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1958 Television in Canada

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Originally Posted by alko View Post
Hm, how many families did have a TV in 1958? was it already a common part of the house? or was it still some curiosity?
July 1, 1958 saw the CBC, Canada's national broadcaster, extend its signal across Canada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadia...ng_Corporation

Television signals were readily available in urban centers, not so in rural areas. Globally in about 1/9 or 1/10 households.

Tended to be the family Christmas or holiday gift. Popular shows or events were watched on a neighbourhood basis. The big furniture stores would leave the sets running in the windows. People would congregate to watch and hopefully buy eventually.

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