JUNO TV, a new online channel with exclusive content showcasing the Canadian music scene, is serving up new programming, archival content and social media connectivity.
The broadband digital media and music channel is presented by CARAS, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and host of the JUNO Awards.
CARAS says Canadian music fans can access new programming online every Tuesday, with content that features today’s top stars, while paying tribute to historic JUNO Awards moments.
JUNO TV’s videographer is Ben Knechtel, who won a 2012 MMVA for Video of the Year for Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe.
“JUNO TV helps us cast a spotlight on Canadian music year round, and honours the past, present and future of the JUNO Awards,” said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards “It’s not just about one night or one week. It’s about an ongoing and thriving Canadian music industry.”
JUNO TV extras will include special bonus footage from the February 19th JUNO Awards Nominee Press Conference; JUNO Hype Reels, and on-the-ground coverage from Regina during JUNO Week 2013 such as the industry-only JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards.
Programmers say four different programs will be featured: Stranded, during which top stars like Carly Rae Jepsen, Down With Webster and Dragonette, talk about the 5 things they can’t live without; Take Two, with iconic artists such as Maestro Fresh Wes and Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) discussing their defining JUNO moments; The Experts, featuring Canada’s entertainment movers and shakers offering their candid insights (experts include Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, and radio broadcaster and musicologist Alan Cross); and Vintage Vids, which will unearth classic JUNO Awards performances and other highlights.
“We’re excited to provide music fans with an engaging mix of original programming featuring Canada’s favourite artists, and rich archival content,” said Jill Primeau, Sr. Manager, Business Development, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “JUNO TV offers the chance to see fun and candid interviews, and vintage footage pulled straight from the vault, each week.”
Content will also be syndicated via social media such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
JUNO TV is also supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
The 42nd Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week will be held in Regina and Moose Jaw, SK, April 15 – April 21, 2013.
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