Following an agreement reached early this year, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced a new six-year exclusive broadcast partnership with CBC today, after a successful 16-year exclusive partnership with CTV.
The 47th annual Juno Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from the Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, with Juno Week celebrations running from March 19 through March 25.
“We are excited to embark on our partnership with the CBC. As our official broadcaster, their vision to wrap themselves with ongoing programming throughout the year, aligns with our continued efforts to elevate the Juno experience engaging Canadians from coast to coast to coast,” said CARAS President & CEO Allan Reid, who also heads the Awards and affiliated charitable org, MusiCounts.
“As we look forward to this new chapter, we also want to thank CTV for their extensive support over the past 16 years,” Reid added. “They have been an invaluable partner in growing the Junos to the national celebration that we know today.”
"We are extremely proud of the role Bell Media has played over the past 16 years in elevating The Juno Awards and its broadcast into a spectacle watched by millions of Canadians,” said Bell Media President, Randy Lennox. “Our very best wishes to Allan, CARAS, and CBC as they move forward with the Awards.”
"By bringing the Junos back to Canada's public broadcaster and investing in new music programming initiatives, we're furthering our commitment to making CBC the home for Canadian music all year round," said Heather Conway, Executive Vice-President, CBC English Services.
"Last summer's CBC broadcast of The Tragically Hip's Kingston concert shows that music has the power to bring us together as a nation. We look forward to partnering with Allan and the CARAS team to nurture homegrown artists and bring Canadian music to new heights in this country. Kudos to CTV for championing the Junos over the past 16 years.”
In addition to broadcasting the Awards, CBC will build on its commitment to Canadian music by launching new music programming initiatives and special events throughout the year in partnership with CARAS, including covering a more diverse range of genres and musicians and investing in educational programs to support the next generation of artists. CBC Music will announce further details in the coming weeks.