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Rogers Media Television Garners 21 Gemini Nominations for Citytv and OLN Stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rogers Media Television Garners 21 Gemini Nominations for Citytv and OLN Stations

(TorontoAugust 31, 2010) Rogers Media Television is pleased to congratulate
and celebrate the Gemini Award nominees for Citytv and
OLN programming for 2009 - 2010.

“All of the nominations are a direct result of the creative talents of the producers, actors and crews who provide such unique original programming for Citytv and
OLN,” commented Alain Strati, Vice President of Specialty and Development, Rogers Media Television. “Congratulations to all of the nominees.”

Artwork available at www.rogersmediatv.ca

Citytv Programming:

Toronto’s source for local news, CityNews, was recognized with two Gemini nominations for Best Breaking Reportage, Local for Cynthia Mulligan’s story, Lightning Strikes, and Pam Seatle’s coverage of the Toronto garbage strike. The CityNews team of Tina Cortese, Katia Del Col, Ramneek Gill, Kathleen O’Keefe and Amar Sodhi, earned an additional nomination for Best Breaking News Coverage.

CityNews takes pride in bringing viewers a day in the life of our city and beyond,” commented Tina Cortese, Vice President News/ Executive Producer, Citytv Toronto. “It is an honour to be recognized for that work.”

Citytv’s Murdoch Mysteries earned five nominations including, Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series, Best Achievement in Make up, Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series.  Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques, like fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. Season 4 of Murdoch Mysteries is set to premiere early 2011.

The animated series Glenn Martin, DDS, garnered nods for Best Animated Program or Series and Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series.  Glenn Martin, DDS returns for a second season this fall on Citytv.

The Citytv special Hot Toxic Love: The Making of Toxic Avenger Musical, earned two nominations in the Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series category.

OLN Programming:

The
OLN original series Mantracker garnered three Gemini nominations including Best Direction in a Reality Program or Series, Best Photography in an Information Program or Series and Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series.  Season 5 of Mantracker returns with wilder prey, tougher terrain and even more adventure September 6 on OLN.

Chronicling the adventures, unforgettable friendships, personal successes and sometimes crushing disappointments of
Ontario natives Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach and Andre Dupuis, Departures picked up nods for Best Photography in an Information Program or Series and two for Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series.

Ed’s Up earned a Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk Program or Series nomination for Canadian TV personality and Barenaked Ladies front man, Ed Robertson.

Travel series Word Travels and Which Way Too… garnered nominations for Best Documentary Series and Best Photography in an Information Program or Series respectively. 

Congratulations to the academy and to all of the individuals involved in the
Gemini nominated productions. Tune in to Citytv and
OLN for more high quality,
Canadian programming during the 2010 -2011 broadcast season.


Citytv television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg  offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming.  Citytv is a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.   For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com.

OLN is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment.  From original Canadian hit reality, adventure, and travel series (Mantracker, Survivorman and Beyond Survival) to hit US acquired programming (Ghost Hunters and MonsterQuest). OLN takes viewers on intense, rugged journeys across Canada and around the world.  OLN is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.  For more information visit www.OLN.ca

Media Contact:

Stephanie Leslie, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3191, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com

Veronica Logue, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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