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Encyclopedia > VRAK.TV
VRAK.TV
Image:VrakTV.jpg
Type Cable television specialty channel
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Availability National
Slogan "Méchant Canal"
Owner Astral Media
Launch date January 2, 2001
Past names Canal Famille (1988-2001),
TVJQ (Prior to 1988)
Website www.vrak.tv

VRAK.TV is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel aimed at youth audiences. Its motto is "Méchant canal!", or "Wicked channel!". Vrak.TV is currently owned by Astral Media. Image File history File links VrakTV.jpg‎ Vrak TV, a quebec station. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Astral Media Inc. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... Popular use of the word youth refers to a person who is neither an adult nor a child, but somewhere in between, scientifically referred to as an adolescent and, in most English speaking countries, commonly referred to as a teen or teenager. ... Astral Media Inc. ...

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History

The roots of Vrak.TV go as far back as the early 1980s, with the creation of cable channel TVJQ (Télévision des Jeunes du Québec, or "Quebec Youth Television"). Le Canal Famille was created in 1988 and replaced TVJQ. Its name meant "The Family Channel", which, coincidentally, was the name of another Canadian youth channel that also started airing in 1988 and is, today, the channel's Astral-owned counterpart.[1] Le Canal Famille became VRAK.TV on January 2, 2001. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the American cable TV broadcaster, see ABC Family. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Programming

Since its creation as Le Canal Famille, the channel airs animated series and teenage sitcoms as well as light dramas. Many of them are French translations of existing programs such as Charmed, What I Like About You, Degrassi: The Next Generation, One Tree Hill, Life with Derek, Smallville, Spongebob Squarepants, That '70s Show, and many others. However, the channel also features local Quebec-French-language productions, such as Il était une fois dans le trouble and Mauvais 1/4 d'heure. Other series that the channel popularized were Dans une galaxie près de chez vous and Radio Enfer. VRAK.TV rarely airs feature movies, except on holidays. now. ... Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the worlds most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as The Charmed Ones but known to everyone else as the... What I Like About You was an American television sitcom based in New York City and follows the lives of two sisters, Valerie Tyler (Jennie Garth) and Holly Tyler (Amanda Bynes). ... Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian television series, which follows the lives of a group of high school students. ... There are several things known as One Tree Hill: One Tree Hill, a town in South Australia, Australia; One Tree Hill, a volcanic peak and surrounding suburb in Auckland, New Zealand; One Tree Hill, a television drama on the WB. One Tree Hill, a codename of the Mozilla Firefox 0. ... Life with Derek is a Canadian childrens television series that is currently being aired on the Family Channel in Canada, Disney Channel in the USA, Germany, Italy and Mexico, Toonami in the UK, in Quebec on VRAK.TV and in Australia Nickelodeon. ... It has been suggested that Talon (Smallville) be merged into this article or section. ... SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series and media franchise. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, a fictional suburb of Green Bay, Wisconsin,[1] from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ... The team aboard the Romano Fafard. ... The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. ...

Former name and logo.
Former name and logo.

Initially, as required by the CRTC, the channel carried no commercials[2], except for promotional messages, interstitial programs (such as help segments known as R-Force), as well as public service announcements. However, since the renewal of its license in 2006, the channel is able to air product advertisements.[3] VRAK.TV does frequently join forces with various companies (mainly grocery products) to present special promotions related to its programming. Image File history File links CanalFamilleLogo. ... Image File history File links CanalFamilleLogo. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... In television, interstitials refers to short programming which is often shown between movies or other events. ... A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement, typically on radio or television, broadcast for the public good. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Unlike most other specialty channels, VRAK.TV is only on the air daily from 6 AM to Midnight. When the station was Le Canal Famille, the station would close down at 7 PM (8 PM on week-ends), sharing time with a scrambled Super Écran channel (also owned by Astral). In 2001, when the channel was revamped as VRAK.TV, its hours were increased to 10 PM (Super Écran followed on most systems). VRAK.TV's current closedown time, at Midnight, went into effect in mid-2005. Super Écran is a Canadian French language pay TV network that broadcasts the French version of popular movies and television series 24 hours a day on four different channels. ...


Vrak.TV HD

On October 30, 2006 Astral Media launched an HD simulcast of VRAK.TV. Image File history File links VRAK_HD.gif‎ VRAK.TV HD logo This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/history/1980s.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/1987/DB87-896.HTM
  3. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2006/db2006-382.htm

External link

  • Official Site (French)
Astral Media Inc.

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