sister station CFKS-DT.

CKSH is seen on cable television systems throughout New England, serving the French American community. It serves as a vital link to the Québécois culture in these communities.

In September 2007, Radio-Canada announced that it would not renew its affiliation agreement with its three Cogeco-owned affiliates — CKSH, CKTM-TV in Trois-Rivières and CKTV-TV in Saguenay — after their then-current agreement expired in August 2008. An application to directly acquire the station was filed by Radio-Canada on April 25, 2008, concurrently with Cogeco's proposed sale of TQS to Remstar Corporation.[1] The transaction was approved by the CRTC on June 26, 2008.[2]

Digital television and high definition[edit]

After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, which took place on August 31, 2011,[3] CKSH has shut down its analog transmitter at midnight on September 1, 2011, and started digital broadcasts on its old analog channel number, 9. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display CKSH's virtual channel as 9.1.

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