TELE1 Programming by languages



Percentage (per programming week)

Mixed Official, 3rd and Indigenous Languages  41.9%
English  5.9%  11.8% in Official Languages
French    5.9%
Punjabi, Spanish, German, Italian, Cantonese, Arabic, Tagalog, and Mandarin  3.86% each  30.9%

 46.3% in 3rd and Indigenous languages

(Committing to at least 50% in 3rd and Indigenous languages when adding the mixed language programming impossible to categorize before production)  

Urdu, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Polish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Greek, Ukrainian, Dutch, Cree, Inuktitut, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree  (Anishinini), and Mi’kmaq  0.59% each  10.74%
Romanian, Bengali, Creole, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, Japanese, Somali, Armenian, Turkish, Albanian, Amharic, Czech, Telugu, Slovak, Sinhala, Macedonian, Latvian, and Maltese  0.29% each  5.65%


Television has changed the world. The time has come to change television. ICTV‑MTL is composed of a group of people who came together out of concern over the current state of television in this country, and more particularly, in the Greater Montreal Region. One need not be an expert to glance over the media landscape and to quickly realize that a handful of private entities are in charge of our airwaves. The dream is to break this monopoly and to build a television station run, by and for, our communities.
This act of imagination becoming reality is not only vital for the strengthening and empowerment of our communities but is also a critical condition for the improvement of democracy.

« Montréal et Canada ont absolument besoin de ce type de télévision reflétant le caractère pluraliste de la principale ville du Québec. »

- Lorraine Guay, infirmière, impliquée de longue date dans la défense des droits fondamentaux.


"We are seeking a CRTC license to end the corporate control of ethnic broadcasting in Canada."

- Jooneed Khan (Jeeroburkhan), renowned retired journalist and columnist reporting and advocating for human rights.