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In 1977, a National Assembly committee studied the conditions for broadcasting  the Assembly’s parliamentary debates. The Assembly began broadcasting its proceedings on the National Assembly Channel on October 3, 1978.

At that time, parliamentary proceedings dominated the National Assembly Channel’s programming. In the years that followed, some parliamentary committee sittings were also broadcast.

The cable networks carrying the National Assembly Channel expanded to cover most of Québec.

In 1998, the addition of new equipment marked a turning point for the National Assembly Channel, and broadcasting content grew significantly to include parliamentary committee sittings, press briefings and conferences, on-site educational activities and protocol activities.

The National Assembly Channel now broadcasts 24 hours a day.