Mar 13, 2019

JUNO TV tune in details also announced

March 13, 2019 - Canada’s public broadcaster will celebrate Canadian music with a lineup of special music programming on CBC and streaming on the free CBC Gem service starting at 3 p.m. ET and broadcasting all day on CBC Music on Sunday, March 17 for the second annual MUSIC DAY ON CBC. CBC Radio One will also carry select music programming in the lead up to the JUNO Awards broadcasting from London, ON, live in all time zones across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC, both CBC Radio services, CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos

For a schedule of when and where to watch and listen to the 2019 JUNO Awards in each time zone, please visit: cbcmusic.ca/junos.

New to MUSIC DAY ON CBC this year are two one-hour television specials, LONDON CALLING and CBC MUSIC PRESENTS: HEADLINES. LONDON CALLING airs on CBC at 5 p.m. ET and is available to stream now on CBC Gem, diving into the stories of the musicians with a connection to the 2019 JUNO Host City - London, Ontario. Hosted by Amanda Parris, LONDON CALLING will feature the likes of Guy Lombardo, producer Jack Richardson, Shad, The Band, Justin Bieber, and more. CBC MUSIC PRESENTS: HEADLINES is an essential refresher of the biggest, best and weirdest music headlines since last year’s JUNO Awards, airing at 6 p.m. ET on CBC and is available to stream now on CBC Gem.

MUSIC DAY ON CBC is part of CBC Music’s extensive JUNO 365 programming, which shines a spotlight on homegrown music from all genres throughout the entire year. The full radio and television schedule for MUSIC DAY ON CBC can be found at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Available to stream on cbcmusic.ca/junos, CBC Gem, and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, CBC Music will also be live before and after the award show from the JUNO AWARDS RED CARPET and CBC MUSIC PRESENTS PLAYLIST LIVE event. On Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m. ET, tune into the live stream, hosted by Raina Douris, to see JUNO nominees, presenters and performers walk the red carpet ahead of the awards. Following the awards, fans can stream the legendary CBC MUSIC PRESENTS PLAYLIST LIVE event starting at 10:30 p.m. ET, where a lineup of nominees will take the stage to close out JUNO Week at London Music Hall.

The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and will be hosted by Ben Kowalewicz, lead singer of the seven-time JUNO Award-winning band Billy Talent, and co-hosted by CBC Music’s Julie Nesrallah. The event will feature the presentation of 36 JUNO Awards and will be live streamed starting at 6 p.m. ET at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

CBC will keep the focus on Canadian music throughout JUNO Week, leading up to March 17, with special events in London in partnership with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) including qLIVE at the JUNOS with Tom Power on Thursday, March 14, JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports on Friday, March 15, and JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music in different venues across London on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. On Saturday, March 16, Junior JUNOS Presented with CBC Kids will be at Wolf Performance Halll at 10 a.m. and JUNO Fan Fare Powered by Live Nation Canada and CBC Music will be at CF Masonville Place at 12 p.m. On Sunday, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN in Association with Canadian Music Publishers’ Association hosted by Alan Doyle and Tom Power will be live on CBC Radio One and CBC Music at 12 p.m. ET, and the event will stream live at cbcmusic.ca/junos. The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 kicked off this week in London, ON and runs through March 17, 2019.

JUNO TV is set to provide an all access pass to viewers with two exclusive live streams at junoawards.ca/live on Sunday, March 17, starting at 5 p.m. ET as Lana Gay from Indie88 hosts the JUNO TV Red Carpet show.  The exclusive access will continue backstage when Lana Gay hosts the JUNO TV Live Backstage show starting at 8 p.m. ET. The JUNO TV promo video is available here and fans can send their questions via social media in advance using #JUNOTVLive.

This year for the first time, JUNO TV is producing a Content Studio on Saturday and Sunday night for JUNO 365 content, as well they are working with acclaimed photographer and 2019 JUNO Awards nominee Matt Barnes in an exclusive backstage Portrait Studio.  Stay tuned to The JUNO Awards social media channels for exciting content premiering throughout the year.  The JUNO TV live streams, Matt Barnes Photography Portrait Studio and Content Studio are funded through the support of Ontario Creates.

The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer, Creative Producer and Showrunner, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Content, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Lisa Clarkson is Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization, CBC; Bonnie Brownlee is Executive Director, Communications, Marketing, Brand & Research, CBC;Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC; and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.


About CBC/Radio-Canada:
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music:  
From Canada's public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada's free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 175 online playlists plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

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 industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit junoawards.ca.

For more information on the JUNO Awards broadcast or Music Day on CBC, please contact:

Teaghan Hawke, CBC

For more information on JUNO TV, please contact:
Jill Primeau, Director, Content, The JUNO Awards