The original owner of CHAU was Dr. Charles Houde of La Télévision de la Baie des Chaleurs, who put the station on the air for the first time on October 17, 1959 as a dual CBC / SRC station. Initially, like all other Quebec private TV stations, CHAU broadcast both English and French shows. For CHAU, the ratio of English to French programs was 7:13. The station entered SRC's microwave network on March 24, 1960, and became an all-French station in 1968.
CHAU has been a TVA affiliate since December 18, 1983, when SRC opened a rebroadcaster of CBGAT-TV in the Carleton area. For a few years prior to the change to TVA, CHAU carried programs from both Radio-Canada and TVA. CHAU picks up the TVA signal from its sister station in Rivière-du-Loup, CIMT-TV, with both stations' logos used in network promos.
CHAU-TV holds the distinction of being the private TV station in Quebec with the largest transmitter network, with transmitters not only in the Gaspé region of Quebec, but also three rebroadcast translators in New Brunswick.
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u.s. figure skating championships; JUNIOR PAIRS; Oakdale native will skate in junior pairs; Michael Chau, 17, discovered his love for skating at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club, and he'll have plenty of family support today when and partner Tracy Tanovich, 11, begin their first nationals competition at the junior level.(SPORTS)
Jan 24, 2008; Byline: Rachel Blount; Staff Writer It all started as a lark, when Michael CHAU and Tracy Tanovich were asked to pair up...