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October 01, 2005 12:36 ET

REPEAT/Media Advisory: Access to CCNMatthews Press Releases on CP Wire Network

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 1, 2005) - Effective Oct. 1, there will be a change to the CP Wire Network's P category, which is currently used to distribute press releases from PR Direct, a subsidiary of The Canadian Press. As of that date, press releases from CCNMatthews (CCNM) will also be available via the P category.

This is a result of an alliance between CCNM and CP which allows CCNMatthews to send its releases to the news media exclusively over CP's distribution system. CCNM has also assumed the PR Direct operations and its client base will continue to send releases through the CP Wire Network. CP's alliance with CCNM will result in a significant increase in the volume of releases available on the P category of the CP Wire Network.

There will be a transitional period where CCNM will continue to send releases on its existing network in parallel with the P category of the CP Wire Network. The transitional period will be until December 31, 2005. For those who are not connected to the CP Wire Network, there will be no change in the way releases are received from CCNM.

If your newsroom is not currently receiving the P category of the CP Wire Network, please have someone from your IT department contact the CP Help Desk at 416-507-2099. For more information about the distribution of news releases by CCNM, please contact Bernadette Lee, CCNM's Vice-President of Corporate Development, at 416-814-2530 or by email at

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Bernadette Lee
    Vice President, Corporate Development
    (416) 814-2530 or 1 (888) 299-0338