CTV Release: The 2008 JUNO Awards Celebrated With Wall-to-Wall Coverage



    CTV Celebrates The 2008 JUNO Awards With Wall-to-Wall Coverage on TV,
    Radio and Online

    
    -   CTV, Star! and FashionTelevision to broadcast eTalk at the JUNOS Red
        Carpet special -
    -   MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic and MTV showcase JUNO nominees -
    -   Canada AM is backstage and broadcasts live from Calgary April 7 -
    -   CHUM Radio stations to simulcast Canada's Music Awards with CTV -
    -   The CTV Broadband Network gives users the full JUNO experience at
        junos.ctv.ca -
    

    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - With 10 days to go until the big night, CTV
announced today its ambitious broadcast plan in support of The 2008 JUNO
Awards among its multiple broadcast properties. Whether on conventional or
specialty television, radio or online, it adds up to the most comprehensive
and diverse support for Canada's Music Awards in JUNO Awards history.
Dedicated JUNO Awards programming will be seen on numerous news and
entertainment programs on CTV as well as six specialty channels, nine radio
stations and various online properties.
    Hosted by international comedic sensation Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO
Awards airs in High Definition on Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET live from
Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome on CTV and CTV HD East/West (tape delayed in
Western Canada; go to junos.CTV.ca for local broadcast times) and on select
CHUM Radio stations.

    (xx) Media Note - Download photos for all The 2008 JUNO Awards
programming
    at ctvmedia.ca.

    "CTV is now able to take the JUNO Awards to a whole new level," said
Susanne Boyce, President, Creative and Channels, CTV Inc. "Canadians can
experience the JUNOS on more platforms and more properties than ever before."

    As always, eTalk, Canada's most-watched original entertainment
newsmagazine, leads the coverage with daily features beginning next Monday and
leading up to Canada's premiere red carpet event, eTalk at the JUNOS,
immediately before the JUNO Awards broadcast. Additional coverage includes
Canada AM's backstage interviews; nominee profiles on Star!; CHUM Radio's live
coverage from the eTalk Red Carpet and its nationwide simulcast of The 2008
JUNO Awards; MuchMusic's spotlight on nominees Avril Lavigne and Hedley;
reports from MTV Live's Aliya-Jasmine Sovani; nominee profiles and awards
highlights from Bravo!; and the complete JUNOS experience at junos.CTV.ca,
with a comprehensive nominees section, photo gallery, videos, and live
backstage blogging from eTalk reporter and celebrity blogger, Lainey.
    Below is a snapshot of The 2008 JUNO Awards programming initiatives from
CTV leading up to and following the main awards show.

    CTV
    ---
    April 5 at 10 p.m. ET - Comedy Now! - The one-hour stand-up special that
    introduced JUNO Awards host Russell Peters to the world
    April 6 at 7 p.m. ET - eTalk at the JUNOS
    April 6 at 8 p.m. ET - The 2008 JUNO Awards

    eTalk
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    March 31 at 7 p.m. ET - Suzie McNeil hunts for her JUNO shoes
    April 1 at 7 p.m. ET - JUNO by the Numbers
    April 3 at 7 p.m. ET - Exclusive interview with JUNO Awards host Russell
    Peters in his L.A. home (Part 1); on the road with Theory of a Deadman;
    Measha Bruggergosman shops for her JUNO dress; and eTalk host Tanya Kim
    gets red carpet ready with Project Runway winner Evan Bidell.
    April 4 at 7 p.m. ET - JUNO host Russell Peters (Part 2), plus Tanya Kim
    is at the JUNO Cup hockey practice, Belly shows us his JUNO bling, Lainey
    gives an eTalk Lounge preview and Jully Black and her dancers get ready
    for the JUNOS.
    April 6 at 7 p.m. ET - eTalk at the JUNOS Red Carpet Special

    Canada AM/CTV Local News
    ------------------------
    April 6 at 4 p.m. MT - A special JUNO edition of Calgary's CTV Evening
    News (Calgary only)
    April 6 at 4:30 p.m. MT - Road to the JUNOS - a half-hour special
    chronicling the highlights of local JUNO events that took place
    throughout the week (Calgary only)
    April 7 at 6 a.m. ET - Canada AM host Seamus O'Regan joins the broadcast
    from Calgary with artist interviews backstage from the previous night's
    JUNO Awards broadcast.


