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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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Shaw Sports Channel Among Speciality Channel Applications

Shaw Media (owners of Shaw Cable, Global TV etc.) have applied to the CRTC to launch their own mainstream sports channel Shaw Media Sports. Shaw is just the latest media giant to apply to the CRTC for this since the CRTC rules that sports channels could now compete with the first (and for the longest time protected) mainstream sports channel, TSN.

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Edmonton Millwoods Elementary School Produces Live News Show

A Mill Woods school has produced Edmonton’s youngest news crew. Every morning at Minchau elementary school, students produce a 10-minute news show that streams live on Smart Boards in every classroom. Minchau Television — or MTV as they call it — is run entirely by students, and includes a sports reporter, a weatherman, station managers, and technical staff.

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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)