Michael Bublé to Host CTV's Broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, April 21

   Michael Bublé to Host CTV's Broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, April 21

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TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2013

- Bublé slides under the covers with Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne to make
surprise announcement during SUPER BOWL XLVII broadcast -
- ETALK to air exclusive interview with Bublé Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET -
- Nominees for the JUNO Awards to be announced February 19 -

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TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - In an exclusive on-air message during
tonight's SUPER BOWL XLVII broadcast, it was revealed that international
superstar Michael Bublé will host THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS on CTV on Sunday, April
21 from Regina's Brandt Centre.

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In the premiere of the 30-second promo, Bublé popped in-between Avril Lavigne
and Chad Kroeger to deliver the message - both to the musical power couple and
all Canadians -that he plans to hit all the right notes as host of this
year's JUNO AWARDS broadcast. Click here to view the on-air message. Follow
the conversation online at #JUNOAwards.

**Media Note**- Download photos of Michael Bublé at www.bellmediapr.ca

The multi-JUNO and GRAMMY^® Award-winning artist takes charge of Canada's
Music Awards at an exciting time in his career. Bublé will soon be announcing
details on the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album and will perform
the album's first single during the JUNO AWARDS broadcast. In June, Michael
will headline an incredible 10-night run at London's O2 Arena.

ETALK, the country's most-watched, most-trusted, and longest-running source
for entertainment news, delivers an exclusive interview with Bublé tomorrow,
Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.

"It's a huge honour to be the host of a show that has done so much for
Canadian talent, including myself," said Michael Bublé."I am going to do my
very best to make it a great night!"

"We are privileged to have Michael Bublé take the helm as host of CTV's 2013
JUNO AWARDS broadcast," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports.
"Mr. Bublé will no doubt impress Canadian audiences on the biggest and most
spectacular night in Canadian music."

"This year's show is sure to be second to none with Michael Bublé  lighting up
the stage with his infallible charm and charisma," said Melanie Berry,
President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. "I can't wait to see his incredible
sense of humour shine!"

"Michael is without a doubt, one of the coolest and funniest guys in showbiz,"
said John Brunton, Executive Producer, THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. "He's an
absolute superstar and truly one of Canada's greatest ambassadors. This year
the stars and moon have lined up and we're giving Canadians what they want,
Michael Bublé."

Airing Sunday, April 21 from the Brandt Centre in Regina, tickets for THE 2013
JUNO AWARDS go on sale on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. CST. Tickets range from
$59 to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and are available through the
Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-800-970-7328, and online
atwww.ticketmaster.ca. Nominations for the 2013 JUNO Awards will be announced
on February 19, with further announcements on performers, presenters, and
tickets to follow in the coming weeks.

A four-time JUNO Award performer and eleven-time JUNO Award winner, Bublé's
trademark style has taken the world by storm since he first burst onto the
music scene. Born in Burnaby, B.C., Bublé had dreamt of being a musician since
he was just two-years-old. His self-titled, debut album, released in 2003,
featured classic standards, including "Fever" and "The Way You Look Tonight".
The album launched Bublé into the limelight, seeing him win New Artist of the
Year at the 2004 JUNO Awards. Bublé's second studio album, It's Time, released
the following year, again included classic standards, and as well included the
original track "Home" which hit the top of the pop radio charts. The album won
four JUNO Awards and, that same year, Bublé received his first two GRAMMY^®
Award nominations. With the success of his third and fourth albums, Call Me
Irresponsible and Crazy Love, he continued his meteoric rise to international
acclaim, with appearances on OPRAH, THE X FACTOR, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, as
well as taking part in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games torch relay in
Vancouver before the opening ceremony.

Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS have travelled all
across Canada and back, bringing the biggest show in Canadian music to
millions of Canadians live in person and on television. CTV has broadcast THE
JUNO AWARDS from St. John's (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg
(2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009),
back to St. John's (2010), Toronto (2011), back to Ottawa (2012) and now, for
the first time, Regina (2013).

THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with
CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive
Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and
Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer.
Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Phil King is
President, CTV Programming and Sports.

Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier,TD Bank
Group and Virgin Mobile.

Sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio
Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian
Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of
Saskatchewan, Potash Corporation, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel
Association, the City of Moose Jaw and TD Bank Group.

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des
arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit
organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording
industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards.
The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing
opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through
vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more
information on the 42^nd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or
www.carasonline.ca.

About Bell Media Independent Production
BellMedia has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and
most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success
stories SAVING HOPE and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer
FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED
(working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a
Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series, and
a pilot for the half-hour comedy SPUN OUT. Scripted series on Bell Media
specialty channels include two-time Emmy^®-nominated hit DEGRASSI,
mythological/action series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD, and the upcoming dramas ORPHAN
BLACK and BITTEN. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series
in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

About CTV:
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster.
Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment
programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network and lead
broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games.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 www.ctv.ca.

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca

Twitter:
@michaelbublé

SOURCE Bell Media

Contact:

For more information onTHE 2013 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:

Nicola Krishna, 416.384.5276 ornicola.krishna@bellmedia.ca
Mary Costa, 416.384.7702 ormary.costa@bellmedia.ca

For more information on CARAS and the 2013 JUNO Awards, contact:

Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 orakakoullis@hccink.com
www.hccink.com
 
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