CKTM-DT

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CKTM-DT
Ici Tele logo.png
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Branding ICI Mauricie
Slogan Tout est possible
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 13.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Owner Société Radio-Canada
First air date April 15, 1958
Call letters' meaning CK Télévision Mauricie
Former callsigns CKTM-TV (1958–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analogue:
13 (VHF, 1958–2011)
Transmitter power 38.9 kW
Height 314.6 m
Transmitter coordinates 46°29′33″N 72°39′7″W / 46.49250°N 72.65194°W / 46.49250; -72.65194
Website ICI Mauricie

CKTM-DT is the Ici Radio-Canada Télé owned-and-operated television station serving the Mauricie region of the Canadian province of Quebec, that is licensed to Trois-Rivières. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 28 (or virtual channel 13.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Rue Principale in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel.

Owned by the Société Radio-Canada arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, its studios are located on Boulevard Saint-Jean (near Route 40) in Trois-Rivières. This station can also be seen on Cogeco Cable channel 3 and in high definition on digital channel 504.

History[edit]

The station first signed on April 15, 1958; the station was the very first broadcasting property owned by Cogeco, which was founded in Trois-Rivières the previous year.

Until June 2008, the station was owned by Cogeco and was a twinstick with the TQS O&O CFKM-TV. As a privately owned station, CKTM effectively functioned as a semi-satellite of CBFT in Montreal due to a lack of non-network sources of programming. The station had been owned directly by Cogeco prior to the latter's majority acquisition of TQS, 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 CFKM.

In September 2007, Radio-Canada announced that it would not renew its affiliation agreement with its three Cogeco-owned affiliates — CKTM, CKTV-TV in Saguenay and CKSH-TV in Sherbrooke — after their then-current agreement expired in August 2008. An application to directly acquire the stations 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]

Radio-Canada relocated all its radio and television facilities in the region into an integrated production centre,[3] which opened on March 22, 2010 in Trois-Rivières. Radio-Canada intends on increasing its local programming output on its radio and television stations in the region.[4]

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