Eh-mazing! CTV Greenlights THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

              Eh-mazing! CTV Greenlights THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2012

- International hit franchise comes to Canada for summer run on CTV -
- Racers to discover the world's diverse cultures and terrain within Canada -
- CTV selects Insight Productions to produce series with the support of THE
AMAZING RACE creators Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri and Profiles
Television -

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TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Get ready for the race of a lifetime,
Canada. In an exclusive on-air message to Canadians during tonight's episode
of THE AMAZING RACE, host Phil Keoghan announced on behalf of CTV that the
network has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced,
complementary version of the hit international series. CTV has licensed the
Canadian format rights from Disney-ABC Domestic Television and has selected
Insight Productions to produce the series in Canada, with the support of
Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri's Profiles Television.

Casting, the host, and other show details for #RaceCDA will be announced in
the coming months at Fans are encouraged to
follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the CTV Facebook page.

Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will provide
a uniquely Canadian take on the original series, with competitors discovering
the world within the borders of Canada. Though the series' specific
destinations won't be revealed until it airs, Canada offers divergent
topography and disparate locales that are bound to add to the excitement and
complexity of the show and its challenges, from Vancouver Island's tropical
rainforest, Alberta's parched Badlands, the peaks of the Rockies, and the
barren tundra of the Great White North, to the Boreal forests of Ontario and
Quebec, the sea-faring ports of the Maritimes, the fjords of Newfoundland, and
the teeming metropolises and undiscovered towns in between.

**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at
To view Phil Keoghan's taped message visit

"THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is a big show for a big network," said Phil King,
President, CTV Programming and Sports. "Canadians deserve their own summer
version, distinct from what is seen in fall and winter. With the incredible
diversity, scope, beauty, and sheer land mass that Canada has to offer, THE
AMAZING RACE CANADA will explore the world within Canada. It's a perfect
extension to an incredible brand, and a huge opportunity for racers, viewers,
and advertisers."

Added van Munster, "Canadians have embraced the franchise for over a decade,
and also have been wildly enthusiastic about having a version produced in
Canada. With the world's second largest country as its backdrop, THE AMAZING
RACE CANADA will offer a unique glimpse of the broad and diverse Canadian
landscape and culture, while maintaining all of the excitement, spontaneity
and challenge inherent in 'The Race.'"

With the knowledge that most Canadians have not travelled beyond their own
province, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race
around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime
adventure. With potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories,
teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A
stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both
the country's urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land,
all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and
iconic landmarks.

"We have been fans of THE AMAZING RACE for the last 21 seasons and are beyond
thrilled to be bringing this format to Canada, giving Canadians the chance to
run the race of a lifetime," said John Brunton, Chairman and CEO, Insight
Productions. "We can't wait to start working with the Emmy® award-winning
format creators, Profiles Television, and CTV on this exciting new adventure."

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the nine-time, Emmy®
award-winning, hit program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri
that premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and Mark
Vertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a division of
Profiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive
producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program is produced in
association with ABC Studios. The U.S. version of THE AMAZING RACE is a Top 3
series this fall on CTV and is this season's #1 reality program in Canada with
an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be the 12^th international version to launch
outside of the United States, joining Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France,
Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories
with an original THE AMAZING RACE production.

Complete details for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, including the host, nation-wide
audition process, and broadcast info, will be announced in the coming months.

Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be produced by Insight
Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles
Television. Executive Producers for Insight Productions are John Brunton and
Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van
Munster and Elise Doganieri executive produce for Profiles Television. Robin
Johnston is the CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President,
Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.



About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX,
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about
CTV can be found on the network's website at

About Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (DADT) is the content distribution arm for The
Walt Disney Company within the United States and Canada. The division
provides top tier motion pictures and television programming across electronic
home video license, video-on-demand (residential and hotel), subscription
video-on-demand, pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and
other digital technologies. One of the industry's premier distributors, DADT
distributes theatrical properties from The Walt Disney Studios including
Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel
Studios, Disneynature and Touchstone Pictures; and television content from ABC
Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and Disney Channel.

About Profiles Television
Profiles Television is an award-winning, full-service production company that
develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace. Founded in
2003, Profiles Television is run by nine-time Emmy® award-winning producers
Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the executive producers best known
for creating and producing CBS's long-running reality juggernaut THE AMAZING
RACE, now in production on its 22^nd season. (THE AMAZING RACE is produced
through World Race Productions, a subsidiary of Profiles Television.) Since
launching in 2001, THE AMAZING RACE has aired more than 180 episodes, with
Season 21 premiering on CBS in September 2012. The series is seen in more than
80 countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia,
Australia, South America, and Israel. In addition to THE AMAZING RACE,
Profiles Television is in production on DASH FOR CASH for A&E, and an MMA
competition series for Spike, and has various projects in development across a
wide range of broadcast and cable networks. Other Profiles Television series
and PROFILES FROM THE FRONT LINE for ABC. The company also produced for Ford
the interactive branded-entertainment programs, FOCUS RALLY: AMERICA for Hulu,

About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has
become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and
production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform
content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been
recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous
international awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created
thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast
over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine International claims that
"when it comes to adapting formats for Canadian audiences there is one
producer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent hits include THE JUNO
AWARDS, which plays a key role in the Canadian music industry, TOP CHEF
formats CANADA SINGS & BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Insight is currently in
production on the Canadian editions of NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME and BIG

For more information visit:



Laura Heath Potter, CTV, 416.384.4633
Jim Quan, CTV, 416.384.5311
Leslie Oren, Babygrande PR (for Profiles Television), 310.300.3195
Bridget Osterhaus, Disney-ABC Domestic TV, 818.560.5252
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