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March 16, 2011 11:00 ET

Neelam Verma Joins Sun News as Morning Show Host

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Sun News Network, a partnership between TVA Group Inc. and Sun Media Corporation, two subsidiaries of Quebecor Media Inc., is pleased to announce that Neelam Verma has joined the network as host of the early morning show called "First Look"

" "First Look" will give Canadians all the news they need to start their day, and Neelam is the ideal host to provide it," said Luc Lavoie, Head of development for Sun News. "Her background in business and marketing, along with her passion for travel and stories from around the globe, make Neelam a natural fit."

Neelam Verma's international background makes her the perfect match for "First Look" – a program that will cover the biggest international and Canadian headlines. She has presented the hottest topics in Canadian news, current events, entertainment and lifestyle for SUN TV and OMNI. Having trained with CNN International in India, she covered breaking news and conducted press interviews with heads of state, business leaders, celebrities and his holiness the Dalai Lama. 

"I'm excited to bring a fresh perspective to International and Canadian news. "First Look" is going to be smart, high energy and full of news you can actually use!". 

Neelam Verma graduated from the Schulich School of Business of York University and worked with Fortune 500 companies before foraying into broadcast television.

"First Look" will air weekdays from 6:00am to 8:00am EST.

About Sun News

Sun News is Canada's future home for hard news and straight talk. Sun News is a category two digital channel launching on April 18, 2011. This channel is a joint venture between two Canadian companies: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B) and Sun Media Corporation. Both companies are part of Quebecor Media Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B), a communications company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. To find out more, visit http://suntvnews.ca.

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