call_letters = CKSH-TV
station_slogan = Ici comme dans la vie
station_branding = Radio-Canada
analog = 9 (
digital = 55
affiliations = Radio-Canada
September 19, 1974
callsign_meaning = C K SHerbrooke
owner = Société Radio-Canada
effective_radiated_power = 325 kW
homepage = [http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/index.shtml Radio-Canada Estrie]
CKSH-TV is a
television stationin Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. It is an owned-and-operated stationof the Radio-Canada network.
The station first aired on
September 19, 1974. As a privately owned station, CKSH basically functioned as a semi-satellite of CBFTin Montreal due to not having alternative non-network sources of programming available. The station had been owned directly by Cogecoprior 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 former TQS sister station CFKS-TV.
CKSH is seen on
cable televisionsystems throughout New England, serving the French Americancommunity. Its initial placement on the cable television system of Lowell, Massachusettswas the result of a long fight by leaders of the community in that city. It remains on the Comcast system on Channel 98. It serves as a vital link to the Québécoisculture in these communities.
In September 2007, Radio-Canada announced that it would not renew its affiliation agreement with its three Cogeco-owned affiliates — CKSH, CKTM in
Trois-Rivièresand CKTV in Saguenay — after their current agreement expires in August 2008. An application to directly acquire the station was filed by Radio-Canada on April 25, 2008, concurrently with Cogeco's proposed sale of TQS to Remstar Corporation. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Hearings/2008/n2008-5.htm CRTC Notice of Public Hearing 2008-5] .] The transaction was approved by the CRTC on June 26, 2008. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2008/db2008-130.htm CRTC Decision 2008-130] ]
* [http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/index.shtml SRC page for the Estrie region]
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