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1981 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1981.

Events

Date Event
January 12 A brand new publicly funded educational cable television network Knowledge Network is launched in British Columbia.
February 5 NABET employees working at CBC Television go on strike. The strike lasts for months disrupting programming.
Juno Awards of 1981.
March 12 2nd Genie Awards.
June 28 Full coverage on the death of Terry Fox airs on all the main television networks.
July 29 The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana airs live on all the main television networks.

Debuts

Show Station Premiere Date
Canada: The Great Experiment TVOntario January 7
Thrill of a Lifetime CTV
The Frantics CBC Television
Switchback
Hangin' In
Leo and Me May 29
Pitfall Global September 14
Seeing Things CBC Television September 15

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
The Watson Report CBC Television May 25
Flappers November 30
CBC News Magazine Unknown
Leo and Me
Grand Old Country CTV
North America: Growth of a Continent TVOntario

Television shows

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

TV movies

This television-related list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2021)

Television stations

Debuts

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
October 6 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec CIVC-TV 45 Télé-Québec [1]
November 3 Rimouski, Quebec CIVB-TV 22 Télé-Québec [2]

See also

References

  1. ^ “CIVC-DT Station History”[permanent dead link]. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CIVB-DT Station History”[permanent dead link]. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.


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