TVA Nouvelles (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 46 (UHF)
(to move to 24 (UHF))
Virtual: 6.1 (PSIP)
|Translators||10 CJPM-TV-1 Roberval|
|First air date||April 14, 1963|
|Former affiliations||Independent (1963–1971)|
|Transmitter power||CJPM-DT: 200 kW
CJPM-TV-1: 23.5 kW
|Height||CJPM-DT: 107.4 m
CJPM-TV-1: 164 m
Owned by the Groupe TVA subsidiary of Quebecor Media, it broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 46 (or virtual channel 6.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located at its studios on Rue du Mont Sainte Claire in Chicoutimi. This station can also be seen on Vidéotron channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 604.
CJPM-TV, channel 6 signed on for the first time on April 14, 1963. Its owners soon realized that they didn't have the revenue to challenge Radio-Canada affiliate CKRS-TV (now CKTV-DT) on their own. To obtain better programming, CJPM started sharing programs with the largest privately owned francophone station in Canada, CFTM-TV in Montreal. Along with Quebec City's CFCM-TV (which joined the group in 1964 after disaffiliating from Radio-Canada), this collective of independent stations was the forerunner of TVA, though the network wasn't formally created until September 12, 1971 with CJPM as one of its three charter affiliates, the others being CFTM and CFCM.
CJPM's original owners sold the station to Télé-Métropole, owner of CFTM, in 1982. It became a TVA O&O when Télé-Métropole bought majority control of the network in 1990. Since then it has been basically a semi-satellite of CFTM, except for newscasts.
CJPM-DT signed on its digital signal on August 29, 2011 from a temporary antenna at Mont Sainte-Claire.
- TVA Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
- CJPM-DT history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJPM
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for CJPM
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