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Cross-Canada Shortlist Announced for I Heart Local Cable Awards

February 14, 2014

SAINT JOHN, NB, Feb. 14, 2014 /CNW/ – The New Brunswick-based Canadian
Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) is pleased to announce the shortlisted
nominees for their I Heart Local Cable Awards – a national celebration
of excellence in cable service delivery, community-mindedness, and
content development.

“We were absolutely thrilled to receive more than 100 nominations from
our members and their customers in every corner of our country,” says
Alyson Townsend, President and CEO. “The nominations highlighted
amazing content, introduced us to the personalities that make local
cable so special, and told us truly moving stories of customer service
and community building. The I Heart Local Cable Awards are a
celebration of all that.”

And the shortlisted nominees are:

     _____________________________________________________________________
    |Best customer service story /     |SOURCE CABLE (Hamilton, ON)       |
    |Meilleure expérience du service à |__________________________________|
    |la clientèle                      |YOURLINK INC. (Revelstoke, BC)    |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |NOVUS ENTERTAINMENT (Vancouver,   |
    |                                  |BC)                               |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |CABLE CABLE (Fenelon Falls, ON)   |
    |__________________________________|__________________________________|
    |Best public service/Community     |SEASIDE COMMUNICATIONS (Reserve   |
    |building effort / Meilleur projet |Mines, NS)                        |
    |de service public / de            |__________________________________|
    |bienfaisance                      |COOP DE CABLO DE L'ARRIERE-PAYS   |
    |                                  |(Québec City, QC)                 |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS (Regina, SK)|
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |VALEMOUNT ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY   |
    |                                  |(Valemount, BC)                   |
    |__________________________________|__________________________________|
    |Best local programming -          |MAX T. MOUSE                      |
    |news/issue coverage / Meilleure   |Cable Cable (Fenelon Falls, ON)   |
    |programmation locale : actualités |__________________________________|
    |                                  |THE FOUR                          |
    |                                  |Access Communications (Regina, SK)|
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |VU D'ICI                          |
    |                                  |Coop de cablo de l'arriere-pays   |
    |                                  |(Québec City, QC)                 |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |VCTV CHILI COOKOFF                |
    |                                  |Valemount Entertainment Society   |
    |                                  |(Valemount, BC)                   |
    |__________________________________|__________________________________|
    |Best local programming - sports   |IN THE HUDDLE                     |
    |coverage / Meilleure programmation|Access Communications (Regina, SK)|
    |locale : événements sportifs      |__________________________________|
    |                                  |SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS     |
    |                                  |CURLING                           |
    |                                  |Westman Communications Group      |
    |                                  |(Brandon, MB)                     |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |TEMPS LIBRES                      |
    |                                  |Coop de cablo de l'arriere-pays   |
    |                                  |(Québec City, QC)                 |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |SPORTS ON CABLE 14                |
    |                                  |Source Cable (Hamilton, ON)       |
    |__________________________________|__________________________________|
    |Best local programming -          |HAMILTON LIFE ON CABLE 14         |
    |entertainment / Meilleure         |Source Cable (Hamilton, ON)       |
    |programmation locale :            |__________________________________|
    |divertissement                    |GARAGE SALE SCAVENGER HUNT        |
    |                                  |Northwestel (Whitehorse, YT)      |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |DISCOVER VALEMOUNT SERIES         |
    |                                  |Valemount Entertainment Society   |
    |                                  |(Valemount, BC)                   |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |CITY LIGHTS                       |
    |                                  |Novus Entertainment (Vancouver,   |
    |                                  |BC)                               |
    |__________________________________|__________________________________|
    |Best local cable personality /    |NATALIE LANGSTON                  |
    |Meilleur animateur / animatrice du|Novus Entertainment (Vancouver,   |
    |câblo local                       |BC)                               |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |JOAN MCELMAN                      |
    |                                  |Bragg Communications (Halifax, NS)|
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |MAXIM BLOUDOV                     |
    |                                  |Northwestel Inc. (Whitehorse, YT) |
    |                                  |__________________________________|
    |                                  |CHLOÉ PATRY-ROBITAILLE            |
    |                                  |Coop de cablo de l'arriere-pays   |
    |                                  |(Québec City, QC)                 |
    |__________________________________|__________________________________|

Online voting begins today – which we’ve christened “I Heart Local Cable
Day”. Canadians can check out the nominees and vote at www.iheartlocalcable.com or www.jaimemoncablolocal.com until May 31, 2014.

“We hope Canada will embrace their local nominees and bring out the
vote,” says Townsend. “It should be a thrilling ride, so stay tuned.”

The winner in each category will have $1,000 donated to the community
charity of their choice.

About the CCSA:

The CCSA is the voice and vision of Canada’s independent cable
companies. We are a not-for-profit buying group connecting more than
100 independent cable operators and their subscribers with programming
and equipment. By working co-operatively, members from Newfoundland to
British Columbia to Nunavut remain competitive in all facets of the
communications industry and are effectively represented before the CRTC
and government. A list of our members is available at www.ccsa.cable.ca

SOURCE Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.


Source: PR Newswire



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