– Bell Media kicks off giving with $100,000 donation to British Red Cross fund –
– Charity concert on a variety of English and French platforms for Canadians including CTV, CTV GO, Much, VRAK, as well as iHeartRadio to present across the country on Virgin Radio –
– Concert airs commercial-free from 1:55 to 5 p.m. ET –
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TORONTO, June 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Bell Media confirmed today how Canadians can support the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and kicked off giving with its own donation, just hours before the live, commercial-free broadcast of Ariana Grande and friends' charity concert ONE LOVE MANCHESTER.
A benefit concert to honour and raise vital funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack after Grande's show last week, ONE LOVE MANCHESTER airs today, June 4 from 1:55 to 5 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV GO, Much, VRAK, and presented by iHeartRadio across Canada on Virgin Radio stations (check local listings).
Bell Media kicked off giving today with a $100,000 donation to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The fund was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of the horrific attack.
Canadians can contribute by donating at OneLoveManchester.com. Viewers wishing to receive a Canadian tax receipt can visit www.redcross.ca to contribute to the fund, or text REDCROSS to 45678 to make a $10 donation. Donations collected by the Canadian Red Cross will be sent directly to the British Red Cross for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
The concert features performances by Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Black Eyed Peas, Little Mix, and Robbie Williams. Television coverage of the ONE LOVE MANCHESTER concert is being produced by the BBC, the host broadcaster.
About Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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