CBC makes its first television broadcast

May 25, 2017

Advertisement for CBC’s First Broadcast

Advertisement for CBC’s First Broadcast. Canadian Museum of History Archives, Cultural Studies Archives, B561, IMG2008-0105-0002-Dm


At 4 p.m. on September 6, 1952, the CBC launched its television service on CBFT, in Montréal, presenting the movie Aladdin and His Lamp, followed by a cartoon, a film in French, a news report and a bilingual variety show. Two days later, CBC Television began broadcasting in Toronto.

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