RDS Info

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RDS Info
Rds info.svg
RDS Info logo
LaunchedOctober 21, 2004; 14 years ago (2004-10-21)
Owned byCTV Specialty Television
(Bell Media 80%
ESPN Inc. 20%)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
Formerly calledRIS Info Sports (2004-2012)
Sister channel(s)RDS, RDS2
WebsiteRDS Info (in French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 124 (SD)
Shaw DirectChannel 749 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systemsCheck local listings
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 823 (SD)
Channel 923 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 110 (SD)
Channel 1110 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 414 (SD)
Optik TVChannel 2084 (SD)
Telus QuebecChannel 21 (SD)
Channel 523 (HD)
VMediaChannel 25 (SD) (QC)
ZazeenChannel 229 (SD)

RDS Info is a Canadian French language Category A digital cable 24-hour sports information specialty channel. It is 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 January 23, 2012, RIS launched a high definition feed and rebranded as "RDS Info".[2]

Programming[edit]

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.

Its core news programming is called Sports 30. The program airs live every day at 5:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The 5:00am edition is 15 minutes long and the 6:00pm edition lasts an hour on weekdays and 30 minutes on weekends. Outside these times, to incorporate into the 30-minute news wheel, Sports 30 is usually "looped".

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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