Canadian Music Exposed: The 2008 JUNO Awards Gets Multi-Platform Broadcast Treatment on CTV



    
    - CHUM Radio stations to simulcast Canada's Music Awards with CTV -
    - Awards broadcast to make specialty channel debut on MuchMoreMusic,
      April 10 -
    - Broadcast highlights to be available on demand on The CTV Broadband
      Network -
    - eTalk at the JUNOS red carpet special showcases arrivals on CTV and
      junos.CTV.ca -
    

    TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - CTV is taking The 2008 JUNO Awards and Canadian
music to a whole new level - on conventional, specialty, broadband - and now
radio. CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS)
confirmed today that The 2008 JUNO Awards will be simulcast by CTVglobemedia's
CHUM Radio Division on radio stations across the country. Hosted by
international comedic sensation Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards airs live
in High Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound on Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET from
Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome on CTV and CTV HD East/West (tape delayed in
Western Canada; see below for local broadcast times).


    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download photos of host Russell Peters and The
    2008 JUNO Awards performers at ctvmedia.ca.

    It's the first time that The JUNO Awards has been simulcast on radio
since CTV and CARAS took the show on the road and CTV began broadcasting
Canada's Music Awards seven years ago. As well, CTV confirmed today that The
2008 JUNO Awards will make its specialty television debut when MuchMoreMusic
begins airing five encore broadcasts of the show on Thursday, April 10 at
8 p.m. ET. Last year, The JUNO Awards went digital for the first time when CTV
began providing performances of the show on demand on The CTV Broadband
Network at junos.CTV.ca.

    "The JUNO Awards is not only a celebration of Canadian music, but a
showcase as well," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and
Channels, CTV Inc. "We are committed to delivering the broadcast to as wide an
audience as possible."

    "CARAS is proud of its partnership with CTV and welcomes this valuable
multi-platform opportunity," said Melanie Berry, President of CARAS and an
Executive Producer of the broadcast.

    In addition to The 2008 JUNO Awards radio simulcast, CHUM Radio confirmed
today their plans to produce a one-hour syndicated red carpet radio special.
The arrivals special is a radio companion to eTalk at the JUNOS, the official,
one-hour, JUNO Awards red carpet show that will air for the seventh year in a
row on CTV and for the second year in a row live on The CTV Broadband Network
at junos.CTV.ca.

    CHUM Radio's national syndicated red carpet special will begin one hour
before the start of The 2008 JUNO Awards broadcast on CHUM and CTV. The
special will be hosted by CHUM FM's Marilyn Denis along with Meg Tucker and
Freeway Frank from Calgary's own Energy 101.5. The trio will be live on the
eTalk red carpet with direct access to all of the nominees, presenters and
VIPs as they arrive for the show.

    "The JUNO Awards are the most anticipated event on the Canadian music
calendar," said Rob Farina, Vice-President of Programming for CHUM Radio.
"CHUM Radio is thrilled to work with CTV and CARAS to bring our listeners this
exclusive radio simulcast of Canada's Music Awards, along with a fabulous red
carpet special."

    CHUM Radio's simulcast will feature the complete CTV broadcast as well as
live backstage interviews with award winners, performers and presenters by Meg
Tucker and Freeway Frank.

    Canadians will be able to listen to the broadcast via CHUM Radio's
top-rated contemporary music stations across the country, including Canada's
most popular radio station, 104.5 CHUM FM in Toronto, Vancouver's No. 1 hit
music station The Beat, Kool FM in Victoria, Energy 101.5 in Calgary, The
Bounce in Edmonton, Q94 FM in Winnipeg, Energy 99.3 FM in Peterborough, Ont.,
FLY FM in Kingston, Ont., BOB FM in Ottawa, and C100 FM in Halifax.

