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Family Channel gets loud with two big ticket summer concerts


Summer campaign announces tour stops in Toronto and Calgary

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Family Channel's got the summer forecast and it looks hot! The network's Big Ticket Summer campaign returns with sizzling specials, massive movies and cool contests running all summer long. This year the excitement doubles with the addition of a second Big Ticket Summer Concert event, where Family will bring a stellar lineup of stars out to perform in Toronto (Sunday, August 25; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) and Calgary (Saturday, September 7; MacEwan Hall).

Popular Disney stars and Canadian artists are among the performers set to take the stage as part of the Big Ticket Summer Concert line-up. In Toronto, pop sensation R5, featuring Austin & Ally's Ross Lynch, will co-headline with fan favourite Zendaya, who stars as Rocky in Family Channel's hit series Shake It Up and recently placed second on Dancing with the Stars. Joining the show is teen superstar Victoria Duffield and pop/rock band Eleven Past One.

In the west, fans attending Calgary's concert will also see R5 and Eleven Past One, along with rising star Tyler Shaw and special guest Veronica. Presented by Family, both star-studded concert events will be hosted by the stars of Family Channel's breakout dance series, The Next Step.

Family fanatics will have the chance to win their way into the Big Ticket Summer Concert as Family Channel gives away six grand prizes to attend the Toronto show. Each prize consists of one trip for four to Family's Big Ticket Summer Concert in Toronto including airfare, accommodations, transportation to the concert event and tickets to the show. Viewers can log onto Family.ca to enter once a day, every day from June 28 - August 11 and one prize winner will be selected weekly. For full contest rules and regulations, please visit Family.ca/bigticketsummer.

Family Channel fans are eligible for presale tickets to both Big Ticket Summer Concert shows beginning tomorrow, June 5 at 10 a.m. ET, through Thursday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET by visiting Family.ca. Ticket sales open to the general public on Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. ET. For additional event information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.family.ca or www.livenation.com.

The network's non-stop Big Ticket Summer programming schedule includes special sneak previews of the network's upcoming new series' alongside not-to-be missed movie premieres and exciting episode marathons of Family's hit shows all summer long. Additional details surrounding Family's big summer specials will be released in the coming weeks.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series plus top-rated Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.

Family Channel is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.

For artwork and series information, please visit http://press.astral.com For additional information please contact: Jaime Werby at 416-956-8584 or jwerby@astral.com Joanna Landsberg at 416-956-8547 or jlandsberg@astral.com

SOURCE: Family Channel

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