MuchMusic and MTV Bring the "MTV Europe Music Awards 2007" to Canadians Thursday, Nov. 1



    - Encore broadcasts available on-demand exclusively on MTV.ca -

    TORONTO, Oct. 18 /CNW/ -  The "MTV Europe Music Awards 2007" are set to
explode on November 1 and now Canadians can catch all of the action as MTV and
MuchMusic join forces to bring Europe's biggest music event to Canada on
television and online. Canadians have two ways to watch the EMAs: the
prime-time broadcast airs on MuchMusic, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET;
hard-core fans who need their fix live can go to MTV.ca to see the show direct
from Munich's OlympiaHalle at 4 p.m. ET.
    Hosted by hip hop's finest, Snoop Dogg, the EMAs promise to be one of the
most exhilarating nights in music for 2007. The line-up for this year's show
is already a hot list of international stars and more performers are still to
be announced. Confirmed to date are Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas and
Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger (performing together for the
first time) along with Avril Lavigne, Foo Fighters, Mika and My Chemical
Romance. Complete details on the 2007 EMAs including nominee bios, photos,
videos and latest news visit MTV.ca/ema. Immediately following the prime-time
television broadcast, the EMAs will be available on-demand at MTV.ca/ema.
    Justin Timberlake dominates the EMAs as he goes up for the Video Star
Award for "What Goes Around", Headliner Award, Ultimate Urban Act and Solo
Artist of 2007. Amy Winehouse, Avril Lavigne, Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Linkin
Park, My Chemical Romance, Nelly Furtado and Rihanna all have three
nominations each. It's the battle of the females as Nelly Furtado, Avril
Lavigne, and Rihanna join Justin Timberlake in the fight for the coveted best
Solo Artist of 2007, while the guys in Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and
Fall Out Boy wrestle it out for the Rock Out Award.
    Having just triumphed to the top of the charts with his album Graduation,
Kanye West puts his gloves back on and returns to the ring for a second round
with Justice. Nominated for the Video Star Award with "Stronger", Kanye will
go up against Justice for the second time at the EMAs. Following last year's
defeat, will Kanye be able to even out the score and take the Video Star
trophy?
    Presenters confirmed for the night include 2001 EMA winner Craig David,
Depeche Mode front man Dave Gahan, pop punksters Good Charlotte, British
songstress Joss Stone, REM megastar Michael Stipe, System Of A Down's Serj
Tankian, producer and frontman Wyclef Jean, Olympic tennis champ Boris Becker
and soccer legend Oliver Kahn.
    This year, Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins add their personal
twist as the events unfold throughout the evening from their exclusive bar at
the EMAs. Grohl and Hawkins will give the audience a peep in to the behind the
scenes news from the winners, presenters and guests, and will provide a
perfect foil for Host Snoop Dogg.

    About MTV in Canada:

    MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business wholly owned
by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian
interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms, including a
revolutionary broadband service, MTV.ca, and across an MTV-branded analog
specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary
programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in
primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada's
Number One television brand and MTV Networks, the world's most valuable media
brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171
territories around the world.

    About MuchMusic:

    The number one Canadian brand for teens and young adults, MuchMusic is an
integral part of today's pop-culture landscape, engaging and interacting with
its audience like no other since August 1984. Live performances and interviews
with world-famous Canadian and international musical artists and celebrity
guests make MuchMusic's acclaimed street-front studio in Toronto Canada's
epicentre of celebrity. A multi-platform, Canadian icon, MuchMusic was
recognized by Strategy magazine as the "Brand of the Year" (2005). The
always-innovative and cutting-edge muchmusic.com is a favourite destination
for Canadian youth delivering Show Me Yours, a user-generated content site;
MuchAXS, a viewer-controlled broadband player; new-music sneak peek First
Spins; and music and ringtone downloads.

    MuchMusic spotlights homegrown talent through original productions and
nurtures the Canadian music-video production industry through its annual,
multi-million dollar contribution to VideoFACT.

    MuchMusic targets fans aged 12-34, and distributes programming to 120
countries and 7.5 million households across Canada via cable, satellite,
online at Joost and on mobile. MuchMusic is a division of CTV Limited.




For further information:

For further information: Emily Young Lee, MTV, (416) 355-3613,
eyounglee@mtv.ca


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