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First air date
September 7, 1986 (37 years ago) (1986-09-07)
Former call signs
CFJP-TV (1986–2011)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 35 (UHF, 1986–2011)
  • Digital: 42 (UHF, 2007–2011)
Call sign meaning
Jean Pouliot
Technical information
Licensing authority
ERP17.71 kW
HAAT297.8 m (977 ft)
Transmitter coordinates45°30′20″N 73°35′30″W / 45.50556°N 73.59167°W / 45.50556; -73.59167

CFJP-DT (channel 35) is a television station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, serving as the flagship station of the French-language network Noovo. It is owned and operated by network parent Bell Media alongside CTV outlet CFCF-DT (channel 12). The two stations share studios at the Bell Media building (formerly the Montréal Téléport), at the intersection of Boulevard René-Lévesque Est and Avenue Papineau in downtown Montreal; CFJP-DT's transmitter is located on Mount Royal.


The station was originally owned by the family of Jean Pouliot, then-owner of CFCF-TV. It was acquired by Cogeco in 2001 concurrently with Cogeco's acquisition of the network. It was later acquired by Remstar in June 2008, which had been owned by Cogeco and CTVglobemedia but entered bankruptcy protection in late 2007. The network was renamed V the following year. It was later reorganized into a separate entity named V Media Group, which was still majority-owned by Remstar, with a minority share held by a trust controlled by Remstar's owner, Maxime Rémillard.[3] As an owned-and-operated station of the network, CFJP was part of V's takeover by Bell Media on May 15, 2020.[2][4]

CFJP formerly had a rebroadcaster in Rimouski, CJPC-TV channel 18, but this switched to being a semi-satellite of CFTF-TV in June 2007.

Digital television and high definition[edit]

CFJP launched a high definition simulcast on June 4, 2007, and it's available on Vidéotron and Cogeco cable in Quebec. It signed on over the air on channel 42 from their studio building in Montreal in December 2007. However, digital television receivers display CFJP-TV's virtual channel as 35. After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion on August 31, 2011,[5] CFJP-TV moved from its pre-transition channel number, 42, to its post-transition and old analog channel number, 35. Because of the placement of the digital broadcast antenna at a low elevation on top of a residential building in Montreal, the coverage area was greatly reduced as compared to its former analog signal, which broadcast from Mount Royal. Many viewers were no longer able to receive CFJP. The station moved its digital transmitter to Mount Royal on April 16, 2013, greatly increasing its coverage area.


  1. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2020-304". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. August 26, 2020. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Bell's acquisition of V officially closes". Newswire Canada. May 15, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "CRTC Ownership Chart for Remstar" (PDF). August 19, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2020-154". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. May 19, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs - What You Need to Know About the Analog-to-Digital Television Transition in Canada". Archived from the original on September 16, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2012.

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