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1972 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1972. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.

Events

Date Event
January 23 The 13 part miniseries The Whiteoaks of Jalna airs on CBC Television. At the time, the series is the most expensive television production in Canada.
February 1 CFFB-TV goes on the air in Iqaluit.
February 28 Juno Awards of 1972.
September 28 The Summit Series airs for 8 games on CBC Television and CTV. The games bring in big ratings.
CITY-TV goes on the air. It is known as Citytv.
The 1972 Canadian Film Awards.
November 9 Anik A1 satellite launches. This allows CBC to begin broadcasting in the north.

Debuts

Show Station Premiere Date
Canada AM CTV September 11
Headline Hunters
George September 16
Bandwagon with Bob Francis CBC Television September 21
Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag September 23
The Beachcombers October 1
Marketplace October 5

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
All About Faces CTV September
The Galloping Gourmet CBC Television Unknown

Television shows

1950s

1960s

1970s

TV films

Networks and services

Network launches

Network Type Launch Notes
Atlantic Television System Over-the-air and cable and satellite September 26 The Atlantic Television System (present-day CTV Atlantic), was formed by virtue of CHUM Limited’s purchase of CTV affiliates in the Maritime provinces.

Television stations

Debuts

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
February 1 Iqaluit, Northwest Territories
(present-day Nunavut)
CFFB-TV 8 CBC Television (O&O) [1]
September 26 Sydney, Nova Scotia CBIT-TV 5 [2][3]
September 28 Toronto, Ontario CITY-TV 79 Independent Future Citytv network flagship[4]
October 14 Thunder Bay, Ontario CHFD-TV 4 CTV [5]

Network affiliation changes

Date Market Station Channel Old affiliation New affiliation Source
September 26 Sydney, Nova Scotia CJCB-TV 4 CBC Television CTV via Atlantic Television System [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ “CFFB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CBHT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ “CBIT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. ^ “CITY-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ “CHFD-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ “CICB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.


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