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PR: YTV Airs Canadian Premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants with David Bowie

YTV AIRS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF
SPONGEBOB’S ATLANTIS SQUAREPANTIS WITH DAVID BOWIE

Three Hour Programming Event Dedicated to Everyone’s Favourite
Sea Sponge on Tuesday, November 13

(October 24, 2007- Toronto , Canada ) Viewers can soak up the fun on Tuesday, November 13 when YTV airs a special three-hour SpongeBob SquarePants programming event. Beginning at 4 p.m. with a two-hour marathon of the most nautically nonsensical episodes, the event concludes with the exclusive Canadian broadcast premiere of the TV movie Atlantis SquarePantis at 6 p.m.

In the one-hour feature presentation, Atlantis SquarePantis, SpongeBob finds the missing half of an ancient medallion from the lost city of Atlantis . When he brings his find to the Bikini Bottom Museum where the other half is on display, a magical van appears and beckons SpongeBob and his friends to visit the city. Atlantis proves to be even more wonderful than everyone could have imagined. However, when Patrick accidentally bursts the Oldest Living Bubble, their escape from the city proves to be difficult.

Written and directed by the show’s creator Stephen Hillenburg, this special features David Bowie as the voice of “Lord Royal Highness”, King of Atlantis.

The following episodes kick off the programming event:

SpongeBob SquarePants: Sandy’s Rocket airs Tuesday, November 13 at 4 p.m.
SpongeBob and Patrick are accidentally launched into space while playing around on Sandy ‘s new rocket ship. When they land back in Bikini Bottom, they think everyone’s an alien.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Rock Bottom airs Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m.
After visiting the carnival, SpongeBob and Patrick take the wrong bus and end up stuck in Rock Bottom, a creepy town that leaves them frantically looking for the next bus out of there.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Karate Island airs Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m.
SpongeBob receives an invitation to take part in a competition on mysterious Karate Island for the chance to be crowned “King of Karate”. But is it really a legit contest or a sneaky real estate sales pitch?

SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidtastic Voyage airs Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m.
While Squidward is playing the clarinet, he accidentally swallows the reed. Spongebob and Patrick come to the rescue, taking a microscopic submarine inside Squidward to try to retrieve the reed.

Viewers can check out clips of SpongeBob SquarePants on the media player at http://media.ytv.com/media . Viewers can also go to YTV.com and enter for a chance to win a family vacation to the Bahamas in the SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis contest.

YTV, now in its 20th year, is a leading entertainment brand for kids in Canada . The network is seen in over eight million homes. As a major force in kids’ entertainment, YTV has triggered over $1 billion in Canadian independent production; has a highly interactive website that averages over 90 million monthly page views; publishes a successful kids’ magazine, Whoa!; and conducts a highly respected annual survey, The YTV Tween Report.

YTV, is owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com .

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