|Gatineau, Quebec/Ottawa, Ontario
|Channels||Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 34.1 (PSIP
|First air date||September 7, 1986|
|Call letters' meaning||C F Gatineau Station|
|Former channel number(s)||49 (Analog, 1986-2001)
34 (Analog, 2001-2011)
|Transmitter power||93.3 kW|
CFGS-DT is a French language television station serving as an affiliate of V in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, and also serves Franco-Ontarians in the neighbouring city of Ottawa, Ontario. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 34 from a transmitter at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec.
Owned by RNC Media, it is sister to TVA affiliate CHOT-DT and both stations share studios located on Rue Jean Proulx and Rue Buteau in the former city of Hull. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 5 and in high definition channel 605, Rogers Cable on channel 11, channel 605, in high definition on digital channel 606, and on Shaw Direct, in HD on channel 214 and SD on 725.
It was originally broadcast on UHF channel 49 from its debut on September 7, 1986, until moving to its current over-the-air channel position in 2001. However, prior to changing its listings to national listings only, TV Guide always had this station listed as Channel 49.
CFGS's operation is considerably smaller than sister station CHOT — the station only airs a 10-minute local newscast weekdays at 5:30 p.m. anchored by Louka Jacques, along with brief news updates in the morning and in the evening. There are only two anchors (one for the morning news update and one for the 5:30 p.m. news). For a brief period in 2006, there was an occasional commentary by former MP Françoise Boivin on stories that made headlines.
Digital television and high definition
The analog television shutdown and digital conversion, took place on August 31, 2011, however, CFGS-TV was granted a temporary extension for their analogue broadcasts. CFGS-DT began its digital broadcasts on its current assigned analogue channel, UHF 34 on October 31, 2011.