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Press Release: CTV Delivers North American Exclusive with ADELE LIVE IN LONDON, November 25

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (October 27, 2015) – Canadians will be the first in North America to witness British superstar Adele launch her anticipated new album as CTV announced today a timely and exclusive deal with the BBC for ADELE LIVE IN LONDON (entitled ADELE AT THE BBC in the U.K.), premiering on Canada’s #1 network on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. In this deal, CTV brings Adele to Canadians with a showcase of live performances of classic and new tracks, and a chat with host Graham Norton (THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW), following the worldwide release of her eagerly awaited third album, 25, on Nov. 20. The special will air later on Bravo, E!, MTV, Much, and M3, as well as CTV.ca, Bravo.ca, MTV.ca, Much.com, and TheLoop.ca.

The deal also brings Canadians unprecedented access inside the BBC studios for an exclusive CTV interview as ETALK’s Danielle Graham sits down one-on-one with Adele in London to discuss the new special, her new album, and more. Viewers can see the interview during a special episode of ETALK, airing Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, the day Adele’s 25 drops worldwide.

“Canadians simply love Adele and we’re proud that Canada’s #1 network has partnered with the BBC to bring the chart-topping, best-selling, #1 artist exclusively to our viewers,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV.

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Press Release: Carly Rae Jepsen, Fall Out Boy, Mia Martina Featuring Waka Flocka, Scott Helman, and Tori Kelly Confirmed to Perform on the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, June 21

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Much (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (May 28, 2015) – Much “really, really, really” likes the next round of performers for the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, as GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, multi-platinum rock band Fall Out Boy, international chanteuse Mia Martina featuring Waka Flocka, singer-songwriter Scott Helman, and vocal powerhouse Tori Kelly are confirmed to rock the stage. The stellar line-up joins previously announced performers, co-host Ed SheeranJason DeruloNick Jonas, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd.  The 2015 MMVAs kicks off live coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Much and Much.com (check local listings to confirm broadcast times).

It was also confirmed today that ETALK reporter and Much VJ Liz Trinnear, along with Much and E! host Tyrone Edwards, are set to co-host the 2015 MMVAs, for the first-time ever, alongside previously announced internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Starting the night in style is the notorious MMVA RED CARPET SPECIAL, Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Much and Much.com, hosted by E!’s Chloe Wilde  and ETALK’s Devon Soltendieck who welcome the always unique, and down-right outrageous, red carpet arrivals. Joining Chloe and Devon on the red carpet is comedian and Much Digital Studios creator Jus Reign who delivers irreverent comedy from his location embedded among hundreds of screaming fans.

In advance of the live awards, fans can get an in-depth look at all the MMVA action in the 30-minute original special 2015 MMVA FIRST LOOK, premiering Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m. ET on Much. Hosted by MMVA co-hosts Trinnear and Edwards, 2015 MMVA FIRST LOOK provides an exclusive sneak peek at the incredible MMVA stages, show-stopping performers, and A-list presenters set to rock this year’s awards at Much HQ.

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Press Release: E! Heads to the Golden State This May With Canadian Original Special IT LIST: CALIFORNIA, and the Return of #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS

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E! (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (May 7, 2015) – California Dreaming! E! delivers sunshine with brand-new programming this May. Kicking it all off is the premiere of the 30-minute E! original special IT LIST: CALIFORNIA, Monday, May 18 at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the Season 3 premiere of the hit series #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS on Sunday, May 24 at 9 p.m. ET.

Premiering Monday, May 18 at 10 p.m. ET, E!’s all-new original Canadian special IT LIST: CALIFORNIA gets up-close-and-personal with E! host Chloe Wilde as she embarks on a road trip across the state to share her #itlistCalifornia – the ultimate checklist of all the sights and experiences she’d like to accomplish while in the Golden State. Along the way, Chloe meets up with actress/singer Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) who takes her on a tour of one of her favourite L.A. landmarks, sips on cocktails in a celebrity hotspot with popstar Christina Milian, gets schooled on cool California style by celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson and hat maker to the stars Nick Fouquet, gets a swinging tour of mid-century modern style in Palm Springs, becomes one with the ocean in Big Sur, and gets pampered like a celebrity at one of North America’s top spas. For a sneak peek of IT LIST: CALIFORNIA please click.

Then, the jet-setting #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS are back with extended, hour-long episodes beginning Sunday, May 24 at 10 p.m. ET on E!. In Season 3, EJ Johnson brings a new friend into the group of frenemies causing quite a commotion in the hills. Musician and entrepreneur Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff, daughter of entertainment megastar David Hasselhoff, joins the cast and somehow breaks into the impenetrable group of twenty-somethings who have been tightknit for well over a decade. Things get real as new friends bring up old grudges and clear lines are drawn in the sands of Malibu.

