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BTQ (disambiguation)

BTQ can refer to any of the following:

  • BTQ-7, the Seven Network owned-and-operated television station in Brisbane, Australia
  • Banque de terminologie du Québec, a Quebec-based terminological database now part of Grand dictionnaire terminologique
  • 2-Butyl-3-(p-tolyl)quinuclidine, a stimulant drug

BTQ is the Brisbane station of the Australian Seven Network. BTQ was the second television station to launch in Brisbane, going to air on 1 November 1959, after QTQ (station of the Nine Network) launched three months earlier.

Along with other Australian television channels, BTQ began broadcasting on digital television on 1 January 2001.

The channel has been a leader in Queensland television news - in the early eighties, Seven National News became the first Brisbane-based bulletin to be relayed throughout a string of independent Queensland telecasters. Within the same decade, BTQ was also a major production house for children's television - hosting popular shows as Wombat, Now You See It, Family Feud, Play Your Cards Right and Seven's Super Saturday featuring Agro (puppet). In the 1980s and 1990s, the channel regularly opened its facilities to the Brisbane public - at Open Days. In the 1970s, BTQ also held annual telethons for the Children's Hospital, featuring network personalities.

In the mid-1990s, BTQ also produced "Tourist TV", a tourist information channel which could be viewed at various Gold Coast hotels and resorts, including Sea World Nara Resort.

Until 2007, BTQ was the host station of the national Austext teletext service. The service was later largely automated out of Seven Sydney until it was decommissioned September 2009.