Bell Media Congratulates TSN’s Michael Landsberg on 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Humanitarian Award

— October 21, 2014

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1t9klSQ TORONTO (October 21, 2014) – Bell Media is proud to congratulate TSN’s Michael Landsberg on being honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. The host of TSN’s acclaimed daily sports debate show OFF THE RECORD will be recognized for his longstanding dedication to promoting mental health awareness. Landsberg speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important professional calling. He has been an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, an initiative focused on raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about mental health, since it launched in 2011. "Michael Landsberg’s exemplary dedication to mental health awareness has encouraged thousands of people across Canada to seek out and find help,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “We believe that talking about mental illness is the first step towards making lasting change, and Michael’s tireless efforts to start the conversation and reduce the stigma are a daily inspiration to all of us at Bell Media. He really has made a difference.” In 2013, Landsberg’s documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me, was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. In 2012, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health also named Landsberg one of its Champions of Mental Health. Landsberg also takes to Twitter using the hashtag #sicknotweak to encourage discussion around mental health and creating a forum for those needing help. A recognizable on-air personality since TSN launched in 1984, Landsberg began his broadcasting career as one of the original anchors at SPORTSCENTRE (then called SPORTSDESK), going on to host more than 5,000 episodes. In 1997, Landsberg left SPORTSCENTRE to host OTR. He has twice been nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast. Landsberg will be honoured at a Canadian Screen Awards ceremony in February 2015. Canadian Screen Week is the annual celebration of excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media productions. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS #TSN #CdnScreen15 @heylandsberg @Academy_NET About Bell Media With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.    

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