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Press Release: E! Orders Season 2 of Original Canadian Series CELEBRITY STYLE STORY

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E! (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (April 29, 2015) – E! announced today that it has ordered a second season of original Canadian pop-culture series CELEBRITY STYLE STORY from Calgary-based Pyramid Productions. The 40-episode, 30-minute series, which begins production in Toronto, Calgary, and Los Angeles this week, follows the chronological style story of today’s hottest stars, charting their path from humble beginnings to the glitz and glam of their red carpet looks. This season, CELEBRITY STYLE STORY features A-listers Jennifer Lawrence, Tilda Swinton, Jared Leto, Anna Kendrick, Matthew McConaughey, and Kerry Washington, as well as new themed episodes focusing on awards shows, famous families, and couples. The experts weighing in on the celebrities’ style this season include E!’s Tyrone Edwards, YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous, stylist Lindsay Albanese, fashion blogger Heather Cocks, and more.

CELEBRITY STYLE STORY is set to premiere this Fall on E!. Distributed internationally by Thunderbird, it also airs in over 35 countries including the U.S., France, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia. To view episodes from the first season of CELEBRITY STYLE STORY, visit eonline.ca.

CELEBRITY STYLE STORY hits the mark for viewers as a fun, engaging, informative, and trendy pop-culture series,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “There’s a myriad of stylish celebrities to feature, and we are looking forward to once again teaming up with Pyramid Productions to delve into these unique style stories.”

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Press Release: Made in Canada: MTV’s Exclusive Canadian Original Documentary TRACEABLE Debuts with Multi-Channel Premiere, April 24

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MTV (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (March 31, 2015) – Set against the backdrop of the fast-fashion industry, and the increasing disconnect of where and how clothing is made, MTV presents TRACEABLE, an exclusive Canadian original documentary set to debut with a multi-channel premiere, Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, Bravo, M3, and E!. Airing on the second anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, the documentary connects viewers to the individuals and communities involved in designing and producing garments, illuminating the harsh realities that are woven into the fashion industry. Written, directed, and produced by first-time filmmaker, Ontario’s Jennifer Sharpe, TRACEABLE follows emerging fashion designer, Toronto’s Laura Siegel, as she develops her 2013 Fall/Winter collection using ethical and transparent practices.

“Bell Media is proud to offer this thought-provoking documentary to a broader audience with a special premiere event across our specialty channels,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “TRACEABLE highlights the inspiring individuals and organizations who are forging change within the fashion industry. It will definitely challenge the way viewers think about their next fashion purchase.”

“Witnessing a departure of manufacturing and production in the apparel industry in North America was the beginning of my impetus for TRACEABLE,” said Director Jennifer Sharpe. “As a consumer, I wanted to understand more about where the clothing I was buying came from, so naturally connecting with Laura and her work in India began to take shape. Empowering consumers to know more about where a product comes from is the beginning of a shift that has the ability to effect change for those at the first mile of a supply chain.”

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Press Release: Thank U, Hamilton. THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS Rock with 1.6 Million Viewers on CTV

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (March 16, 2015)THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS drew a combined audience of 1.6 million viewers across the nation last night on CTV, with 1.34 million Canadians tuning into the primetime broadcast while an additional 263,000 viewers watched the midnight encore, preliminary overnight audiences from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. Overall, the combined audience grew 5% from last year’s broadcasts among total viewers, while the primetime broadcast won its timeslot with total viewers and all key adult demos, and led the night among Teens 12-17. Hosted by Jacob Hoggard, frontman of multi-platinum selling band Hedley, the two-hour live broadcast from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre reached 5.3 million unique viewers. In Toronto, the primetime broadcast saw double and triple digit percentage growth among total viewers and all key adult demos, more than doubling ratings among younger viewers aged 18-34. The primetime broadcast peaked with 1.7 million viewers during Hoggard’s closing performance, an interpretation of Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Alanis Morissette’s “Thank U”, where he thanked, among other things, the host city of Hamilton. Watch it here.

THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS experience extended online, and on social media last night.  The broadcast captivated Twitter with an estimated reach of 1.76 billion users from 585,686 tweets, up 242% from last year. Yesterday in Canada, 18 JUNOS-related topics trended during the live broadcast with #JUNOS continuing to trend today. The most tweets per minute surrounded Hoggard’s much-buzzed about version of “Thank U”. Continue reading

Press Release: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2015 GRAMMY AWARDS® Reaches More Than 1 Million Viewers

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E! (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (February 9, 2015) – Last night E! ruled the red carpet in its signature style with LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2015 GRAMMY AWARDS® garnering 304,000 viewers. Reaching more than 1 million viewers, the special made E! the #1 entertainment specialty channel during its 6 – 8 p.m. timeslot among the coveted A18-34 demo, and #2 among total viewers, A18-49, A25-54, F18-49, and F25-54. LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2015 GRAMMY AWARDS was up 34% with A18-49 and 20% among total viewers compared to 2014.

Collectively, E!’s GRAMMY coverage from 4 p.m. – 12 midnight ET including COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET, LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET, and E!’s AFTER PARTY, reached more than 1.3 million Canadians.

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