The Juno Awards are coming home. After a 16-year absence, the Canadian music awards show is headed back to the public broadcaster.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced a new six-year exclusive broadcast partnership with CBC, after a 16-year exclusive partnership with CTV.
— CBC Music (@CBCMusic) April 19, 2017
The 47th annual Juno Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Sunday March 25, 2018, with Juno Week celebrations running from March 19, through March 25, 2018.
“We are excited to embark on our partnership with the CBC. As our official broadcaster, their vision to wrap themselves with ongoing JUNO programming throughout the year, aligns with our continued efforts to elevate the JUNO experience engaging Canadians from coast to coast to coast,” said Allan Reid, president and CEO of the Junos and CARAS.
In addition to broadcasting the Juno 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 originally broadcast the awards show from 1973 to 2001, before CTV took over broadcasting duties.
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