Télé Inter-Rives

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Télé Inter-Rives ("Inter-Riverbank Television", literal translation) is a broadcasting company based in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. The Simard family holds a 55% stake in Télé Inter-Rives, with Quebecor (owner of Groupe TVA and the TVA network) holding the remaining 45%.

The company operates both commercial stations in Rivière-du-Loup in a "twin-stick" duopoly, by "cascade ownership":[1]

Prior to August 2021, Télé Inter-Rives also operated Ici Radio-Canada Télé affiliate CKRT 7/5/13 (licensee: CKRT-TV Ltée., owned by Télé Inter-Rives), creating a "triple-stick" triopoly in Rivière-du-Loup; that station closed down in August 2021, after Radio-Canada refused to renew its affiliation with CKRT-DT, with sources for alternate programming limited.[2]

Télé Inter-Rives also operates Carleton-sur-Mer TVA affiliate CHAU-DT (licensee: CHAU-TV Communications Ltée., owned by Télé Inter-Rives).

The company was formed in 1981 as a holding company for CKRT, which has been owned by the Simard family since its launch in 1962.

Including the defunct CKRT-DT, the four stations air programming in French, as the language and population in Eastern Quebec is predominantly French Canadian.


  1. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ownership/eng/cht035.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Application 2021-0236-7" (ZIP). Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. April 15, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.

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