Corus Québec Joins Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium as Exclusive French-Language Radio Partner of Vancouver 2010

      - Access to all TQS, RDS and RIS Info Sports content and talent -
           - Strong focus on French-Canadian athletes and stories
                          before and during Games -

    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - In its ongoing commitment to provide Canadians
with the widest accessibility of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in
both official languages and on numerous platforms, Canada's Olympic Broadcast
Media Consortium has secured Corus Québec as its French-language radio partner
for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

    Corus Québec will deliver exclusive French radio coverage of the Games on
10 French-language stations across the province. Coverage includes pre-Olympic
programming, and live events, on-site reports and news updates from the Games.

    Today's announcement complements the unprecedented English-language radio
coverage provided by Rogers Radio, Official Radio Network of Vancouver 2010.

    "Corus Québec has a significant presence in the Quebec market and is a
leader in French-language sports and news radio. Having developed a loyal
following, Corus Québec is entrenched in the Quebec media landscape and is a
trusted source in the French-Canadian community," said Keith Pelley,
President, Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. "Our partnership with
Corus Québec underscores our commitment to deliver to Canadians an
unparalleled level of Olympic Games coverage in both official languages."

    Corus Québec will provide live French-language radio coverage of the
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as all of Team Canada's men's and
women's hockey games, including the highly anticipated gold medal finals, as
popular Corus broadcasters Martin McGuire and Dany Dubé bring listeners all
the action. Corus Québec will also be live on-site in Vancouver to broadcast
hourly updates with results/stories/news, interviews and features with
athletes, scene setters that look ahead to the next day's activities, and
daily recaps that wrap up the entire day's events.

    Corus Québec will have access to simulcast on radio all Games-related
content from TQS, RDS and RIS Info Sports, including gold medal events and
interviews with athletes, as well as access to network talent and Olympic

    "We are very happy at Corus Québec to join Canada's Olympic Broadcast
Media Consortium and to become the official French-Language radio partner for
Vancouver 2010. This is a first for CKAC Sports, which will also act as a
relay point for all our stations in Quebec. Our team of renowned broadcasters
is up and ready and our listeners will benefit, as always, from their
unparalleled experience," said Mario Cecchini, Vice President, Corus Québec.

    In addition to live Games coverage, Corus Québec will also have a strong
presence leading up to Vancouver 2010 with pre-Olympic programming that
focuses heavily on French Canadian athletes and stories. Corus Québec will air
the daily feature Up Close and Personal, delivering the untold stories of
Canadian Olympians as they prepare for the goal of winning gold on home soil,
as well as provide results and highlights from World Cup and World
Championship circuits.

    During the Olympic Torch Relay, Corus Québec, in collaboration with the
Consortium's suite of assets, will air the daily feature series Lighting Up
Vancouver, as the torch makes its way across Canada to its ultimate
destination - Vancouver. Corus Québec will also play a leading role as the
French-language radio network for all Consortium promotional activities and
celebrations in Quebec leading up-to and during the Games.

    Corus Québec's French-language Olympic Games coverage will be led by its
flagship all-sports station CKAC Sports in Montreal, home of the Canadiens,
Alouettes and Impact. Other Corus Québec stations providing coverage of
Vancouver 2010 include Montreal's 96.9 CKOI, 98.5 FM and Info690, Quebec's
102.9 FM, Lévis's 102.1 FM, Outaouais's 104.7 FM, Saguenay's 98.3 FM,
Sherbrooke's 102.1 CKOY, and Trois-Rivières's 106.9 FM.

    More than 2,200 hours of Vancouver 2010 coverage will be available live
on one of the Consortium's French-language platforms, and marks the first time
Canadians will be able to see every second of Olympic competition live. On
television alone, the Consortium will deliver 850+ hours of French-language
coverage on four different networks, representing more than twice the amount
of hours from Turin 2006., the Consortium's dedicated
French-language website, will simulcast the TQS and RDS broadcasts and show
every second of sporting competition live. With a dedicated French production
team of more than 200 people, a unilateral presence at all competition venues,
editorial independence, and a French bureau in Vancouver already in operation,
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will deliver French-language
coverage of the Games like never before.

    About Corus Québec
    Corus Québec is an integral part of Corus Entertainment Inc. and the
largest private content and information broadcaster in Quebec. It operates
96.9 CKOI Montreal, 98.5 FM Montreal, CKAC Sports Montreal, Info690 Montreal,
AM 940 Greatest Hits Montreal, The Q 92.5 Montreal, 103.9 CIME FM Laurentians,
102.1 FM Lévis, 98.3 FM Saguenay, 104.7 FM Outaouais, 106.9 FM Trois-Rivières,
102.1 FM Sherbrooke, 102.9 FM Quebec and CKOY FM Sherbrooke reaching more than
3.3 million listeners per week. According to comScore Media Metrix, Corus
Québec websites are visited by over 525,000 French-speaking users and 3
million English-speaking users in Canada every month.

    About Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
    Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is a unique relationship
between leading media conglomerates CTV Inc. and Rogers Media Inc., which
together will provide unprecedented coverage and consumer choice in English,
French and multi-languages on multiple platforms for the Vancouver 2010
Olympic Winter Games and the London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. Official
brands include CTV, TSN, RDS, RIS Info Sports, Rogers Sportsnet, OMNI, OLN,
TQS, APTN, ATN, MuchMusic,,, The Globe and
Mail and select Rogers radio stations across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Andrea Goldstein, Director, Communications,
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, w - (416) 384-7575, c - (647)
224-8800,; Dan Zaiontz, Communications Coordinator,
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, w - (416) 384-5708, c - (647)
406-4638,; Josée Ann McDuff, Director of Marketing and PR,
Corus Québec, w - (514) 787-7857, c - (514) 892-7949,

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