The 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards Rocks Millions Worldwide Sunday, June 17th



    2006 MMVAs Photos: www.muchmusic.com/media

    MMVAs Video Highlights: www.muchmusic.com/mmvahighlights

    TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - MuchMusic delivers today's hottest
chart-toppers and celebrities with The 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards.
This megawatt event is confirmed to air Sunday, June 17th live from the
station's famed street-front headquarters in Toronto, Canada. It's one highly
buzzed spectacle: a critically acclaimed mix of live street-level
performances, unmatched red-carpet cool, and thousands of screaming fans all
enjoying unparalleled access. Last year's A-lister cavalcade reached a
whopping 3.5 million viewers in Canada and 100 million around the globe with
broadcasts in 65 countries.
    "With the MMVAs, MuchMusic brings huge international stars to Canada
while showcasing renowned and rising homegrown talent to the world," said
David Kines, VP, Music & Youth Services, CHUM Television. "And the fans eat it
up because they're at the centre of this wild show where absolutely anything
can happen - and does."
    Last year's red-hot performers included Nelly Furtado & Timbaland,
Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Simple Plan. Paris Hilton, Jay Manuel, Elisha
Cuthbert, Evanescence, Jesse Metcalfe, T.I., Amanda Bynes and Tori Spelling
were among the who's who hot list of presenters and guests. The big winner was
Canadian rap star Kardinal Offishall who took home the most hardware with
three awards.
    Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Beastie Boys, The Black Eyed Peas, 
Destiny's Child, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Shakira and Britney Spears are just a small slice of the
international superstars who have fired up the fans at past MMVAs.
    Stay tuned for nominees and People's Choice voting details - followed by
announcements of performers, presenters, celebrity guests, international
broadcasts and contests. Fans can stay tuned to MuchMusic and
www.muchmusic.com for more information.
    Media can submit online accreditation requests for this year's show
beginning in mid April.

    MMVAs TUNING GUIDE:
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    Delivered in High Definition and 5.1 surround sound. Join us Sunday
June 17th at 7:30pm ET for the Red Carpet Arrivals Special airing live on
MuchMusic, Star! and CitytvHD - immediately followed by The 18th Annual
MuchMusic Video Awards airing live in all time zones: 9pm ET on MuchMusic,
Citytv Toronto, Star!, CitytvHD and 104.5 CHUM FM, 7pm MT on Citytv
Calgary/Edmonton, 8pm CT on Citytv Winnipeg, and 8pm PT on Citytv Vancouver.





For further information:

For further information: Graham Machacek, (416) 591-7400 x2593,
graham.machacek@muchmusic.com; Scott Campbell, (416) 591-7400 x2794,
scott.campbell@muchmusic.com; Gabrielle Free, (416) 591-7400 x2658,
gabrielle.free@muchmusic.com

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