TORONTO (January 28, 2015) – The most-watched television event in Canada – and the biggest sporting spectacle in North America – touches down on CTV this Sunday, as the network delivers exclusive Canadian coverage of SUPER BOWL XLIX featuring the AFC champion New England Patriots taking on the defending SUPER BOWL champion Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 1. Katy Perry lights up the SUPER BOWL festivities during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, with the pop star rocking out alongside legendary Grammy Award® winner Lenny Kravitz.
CTV’s extensive live coverage of SUPER BOWL XLIX from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona includes six consecutive hours of pre-game programming with coverage beginning at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT (see below for details; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Immediately following the conclusion of the big game, CTV debuts the Season 2 premiere of hit series MASTERCHEF CANADA, which moves to its regular timeslot of Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning February 8 on CTV and CTV GO.
“There is no bigger platform on Canadian television that transcends sports and pop culture like the SUPER BOWL,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. “We’re thrilled to have an array of advertisers and sponsors sign on for this annual ratings juggernaut. We’re also proud to continue our tradition of leveraging a captivated SUPER BOWL audience as a launch pad for our upcoming Canadian original programming, with MASTERCHEF CANADA scoring this year’s coveted timeslot.”