-- Day long concert celebrates the late princess' 46th birthday on
Canada Day --
TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - CTV announced today it will join an
international list of broadcasters from around the planet - including NBC,
BBC, and RTL - telecasting a concert celebrating the life of Diana, Princess
of Wales. As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of Concert for Diana, CTV will
connect Canadians with an expected worldwide audience of half a billion
households when it broadcasts the day-long concert live from London's Wembley
Stadium on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1. The date would have been the late
princess' 46th birthday and comes as plans continue to unfold for events
marking the Princess of Wales' death 10 years ago on August 31, 1997.
Organized by Prince William and Prince Harry, Concert for Diana features
a mix of their mother's and their own favourite artists, including Elton John,
Joss Stone, Pharrell Williams, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran and The English
National Ballet. Additional acts will be announced later this month.
"We wanted to have this big concert full of energy, full of the sort of
fun and happiness which I know she would have wanted," said Prince William
when plans for the concert were announced last November. "It's got to be the
best birthday present she ever had."
"It's fitting that this very special and personal celebration of the life
and work of the Princess of Wales will air on Canada Day on CTV," said Susanne
Boyce, CTV President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group. "The
Princess not only shared a birthday with Canadians but also an affinity for
making this world a better place in which to live."
To see the complete announcement go to: www.ctvmedia.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Renée Dupuis, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4596 or