Shaw Media Applauds its Production Partners on this Year's Canadian Screen Awards Nominations

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Shaw Media congratulates its production partners and Global's news and entertainment teams on their 2016 Canadian Screen Award nominations. As announced in a press conference this morning by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Shaw Media's solid portfolio of original programming garners Canadian Screen Award nominations across all genres including drama, lifestyle, entertainment, comedy, factual, news and digital.

"Shaw Media is tremendously proud of our brilliant production partners and colleagues and congratulate them on their Canadian Screen Awards nominations," said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "We are honoured to work with these talented individuals on the outstanding Canadian original content they continue to produce each year."

Shaw Media's powerhouse conventional network Global celebrates 20 nominations including three nominations for its beloved Rookie Blue, with Missy Peregrym nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role and Ben Bass nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Reality fan favourite Big Brother Canada receives three nods including Best Reality / Competition Program, and sketch comedy The Second City Project takes home six nominations including Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series and Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series.

Shaw Media's specialty channels capture a total of 27 nominations, with HISTORY's Vikings picking up six nominations, including Best International Drama and Best Direction in a Dramatic Series, while Ice Pilots NWT secures three nods including Best Factual Program or Series and Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series. Food Network Canada and HGTV Canada dominate the Best Lifestyle Program or Series category with three of the five nominations, including HGTV's Income Property and Buy It, Fix It, Sell It, and Food Network Canada's Carnival Eats. Shaw Media also congratulates Dino Hunt Canada Interactive for their Digital Media nomination for Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction 

Committed to providing Canadians with accurate, balanced, timely and comprehensive news coverage, Global News garners 11 nominations, including four nods for its investigative newsmagazine program, 16X9 and one nomination for Global National News for Best National Newscast

Click here for the full list of Shaw Media nominations.

About Shaw Communications
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company. Shaw serves 3.2 million consumers and businesses through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw provides consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video services. Shaw Business provides businesses with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services, and ViaWest provides collocation, cloud and managed services. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks, including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jaclyn Atwood-Powell, Director of Publicity,Shaw Media, 416-966-7293, jaclyn.atwood@shawmedia.ca; Rishma Govani, Communications Manager, Global News, 416.843.8908, rishma.govani@globalnews.ca

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