Canadian broadcasters to announce the lineup for CANADA FOR HAITI special

Media announcement with Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos, Thursday, Jan. 21, 12 noon ET

TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - CBC, CTV and Global Television will be revealing CANADA FOR HAITI's list of celebrity participants tomorrow Thursday, Jan. 21 at 12 noon ET in Toronto. Canadian broadcasters have received an outpouring of support from Canadians in the music, film and television industry, who will be announced alongside Dave Toycen, President and CEO, World Vision Canada, representing a coalition of Canadian NGOs.

CANADA FOR HAITI, a one-hour, commercial-free special collaboratively produced by Canadian broadcasters, will air live on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. AT/MT, 8:30 p.m. NT, 9 p.m. CT, with hosts Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos.

    
    WHO:      Cheryl Hickey, Global Television's ET Canada
              Ben Mulroney, CTV's etalk
              George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC Television's The Hour
              Dave Toycen, President and CEO, World Vision Canada

    WHEN:     Thursday, Jan. 21, 12 noon ET

    WHERE:    CBC, Glenn Gould Studio
              250 Front Street West, Toronto

    TO ACCESS LIVE AUDIO CONFERENCE CALL:

              To participate, please call 1-866-832-4446 (outside of Toronto)
              or
              416-406-1280 (local) and enter participant pass code: 2388549.
    

Donations accepted during the CANADA FOR HAITI broadcast will benefit a coalition of Canadian NGOs, including Canadian Red Cross Society, Care Canada, Free the Children, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, Plan Canada, Save the Children Canada, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada.

Following CANADA FOR HAITI, CBC, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and National Geographic Channel will simulcast HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, a live, commercial-free earthquake relief telethon at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT/AT, 9:30 p.m. NT.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 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. More information about CBC can be found on the network's website at www.cbc.ca.

CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc. Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at www.ctv.ca.

Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting Network. Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc., a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (www.canwest.com), Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning Global Television, operating 18 industry-leading specialty channels and having ownership in 5 specialty channels, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language paid daily newspapers and owns and operates more than 80 online properties.

SOURCE DISASTER IN HAITI

For further information: For further information: To confirm attendance and book interviews, please contact: Renée Mellow, Netta Rondinelli, Media Profile, Office: (416) 504-8464; Renée Mobile: (416) 300-6563; Netta Mobile: (416) 303-0599; renee.mellow@mediaprofile.com, netta.rondinelli@mediaprofile.com


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