Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

CTV Wakes Up Marketing Efforts for CTV MORNING LIVE

CTV EdmontonToronto, ON (November 9, 2011) – CTV revealed details today of a comprehensive marketing campaign to generate awareness for its newly launched local morning programs, CTV MORNING LIVE. The creative copy and messaging centers on the tag line “It’s everything you need,” enforcing CTV MORNING LIVE’s mission to provide viewers with the key information they need to start their busy day: local news, weather and traffic in a friendly and fast-paced format. CTV Winnipeg was the first of six local CTV stations to launch its morning show in early October, followed by CTV stations in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton. Vancouver is the final market to launch CTV MORNING LIVE when its new morning program premieres next Monday, Nov.14.  

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CTV Edmonton Bestows Citizen of the Year Awards on Two Edmontonians

CTV EdmontonIn its inaugural year, the judging committee for the 2011 CTV Citizen Of The Year Award has chosen two recipients: Mr. Issa Kamara: Founder/Executive Director of the Sinkunia Community Development Organization (SCDO) and Mr. Amson Saintime: Co-Founder/Executive Director of the ArbreDeVie Fine-Arts World Fellowship.  The CTV Citizen Of The Year Award was created by CTV Edmonton in partnership with the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association to recognize those who have contributed to the promotion, awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

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CTV Edmonton Walk About | May 5 | Edmonton

Go behind the scenes of CTV Edmonton. Tour the station and have an opportunity to view first hand how a television show gets on the air. Meet local celebrities. The tour will include an opportunity to observe a portion of the live Noon Show.

Host: Maggie Thomas
Meeting place: 18520 – Stony Plain Road
Shuttle bus: Departs at 11:00 am from MacEwan University at 107 Street and 105 Avenue.
Tour: Runs from 11:45am to 2:00pm and includes lunch.
Cost: $24 plus gst.

Sponsored by the Minerva Seniors Studies Institute. See more and register.

Bell Completes Acquisition of CTV and Launches Bell Media

Bell Media BCE Inc. today announced that it has completed its $3.2-billion acquisition of CTV and launched Bell Media, a new business unit encompassing all CTV and other Bell content assets. “Our acquisition of Canada’s No. 1 media company leverages our strategic investments in broadband networks and services and enables our promise to deliver the content Canadians want most across every screen — smartphone, tablet, computer and TV,” George Cope, president and chief executive at Bell Canada and BCE.

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Steve Hogel to Speak at Emerging Business Leaders Meeting in Edmonton on March 21

Steve Hogel, former Director of News and Public Affairs for CTV Edmonton, and now VP Public Affairs and Communications for the Katz Group in Edmonton, will be the guest speaker at the next Emerging Business Leaders meeting on March 21 in Edmonton at the Access Lounge at 8223 104 Street starting at 8:00pm.

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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)