1997 in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1997.

List of years in Canadian television

EventsEdit

Date Event
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.[1]
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.

DebutsEdit

Show Station Premiere Date
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
Franklin Family November 3
Open Mike with Mike Bullard The Comedy Network/CBC Television November 24
Riverdale CBC Television Unknown

Ending this yearEdit

Show Station Cancelled
It's Alive! YTV January 1
Fred Penner CBC Television
North of 60 December 18
Ready or Not Global Unknown

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Television stationsEdit

DebutsEdit

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
July 10 Maskwacis, Alberta CHOB-TV 43 Independent [2]
September 8 Montreal, Quebec CJNT-TV 62 Independent [3]
September 18 Edmonton, Alberta CKEM-TV 51 A-Channel [4]
September 20 Calgary, Alberta CKAL-TV 5 [5]
September 22 Vancouver, British Columbia CIVT-TV 32 Independent [6]
Unknown Toronto, Ontario Star Ray TV
(Pirate TV station)
15 Independent [7]

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[8]
Unknown Wheatley/Windsor, Ontario CHWI-TV 16 Independent NewNet [9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edwards, Ian (September 22, 1997). "On set: Cold Squad". Playback. Brunico Communications.
  2. ^ “CHOB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ “CJNT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. ^ “CKEM-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ “CKAL-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ “CIVT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  7. ^ “VX9AMK STAR RAY Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  8. ^ “CKMI-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  9. ^ “CHWI-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.