    The CTV and CHUM Radio broadcast schedule is as follows:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    (All times are local and are subject to change; visit CTV.ca to
    confirm broadcast schedule)

    Atlantic Canada:
    ----------------
    8 p.m.: eTalk at the JUNOS / CHUM Radio Red Carpet Special
    9 p.m.: The 2008 JUNO Awards (LIVE)
    1 a.m.: The 2008 JUNO Awards (Encore)

    Ontario/Quebec/Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Edmonton/British Columbia
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    7 p.m.: eTalk at the JUNOS / CHUM Radio Red Carpet Special
    8 p.m.: The 2008 JUNO Awards (LIVE in Ontario/Quebec)
    12 midnight: The 2008 JUNO Awards (Encore)

    Calgary
    -------
    4 p.m.: CTV Evening News (LIVE from the Red Carpet)
    5 p.m.: eTalk at the JUNOS / CHUM Radio Red Carpet Special
    6 p.m.: The 2008 JUNO Awards (LIVE)
    8 p.m .: The 2008 JUNO Awards (Encore)

    Additionally, highlights from The 2008 JUNO Awards will be available on
demand on The CTV Broadband Network at junos.CTV.ca beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
As soon as the radio and television broadcast ends in Ontario, Quebec and
Atlantic Canada, viewers can re-live their favourite performances from the
show by watching them on demand.

    Hosted by Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards,
will air on CTV and CHUM Radio on Sunday, April 6 from the Pengrowth
Saddledome in Calgary. It is the seventh year in a row that The JUNO Awards
will air on CTV, the official broadcast partner of the JUNO Awards. Since
2002, CTV has presented The JUNO Awards from across Canada, bringing a local,
electrifying stadium show to millions of Canadian viewers at home.

    The two-hour broadcast will feature performances from 15 artists,
including Avril Lavigne, Feist, Finger Eleven, Hedley, Jully Black, Measha
Brueggergosman and Michael Bublé. Anne Murray will appear in special duet
performances with Jann Arden and Sarah Brightman. Aaron Lines, Gord Bamford,
Johnny Reid, Paul Brandt and Shane Yellowbird will perform in a special
all-country musical tribute to the host city and province.

    Since going live from St. John's in 2002, CTV has broadcast The JUNO
Awards from Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006)
and Saskatoon (2007). Previous hosts of The JUNO Awards on CTV include Nelly
Furtado (2007), Pamela Anderson (2006), Brent Butt (2005), Alanis Morissette
(2004), Shania Twain (2003) and Barenaked Ladies (2002).

    The 2008 JUNO Awards is produced by Insight Productions in association
with CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
Executive producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight
Productions and Melanie Berry and Stephen Stohn for CARAS. Louise Wood is
Producer and Donna Luke is Line Producer. Ed Robinson is Executive
Vice-President, Programming, CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc. Rob Farina is Vice-President of Programming for
CHUM Radio.

    Sponsors of the 2008 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio
Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian
Heritage's "Canada Music Fund", The Government of Alberta, The City of
Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Arts Development and Radio Starmaker Fund.
Broadcast sponsors for The 2008 JUNO Awards are Pontiac, Doritos, TD Canada
Trust and Rogers.

    About CTV:
    ----------
    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    About CARAS:
    ------------
    The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'academie canadienne
des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit
organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording
industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards.
The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to
showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through television vehicles
such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 37th Annual JUNO Awards,
visit the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website at
www.junoawards.ca.

    About CHUM Radio:
    -----------------
    CHUM Radio is a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multimedia
company with ownership of CTV, Canada's No.1 television network, and The Globe
and Mail, Canada's No.1 national newspaper. CHUM Radio is one of Canada's most
successful radio companies, operating 35 radio stations in 16 markets
throughout Canada including CHUM FM, Canada's No. 1 FM station.

    About MuchMoreMusic:
    --------------------
    Geared toward the older and wiser siblings of MuchMusic fans, sister
station MuchMoreMusic delivers entertainment news, homegrown and international
pop-culture programming, exclusive concert specials, classic movies, and
adult-contemporary music videos. Viewers can further connect with the daily
music and entertainment news they crave at muchmoremusic.com.

    Web Links:
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    CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
    Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
    CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca





For further information:

For further information: For more information about CHUM Radio and the
radio broadcasts of The 2008 JUNO Awards, contact: Greg McIsaac, CHUM Radio
(416) 332-5180 or gmcisaac@ctv.ca; For information about The 2008 JUNO Awards
broadcast on CTV, CTV.ca and MuchMoreMusic, contact: Renée Dupuis Macht, CTV,
(416) 332-4596 or rdupuismacht@ctv.ca

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