Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Rosie Awards Celebrate Alberta Film, TV & Digital Media Productions, Actors, Artists, Hosts & News Producers

Ampia Awards 2015Celebrating the best in TV, film and digital media production in Alberta, the Alberta Film & Television Awards honoured 58 Alberta productions and film artists at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday, May 23. Calgary productions and artists won the highest number of awards but the production that won the most awards was The Great Human Odyssey, an ambitious interactive TV miniseries by filmmaker Niobe Thompson of Edmonton-based Clearwater Documentary.

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Roger’s Swaps out City TV in Edmonton from Breakfast TV for Dinner TV on May 19

Dinner TV EdmontonAfter cancelling its Citytv Breakfast Television show in Edmonton in early May, Rogers is inviting viewers to dig in to a new show called Dinner Television. Billed as a local, entertaining, and interactive prime-time series, Dinner Television debuted on May 19 and will air daily from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and live online at Hosted by NHL veteran Jason Strudwick, Dinner Television will also feature Breakfast Television personalities Bridget Ryan and Courtney Theriult, plus sports anchor Claire Hanna.

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Alberta Television Station: CBC Edmonton

CBC TV EdmontonCBXT, known as CBC Edmonton, broadcasts out of their downtown studios in Edmonton. They produce four regional newscasts from its Edmonton city centre studios each weekday, including three half-hour programs between 5pm and 6:30pm and late night news at 11 pm weekdays, Saturdays at 11:30pm and a five minute bulletin on Sundays at 10:55pm. They also produce an hour long magazine-style program called Our Edmonton that broadcasts on weekend mornings and again on Monday afternoon.

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CTV Edmonton Announces Danelle Boivin as the New Anchor of CTV Late Night News

Danelle-Boivin CTVCTV News Edmonton today announced the appointment of Danelle Boivin as the new Anchor of CTV NEWS AT 11:30 beginning Monday, September 15. The former CTV News Regina Anchor joins Meteorologist Josh Classen at the helm of the late-night newscast. Returning to Edmonton following four years anchoring CTV Regina’s flagship newscast, Boivin also assumes duties as the station’s newest Breaking News Reporter.

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Shaw Communications Proposes to Launch National TV News Channel: Global News 1

shawtvIn filings to the CRTC at the end of June, Calgary-based Shaw Communications, which operates Global Television, claims it wants to launch a “hybrid local/national” English-language national news channel. Shaw’s submission included a brief outline of the plans as part of the CRTC’s formal consultation on the evolution of the Canadian broadcasting system. Shaw’s news channel proposal falls under “Category C” guidelines, which covers all-news channels like the CBC News Network, CTV News Channel, RDI and the Sun News Network.

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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)