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VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Shaw Media announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian
Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel. Shaw Media is expected to launch B.C.'s first all-news channel by the summer of
Building on the 50-year legacy of news and community service at Global BC, the yet-to-be-named news network will provide viewers across the
province with the day's top local, national and international headlines
24-hours-a-day. Using the most advanced news-gathering technology,
coupled with Global BC's award-winning news and production team, the channel will feature more
live event coverage and more in-depth, original local reporting than
any other in the market. The channel will also feature a primetime talk
show hosted by veteran Global BC anchor Jill Krop.
"The creation of an all-news channel in B.C. demonstrates our commitment
to help grow and develop Global News in new and exciting ways," says Paul Robertson, Group Vice-President, Broadcasting and President, Shaw
Media. "This all-news network will build on Global BC's proven success and represents a major step towards expanding Global News' reach and accessibility province-wide."
Global News' all-news network will be made available on-air as well as online at GlobalNews.ca and users will also be able to access the channel using mobile
"Global News is proud to provide viewers with an even greater opportunity to catch
the biggest news anytime they want from the province's most-watched and
most-trusted news brand," says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. "With a 24-hours-a-day focus on B.C. issues and B.C. communities, our
multi-screen format will provide a tremendous showcase for the
communities we serve."
More details regarding Global BC's all-news specialty channel will be announced in the coming months.
Global Television is a Shaw Media network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing
consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home
Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite
direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming
content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers,
through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one
of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global
Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, History Television 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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