CBC Television had an impressive showing on February 2 at the New York Festivals Awards ceremony http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/, capturing the first-ever television Broadcaster of the Year Award. The network also won a Grand Award, eight Gold World Medals and 26 other medals and certificates for television programming and promotion. Here are some of the details:
CBC News: the fifth estate - Rogue Agentwon the Grand Award for Best News Program, as well as a Gold World Medal for Best Investigative Report (Longform). Rogue Agent told the troubling story of Mike Danton, the young NHL player who hired a hit man to kill his former coach and agent. The investigative documentary program was also the recipient of two other Gold World Medals (Fasten Your Seatbelts - Best Public Affairs Program, and Tsunami - Untold Stories - Health/Medical category), a Silver World Medal (Failing Jeffrey), a Bronze World Medal (A Few Bad Apples) and two Finalist Certificates.
Other Gold World Medals were won by:
CBC News At Six: Shedding the Past - Inserts: Human Interest (CBC Saskatchewan)
Country Canada: Legacy - The Will to Survive - Community Portraits
The National: Land, Gold and Women - Cultural Issues
Mission: Suez - History & Society
Nuclear Jihad - Social Issues/Current Events
CBC Television also received five Silver and three Bronze medals, 17 Finalist Certificates and a United Nations Department of Public Information Bronze Award.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 29 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.
Through this array of activities, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, in nine languages on its international Radio service, Radio Canada International, and in eight languages on its Web-based Radio service RCI viva, a service for recent and aspiring immigrants to Canada.