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Public Voting Opens for 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards

(June 14, 2012)

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- The Canadian Comedy Awards Foundation in association with The Comedy Network are pleased to announce that public voting for the 13th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards (CCAs) is now open.

Comedy fans who register at www.canadiancomedy.ca can vote for their favorites in seven categories: Best TV Show, Best Film, Best Web Clip, Best Web Series, Best Podcast, Best Radio Program or Clip, and Comedy Person of the Year.

Winners will be announced at a live awards ceremony Aug. 26 in Toronto.

Full listing of nominees in all 29 categories (announced June 7) is available at www.canadiancomedy.ca. Winners in the remaining award categories are voted on by industry voters, and members of the CCA Board and Awards Committee.


About the Canadian Comedy Awards

Since 2000, the Canadian Comedy Awards (CCAs) have awarded over 250 "Beaver" statues to projects and artists for their excellence in live performance, film, television, radio, and internet categories. Leading up to the Awards, a multi-day Festival featuring performances by nominated artists brings the very best in Canadian comedy to the CCA's host city. The CCAs are administered by the Canadian Comedy Foundation for Excellence (CCFE), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to "recognize, celebrate and promote Canadian achievements in comedy at home and abroad". The CCAs are one of the CCFE's core activities to accomplish its mission.

About The Comedy Network

Canada's first and favourite specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy - as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. The Comedy Network is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE)(NYSE:BCE), Canada's largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.

Contacts:
Media Contacts:
For more information on the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards,
contact: GREY Group Canada
Marshneill Abraham
416-486-7252
Marshneill.abraham@greycanada.com

For more information on The Comedy Network, contact:
Christy Sullivan
Communications Manager
416-384-3624
Christy.Sullivan@bellmedia.ca


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