RDS Info

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RDS Info
Rds info.svg
RDS Info logo
Launched October 21, 2004
Owned by CTV Specialty Television
(Bell Media 80%
ESPN Inc. 20%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Formerly called RIS Info Sports (2004-2012)
Sister channel(s) RDS, RDS2
Website RDS Info (French)
Bell TV Channel 124 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 749 (SD)
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
FibreOP Channel 623 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 1110 (HD)
MTS Channel 414 (SD)
Optik TV Channel 416 (SD)

RDS Info is a Canadian French language Category A digital cable specialty channel. It is a 24-hour sports news channel owned by CTV Specialty Television Inc., a division of Bell Media (80%) and ESPN (20%).

The channel was launched on October 21, 2004 under the name "Réseau Info-Sports" (or "RIS")[1]

On June 15, 2011, it was announced that RIS would launch a high definition feed and would be rebranded as "RDS Info" in early 2012.[2] The changeover took place on January 23, 2012.[3]


RDS Info operates on a rotating 30 minute news wheel of sports scores, news and highlights, along with a ticker containing current sports news and scores which remains on-screen during most programming, a format similar to ESPNews.

Before the launch of RDS2, RDS Info also served as a secondary feed for sister network RDS, airing alternate programming that could not be aired on the main network, such as National Hockey League regular season and playoff games, Monday Night Football, and other events. It continues to act as a tertiary outlet for RDS programming in the event of multiple schedule conflicts.

Reseau Info Sports logo 2004-2012


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