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This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1983.
|February 1||The first pay television channels launch. They include Movie Central, The Movie Network, Super Écran.|
|March 23||4th Genie Awards.|
|April 5||Juno Awards of 1983.|
|May 29||The Atlantic Satellite Network launches in the Maritime provinces.|
|The Joke's on Us||Global||January 10|
|Fraggle Rock||CBC Television|
|Snow Job||February 21|
|V.I.P.||CBC Television||April 8|
|Home Fires||November 17|
|The Alan Thicke Show||CTV||Unknown|
|University of the Air|
|Read All About It!||TVOntario|
- Country Canada (1954–2007)
- 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)
- CTV National News (1961–present)
- Land and Sea (1964–present)
- Man Alive (1967–2000)
- Mr. Dressup (1967–1996)
- The Nature of Things (1960–present, scientific documentary series)
- Question Period (1967–present, news program)
- Reach for the Top (1961–1985)
- The Tommy Hunter Show (1965–1992)
- W-FIVE (1966–present, newsmagazine program)
- The Beachcombers (1972–1990)
- Canada AM (1972–present, news program)
- Celebrity Cooks (1975–1984)
- City Lights (1973–1989)
- Definition (1974–1989)
- the fifth estate (1975–present, newsmagazine program)
- Let's Go (1976–1984)
- The Littlest Hobo (1979–1985)
- Live It Up! (1978–1990)
- The Mad Dash (1978–1985)
- Marketplace (1972–present, newsmagazine program)
- Second City Television (1976–1984)
- Smith & Smith (1979–1985)
- You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)
- 100 Huntley Street (1977–present, religious program)
|March||Regina, Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Legislative Network||(cable-only)||Independent|
|Chéticamp, Nova Scotia||CHNE-TV||36|||
|High Prairie, Alberta||CIRE-TV||12|||
|Neepawa, Manitoba||CH5248||30||Community channel||Over-the-air relaunch of NAC TV|
|Valemount, British Columbia||CHVC-TV-1||7|||
|Date||Market||Station||Channel||Old affiliation||New affiliation||References|
|December 18||Carleton, Quebec||CHAU-TV||5||Radio-Canada||TVA|
- "CFSO-DT Station History". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- "CHME-DT Station History". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- "CIRE-DT Station History". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- "CFTS-DT Station History". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- "CHVC-TV Station History". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
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