TV5 Québec Canada
|TV5 Québec Canada|
TV5 Québec Canada logo
|Launched||September 1, 1988|
|Owned by||Le Consortium de télévision Québec Canada|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Slogan||À vous le monde!
(To You the World!)
Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Réseau de l'information
|Website||TV5 Québec Canada (French)|
|Bell TV||Channel 145 (SD)
Channel 1835 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 761 (SD)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings|
|FibreOP||Channel 604 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 145 (SD)
Channel 1134 (HD)
|MTS||Channel 405 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 2090 (SD)|
|SaskTel||Channel 272 (SD)|
TV5 Québec Canada (abbreviated to TV5) is a Canadian French-language Category A specialty channel that features cultural programming and is dedicated to the promotion of pluralism, diversity and dialogue.
TV5 Québec Canada has a partnership with TV5Monde, the second-most widely distributed network in the world reaching over 180 million households in over 200 countries. Unlike TV5MONDE which is based in Paris, France, and supervises the distribution of signals to all continents, TV5 Québec Canada is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and is owned by the non-profit group Le Consortium de télévision Québec Canada inc. (CTQC) which distributes and manages the channel in Canada.
As with the TV5Monde consortium, CTQC is also a cooperative organisation, currently structured as follows: one representative from each of the following, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (also known as Radio Canada), Télé-Québec, TFO and the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) with two representatives appointed by the minister of Canadian Heritage, two others by Quebec's minister responsible for culture and communications and its minister responsible for international relations, while the remaining member of the board of directors is the president and CEO of CTQC.
TV5 Québec Canada broadcasts a variety of French-language programming from Canada and around the world, including drama, sports, documentaries and information programming among a variety of other genres.
Canadian content is provided primarily by Télé-Québec and TFO, while foreign programming comes from the France Télévisions group, ARTE France, RTBF (French language public broadcaster in Belgium), RTS (French language public broadcaster in Switzerland) and CIRTEF (council representing French-speaking Africa).
While Radio-Canada and TVA are also partners in TV5 and provide programming to the international parent channel, as both are already widely available across Canada most of their programming is replaced on the Canadian version by content from Télé-Québec and TFO.
Unlike most other Canadian licensed channels, especially analogue licensed, TV5 Québec Canada airs a considerably lower amount of Canadian content than other Canadian services: only 15% during its entire broadcasting day and 15% in primetime. Of this amount, it presents at least 104 hours of original first-run Canadian programming per year.
On June 10, 2009, TV5 launched a HD simulcast of TV5 Québec Canada.