CBVT-DT

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CBVT
Quebec City, Quebec
Canada
Branding ICI Québec
Slogan ICI Radio-Canada Télé, c'est ma télé
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 11.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Owner Société Radio-Canada
First air date September 3, 1964
Call letters' meaning Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation
Ville de Québec
Télévision
Former channel number(s) Analog:
11 (VHF) (1964–2011)
Digital
12 (VHF) (until 2011)
Transmitter power 2.45 kW (digital)
Height 500.1 m (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 46°49′21″N 71°29′43″W / 46.82250°N 71.49528°W / 46.82250; -71.49528
Website ICI Québec

CBVT-DT (branded on-air as ICI Québec) is the Ici Radio-Canada Télé owned-and-operated television station in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 25 (or virtual channel 11.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Avenue de la Montagne/Dumont Belair Ouest in Val-Bélair.

Owned by the Société Radio-Canada arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, its studios are located on Rue Saint-Jean and Aut Dufferin Montmorency in Downtown Quebec City. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 2 and in high definition on digital channel 602. This station is also available on Bell TV channel 111 and in high definition on channel 1813.

History[edit]

The station, founded by Radio-Canada itself, first aired on September 3, 1964. [1] Quebec City's previous Radio-Canada affiliate CFCM became an independent station for a few years before becoming one of the co-founders of TVA in 1971.

The station moved into new studios in 2004, uniting all of CBC/Radio-Canada's staff in Quebec City.[2]

Programming[edit]

For the network, the station produces La semaine verte, an hour-long weekly newsmagazine about agriculture and rural life,[3] and Second regard, a half-hour program exploring religion and spirituality.[4]

For local programming, an evening newscast under the title Le Téléjournal/Québec, airs weekdays at 6:00 p.m.; a weekday noon newscast, Le Téléjournal midi/Québec et Est du Québec, is shared with Radio-Canada's group of stations in Eastern Quebec.

Digital television[edit]

After the analogue-to-digital conversion which took place on August 31, 2011, CBVT-DT stayed at its pre-transition position on channel 12, allowing CBVE-TV, a repeater of CBMT-DT Montreal, to move from channel 5 to channel 11. Because of potential interference from CFCF-DT in Montreal (which moved its digital signal to channel 12 on the transition date) and reception problems, CBVT-DT will move to channel 25 in December 2011.[5] Channel 25 was previously used by CIVQ-DT, a local digital repeater of Télé-Québec.

Transmitters[edit]

CBVT had 7 analog television rebroadcasters in the communities near Quebec City.

Due to federal funding reductions to the CBC, in April 2012, the CBC responded with substantial budget cuts, which included shutting down CBC's and Radio-Canada's remaining analog transmitters on July 31, 2012.[6] None of CBC or Radio-Canada's television re-transmitters were converted to digital.

CBVT's main transmitter site for Quebec City is located at Mount Bélair.

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