TELE1 Programming Highlights

  • -- Weekly News and Current Affairs programming in 10 languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, German, English, and French;

    -- News and Current Affairs Department priority bureaus will include Government, Visible Minority, Indigenous Nations, and Women & Gender issues.

    -- 18 weekly one-hour community shows will offer Indigenous and 3rd languages programming in Urdu, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Polish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tamil, Hindi,Gujarati, Greek, Ukrainian, Dutch, Cree, Inuktitut, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree (Anishinini), and Mi’kmaq;

    -- 19 weekly half-hour community programs will air in the following 3rd languages: Romanian, Bengali, Creole, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, Japanese, Somali, Arminian, Turkish, Albanian, Amharic, Czech, Telugu, Slovak, Sinhala, Macedonian, Latvian, and Maltese,

    -- 21 hours of Live Music will broadcast weekly, programming Indigenous, European, East Asian, West Asian and North African, South and South East Asian, African and Caribbean, and Spanish/Latin music;

    -- Commissioned Programming will feature a mix of 3rd and official languages and will include a Children’s Block and a Drama Block programmed from both Canadian and international productions.


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.