Musicians Mix with Olympians on THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS, April 18 on CTV

- Presenters to include Barenaked Ladies, Lights, Dallas Green and more along with Vancouver 2010 gold medallists Alexandre Bilodeau and Jon Montgomery -

- For the first time, broadcast to feature live outdoor hits from St. John's famous George Street -

- Awards categories revealed; encore broadcasts to be available on multiple networks and on demand at CTV.ca -

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - With the biggest night in Canadian music fast approaching, CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) confirmed today that an impressive list of presenters and special guests will descend upon St. John's for the country's preeminent awards broadcast, THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS. Appearing in the CTV broadcast are some of music's biggest names, including the hosts of CTV's first JUNO AWARDS broadcast from St. John's in 2002, Barenaked Ladies; along with Vancouver 2010 gold medallists Alexandre Bilodeau and Jon Montgomery. In all, nearly two dozen stars are confirmed to present and make special appearances during the two-hour show, which, for the first time ever, will broadcast from a second location outdoors, along St. John's legendary George Street. THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS airs Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit junos.ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The broadcast will be made available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca on April 19.

(xx)Media Note(xx) - Download photos for THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS at www.ctvmedia.ca.

"As became abundantly clear at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Canadians love to celebrate their own," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Music, like sport, touches, lifts and unites us. Musical artists, like athletes, work tirelessly and often with little recognition. THE JUNO AWARDS is one night where we can shine the spotlight on the individuals and groups who inspire us year round."

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http://www.ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=12432

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: about THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, contact: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Renee Dupuis, CTV Inc., (416) 384-3154 or renee.dupuis@ctv.ca; For general information about THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS, contact: Chris McDowall, Holmes Creative Communications, (416) 628-5648 or cmcdowall@hccink.com; Tiffany Astle, Holmes Creative Communications, (416) 628-5603 or tastle@hccink.com


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