CTV News Furthers Position as Canada’s News Leader with Four Canadian Screen Awards

— March 5, 2014

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1jRKpM8 TORONTO (March 5, 2014) – CTV News was honoured with an exceptional four wins at the Canadian Screen Awards, handed out last night in Toronto by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Bringing home awards in some of the most-contested categories, CTV News furthered its position as Canada’s national, local, and factual news programming leader. CTV News was awarded Best National Newscast (CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME), Best News Anchor, Local (CTV News Toronto’s Ken Shaw), and Best News Information Segment (W5’s “THE SURVIVOR”). In addition, CTV News’ W5 – Canada’s longest-running documentary program -- received the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism, recognizing the outstanding contributions of television journalists. Last night's honour marked the first time a television program has been recognized with the award, which traditionally honours the work of individuals. “CTV News’ success at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards is a testament to the hard work of our entire team,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “We strive to bring Canadians the best news journalism day in and day out, and to be recognized for our efforts among our peers is truly an honour.” The Canadian Screen Awards continue tonight as CTV News is set to receive the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for its innovative iGATEWAY technology, an internally developed HD app that accelerates file transfers in the field to the editor preparing the material for air. The Canadian Screen Awards culminates in a televised award broadcast this Sunday, March 9, with CTV News chief anchor and senior editor Lisa LaFlamme nominated in the category of Best News Anchor, National. In total, CTV News was honoured with 12 nominations, an increase from four last year.  SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter @CTVNews @CTVNationalNews @CTVToronto @KenShawCTV @LisaLaFlammeCTV @CTVW5 Facebook facebook.com/CTVNews facebook.com/ctvtoronto facebook.com/CTVW5   About CTV News 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, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.  

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  For more information, contact: Jon-Ross Gabriel, CTV, 416.384.6836 or jon-ross.gabriel@bellmedia.ca Patricia Garcia, CTV, 416.384.2645 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca