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CTV’s Comedy Inc. Stock Rises With Repeat Win
at New York Festivals

Toronto, ON (January 30, 2006) – CTV’s Comedy Inc. strikes gold for a second straight year in a repeat win at the internationally prestigious New York Festivals. The first place Gold World Medal in the Variety category was awarded to the series last Friday at a black tie presentation at the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan. The New York Festivals received approximately 2,500 entries from 31 countries.

**Media Note** Hi-resolution photography for the seriesis available on-line at www.ctvmedia.ca.

Comedy Inc. is an off-beat and inventive sketch comedy and parody series that bristles with political/social satire and vigorous physical comedy. The series, which was picked-up by the U.S. station Spike TV last April, stars comedian/writer Roman Danylo and co-stars Second City alumni Aurora Browne and Jen Goodhue, comedians Terry McGurrin, Jenn Robertson, Winston Spear and Gavin Stephens with Albert Howell and Ian Sirota.

The inaugural season of Comedy Inc. premiered on CTV and The Comedy Network in Fall 2003, followed by Season Two in Summer 2005. Season Three is slated to air on the networks this summer. The series is currently in post-production for its third season.

Comedy Inc. is produced by NTM III Productions Inc. for CTV and The Comedy Network.

Now in its 48th year, the New York Festivals International Television Programming and Promotion Awards is one of the world’s largest competitions of its kind, and an important event in the communications industry.

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It boasts the number-one national newscast, CTV News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 14 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by Bell Globemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.

All comedy, of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, is the mandate of The Comedy Network, Canada's first-and-only specialty comedy service. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network offers an unrivalled slate of original Canadian productions, with 44 per cent of its revenues being reinvested in Canadian programming. To more than 4.8 million subscribers, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. The Comedy Network is a division of CTV Television. Visit The Comedy Network's Web site at www.thecomedynetwork.ca