1997 in Canadian television
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This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1997.
|March 9||CIHF, CFRE, CKND and CFSK all join Global.|
|18th Genie Awards.|
|Juno Awards of 1997.|
|June 6||1997 Gemini Awards.|
|July 2||The first prime time national series to be produced out of Vancouver begins filming: Cold Squad.|
|August 18||Global purchases the CBC Television affiliate CKMI-TV-1. This purchase allowed Global to officially become a national television network.|
|September 6||Full coverage of the funeral for Princess Diana airs on all the main television networks.|
|September 8||A number of new French television channels launch including Canal Vie, Le Canal Nouvelles, Télétoon.|
|October 17||A number of new television channels launch including The Comedy Network, CTV Newsnet, HGTV, OLN, Prime, Teletoon and Réseau Priscilla.|
|November 1||Treehouse TV debuted in Canada.|
|Le Femme Nikita||CTV||January 13|
|Ekhaya: A Family Chronicle||CBC Television||February|
|Ned's Newt||Teletoon||February 7|
|The Hunger||The Movie Network||July 20|
|Uh Oh!||YTV||August 22|
|EP Daily||CityTV||September 1|
|Animal Crackers||Teletoon||September 7|
|Popular Mechanics for Kids||Global|
|Off the Record with Michael Landsberg||TSN||September 8|
|Scanning the Movies||Bravo! Canada||September|
|Pippi Longstocking||Teletoon||October 17|
|Freaky Stories||YTV||October 24|
|Skinnamarink TV||CBC Television||October 27|
|Open Mike with Mike Bullard||The Comedy Network/CBC Television||November 24|
Ending this yearEdit
|It's Alive!||YTV||January 1|
|Fred Penner||CBC Television|
|North of 60||December 18|
|Ready or Not||Global||Unknown|
- CTV National News (1961–present)
- Land and Sea (1964–present)
- Man Alive (1967–2000)
- The Nature of Things (1960–present, scientific documentary series)
- Question Period (1967–present, news program)
- W-FIVE (1966–present, newsmagazine program)
- Canada AM (1972–present, news program)
- the fifth estate (1975–present, newsmagazine program)
- Marketplace (1972–present, newsmagazine program)
- 100 Huntley Street (1977–present, religious program)
- Adrienne Clarkson Presents (1988–1999)
- CityLine (1987–present, news program)
- Fashion File (1989–2009)
- Just For Laughs (1988–present)
- Midday (1985–2000)
- On the Road Again (1987–2007)
- Venture (1985–2007)
- Black Harbour (1996–1999)
- Comics! (1993–1999)
- Due South (1994–1999)
- Life and Times (1996–2007)
- The Passionate Eye (1993–present)
- Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993–2008)
- The Red Green Show (1991–2006)
- The Rez (1996–1998)
- This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1993–present)
- Traders (1996–2000)
- Wind at My Back (1996–2000)
- Witness (1992–2004)
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|July 10||Maskwacis, Alberta||CHOB-TV||43||Independent|||
|September 8||Montreal, Quebec||CJNT-TV||62||Independent|||
|September 18||Edmonton, Alberta||CKEM-TV||51||A-Channel|||
|September 20||Calgary, Alberta||CKAL-TV||5|||
|September 22||Vancouver, British Columbia||CIVT-TV||32||Independent|||
|Unknown||Toronto, Ontario||Star Ray TV
(Pirate TV station)
Network affiliation changesEdit
|Date||Market||Station||Channel||Old affiliation||New affiliation||References|
|August 18||Quebec City, Quebec||CKMI-TV||20||CBC||Global||This station moved to Montreal in 2009, but still retaining the original Quebec City transmitter|
- Edwards, Ian (September 22, 1997). "On set: Cold Squad". Playback. Brunico Communications.
- “CHOB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CJNT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CKEM-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CKAL-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CIVT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “VX9AMK STAR RAY Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- “CKMI-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- “CHWI-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
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