Canuck nets to air 'Stand Up to Cancer'

Global Television, Citytv, CTV providing hour of coverage

TORONTO -- Major Canadian broadcasters have signed on to air the U.S. TV fundraiser "Stand Up to Cancer on Sept. 10.

 Global Television, Citytv and CTV will each provide one hour of simultaneous ad-free primetime coverage of the cancer benefit, and allow Canadian TV viewers to donate online to medical research.

 Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams will host "Stand Up to Cancer," backed by a host of entertainment and sporting celebrities (HR, Aug. 19).

 All three Canadian networks provided the same ad-free coverage to the original 2008 "Stand Up To Cancer" telecast.