TORONTO (February 13, 2015) – CTV announced today broadcast details for the most-watched entertainment event broadcast in Canada for the past five consecutive years, THE OSCARS®, airing live Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Anchoring the night is Canada’s own live red carpet special, ETALK AT THE OSCARS, kicking off Oscars Sunday live across the country at 6:30 p.m. ET and leading into OSCARS® OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on CTV and CTV GO. As the only Canadian entertainment news outlet broadcasting live from the Oscar red carpet, ETALK Anchor Ben Mulroney provides a Canadian perspective on the red carpet, while ETALK Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, and ETALK and THE SOCIAL’s Lainey report from the exclusive balcony position above.
Last year’s broadcast of The Oscars saw its biggest entertainment audience in Canada since 2012 as 6.4 million viewers tuned in to the award show. With a reach of 12.6 million unique viewers in English Canada, more than half of all English Canadians watching TV that night (March 2, 2014) saw the broadcast.
Hosted by award-winning star of the stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris, CTV’s live broadcast of THE OSCARS is complemented by extensive digital coverage on CTV.ca and CTV GO. For the first time, CTV.ca and CTV GO will feature the Oscars press room feed, and footage from the backstage “thank you cam”, that captures candid moments only available in Canada on CTV.ca and CTV GO. As the source for everything Oscar, CTV.ca and CTV GO will also feature real-time clips from the show including the opening monologue, award acceptance speeches, and other key highlights moments after they happen. Leading up to Oscar Sunday, CTV.ca and CTV GO also preview the award show with a breakdown of the nominees, an exclusive interview with host Neil Patrick Harris, and analysis of the best in cinema from 2014.
In the days leading up to Oscar Sunday, ETALK is Canada’s #1 source for Oscars News. And for the first time ever, ETALK is taking a starring role itself, presenting the Canada Stars in Awards Season celebration in association with Telefilm Canada, The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and the Consulate General of Canada. Honouring Canadian talent in the entertainment industry, Canada Stars brings the ETALK brand to Tinseltown on Thursday, February 19, as Canadian stars are gather at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills where The Toronto International Film Festival® will be recognized as the Academy’s Legacy Award 2015 Recipient.
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