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The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1972. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.
|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.|
|Canada AM||CTV||September 11|
|Bandwagon with Bob Francis||CBC Television||September 21|
|Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag||September 23|
|The Beachcombers||October 1|
|All About Faces||CTV||September|
|The Galloping Gourmet||CBC Television||Unknown|
- Country Canada (1954–2007)
- CBC News Magazine (1952–1981)
- Chez Hélène (1959–1973)
- Circle 8 Ranch (1955–1978)
- The Friendly Giant (1958–1985)
- Hockey Night in Canada (1952–present)
- The National (1954–present)
- Front Page Challenge (1957–1995)
- Wayne and Shuster Show (1958–1989)
- Audubon Wildlife Theatre (1968–1974)
- CTV National News (1961–present)
- Elwood Glover's Luncheon Date (1963–1975)
- Land and Sea (1964–present)
- Man Alive (1967–2000)
- Mr. Dressup (1967–1996)
- The Nature of Things (1960–present, scientific documentary series)
- The Pierre Berton Show (1962–1973)
- The Pig and Whistle (1967–1977)
- Question Period (1967–present, news program)
- Reach for the Top (1961–1985)
- Singalong Jubilee (1961–1974)
- Take 30 (1962–1983)
- Telescope (1963–1973)
- The Tommy Hunter Show (1965–1992)
- University of the Air (1966–1983)
- W-FIVE (1966–present, newsmagazine program)
|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.|
|February 1||Iqaluit, Northwest Territories
|CFFB-TV||8||CBC Television (O&O)|||
|September 26||Sydney, Nova Scotia||CBIT-TV||5|||
|September 28||Toronto, Ontario||CITY-TV||79||Independent||Future Citytv network flagship|
|October 14||Thunder Bay, Ontario||CHFD-TV||4||CTV|||
|Date||Market||Station||Channel||Old affiliation||New affiliation||Source|
|September 26||Sydney, Nova Scotia||CJCB-TV||4||CBC Television||CTV via Atlantic Television System|||
- “CFFB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CBHT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CBIT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CITY-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CHFD-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CICB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
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