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[December 20, 2012]

Casting Details for CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Announced

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- - Online audition videos and applications can be submitted at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/V8WotB On your mark, get set, go online! Since the announcement that CTV has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Canadians have exploded with excitement to compete, with hundreds of thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 16,000 followers of @AmazingRaceCDA. Now, the wait is over as CTV announced today casting details for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Beginning today, viewers across the country can go online to www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Potential teams are encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and explain their motivation for why they deserve to win the inaugural season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.



**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca.

"Thank you Canada for such an overwhelmingly positive response to the announcement about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "We know Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their names in for this series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissions from an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers." THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who are articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous, who possess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert themselves in the process of detours, roadblocks, and other challenges as they race around the country, and endure approximately 28 days in various conditions, environments, and climates within Canada.

Auditioning for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Step 1 Prepare a video for submission that focuses on the positives and negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. The producers are eager to hear what makes a "pairing" tick.

Step 2 Take an up-close picture of your "team", as well as an up-close picture of each individual, so you can send it in when you apply online.

Step 3 Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and photos at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada If the producers are interested in your team competing on the series, they will be in touch! For more information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, viewers are encouraged to visit www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for full casting details and FAQs.

Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications for "The Race": -- Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st, 2013.

-- Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country's urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the nine-time, Emmy® award-winning, hit program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri that premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and Mark Vertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a division of Profiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program is produced in association with ABC Studios. The U.S. version of THE AMAZING RACE is a Top 3 series this fall on CTV and is this season's #1 reality program in Canada with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be the 12(th) international version to launch outside of the United States, joining Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories with an original THE AMAZING RACE production.

Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television. Executive Producers for Insight Productions are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri executive produce for Profiles Television. Robin Johnston is the CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @AmazingRaceCDA #RaceCDA Facebook: facebook.com/ctv About CTV CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

About Disney-ABC Domestic Television Disney-ABC Domestic Television (DADT) is the content distribution arm for The Walt Disney Company within the United States and Canada. The division provides top tier motion pictures and television programming across electronic home video license, video-on-demand (residential and hotel), subscription video-on-demand, pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and other digital technologies. One of the industry's premier distributors, DADT distributes theatrical properties from The Walt Disney Studios including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Touchstone Pictures; and television content from ABC Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and Disney Channel.

About Profiles Television Profiles Television is an award-winning, full-service production company that develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace.

Founded in 2003, Profiles Television is run by nine-time Emmy® award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the executive producers best known for creating and producing CBS's long-running reality juggernaut THE AMAZING RACE, now in production on its 22(nd) season. (THE AMAZING RACE is produced through World Race Productions, a subsidiary of Profiles Television.) Since launching in 2001, THE AMAZING RACE has aired more than 180 episodes, with Season 21 premiering on CBS in September 2012. The series is seen in more than 80 countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia, Australia, South America, and Israel. In addition to THE AMAZING RACE, Profiles Television is in production on DASH FOR CASH for A&E, and an MMA competition series for Spike, and has various projects in development across a wide range of broadcast and cable networks. Other Profiles Television series include THE GREAT ESCAPE for TNT, and OPRAH'S BIG GIVE, TAKE THE MONEY & RUN, and PROFILES FROM THE FRONT LINE for ABC. The company also produced for Ford the interactive branded-entertainment programs, FOCUS RALLY: AMERICA for Hulu, and ESCAPE ROUTES for NBC.

About Insight Productions Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous international awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine International claims that "when it comes to adapting formats for Canadian audiences there is one producer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent hits include THE JUNO AWARDS, which plays a key role in the Canadian music industry, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION CANADA, CANADA'S GOT TALENT and Insight's original formats CANADA SINGS & BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Insight is currently in production on the Canadian versions of NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME and BIG BROTHER CANADA.

For more information visit: www.insighttv.com www.facebook.com/insightproductions @insightprod SOURCE: CTV To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2012/20/c2805.html SOURCE: CTV Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 orjim.quan@bellmedia.ca Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 orJacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca

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