CBC announces location of Hamilton service

HAMILTON, ON, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, CBC officially announced the location of its soon to be launched, Hamilton local digital service. Located at 118 James Street North, a street that is helping to lead the revival of downtown Hamilton, the new location will be home to CBC's next generation of local digital services, and be a centre of innovation for local services to come from the national public broadcaster.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have found such a remarkable home at the centre of Hamilton's growing arts, entertainment and design scene", said Susan Marjetti, Managing Director Toronto Region, CBC English services. "Being at the very heart of Hamilton has been our goal since we announced we'd be coming to the city, not only in the news and information we'll be providing but also in our deep desire to be an active part of this community. Having our bureau on James St. puts CBC where the action is and will only help us to cover the city when and how Hamiltonians want."

From its location in the former Dominion Furniture Store building, the new Hamilton service will provide an up to the minute, as well as a "look ahead", view, of local news, weather, events and other "need to know" information.  It will connect Hamiltonians to their community at large and it will all be accessible through smartphones, desktop/laptop computers and tablet devices. The new service will launch this spring.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.

For further information:

Chuck Thompson
Head, Media Relations, CBC English Services.
Phone: 416-205-3747
Email: chuck.thompson@cbc.ca