Media Advisory - UPDATE: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar carries the Olympic
Flame and meets with media in Toronto Dec. 17

TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Akshay Kumar, Indian superstar of more than 120 films, is heading to "Bollywood North" to run with the Olympic Flame in Toronto on Dec. 17. Prior to his run, Mr. Kumar will meet with media.

    Call-in details and satellite feed information are now available.

    Location:         The Fairmont Royal York
                      Tudor 7 and 8
                      100 Front Street West
                      Toronto, ON

    Date:             Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

    Time:             3:00 p.m.

    Call-in details:  416-340-2216 (Toronto and international calls)
                      866-226-1792 (Toll-free in North America)

    Please call in at 2:45 p.m. and quote "Akshay Kumar press conference"
    Media are asked to RSVP to Jitka Licenik and to bring identification.

    Satellite feed:   A satellite feed of Kumar's torch run and Toronto
                      tourism experiences will be available at 10:30 p.m. EST
                      on Dec. 17.

    North America:          India:                   Europe:

    Anik F2C/3B             IS-10/16C Slot E         T11N/K18 D03
    Up: 6045 H              Europe - India Space     North America - Europe
    Dwn: 3820 V             Up: 6156.5 V             Space
    C-Band                  Dwn: 3931.5 V            Up: 14015.5 H
    MHz: 36 Analog          C-Band                   Dwn: 12515.5 V
    Audio's: 6.8 & 6.2      MHz: 9                   KU-Band
    Standard Definition     FEC: 3/4                 MHz: 9
    NTSC Format             Symbol Rate: 5.632       FEC: 3/4
                            Standard Definition      Symbol Rate: 5.632
                            PAL Format               Carrier ID No. 110263
                                                     Standard Definition
                                                     PAL Format

Akshay Kumar is an international torchbearer with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC and supported by the Government of Canada. He will be running on Yonge St. between Gloucester St. and Breadalbane St. at approximately 6:10 p.m.


Photos of Kumar's torch run and Toronto tourism experiences will be available shortly after his run time at:

Footage will also be available at CTC's Video Portal website at 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 18:

SOURCE Canadian Tourism Commission

For further information: For further information: Jitka Licenik, Corporate Communications Advisor, Canadian Tourism Commission, Tel: (604) 638-2482, Cell: (604) 377-4574,,; Kathryn Hanley, Hill & Knowlton, Tel: (416) 413-4754, Cell: (416) 884-5857,; Nina Kalos, Hill & Knowlton, Tel: (416) 413-4642, Cell: (416) 727-0642,

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