List of CBC television stations

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CBC Television is a Canadian English language public television network currently made up of fourteen owned-and-operated stations. Some privately owned stations were formerly affiliated with the network until as late as August 2016. This is a table listing of CBC Television's stations, arranged by market. This article also includes former self-supporting stations later operating as rebroadcasters of regional affiliates, stations no longer affiliated with CBC Television, and stations purchased by the CBC that formerly operated as private CBC Television affiliates.

The station's virtual channel number (if applicable) follows the call letters. The number in parentheses which follows is the station's actual digital channel number, digital channels allocated for future use listed in parentheses are italicized.

CBC Television's O&Os operate for the most part as a seamless national service, with few deviations from the national schedule. The network's former private affiliates had some flexibility to carry a reduced schedule of network programming if they chose.

Over the years the CBC has gradually reduced the number of private affiliates; until 2006 this usually involved either opening a new station (or new rebroadcast transmitters) in a market previously served by a private affiliate, or purchasing the affiliate outright. In most cases since 2006 (when CFJC-TV disaffiliated), it declined to open new rebroadcasters in the affected markets for budgetary reasons, and since then has wound down its remaining affiliation agreements, with the last expiring on August 31, 2016.[1] These disaffiliations, along with the CBC's decision to shut down its TV rebroadcaster network in 2012, have significantly reduced the network's terrestrial coverage; however, under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulations, all cable, satellite, and IPTV service providers are required to include a CBC Television signal in their basic service, even if one is not available terrestrially in the applicable service area.[2]

Since September 2014, all CBC Television O&Os have also been separately affiliated with the temporary and (since April 2015) permanent part-time networks operated by Rogers Media for the purposes of distributing the Rogers-produced Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts. This was required by the CRTC as, under the current arrangement for National Hockey League rights between Rogers and the CBC, Rogers exercises editorial control and sells all advertising time during the HNIC broadcasts,[3] even though for promotional purposes they are still treated as part of the CBC Television schedule. Although the CRTC decision which approved the permanent network only referred to stations owned by the CBC itself, CBC Television's private affiliates also continued to carry the Rogers-produced HNIC broadcasts until disaffiliation.

Notes:
1) Two boldface asterisks appearing following a station's call letters (**) indicate a station that was built and signed-on by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation;
2) Italicized channel numbers indicate a digital channel allocated for future use by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

CBC owned-and-operated stations[edit]

City of license Station Channel
TV (RF)
Year of affiliation Owned since
Calgary, Alberta CBRT-DT** 9.1 (21) 1975 1975
Edmonton, Alberta CBXT-DT** 5.1 (42) 1961 1961
Vancouver, British Columbia CBUT-DT** 2.1 (43) 1953 1953
Winnipeg, Manitoba CBWT-DT** 6.1 (27) 1954 1954
Fredericton, New Brunswick CBAT-DT 4.1 (31) 1954 1994
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador CBNT-DT** 8.1 (8) 1964 1964
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories CFYK-DT** 8.1 (8) 1967 1967
Halifax, Nova Scotia CBHT-DT** 3.1 (39) 1954 1954
Ottawa, Ontario CBOT-DT** 4.1 (25) 1953 1953
Toronto, Ontario CBLT-DT** 5.1 (20) 1952 1952
Windsor, Ontario CBET-DT 9.1 (9) 1954 1975
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island CBCT-DT 13.1 (13) 1956 1968
Montreal, Quebec CBMT-DT** 6.1 (21) 1954 1954
Regina, Saskatchewan CBKT-DT 9.1 (9) 1969
(previously with CBC from 1959 to 1962)
1969

Former CBC-owned self-supporting stations[edit]

City of license/Market Station Transitioned to rebroadcaster Status
Grand Falls-Windsor,
Newfoundland and Labrador
CBNAT 2 Unknown Shut down on July 31, 2012, was operating as a rebroadcaster of CBNT
Labrador City,
Newfoundland and Labrador
CBNLT 13 1991 Shut down on July 31, 2012, was a rebroadcaster of CBNT
Corner Brook,
Newfoundland and Labrador
CBYT 5 2002 Shut down on July 31, 2012, was a retransmitter of CBNT
Kenora, Ontario CBWAT 8 Unknown Shut down on July 31, 2012, was operating as a retransmitter of CBWT
Goose Bay,
Newfoundland and Labrador
CFLA-TV 8 1991 Shut down on July 31, 2012, was a retransmitter of CBNT
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CBKST 11 1971 Shut down on July 31, 2011, was a small analog semi-satellite of CBKT-DT
Schefferville, Quebec CFKL-TV 8 1974 Shut down on July 31, 2012, was operating as CBMT repeater CBSET-1, receives signal from CBSET in Sept-Îles, itself a repeater of CBMT
Sydney, Nova Scotia CBIT 5 1972 Shut down on July 31, 2012, was a small analog semi-satellite of CBHT-DT
Iqaluit, Nunavut CFFB 8 N/A Shut down July 31, 2012
Whitehorse, Yukon CFWH 6 N/A Shut down July 31, 2012
Inuvik, Northwest Territories CHAK 6 N/A Shut down July 31, 2012

Former affiliates[edit]

