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1953 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television-related events in 1953.

Notable events

Date Event
May 14 The CBC's television microwave network linking Ottawa to Montreal and Toronto, provided by Bell Media, was completed, allowing viewers of CBLT/Toronto and CBFT/Montreal to view the same live programming.[1]
June 3 KVOS-TV (channel 12) signs on the air as an affiliate of the short-lived DuMont Television Network. Licensed to Bellingham, Washington, United States, it provided the first television signal to ever serve the Vancouver, British Columbia area. KVOS-TV is a border blaster serving both sides of the Canada–United States border. That station's first broadcast was the BBC’s coverage of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.


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Television shows

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Ending this year

Television stations


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Ref.
June 2 Ottawa, Ontario CBOT 4 CBC Television (O&O)
June 3 Bellingham, Washington/
Vancouver, British Columbia
KVOS-TV 12 DuMont Television Network
October 25 Sudbury, Ontario CKSO-TV 5 CBC Television
November 28 London, Ontario CFPL-TV 10
December 16 Vancouver, British Columbia CBUT 2 CBC Television (O&O)

See also


  1. ^ “Evolution of a Broadcaster: CBC’s First 75 Years”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
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