RDS Info logo
|Launched||October 21, 2004|
|Owned by||CTV Specialty Television Inc.
(Bell Media 80%
ESPN Inc. 20%)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Formerly called||RIS Info Sports (2004-2012)|
|Sister channel(s)||RDS, RDS2|
|Website||RDS Info (French)|
|Bell TV||Channel 124 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 749 (SD)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings|
|FibreOP||Channel 623 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 1110 (HD)
|MTS||Channel 414 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 416 (SD)|
RDS Info is a Canadian French language Category A digital cable specialty channel. It is a 24 hour sports news channel owned by CTV Specialty Television Inc., a division of Bell Media (80%) and ESPN (20%).
The channel was launched on October 21, 2004 under the name "Réseau Info-Sports" (or "RIS")
RDS Info operates on a rotating 30 minute news wheel of sports scores, news and highlights, along with a ticker containing current sports news and scores which remains on-screen during most programming, a format similar to ESPNews.
Before the launch of RDS2, RDS Info also served as a secondary feed for sister network RDS, airing alternate programming that could not be aired on the main network, such as National Hockey League regular season and playoff games, Monday Night Football, and other events. It continues to act as a tertiary outlet for RDS programming in the event of multiple schedule conflicts.
- Le Réseau Info-Sports Makes its Official Début Tonight at 7 p.m. Channel Canada 2004-10-21
- Un point tournant pour RDS CNW 2011-06-15 (French)
- RDS INFO prend le relais d'Info Sports RDS 2012-01-23 (French)
- RDS Info (French)