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Golden West Radio Acquires The Range 106.1 FM in Airdrie

Golden West Radio acquired CFIT, The Range 106.1 FM an adult contemporary radio station from Tiessen Media in January 2011 bringing its total number of stations in Western Canada to 37.

Shaw Media Launches Online Video on Demand Service

Shaw Direct has launched its new online Video On Demand (VOD) library, accessible anywhere in Canada. The site offers on demand video downloads for computer viewing. The service is offered to Shaw Direct customers. It’s positioned as just the first offering from Shaw Direct, as its VOD technology will be used in more methods of content delivery, including VOD capabilities through most advanced digital receivers in the near future.

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CTV BC Launches Local Newscast Exclusively for Smartphones

The launch of a dedicated three-minute local newscast produced specifically for mobile smartphones is a first for a regional outlet such as CTV BC. Hosted by anchor Coleen Christie, CTV NEWS DIGITAL EDITION is a demonstration of an evolving mobile strategy at CTV British Columbia News, one that can be easily customized and rolled out across the network’s many properties.

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CBC Five Year Plan Calls for More Local, Regional and Digital Content

According to Mediacaster Magazine, CBC/Radio-Canada plans to introduce new online and digital media services as part of a newly unveiled five year plan to expand its regional footprint and increase regional news and programming. Its planning document, called Everyone, Every way, sets out in general terms what the public broadcaster has planned for the next five years.

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CBC News Launches New Website and Mobile Applications

On February 19, 2011 CBC launched their newly redesigned website and mobile applications to deliver a comprehensive package of digital news in the country, with more features, more multimedia elements and more ways to connect — all still with the CBC News promise of providing more depth and context.

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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)

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