Astral is proud to take part in the Media's 2012 Big Food Drive

MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The entire Astral team is proud to take 
part in the 12(th) edition of the Media's Big Food Drive to be held Thursday, 
December 6, 2012. 
Once again this year, many employees, television and radio hosts from the 
Astral family will be collecting cash and non-perishable food donations at 
three collection points in the streets of Montréal from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.: 


    --  Maison Astral (McGill College Avenue between Sherbrooke and
        Cathcart);
    --  MusiquePlus and MusiMax (on the corner of St. Catherine West
        and de Bleury);
    --  Astral Radio (on the corner of Papineau and René-Lévesque East
        where the NRJ 94.3, 107,3 Rouge fm, Virgin Radio 96, CJAD 800,
        and CHOM 97 7 stations are located).

"The whole team at Astral is pleased to join forces once again this year and 
participate in this great tradition that has become the Media's Big Food 
Drive," said Derev Antikacioglu, Corporate Branding and Marketing Director at 
Astral Media Inc. "Hunger continues to plague Québec, which is why we are 
getting together to invite our numerous listeners, viewers, and partners to be 
generous and support our food banks. These banks are doing vital work by 
helping hundreds of thousands of people every month—more than a third of 
them are children. Give generously!"

On the theme The Chefs, this year's campaign is supported by chef 
spokespersons Patrice Demers, Anne Desjardins, Stefano Faita, Martin Juneau, 
Ricardo Larrivée, Bob le Chef, Marie-Chantal Lepage, Louis-François 
Marcotte, and Marie-Fleur St-Pierre.

All collection points are listed on lagrandeguignoleedesmedias.com.

Astral (TSX: ACM.A; ACM.B), among Canada's leading media companies, is active 
in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and interactive 
media. With over 2,800 employees and offices in 45 Canadian cities, Astral 
Media is proud to play a leading role within communities where we entertain 
and inform our audiences, and where we work and live. Last year, Astral made a 
contribution of over 40 million dollars to over 600community and charitable 
organizations, notably through the funding of activities, donations, and the 
broadcasting of hundreds of public service messages on our media platforms. To 
find out more about Astral, go toastral.com.

Media 

Olivier Racette Advisor, Corporate Communications Astral Media Inc. 
514939-5000 oracette@astral.com

SOURCE: ASTRAL MEDIA INC.

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