RDS2, a secondary feed of the Canadian French language specialty channel RDS, is available starting today on the Vidéotron cable system in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD).

Vidéotron is the first Quebec cable operator to carry the channel which launched in the first week of October. Previously the station had only been available on Bell Fibe, Bell Satellite, Shaw Direct.

RDS and RDS2 operate under a single Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) licence which means that RDS2 is restricted to a few hours of live programming a day with all other programs on a three-hour tape delay from RDS's main feed.

Programming on RDS2 includes Ottawa Senators Hockey games, NFL, CFL, MLB playoffs and World Series, Major League Soccer, Skate Canada, Barclays Premier League, Rugby World Cup, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, curling, golf, tennis, IIHF World Junior Hockey and NCAA events.

Vidéotron will carry RDS2 on channel 761 in HD and channel 161 in SD.

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