Cision, a Toronto-based provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and analysis services to the public relations industry, has launched QuickAlert, a service that enables Canadian communications professionals to monitor television coverage in near real-time. "Accessible from anywhere, and anytime, QuickAlert gives you the ability to stay fully informed and respond to opportunities and challenges offered by both breaking TV news and less-urgent stories," said Phil Crompton, GM of Cision Canada and senior VP, Broadcast Monitoring, Cision North America. For its QuickAlert service, Cision continuously monitors 100 Canadian television stations, the most in the industry. Its web portal gives users 24/7 access to monitored content and also lets them immediately preview video, and order transcripts, CDs, DVDs and tapes. Its custom clipping tool allows users to edit, stream and save video segments more accurately.