Corus Entertainment is Taking Care of Christmas in Support of Corus Feeds Kids
Remake of Randy Bachman's legendary hit to premiere on Corus Radio stations
November 27 and featured in CMT Canada's Gift of Giving Special on December 15
TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - To launch the holiday season and the spirit of
giving, all 37 of Corus Radio stations across Canada will premiere Taking Care
of Christmas, a remake of Randy Bachman's legendary hit Takin' Care of
Business, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:10 a.m. Recorded by Bachman and
accompanied by recording artist Beverley Mahood, Taking Care of Christmas will
be distributed by Sony Music Entertainment Canada and is available for
purchase on iTunes with net proceeds going to Corus Feeds Kids.
Taking Care of Christmas will also be showcased on CMT's second annual
television special, Gift of Giving 2012, on Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
ET. This special was taped in front of a live studio audience and features
musical artists Randy Bachman, Beverley Mahood, The Trews, The Stellas with
Lennon & Maisy and YTV's The Next Star winner Brooklyn Roebuck (Season 5). The
performers bring a blend of traditional and original Christmas themed songs to
life in an enchanting one-hour special. Between performances, each artist
introduces one outstanding Canadian who has made a difference in the lives of
hungry children in Canada. Each introduction is followed by a documentary
style vignette that highlights the individual's inspiring story.
Since launching the Corus Feeds Kids campaign, Corus has been raising
awareness and funds for the initiative with a comprehensive campaign supported
by its national TV brands, radio services and online assets as well as special
events, talent participation and social media activities.
Taking Care of Christmas premieres across all Corus Radio stations on Tuesday,
November 27 at 7:10 a.m. For a list of stations across Canada, visit Corus
Gift of Giving 2012 airs Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m. ET on CMT (Canada)
with repeat airings throughout December on the network, YTV, ABC Spark and
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada). For more information, including airdates
and times in your region, visit www.cmt.ca/show/gift-of-giving.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.
Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional
assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing,
children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia
entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark,
W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel
(Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and
radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED,
Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment
experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded
company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience
Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
Magda Krpan Director, Communications, Radio firstname.lastname@example.org
416.479.6054 Netta Rondinelli Manager, Communications
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