1958 in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1958. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.

List of years in Canadian television

Notable events edit

  • The Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG) was established to be the “watchdog” of Canadian broadcasting under the new Broadcasting Act of 1958. The formation of the BBG, prompted by public demand for alternative programming choices, led to the establishment of “second” television stations in eight cities across the country.[1]
  • The CBC's first live coast-to-coast live television broadcast was aired after the cross-country microwave network was completed thanks to the cooperation with Bell Media, opening 6,400 kilometres (4,000 mi) worth of microwave links carrying television signals, teletype messages, and telephone calls.[1]

Births edit

Television shows edit

Debuts edit

Programs on-air this year edit

Television stations edit

Debuts edit

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Ref./Notes
January 27 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan CKBI-TV 5 CBC Television
April 15 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec CKTM-TV 13 Radio-Canada
June 19 Yorkton, Saskatchewan CKOS-TV 3 CBC Television
August 19 Matane, Quebec CKBL-TV 6 Radio Canada Now CBGAT

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b “Evolution of a Broadcaster: CBC’s First 75 Years”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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