|Slogan||Tout est possible|
|Channels||Digital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 13.1 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||Ici Radio-Canada Télé|
|First air date||April 15, 1958|
|Call letters' meaning||CK Télévision Mauricie|
|Former callsigns||CKTM-TV (1958–2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analogue:
13 (VHF, 1958–2011)
|Transmitter power||38.9 kW|
CKTM-DT is the Ici Radio-Canada Télé owned-and-operated television station serving the Mauricie region of the Canadian province of Quebec, that is licensed to Trois-Rivières. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 28 (or virtual channel 13.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Rue Principale in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel.
Owned by the Société Radio-Canada arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, its studios are located on Boulevard Saint-Jean (near Route 40) in Trois-Rivières. This station can also be seen on Cogeco Cable channel 3 and in high definition on digital channel 504.
The station first signed on April 15, 1958; the station was the very first broadcasting property owned by Cogeco, which was founded in Trois-Rivières the previous year.
Until June 2008, the station was owned by Cogeco and was a twinstick with the TQS O&O CFKM-TV. As a privately owned station, CKTM effectively functioned as a semi-satellite of CBFT in Montreal due to a lack of non-network sources of programming. The station had been owned directly by Cogeco prior to the latter's majority acquisition of TQS, to which Cogeco contributed its existing local stations. Radio-Canada took editorial control of the station's news programming in 2002, although it currently shares a studio with CFKM.
In September 2007, Radio-Canada announced that it would not renew its affiliation agreement with its three Cogeco-owned affiliates — CKTM, CKTV-TV in Saguenay and CKSH-TV in Sherbrooke — after their then-current agreement expired in August 2008. An application to directly acquire the stations was filed by Radio-Canada on April 25, 2008, concurrently with Cogeco's proposed sale of TQS to Remstar Corporation. The transaction was approved by the CRTC on June 26, 2008.
Radio-Canada relocated all its radio and television facilities in the region into an integrated production centre, which opened on March 22, 2010 in Trois-Rivières. Radio-Canada intends on increasing its local programming output on its radio and television stations in the region.
- ICI Mauricie (French)
- Canadian Communications Foundation - CKTM-TV History
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