Global Announces Season Two of the Series That
Transforms Ordinary Workmates into Glee Club Performers
Casting for Canada Sings Currently Underway
For more information on the series, please visit: www.shawmediatv.ca
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TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - In a show of chutzpah, bravado and a healthy shot of adrenalin, Global's Canada Sings proved this past summer that colleagues that work together can dance
and sing together too. So with a tip of the hat to last year's
competitors, Global has cast its eyes once again across the country in
search of co-workers willing to sing their hearts out and dance their
feet off, all in the name of charity.
"Canada Sings truly struck a chord with Canadians coast-to-coast. Not only did we
generate a huge amount of interest from groups wanting to compete in
this Canadian-first program, but we also created a vocal fan base that
tuned in every week to see who would win the night," said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "We're ready and excited to make more magic the second time around and
we look forward to seeing a new crop of glee clubs from all over
Returning to Global this summer, Canada Sings is a one-hour original series that will challenge Canadians to form
glee clubs with their co-workers and compete in a head-to-head battle
against another workplace glee team for their charity of choice.
"We're thrilled to be producing a second season of Insight's original
format Canada Sings with Global," said John Brunton, President, Insight Production Company Ltd. "With such an overwhelming response to the heartfelt and inspiring
performances in the first season, we're looking forward to sharing even
more great stories with Canada again."
Once the search for competitors is complete, each club will receive the
help of world class choreographers and vocal coaches to rehearse and
ultimately present the musical performance of their lives. For details
and application, please visit www.GlobalTV.com/canadasings. Deadline for submission is Friday, December 2nd, 2011.
Further information about season two of Canada Sings to be announced in the New Year.
Global Television is a Shaw Media network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves
3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network.
Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks
in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is
traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in
the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX: SJR.B) (NYSE: SJR). For more information
about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Insight Production Company Ltd
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby
has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing
and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge
multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979,
it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient
of numerous International awards, including multiple Gemini's. The
company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television
that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast
Magazine International claims that "When it comes to adapting formats
for Canadian audiences there is one producer who appears to have the
Midas touch." Recent hits include Insight's original format Battle of
the Blades; Top Chef Canada; Canada's Got Talent; THE JUNO AWARDS,
Canada's national music award show; Canadian Idol; Intervention Canada
and Deal or No Deal Canada, the hit primetime game show, which
delivered Global's highest ratings of all time for a Canadian program.
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