|Slogan||Ici comme dans la vie|
|Channels||Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 13.1 (PSIP)
|First air date||November 8, 1976|
|Call letters' meaning||Canadian
|Sister station(s)||CBKT, CBK (AM), CBK-FM|
|Former callsigns||CBKFT (1976-2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||13 (Analog, 1976-2011)|
|Transmitter power||27.1 kW|
CBKFT-DT is the Télévision de Radio-Canada owned-and-operated station based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, but received across the province via rebroadcasters in Saskatoon and other locations. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 from a transmitter near McDonald Street/Highway 46, just northeast of Regina proper.
Owned by the Société Radio-Canada arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, it is sister to CBC Television outlet CBKT-DT, CBC Radio One station CBK-AM and CBC Radio 2 station CBK-FM and all three share studios at the CBC Regina Broadcast Centre at 2440 Broad Street in Downtown Regina. This station can also be seen on Access Communications channel 3, however it is not currently available on Sasktel Max.
CBKFT was licensed by the CRTC on June 9, 1975 and launched on November 8, 1976 by the CBC as a rebroadcaster of CBWFT in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with reception in both Regina and Saskatoon. In 1985, CBKFT was granted a license with 11 new transmitters and began operating as its own television station separate from CBWFT.
CBKFT had 12 analog over-the-air television rebroadcasters broadcasting in Saskatchewan.
Due to federal funding reductions to the CBC, in April 2012, the CBC responded with substantial budget cuts, which included shutting down CBC's and Radio-Canada's remaining analog transmitters on July 31, 2012. None of CBC or Radio-Canada's television rebroadcasters were converted to digital.
After the analogue shutdown and digital conversion on August 31, 2011, CBKFT in Regina began broadcasting in digital channel 13 in order for those repeaters/stations to avoid interference from the Regina & Saskatchewan stations. With the use of PSIP, television receivers will list CBKFT-DT's virtual channel number as 13.1.
CBC had originally decided that none of its rebroadcasters will transition to digital. Also, the CBC had originally planned to not convert any non-originating stations in mandatory markets to digital, which would have forced CBKFT-1 in Saskatoon to sign off on the transition date. On August 16, 2011, the CRTC granted the CBC permission to continue operating 22 repeaters in mandatory markets, including CBKFT-1, in analogue until August 31, 2012, by which time the transmitter had to convert to digital or shut down.