Radio & Television

Cogeco to concentrate on TQS “black sheep” image to return to profitability

MONTREAL – While Cogeco Inc.’s radio division (RYTHME FM) continues to grow, the company’s TV broadcast outlet, TQS, struggled through 2005. However, with new shows, the company is hoping to turn TQS around and has invested in some populist (some might say low-brow) reality shows. All part of the plan, however. “In television, TQS's commitment to its ‘black sheep’ positioning is stronger than ever. The channel's bold programming is blazing new trails for conventional television in an environment that is fiercely competitive and constantly changing,” reads the company’s third quarter results press release. Loft Story II (a French Big Brother),...