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|Founded||1960 (as Canada News Wire)|
|Founder||Joseph Adair Porter Clark|
|Products||Press release services|
CNW Group Ltd., also called Canada Newswire and CNW, is a commercial press release service owned by Cision. Cision Distribution services in Canada are powered by Canada Newswire. The service is offered stand-alone or as part of its flagship Cision Communications Cloud platform for PR professionals.
CNW originally delivered text news releases to news media outlets on behalf of paying clients. This model expanded over time to include provision of ancillary services required by investor relations and public relations professionals, including translation, photography, webcasts, media database and media monitoring.
Canada Newswire distribution switched to using XHTML instead of ANPA-1312, allowing for more formatting of releases. which enables transmission of text. In 2003, CNW became the only provider endorsed by TSX for the calibre of its newswire and webcast services through paid sponsorship agreement.