Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Shaw Communication Brings Comcast X1 Technology to Canada with FreeRange TV

Shaw Free Range TVOn January 6, 2016, Shaw Communications released FreeRange TV, a product that simplifies the subscription-TV experience for consumers using U.S. media giant Comcast’s X1 platform technology. Comcast’s IP-capable video platform that uses a cloud-based interface for set-tops and mobile devices. FreeRange TV is a cloud-based mobile product that delivers Shaw subscribers’ TV and OTT products (i.e. Shomi) and programming to consumers in a single app.

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Survival of Local TV in Canada Focus of CRTC Public Hearings from January 25 to February 3, 2016

CA-TelevisionStarting Monday, January 25th, the survival of local TV in Canada will be the focus of a public hearing convened by the CRTC, Canada’s broadcast regulator. According to a report just released by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, nearly half of Canada’s local TV stations could be off the air by 2020 without a boost in revenues to pay for local programming. 

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Alberta Primetime Weeknights at 6 & 11 on CTV in Alberta

Alberta-PrimetimeHeadquartered in Edmonton and owned by Bell Media, the CTV Two system consists of four over-the-air owned-and-operated television stations in Ontario, British Columbia, and two regional cable-only channels, one in Atlantic Canada and the other being CTV Two Alberta, the provincial cable-only educational channel in Alberta. Reaching over 1 million viewers across the province every week, CTV Two Alberta devotes over sixty hours a week to non-commercial educational programming.

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CBC TV Edmonton News Programs & Personalities

CBC-EdmontonCBC TV Edmonton, also known as CBXT-DT, airs just over six hours of local news programming (60 minutes each weekday and 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday). It is the lowest local newscast output out of any English-language television station in the Edmonton market but nevertheless captures a large and loyal viewing audience. The station airs a 30-minute newscast from 6:00 to 6:30pm on weekdays hosted by Adrienne Pan.

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Global TV Goes on the Road for Local News in Calgary

global-calgaryCICT-TV now branded Global TV Calgary first signed on the air on October 8, 1954 as CHCT, and was the first television station in the province of Alberta. On September 4, 2000, CICT joined the Global Television Network full-time as an owned-and-operated station, along with fellow Alberta stations CITV-TV in Edmonton and CISA in Lethbridge. On September 11, 2011, CICT debuted a two-hour Sunday magazine-styled morning newscast, running from 8-10 a.m. 

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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)