CPAC and CTV Team Up to Deliver French Olympic Coverage

OTTAWA, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel, is proud to announce that it is joining CTV in its commitment to deliver French-language coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to viewers across Canada from February 12-28. Beginning Friday, February 12th at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT with the Olympic Preview Show (Le grand décompte), CPAC will be the destination channel for live French coverage from V network, airing the top stories and most significant events from Vancouver 2010, including every single Canadian medal victory.

"No other network understands the bilingual nature of Canada more than CPAC," explained Ken Stein, President of CPAC's Board of Directors. "As our country plays host to the world in Vancouver, we want to do our part by ensuring that Canadians receive full access to these historic events in their official language."

"As the leading network of Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, CTV has always been dedicated to offering the widest possible access of our Olympic Games programming in both official languages across Canada. We're thrilled that V will now be accessible to Canadians across the country," said Rick Brace, President, Revenue, Business Planning and Sports, CTV Inc. "We have been working diligently on this initiative in an excellent collaboration with Mr. Jacques Gauthier, Committee Chair of VANOC's Advisory Panel on Official Languages and Member of VANOC Board of Directors, and the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada."

Through CPAC, V will televise 284 hours of coverage from Vancouver 2010, all live, with a strong focus on French Canadian athletes and stories. Averaging 16.5 hours of daily coverage, V will deliver the premier events each day, as well as medal performances, key highlights, evening medal ceremonies and on-set interviews with medallists and newsmakers.

To view the complete release please click http://ctvmedia.ca/olympics

SOURCE CANADA'S OLYMPIC BROADCAST MEDIA CONSORTIUM - OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES - ENGLISH

For further information: For further information: Jennifer Thomlinson - CPAC - (613) 364-1131, jthomlinson@cpac.ca; Pamela Mollica - Consortium - (514) 881-8628, pamela.mollica@ctv.ca

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