Here's a few things memorable to the CBC in the decade of the 1960's..............Checkout the 2nd milestone for 1969: CBC stops advertising Tobacco Products,....now that was way ahead of it's time,.& I didn't Remember that one,Did You ? Imagine 40 year ago,they had the insight to stop promoting cigs.. Quite something, I know it took me a couple more years to figure it out.(somewhere in the early 70's I think it was )......lol
- Radio-Québec is established.
- CBC discontinues tobacco advertising.
- New Broadcasting Act confirms CBC's role of providing the national service and establishes the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) as the regulatory and licensing authority, including cable systems. Government issues White Paper on satellite communications.
- Pre-release facilities are installed for Atlantic time zones.
- First televised national debate among Canadian political party leaders: a CBC/CTV coproduction.
- CBC is host broadcaster for Expo 67 in Montreal and Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg.
- First taped television in the North.
- Colour TV introduced in Canada.
- The Fowler Committee on Broadcasting recommends a new regulatory and licensing authority.
- Government announces colour TV policy.
- First regular CBC stereo broadcasts from a single station (Winnipeg).
- The FM network resumes in English, adding Vancouver by tape; local French FM continues in Montreal.
- CBC hosts the three-week Commonwealth Broadcasting Conference.
- The Trans-Canada and Dominion networks are consolidated.
- CTV Network opens.
- CBC issues proposals for satellite use in Canada.
- BBG recommends licensing second TV stations in major cities and invites applications for Canada's first private network.
- Opening of the CBC shortwave service to the High Arctic.
- Experimental bilingual FM network links Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. (Suspended temporarily in 1962)