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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1973. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.


Date Event
March 12 Juno Awards of 1973.
April 20 Anik A2 a television satellite launches in the north. It helps bring better reception and live television to that area.
June 30 Alberta Access goes on the air.
October 12 The 1973 Canadian Film Awards are held. The awards are presented at a press conference instead of a special ceremony.


Show Station Premiere Date
City Lights Citytv March 8
Howie Meeker's Hockey School CBC Television
Arts '73
Puppet People CTV
The Starlost 22 September
Target: The Impossible CBC Television
The Collaborators December 12

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
Chez Hélène CBC Television May 25
Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag June 9
Alphabet Soup December 4
Telescope Unknown
George CTV
Here Come the Seventies
The Pierre Berton Show

Television shows




TV movies

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Networks and services

Network launches

Network Type Launch Notes
CBC Northern Service Over-the-air and cable and satellite Unknown date CBC's northern television service was launched to provide television service to Canada's northern territories, delivered by satellite to cable and satellite television systems and community-owned low-powered television stations. CFYK-TV in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories serves as the production centre of local news programs on the CBC North service.

Television stations


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
March 23 Toronto, Ontario CBLFT 25 Radio-Canada (O&O) [1]
June 30 Calgary, Alberta Access (cable-only) Educational independent
October 23 Sept-Îles, Quebec CBST 13 Radio Canada


Date Name Notability
February 12 Tara Strong Canadian-American voice actress (The Powerpuff Girls), (The Fairly Oddparents) and (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

See also


  1. ^ “CBLFT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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