Twentieth Century Fox / Incendo Television Distribution

September 07, 2005 17:16 ET

Canadian Networks Announce Joint Simulcast

CORRECTION from Source - correct copy follows: Original ReleaseID 200509070012 In a previous press release issued by Twentieth Century Fox / Incendo Television Distribution at Sep 7 2005 3:23PM, errors occurred. The following information should be added following the second paragraph in brackets: (Note: MuchMore Music will rebroadcast the benefit again at 11:00 pm ET) of "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" A Live One-hour, Commercial Free Special to Raise Funds for Victims of Hurricane Katrina Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) - CBC Television, CHUM Television's A-Channels and Citytv stations, CTV and Global Television today jointly announced that they will join broadcasters around the world this week to broadcast SHELTER FROM THE STORM: A CONCERT FOR THE GULF COAST, to raise funds for those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Funds raised will support the Red Cross relief efforts in the region.

In a cooperative and collaborative effort spanning the globe, the four broadcast networks will present this one-hour commercial-free special on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET / check local listings) in simulcast with 6 major US networks, as well as a host of other programming services in 95 countries around the world. The entertainment special/fundraising event will salute the brave citizens in the devastated areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and pay tribute to the rescue personnel guiding relief efforts in the region.
(Note: MuchMore Music will rebroadcast the benefit again at 11:00 pm ET)

Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Alicia Keys, Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and Neil Young are among the performers scheduled to appear. Among the initial celebrities slated to make appearances are Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Nicholson, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Sela Ward.

SHELTER FROM THE STORM: A CONCERT FOR THE GULF COAST will be broadcast from the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Los Angeles and Sony Studios in New York City live to the Eastern and Central time zones and tape-delayed in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

Joel Gallen, who produced the unprecedented "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon in September 2001, will executive produce the special.

Canadian viewers will be able to make donations during and after the telethon through the Canadian Red Cross via a toll-free number (to be announced during the telethon) or by visiting www.redcross.ca.

SHELTER FROM THE STORM: A CONCERT FOR THE GULF COAST is being distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

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Press Contacts
Alison King CBC (Media Profile) 416-504-8464 alison@mediaprofile.com
Bev Nenson Citytv/AChannel 416-591-7400x2659 bevn@citytv.com
Scott Henderson CTV 416-332-5305 shenderson@ctv.ca
Jackie Feig Global Television 416-446-5389 jfeig@globaltv.ca
Kimberley Ball Fox/Incendo 416-643-3920 kimberley.ball@foxincendo.com
Suzanne Charest Canadian Red Cross 613-740-1928 suzanne.charest@redcross.ca
/For further information: See Canadian network contacts listed on the release. / IN: ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Kimberley Ball, Director, Marketing, Publicity and Promotion, Fox Incendo Television
    Primary Phone: 416-643-3920
    E-mail: kimberley.ball@foxincendo.com