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1966 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1966. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings.


Date Event
Hamilton, Ontario media proprietor Ken Soble files the original application for what will, after his death and numerous follow-up revisions to the application, eventually become the Global Television Network in 1974.[1]
May 6 The 1966 Canadian Film Awards.
May 8 Controversial newsmagazine This Hour Has Seven Days airs its last show after fifty episodes and two seasons.
September 1 CBC becomes the first Canadian television network to broadcast in colour. Two weeks later CTV changes over to colour as well.
October 21 Long-running investigation program W5 begins airing. It quickly becomes the most popular program on CTV.
Shaw Communications is founded as Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta.[2]


Show Station Premiere Date
Charlie Had One But He Didn't Like It, So He Gave It To Us CBC Television July 20
Wojeck CBC Television September 13
W5 CTV October 3
University of the Air Unknown
Rocket Robin Hood syndication

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
This Hour Has Seven Days CBC Television May 8
Razzle Dazzle July 1
Seaway September 8

Television shows



TV movies

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See also


  1. ^ "Soble's pitch". The Globe and Mail, October 27, 1996.
  2. ^ "Milestones". Shaw Communications Inc. 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2008-09-03.

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