MTV Presents: SUMMER SESSIONS Premieres Nov. 6

            - National Team trains for 2008/09 World Cup season -

       - One-hour special acts as prequel to upcoming 10-part snowboard
      series OVER THE BOLTS, commissioned by Canada's Olympic Broadcast
                             Media Consortium -

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Canada's national snowboard team embarks on the
ultimate journey towards the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in MTV
PRESENTS: SUMMER SESSIONS. Premiering Thursday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on
MTV, the 60-minute, original, reality-drama special is a prequel to the
upcoming original snowboard series OVER THE BOLTS. Commissioned by Canada's
Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium and produced by MTV, OVER THE BOLTS is the
first of many original programs commissioned by the Consortium for CTV and its
channels in advance of the 2010 Winter Games.
    Filmed over the course of four weeks in Whistler, BC in June 2008, MTV
PRESENTS: SUMMER SESSIONS features some of Canada's most accomplished
snowboarders, including Michael Lambert (Toronto), Kimiko Zakreski (Calgary),
Dominique Vallée (Montreal), Jasey-Jay Anderson (Mont Tremblant, QC), Alexa
Loo (Richmond, BC), Pat Farrell (Oakville, ON), and Simon Bonefant (Mont
Tremblant, QC).
    With 15 months remaining until the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, the
Canadian national snowboard team isn't wasting any time. This group of
competitive athletes has started training for their long journey towards the
podium. This "summer session" is the first of a series of training
opportunities for these riders as they battle big mountains, bad weather - and
each other - for the few coveted national team placements. Some of them will
make the Olympic team - some will not.
    MTV stays with the Canadian national snowboard team as they continue
their journey in the new original series OVER THE BOLTS. Commissioned by
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium and produced by MTV's in-house
Field and Documentary Team, the 10-episode, half-hour series follows the team
as they continue to prepare, train and compete for a spot on the Canadian
Olympic snowboard team. OVER THE BOLTS, which began filming this month in
British Columbia, is set to air on MTV in 2009. Executive Producers are Don
Young, Mark McInnis and Ben Rotterman. Senior Producer and Director is Tom

    MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business wholly owned
by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian
interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms - including a
revolutionary broadband service, - and across an MTV-branded analog
specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary
programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in
primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada's
No. 1 television brand and MTV Networks, the world's most valuable media
brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171
territories around the world.

For further information:

For further information: Eleni Tsokas, MTV, (416) 332-6893 or; Andrea Goldstein, Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media
Consortium, (416) 332-7575 or

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