|Launched||September 7, 2001|
|Owned by||1395047 Ontario Inc.
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 789|
|Shaw Hamilton||Channel 537|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 880|
FPTV (which stands for Festival Portuguese Television) is a Canadian Category B Portuguese language specialty channel. The channel's licensee is 1395047 Ontario Inc., a company controlled by Frank Alvarez, who also owns and operates a multicultural radio station in Toronto, CIRV-FM.
FPTV broadcasts a variety of foreign and locally produced programs aimed at the Portuguese speaking communities in Canada from Portugal, Brazil, and Portugal's former African Colonies. Programs include sports, news, telenovelas, and more. The majority of foreign programs are sourced from SIC Internacional, one of the most popular private networks in Portugal.
In November 2000, Frank Alvarez was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch Festival Portuguese Television, described at the time as "a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service targeting the Portuguese community, of which a significant source of foreign programming will be SIC International."
- Jornal da noite - Daily newscast in Portuguese, features local and national news; Monday - Friday at 7pm
- Bancada Central - Monday at 8pm
- A Lei e Você - Tuesday at 8pm
- Saúde Financeira - Tuesday at 8:30pm
- Haja Saude - Wednesday at 8pm
- Montreal Magazine - Thursday at 8pm
- Página Desportiva - Friday at 8pm
- Talentos e Figuras' - Friday at 8:30pm
- Decision CRTC 2000-470 CRTC 2000-12-14
- Rogers to launch 67 new digital channels; fibre network gives advantage Mediacaster Magazine 2001-08-31
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