TV5 Québec Canada

TV5 Québec Canada

TV5 Canada logo
Launched September 1, 1988
Owned by Le Consortium de télévision Québec Canada
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Voir les choses autrement
(Seeing the different things)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Sister channel(s) Unis
Website TV5 Québec Canada (French)
Bell TV Channel 145 (SD)
Channel 1835 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 761 (SD)
Channel 414 / 251 (HD)
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
Bell Aliant Channel 805 (SD)
Channel 905 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 134 (SD)
Channel 1134 (HD)
MTS Channel 405 (SD)
Optik TV Channel 8090 (SD)
Channel 2090 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 272 (SD)
Telus Quebec Channel 5 (SD)
Channel 505 (HD)
VMedia Channel 651 (HD) (ON)
Channel 127 (HD) (QC)
Zazeen Channel 34 (HD)

TV5 Québec Canada (abbreviated to TV5) is a Canadian French-language Category A specialty channel that focuses primarily on programming from international French-speaking broadcasters.

The channel shares a broadcast licence with its sister network, Unis, a channel devoted to broadcasting programming primarily focusing on Canadian French-speaking communities, in particular, those living outside of Quebec.


TV5 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 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 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. It was added on Shaw Direct on October 27, 2015 as a result of the removal of FX Canada.


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