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
"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.
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:
Head, Media Relations, CBC English Services.