CTV Unveils TV, Radio and Online Broadcast Plan

— CTV and Star! to broadcast ETALK AT THE JUNOS Red Carpet special —

— CHUM Radio to broadcast red carpet show live on nine radio stations across Canada –

— junos.CTV.ca gives users the full JUNO Awards experience with up-to-the-minute coverage –

Toronto, ON (March 24, 2009) – As the set continues to be unloaded at Vancouver’s General Motors Place, CTV announced today its unparalleled broadcast plan in support of THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS on its conventional and specialty television, radio and online properties. With less than a week to go until the big night, programming dedicated to Canada’s Music Awards will be seen on numerous news and entertainment platforms on CTV as well as six specialty channels, nine radio stations and various online outlets. In addition, the official Red Carpet arrivals special ETALK AT THE JUNOS will not only air on CTV, but also on Star! – Canada’s Entertainment Channel in super simulcast.

Hosted by the Gemini Award-winning comedic sensation Russell Peters, THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS airs on Sunday, March 29 at 9 p.m. ET from Vancouver’s General Motors Place on CTV and CTV HD East/West (see below or visit junos.CTV.ca for local broadcast times). THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS will be rebroadcast on MuchMoreMusic (April 2), Star! (April 4, 5) and Bravo! (April 11).

** Media Note – Download photos for all THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS programming at ctvmedia.ca.

“Canadians are invited to join the party by experiencing THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS everywhere – on CTV, online at CTV.ca and on the radio on CHUM stations across the country,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative and Channels, CTV Inc. “CTV’s coverage spotlights the Canadian music industry like never before, with in depth profiles of the host, performers and nominees across CTV’s various and multiple news and entertainment platforms.”

On CTV and Star!, ETALK, Canada’s most-watched entertainment newsmagazine, leads the coverage with daily features leading up to Canada’s premiere red carpet event, ETALK AT THE JUNOS on March 29. CTV News and CANADA AM feature additional coverage, while six specialty channels – MuchMusic, MTV, Bravo!, Star!, MuchMoreMusic and FashionTelevision Channel – also get the buzz going in the final days leading up to the big event. Bravo! presents four all-new JUNOS specials; MuchMusic interviews nominees while Much VJs tweet behind-the-scenes; reports from MTV NEWS; FashionTelevision Channel takes a look at JUNOS style; and MuchMoreMusic profiles Hall of Fame recipients Loverboy. Meanwhile, CHUM Radio provides live coverage from the ETALK Red Carpet on nine radio stations across the country andjunos.CTV.ca delivers the complete JUNO Award experience with a comprehensive nominees section, photo gallery and videos.

For the complete THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS broadcast schedule for Sunday, March 29 on CTV as well as additional JUNO Awards programming on CTV (including ETALK, CANADA AM and CTV British Columbia), Star!, Bravo!, FashionTelevisionChannel, MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, MTV, CHUM Radio and junos.ctv.ca click here.

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