CARAS enters into long-term broadcast partnership with CBC

Canada's public broadcaster to air The 2018 JUNOS live from Vancouver, BC

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Following an agreement reached early this year, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced a new six-year exclusive broadcast partnership with CBC today, after a successful 16-year exclusive partnership with CTV. The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from the Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks, on Sunday March 25, 2018, with JUNO Week celebrations running from March 19 through March 25, 2018.

"We are excited to embark on our partnership with the CBC. As our official broadcaster, their vision to wrap themselves with ongoing JUNO programming throughout the year, aligns with our continued efforts to elevate the JUNO experience engaging Canadians from coast to coast to coast," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. "As we look forward to this new chapter, we also want to thank CTV for their extensive support over the past 16 years. They have been an invaluable partner in growing the JUNOS to the national celebration that we know today."

In addition to broadcasting the JUNO Awards, CBC will build on its commitment to Canadian music by launching new music programming initiatives and special events throughout the year in partnership with CARAS, including covering a more diverse range of genres and musicians and investing in educational programs to support the next generation of artists. CBC Music will announce further details in the coming weeks.

Full press release available here.

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

SOURCE 2018 JUNO Awards

For further information: on the JUNO Awards, please contact: Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, michelle@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext.103; Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, zai@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext. 127; Teaghan Hawke, CBC, teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca, 416.205.6863


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