The GRAMMY Awards® Return to City

- Three-year deal sees GRAMMY Awards(®) back on City after 19 years - 
- Rogers Media suite of assets to deliver all-access pass to fans with 
multiplatform coverage - 
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TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - City today announced it has secured a three-year 
deal for exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to the GRAMMY Awards(®), which 
includes both the live awards ceremony and The GRAMMY(®) Nomination Concert 
Live event. The announcement was made today as part of Rogers Media's 2013 
Upfront presentation. 
Honouring music's most popular and accomplished artists, the 56(th) Annual 
GRAMMY Awards will broadcast from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and air 
live on City on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET. 
The agreement, which runs through 2016, sees the GRAMMY Awards return to City 
after 19 years. City previously televised the GRAMMY Awards in 1994 and 1995. 
"As the premier international music industry event, the GRAMMY Awards is the 
perfect complement to our young and dynamic programming lineup," said Scott 
Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media. "Award shows have never been more 
popular and continue to drive mass-audience appointment viewing. As industry 
leaders in multiplatform coverage, combined with the strength of our radio and 
music assets, Rogers Media will offer a world-class fan experience to our 
From the announcement of the 2014 nominees to the wrap-up of Music's Biggest 
Night(®), Rogers Media's suite of world-class assets will deliver an 
all-access pass to fans with extensive multiplatform coverage. Harnessing 
the power of Canada's top news and entertainment brands - Breakfast 
Television, 98.1 CHFI, 680News, HELLO! Canada, Chatelaine, Cityline, and 
Maclean's - Rogers Media will bring the GRAMMY's closer to Canadian 
audiences than ever before through content and experiences that give viewers 
the ability to interact, engage and consume content on multiple platforms and 
"We're thrilled about our new partnership with Rogers Media to broadcast our 
annual GRAMMY Awards telecast live on City in Canada for the next three 
years," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "City's 
youthful and culturally savvy audience is appropriate for the GRAMMYs, and 
we're really looking forward to collaborating on new, innovative and 
integrated ways to bring Music's Biggest Night to more and more Canadians than 
ever before." 
"Returning to City after almost 20 years, the GRAMMY Awards will be 
well-served by the dynamic mix of radio, print, mobile and television assets 
that Rogers will bring to what we feel will be an extraordinarily successful 
era for the Canadian broadcast of 'Music's Biggest Night,'" said Alfred Haber, 
President, Alfred Haber, Inc. 
Bringing together thousands of music industry creative and technical 
professionals from all over the world, the GRAMMY Awards are the recording 
industry's most prestigious honour. Presented annually by The Recording 
Academy(®), the GRAMMY Awards recognize excellence in the recording arts and 
sciences. The transaction was negotiated by Alfred Haber, Inc., international 
distributor of the GRAMMY Awards, in association with The Recording Academy. 
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About Alfred Haber, Inc.
The transaction was negotiated by Alfred Haber, Inc., international 
distributor of the GRAMMY awards for 24 years and, together with Alfred Haber 
distribution, Inc., and Alfred Haber television, Inc., serves as the world's 
largest distributor of series and specials, including U.S. network annual 
events and reality, entertainment, film, sports and music programming. 
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, 
songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is 
dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music 
and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent 
peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in 
music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional 
development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services 
programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical 
excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music 
remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The 
Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, 
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About City 
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, 
Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, 
urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct 
alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its 
viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of 
news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as 
well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming. 
City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers 
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian 
communications and media company. For more information on City stations and 
programming, visit 
Media Contacts Andrea Goldstein, Rogers 
Media,, 647.801.4394 Michelle Lomack, 
Broadcast, Rogers Media,, 416.819.2783 Sónia 
Brum, Broadcast, Rogers Media,, 647.338.7381 
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