CTV NATIONAL NEWS Gives Viewers Front Row Access to World's Biggest Event with Nightly Broadcasts from London 2012, Beginning Monday

- CTV News' Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme leads gold medal news coverage, with unrivalled access to top London 2012 news stories for Canadians -

- CTV NEWS CHANNEL brings hourly updates throughout the Games -

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TORONTO, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - With more viewing options and extensive coverage of the Olympic Games than ever before, Canadians can count on CTV News to report the day's events that matter most. Beginning Monday, July 23 through to the Closing Ceremony, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME takes the show on the road to London 2012. In addition to the national broadcast, CTV News will produce two local newscasts per day - at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. (check www.CTVNEWS.ca for local broadcast times) throughout the Games.

"This is a privileged vantage point we feel fortunate to share with Canadians," said Lisa LaFlamme, Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV News. "The Olympic Games are a showcase of human achievement and we'll be the eyes on London for Canadians back home."

"We have all the bases covered for London 2012," said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. "We will continue to tell the stories of the day that Canadians count on."

Beginning Monday, July 23 at 11 p.m. and for the rest of the week leading up to Friday's Opening Ceremony, which will be co-hosted by LaFlamme and OLYMPIC PRIME TIME's Brian Williams, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME will feature interviews with athletes and prominent figures. Throughout the Games, LaFlamme will be joined in England by an augmented reporting team including Todd Battis, Sarah Galashan, and Tom Walters, along with Tom Kennedy and Ben O'Hara Byrne. On weekends, Sandie Rinaldo will co-anchor CTV NATIONAL NEWS from Toronto with LaFlamme in London.

In addition, with unrivalled Canadian access CTV NEWS CHANNEL will also hear from CTV News journalists on the ground in London with hourly updates on the latest developments throughout the Games.

For complete schedules of Games coverage on Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium platforms, visit the Bell Viewers' Guide on CTVOlympics.ca/guide and RDSolympiques.ca/leguide.

CTV News is Canada's most-watched news organization both locally and nationally and has a network of national, international and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN - Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5 and QUESTION PERIOD. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the number-one news organization in Canada.

CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

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For further information:

Renee Dupuis, Bell Media, 416.384.3154 or renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca
Shannon Gallagher, Bell Media, 416.384.4623 or shannon.gallagher@bellmedia.ca


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