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March 26, 2014 14:34 ET

CTV News Enters Comprehensive Partnership with (RTDNA) Canada-The Association of Electronic Journalists

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) -

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RTDNA Canada – The Association of Electronic Journalists –today announced that it has welcomed CTV News as a RTDNA Canada Special Partner. With mutually aligned synergies and a shared commitment to advancing the digital news landscape in Canada, the strategic partnership is a perfect fit for CTV News, a leader in Canada's digital news landscape, and RTDNA Canada, which serves as the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in Canada.

The designation of CTV News as a RTDNA Special Partner represents a three-year agreement slated to continue through December 31, 2016. The Special Partner status guarantees visibility of the CTV News brand across all RTDNA Canada points of presence, both digitally and offline.

"CTV News is an important player in Canada's digital news landscape," said Ian Koenigsfest, President, RTDNA Canada, "Every day across multiple news properties, CTV News illustrates its dedication to digital news by embracing digital media, including social media, taking a leadership role in reshaping the landscape of 'traditional' media. We are delighted to welcome CTV News as a RTDNA Canada Special Partner."

"Our digital team is committed to advancing the footprint of CTV News in the digital space, and taking a leadership stake in the digital future of newsgathering and delivery," said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. "This past week we launched CTV News GO and CP24 GO, apps that are sleek, easy-to-use, and provide robust content across multiple platforms. These revolutionary apps underscore our ongoing commitment to supporting digital innovation as it to keeps Canadians connected to the news."

On the digital front, CTV News continues to roll out innovative products that leverage emerging technologies to enhance the delivery of news across various platforms and formats. In addition to the GO products launched last week, CTV News recently revamped MyNews – a first-on-the-scene app designed to help everyday Canadians break news as it happens. CP24's Twitter account holds top spot as Canada's most-followed news room with more than 450K followers – and is a vital extension of the station's 24-hour news delivery cycle. And CTV News was recently recognized as a digital leader among its peers at the Canadian Screen Awards earlier this month, when it received the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for its innovative iGATEWAY technology.

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, and are complemented by the all-new CTV News GO and CP24 GO apps, which provide a direct connection to Canada's most trusted news anytime and anywhere. 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.

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of viewpoints, opinions and ideas.

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