APTN Announces Live Broadcast of 2013: Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

by mmnationtalk on August 1, 20131437 Views

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MEDIA ADVISORY

APTN ANNOUNCES LIVE BROADCAST OF 2013

ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS

August 1, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will broadcast LIVE the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

Held at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, the APCMAs arrive early this year and symbolize the largest applause given to Aboriginal musicians in Canada. Lorne Cardinal is back as host for his 8th consecutive year.

This year’s lineup includes blues multi-instrumentalist Gary Sappier, hip hop infused/electro house group LightningCloud, blues singer and guitarist George Leach, country singer-songwriter Jade Turner, gospel singer Yvonne St. Germaine, cellist and multi-faceted composer Cris Derksen, contemporary-folk musician Nick Sherman, high-energy rock duo The Johnny’s and a special co-performance by Drezus and Inez.

A new addition is APTN Webstage Pass Live from the Red Carpet hosted by APTN’s Shaneen Robinson and her special co-host Michelle Thrush of Blackstone fame. This event will be streamed live exclusively at aptn.ca/pages/webstagepass starting at 6:00 p.m. ET. Following the Red Carpet, tune into APTN, for the live on-air and online broadcast of the APCMAs.

ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS LIVE Broadcast:

APTN will bring the awards to Canada via the LIVE broadcast and online. The exclusive two-and-a-half hour broadcast of the APCMAs will air on APTN and APTN HD at

8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 18. LIVE streaming of the awards will also be available at aptn.ca/pages/webstagepass.

ABOUT APTN:

September 1, 2012, marked the 13-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with

cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862, or visit the website at aptn.ca  

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For further information about APTN, contact:

Jacqueline Jubinville
Manager of Communications
APTN
(204) 947-9331, ext. 339
jjubinville@aptn.ca

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