City Station Years of affiliation New affiliation(s) Current status
Barrie, Ontario CKVR-TV 3 1955-1995 NewNet Now a CTV Two O&O
Brandon, Manitoba CKX-TV 5 1955-2009 none Station permanently ceased operations in 2009; CBC no longer seen terrestrially
Calgary, Alberta CICT-DT 2 1954-1975 Independent Now a Global O&O
Cornwall, Ontario CJSS-TV 8 1959-1963 CTV (repeater) Purchased by CJOH-TV as its rebroadcaster for the CTV O&O (CJOH-TV-8)
Dawson Creek, British Columbia CJDC-TV 5 1959–2016 CTV Two Now a CTV Two O&O
Edmonton, Alberta CFRN-TV 3 1954-1961 CTV Now a CTV O&O
Hamilton, Ontario CHCH-TV 11 1954-1961 Independent Later operated as the flagship station of the CH / E! system from 2001 to 2009; now an independent station owned by Channel Zero
Kamloops, British Columbia CFJC-TV 4 1957-2006 CH / E! Now a City affiliate owned by the Jim Pattison Group; CBC is no longer seen terrestrially in the market
Kelowna, British Columbia CHBC-TV 2 1957-2006 CH / E! Now a Global O&O
Kingston, Ontario CKWS-TV 11 1954-2015 CTV Became a CTV affiliate on August 31, 2015
Kitchener, Ontario CKCO-TV 13 1954-1964 CTV Now a CTV O&O
Lethbridge, Alberta CISA-TV 7 1955-1975 Independent Now a Global O&O
Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan CKSA-DT 2.1 1960–2016 Global Became a Global affiliate on September 1, 2016
London, Ontario CFPL-TV 10 1953-1988 Independent Later became part of BBS in 1992, then affiliated with NewNet (later A-Channel and A) after being sold to CHUM Limited in 1995; now a CTV Two O&O
Medicine Hat, Alberta CHAT-TV 6 1957-2008 E! Now a Citytv affiliate; CBC is no longer seen terrestrially in the market
Moncton, New Brunswick CKCW-TV 2 1954-1969 CTV Now a CTV O&O
North Bay, Ontario CKNY-TV 10 1955-1971 CTV Now a CTV O&O
Oshawa, Ontario CHEX-TV-2 22 1992-2015 CTV Semi-satellite of CHEX-TV. Became a CTV affiliate on August 31, 2015
Pembroke, Ontario CHRO-TV 5 1961-1990 CTV Later became affiliated with NewNet (later A-Channel and A) in 1995; now a CTV Two O&O
Peterborough, Ontario CHEX-TV 12 1955-2015 CTV Became a CTV affiliate on August 31, 2015
Prince George, British Columbia CKPG-TV 2 1961-2008 E! Now a Citytv affiliate owned by the Jim Pattison Group; CBC no longer seen terrestrially in the market
Quebec City, Quebec CKMI-TV 20 1957-1997 Global Was on channel 5 at the time of affiliation; CKMI-TV moved from channel 5 to channel 20 in 1997, becoming a Global O&O; with channel 5 becoming a CBMT repeater, CBVE-TV, which would close down in 2012
Red Deer, Alberta CHCA-TV 6 1957-2005 CH / E! Closed in 2009 following shutdown of CH / E!
Regina, Saskatchewan CKCK-TV 2 1954-1969 CTV Now a CTV O&O
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CFQC-TV 8 1954-1971 CTV Now a CTV O&O
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador CJON-TV 6 1955-1964 Global/CTV Branded as NTV, the station currently carries select entertainment programming from Global and news programming from CTV
Sudbury, Ontario CICI-TV 5 1953-1971 CTV Now a CTV O&O
Sydney, Nova Scotia CJCB-TV 4 1954-1972 CTV Now a CTV O&O
Terrace, British Columbia CFTK-TV 3 1962–2016 CTV Two Now a CTV Two O&O
Thunder Bay, Ontario CKPR-DT 2 1954-2014 CTV Now a CTV affiliate owned by Dougall Media
Victoria, British Columbia CHEK-TV 6 1956-1981 CTV
(co-affiliated with CHAN-TV)1
Later affiliated with CH / E! from 2001 to 2009; now an independent station owned by CHEK Media Group; CHEK currently simulcasts CBUT's 6PM news broadcast, as well as provide report-sharing support for the CBC
Wingham, Ontario CKNX-TV 8 1955-1988 Independent Later became part of BBS in the early 1990s, then affiliated with NewNet (later A-Channel and A) in 1998; closed in 2009 to become repeater of CTV Two O&O CFPL

1 - CHEK-TV carried an official secondary affiliation with CTV alongside CBC from 1963 until 1981.

Affiliates later purchased by the CBC[edit]

City of license/market Station Year of purchase Current status
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island CFCY-TV 13 1968 Became CBCT
North Bay, Ontario CHNB-TV 4 2002 Became rebroadcaster of CBLT; shut down on July 31, 2012
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan CKBI-TV 5 2002 Became rebroadcaster of CBKST; both shut down on July 31, 2012
Saint John, New Brunswick CHSJ-TV 4 1994 Became CBAT-TV
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario CJIC-TV 5 2002 Became rebroadcaster of CBLT; shut down on July 31, 2012
Sudbury, Ontario CKNC-TV 9 2002 Became rebroadcaster of CBLT; shut down on July 31, 2012
Swift Current, Saskatchewan CJFB-TV 5 2002 Became rebroadcaster of CBKT; shut down on July 31, 2012
Timmins, Ontario CFCL-TV 6 2002 Became rebroadcaster of CBLT; shut down on July 31, 2012
Windsor, Ontario CKLW-TV 9 1975 Became CBET
Yorkton, Saskatchewan CKOS-TV 5 2002 became rebroadcaster of CBKT; shut down on July 31, 2012

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