CFRS-DT

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CFRS-DT
(de facto satellite of CFJP-DTMontreal)
V Tele 2012.svg
Saguenay, Quebec
Canada
Branding V
Slogan Laissez-vous divertir
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 4.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations V
Owner Remstar
(TQS, Inc.)
First air date September 7, 1986
Call letters' meaning CF Radio Saguenay
Former channel number(s) Analog:
4 (VHF; 1986-2011)
Transmitter power 4.344 kW
Height 593.8 m
Transmitter coordinates 48°36′7″N 70°49′48″W / 48.60194°N 70.83000°W / 48.60194; -70.83000
Website V

CFRS-DT is the V owned-and-operated television station in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 (or virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter atop Mount Valin.

Owned by Remstar Corporation, it operates as a de facto satellite of Montreal sister station CFJP-DT and its studios are located on Rue Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier and Rue Saint Léon in Jonquière. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 5 and in high definition on digital channel 605.

History[edit]

The station was launched in 1986 by local broadcaster Radio Saguenay, as a sister station of Radio-Canada affiliate CKRS-TV (now Radio-Canada O&O CKTV-DT). Until the creation of the "megacity" of Saguenay in 2002, it was licensed to Jonquière.

Both stations were acquired by Cogeco in 1998, with CFRS becoming a TQS O&O in 2001 when Cogeco bought controlling interest in the network. CFRS was part of V's takeover by Remstar Corporation in 2008. When TQS rebranded as V on August 31, 2009, CFRS dropped all non-network programming and became a de facto repeater of Montreal-based flagship CFJP-TV.

The station began broadcasting exclusively in digital on September 1, 2011, after receiving authorization from the CRTC.[1]

Former local programming[edit]

  • Le Grand Journal Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (1989–Fall 2009) - Local news show, aired weekdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Les Infos (Fall 2008–Fall 2009) - Two-minute local news capsules, aired weekdays at 6:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:56 a.m.
  • Le Reflet du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (Fall 2008–Fall 2009) - Weekly news summary with feature reports, airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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