    Star!
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    April 1 at 9 p.m. ET - This Is...Avril Lavigne
    April 2 at 9 p.m. ET - This Is...Celine Dion
    April 4 at 9 p.m. ET - eTalk Profile: Feist
    April 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET - eTalk Profile: Russell Peters
    April 6 at 7 p.m. ET - eTalk at the JUNOS Red Carpet Special

    FashionTelevision
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    April 6 at 7 p.m. ET - eTalk at the JUNOS Red Carpet Special

    CHUM Radio
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    104.5 CHUM FM (Toronto), The Beat (Vancouver), Kool FM (Victoria), Energy
    101.5 (Calgary), The Bounce (Edmonton), Q94 FM (Winnipeg), Energy 99.3 FM
    (Peterborough, Ont.), FLY FM (Kingston, Ont.), BOB FM (Ottawa), and
    C100 FM (Halifax)

    April 6 at 7 p.m. ET - CHUM Radio Special Presentation - a one-hour
    syndicated red carpet radio special followed by a live simulcast of
    The 2008 JUNO Awards.

    MuchMusic
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    March 31 at 10 p.m. ET - Hedley Live @ Much
    April 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Born To Be Avril Lavigne
    April 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET - Spotlight: Avril Lavigne
    Starting April 3, MuchNews will have JUNO updates throughout the day,
    showcasing highlights from JUNO weekend events, the eTalk Red Carpet, the
    Awards broadcast and celebrity interviews.

    MuchMoreMusic
    -------------
    April 3 at 8 p.m. ET - The Celine Dion special That's Just the Woman in
    Me
    April 4 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET - MMMProfile: Nelly Furtado
    In addition, The Loop will report breaking JUNO updates prior to the
    awards, and highlights from the weekend's events.
    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.

    MTV
    ---
    March 26 at 6 p.m. ET - illScarlett on MTV Live
    March 27 at 6 p.m. ET - Sum 41 on MTV Live, and JUNO giveaway contest
    winners announced
    April 5 at 3 p.m. ET (on CTV) - MTV Live Shuffle has a full hour of past
    MTV Live performances, interviews and videos from JUNO nominees.
    April 7 at 6 p.m. ET - MTV Live on-air personality Aliya-Jasmine Sovani
    reports back from Calgary with highlights from JUNO Fan Fare, the JUNO
    Cup hockey game, the eTalk Red Carpet and interviews with JUNO winners
    backstage.

    Bravo!
    ------
    April 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Bravo!Videos' JUNO
    Special includes videos and interviews with nominees Michael Bublé, R&B
    artist Jully Black, Cuban musician AlexCuba and Quebec's platinum-selling
    artist Pascale Picard.

    April 5 at 6 p.m. ET, April 6 at 7 p.m. ET, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET -
    Arts & Minds profiles JUNO nominees Serena Ryder, Feist, Jeremy Fisher,
    Rufus Wainwright and Bob Lanois.

    April 19 at 6 p.m. ET, April 20 at 7 p.m. ET, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET -
    Arts & Minds has behind-the-scenes highlights and interviews with the
    winners in the classical, jazz and blues, and contemporary categories
    from The 2008 JUNO Awards.

    The CTV Broadband Network at junos.CTV.ca
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    April 6 - Highlights from Saturday's JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards
    April 6 - JUNO fans at home can watch eTalk at the JUNOS Red Carpet show
    on demand on their computers on The CTV Broadband Network at junos.CTV.ca
    beginning at 8 p.m. ET. As well, see live backstage blogging from eTalk
    reporter and celebrity blogger Elaine "Lainey" Lui. Once the awards are
    given out, Canadians can watch The 2008 JUNO Awards on demand whenever
    they like beginning at 10 p.m. ET, along with behind the scenes footage
    from the press room, where winners will questions from the media as they
    come offstage.

    The 2008 JUNO Awards
    --------------------
    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. Rob Farina is Vice-President of
    Programming for CHUM Radio. Ed Robinson is Executive Vice-President,
    Programming, CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and
    Channels, CTV Inc.

    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:
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    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.

    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: about The 2008 JUNO Awards broadcast on CTV
contact: Renée Horton, CTV, (416) 332-5374 or rhorton@ctv.ca; Renée Dupuis
Macht, CTV, (416) 332-4596 or rdupuismacht@ctv.ca


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