|Channels||Digital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
|First air date||August 29, 1976|
|Former callsigns||CHEM-TV (1976–2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analogue:
8 (VHF, 1976-2011)
|Transmitter power||11.5 kW|
CHEM-DT is the TVA owned-and-operated television station in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 8 from a transmitter on Rue Principale in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel.
Owned by the TVA Group subsidiary of Quebecor Media, its studios are located on Boulevard de Chanoine-Moreau and Rue Jacques de Labadie in Trois-Rivières. This station can also be seen on Cogeco Cable channel 7 and in high definition on digital channel 503.
The station was founded on August 29, 1976 and was owned by Telemedia. It was originally a semi-satellite of CHLT-TV in Sherbrooke, and has been a TVA station for its entire existence. Pathonic Communications bought CHEM and four other stations in 1979. Sometime in the 1980s, CHEM severed the electronic umbilical cord with CHLT and became a full-fledged station. Télé-Metropole, owner of TVA flagship CFTM-TV in Montreal, bought Pathonic in 1989, and since then CHEM has essentially been a semi-satellite of CFTM.
- TVA Trois-Rivières
- CHEM-DT history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHEM-TV
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for CHEM
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