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Rogers Media Rebrands Citytv as it Expands its Reach in Alberta and Across Canada

CITY RogersContinuing the momentum of expanding its footprint in key Canadian markets , Rogers Media in rebranding their Citytv stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Montreal  (with the launch of City Montreal on February 4, 2013) from Citytv to City. According to a statement, the network “has come to represent much more than just television,” and the new name, as well as a shortened logo, will reflect that. These stations offer intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming for its young professional, upwardly mobile, white collar viewers.  City Montreal will mark the third expansion for Rogers in the past year following the launch of City Saskatchewan and City programming in three key markets in Western Canada – Kamloops, Prince George, and Medicine Hat (CHAT) as a result of an affiliate agreement with Jim Pattison Broadcasting Group.

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CBC Pushing Digital Boundaries with Winter 2013 TV Season

Having achieved international recognition in 2012 for its interactive projects, including a Social TV award for the HEARTLAND Facebook game, CBC is pushing digital boundaries again this year. As CBC’s prime-time dramas and comedies premiere this week, a number of digital media, social TV and transmedia productions will launch online, with more to follow in coming weeks.  “At CBC, we strive to create engaging experiences for our audiences that extend beyond the television screen,” said Tessa Sproule, Director of Interactive Content, CBC. “With storytelling shifting from a one-way, linear activity to a more compelling audience-controlled experience, it’s our goal to create experiences that entertain, enlighten and connect with Canadians during, and beyond the broadcast.”

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CTV Morning Live Team Expands on November 12, 2012 on CTV Edmonton

CTV Morning Live Team Expands in EdmontonOn Monday, Nov. 12, CTV MORNING LIVE viewers will rise and shine to an expanded team when new Co-Host Stacey Brotzel and Weather Specialist Jesse Beyer join current Co-Host Rob Williams in providing breaking local news, frequent detailed traffic reports, and up-to-the-minute weather forecasts for the viewers of Edmonton, central and northern Alberta. Airing weekday mornings from 5:30 – 9 a.m., CTV MORNING LIVE provides an energetic and lively three-and-a-half hours of everything viewers need to start their day.

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Television in Alberta > ShawTV Red Deer

Shaw TV Red DeerShaw TV is a locally-based community channel service operated by cable TV company Shaw Communications, and is available to Shaw Cable subscribers in most major communities throughout western Canada. Each station runs programming produced by staff and/or volunteers. Most stations broadcast a variety of programming, including news, live studio shows, city council meetings, high school/college sports, and community bulletin board/telefied advertisements. Some programs are aired only locally, such as the Go Red Deer, Go Calgary and Go Edmonton segments on entertainment and other local news, while others are  aired throughout a province or region, such as WHL hockey coverage and others are broadcast across Canada such as their new reality shows launching this fall, The Proposal, Make it Happen and Cooking with Fire.

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CTV and CTV Two New Fall 2012 Programs

CTV and CTV Two announced their confirmed fall 2012 premiere dates. There will be four new and 17 hit returning series on CTV, and three new and 10 returning hits on CTV Two. Dates for the premieres of new CTV series include ANGER MANAGEMENT (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.  ET/PT, beginning Sept. 11 and a new CTV series include THE NEW NORMAL (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 11)  ANGER MANAGEMENT features Charlie Sheen, and THE NEW NORMAL a is a comedy about long-term couple Bryan and David, who look to create a new type of family – a surrogate family – with a single mother. Sunday, September 16, THE MOB DOCTOR premieres starring Jordana Spiro. Also joining the schedule on Saturday is the comedy series, THE NEIGHBORS, starring Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito. CTV Two premieres EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 16) starring Mamie Gummer.

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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)