Today marks the launch of the long-anticipated Juno TV, featuring online exclusive programming. Introduced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), the online channel will showcase Canada’s vibrant music scene 365 days a year. Juno TV was made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Every Tuesday on Juno TV, Canadian music fans can access new programming that features today’s hottest stars and pays tribute to historic JUNO Awards moments. Content will also be syndicated via social media such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
“JUNO TV helps us cast a spotlight on Canadian music year round, and honours the past, present and future of the JUNO Awards,” said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards “It’s not just about one night or one week. It’s about an ongoing and thriving Canadian music industry.”
Four programs will be featured on JUNO TV:
- Stranded, in which today’s hottest artists, such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Down With Webster and Dragonette, talk about the 5 things they can’t live without
- Take Two, where iconic artists such as Maestro Fresh Wes and Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) discuss their defining JUNO moments
- The Experts, featuring Canada’s entertainment movers and shakers offering their candid insights (experts include Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, and radio broadcaster and musicologist Alan Cross)
- Vintage Vids, which will unearth classic JUNO Awards performances and other highlights.
“JUNO TV offers the chance to see fun and candid interviews, and vintage footage pulled straight from the vault, each week,” said Jill Primeau, Sr. Manager, Business Development, CARAS/The JUNO Awards.
JUNO TV’s videographer is Ben Knechtel, who won a 2012 MMVA for Video of the Year for Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
JUNO TV EXTRAS will include special bonus footage from the February 19th JUNO Awards Nominee Press Conference; JUNO Hype Reels, and on-the-ground coverage from Regina during JUNO Week 2013 such as the industry-only JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards.