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Banff Festival Announces Panel of Broadcast Executives

(Broadcaster Magazine, March 22, 2011) The Banff World Media Festival announced today that principal executives from Canada’s major broadcast media companies will come together for an unprecedented panel to launch the conference this June. Confirmed participants include Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications; Paul Robertson, Group Vice President, Broadcastinfg and President, Shaw Media; Kevin Crull, COO, CTVglobemedia; Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice President, English Services, CBC; and John Riley, President, Astral Television Networks.

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Sun News Network Announces Theo Caldwell as Signature Host

Sun News Network, a partnership between TVA Group Inc. and Sun Media Corporation, two subsidiaries of Quebecor Media Inc., is pleased to announce that Theo Caldwell has joined the network as host of “The Caldwell Account” – a two hour afternoon program that will also run in prime time.

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Citytv Launches CityNews iPad and iPhone App

(Broadcaster Magazine, March 21, 2011) Citytv announced today the launch of the CityNews app for iPad and iPhone.  The interactive CityNews app will feature the latest in local news, weather, sports and traffic that matters most to viewers in Toronto and the GTA.  The ad supported CityNews app is available free from the App Store on iPad or iPhone.

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Edmontonians Inviting Nominations for Sizzling Twenty Under 30

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2011

Over the past nine years, Edmontonians has profiled 180 dynamic, young entrepreneurs in its Sizzling Twenty under 30 special editions. The tradition will continue in September when the faces and stories of another 20 men and women from the Capital Region will fill the pages.

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Citytv Announces Addition of Local Programs in Calgary

Citytv announced the addition of two local programs to its schedule in Calgary and Toronto.  In Spring 2011, Citytv plans to broadcast a new half-hour suppertime program in Calgary and  CityNews will return to weekends on Citytv in Toronto.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)