SEASON 18 OF CANADIAN AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINMENT SHOW AND CANADIAN PREMIERE TONIGHT ON GLOBAL
SEASON 18 OF CANADA’S AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
AND CANADA PREMIERE TONIGHT ON GLOBAL
The Entertainment Powerhouse unveils the ET Canada x TikTok Festival Central at Shangri-La Toronto Presented by smartwater Interview follow-up
New brand integrations with ICT Tac and smart water Bolster AND Canada Coverage of the festival, while Texas trip In the saddle with AND Canada for the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD
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TORONTO, September 12, 2022 – Entertainment center AND Canada kicks off the fall TV season with an action-packed first week that begins tonight on Global. The 18th season sees AND Canada broadcasting from Calgary to 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TDlanding at 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, and bringing viewers closer to all the biggest stars in the Toronto International Film Festival 2022. The new season will also include one-on-one interviews and exclusive specials with the Backstreet BoysNicole Richibroadcast caption Oprah Winfrey.
As Hollywood descends on Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival 2022, AND Canada is at the center of the festival, hosting celebrities and filmmakers in the show’s official interview suite, ET Canada x TikTok Festival Central at Shangri-La Toronto Presented by smartwater. AND Canada suite of official interviews returns to the Shangri La Toronto hotel for the second year in a row, and fans can tune in this week for one-on-one interviews with Tyler Perry, Michelle Monaghan, Glen Powell, Joe Jonas and much more. Offering round-the-clock coverage both live and online beginning tonight, AND Canada brings viewers closer to Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars.
Strengthen its festival coverage, AND Canada partnership with ICT Tac and smart water offers custom content element deployment for AND Canada broadcast and digital platforms, in addition to the title sponsorship of the brands of the ET Canada x TikTok Festival Central at Shangri-La Toronto Presented by smartwater. The campaign’s in-show and digital strategy includes celebrity interview segments with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, straight from the interview suite with exclusive content shared socially on AND Canada TikTok platform.
The celebrity star power doesn’t stop there as premiere week continues with all the latest award show news from the 74th Primetime Emmy Awardss in Los Angeles, and the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD, with Cheryl Hickey streaming straight from the red carpet in Calgary. This year, AND Canada is in partnership with Texas trip to bring fans all the latest CCMA news featuring their favorite Canadian country artists, producing personalized pre- and post-show coverage, as well as a unique contest experience in which one lucky viewer will win a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to the Lone State of the Stars . More, Keshia Sung is in Anaheim, California for the Expo D23getting a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles coming out this year and conducting exclusive interviews in Canada with Sebastian Stan, Gal Gadot, Barry Jenkins, Ariana DeBose and more.
Then, in a Canadian exclusive, AND Canada welcomes the emblematic Oprah Winfrey for a half-hour prime-time event, Icons: Oprah celebrates Sidney aeration Thursday September 22at 8:30 p.m. ET on Global. The special will give viewers a preview of the upcoming documentary sydneybefore the film’s release friday september 23 on AppleTV+. Watch Hickey sit down with Winfrey and the director Reginald Hudlin as they discuss the production of the touching tribute to the late actor, and how the film honors Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the civil rights movement.
Next, AND Canada welcomes back the entrepreneur and the activist Shayla Stonechild to co-host a half-hour special, Indigenous Artists and Icons: Celebrating the Future on friday september 30. In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliationthe special will feature interviews with a number of pioneering personalities, including a legendary musician and social activist Buffy Sainte Marie with fawn wood, Shawnee Kish and Amanda Rheaume, Don Amero, Devery Jacobs, Rebeka Tabobondung, Lauren DeLeary, Big Brother Canada Josh Nash and Kiefer Collisonand First Nations hip-hop duo Snot Nose Rez Kids. The special will also feature inspiring messages of hope from DJ clubs and pop duo neon dreamsand Stonechild’s visit to Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow and Traditional Gathering. Stonechild returns to AND Canada after co-hosting the award-winning 2021 special Artists and Icons: Indigenous Artists in Canadawhich was recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television with two distinctions, Best Talk Show or Series and Best Achievement, Lifestyle or Information.
Finally, Hickey flies to Montreal to interview the street boys for an in-depth special, Head to head with the Backstreet Boys aeration friday october 14 on AND Canada. Sitting with fan-favorite musicians on their DNA World Tour, the band talk about their 30th anniversary, life on the road, performing with Drake in Toronto and the inspiration behind their next holiday album A very clandestine Christmas.
Keeping viewers engaged with its slate of digital original series, AND Canada offers daily new episodes of ET Canada Live, its half-hour talk series streamed across the brand’s Facebook and Youtube platforms, which offers real-time fan engagement, bringing viewers the day’s headlines, live. Additionally, there will be new episodes of Royal Return with Morgan Hoffmanthe series which provides “royal watchers” with all the latest news on the British royal family, and Pride ET Canadaa digital hub led by Dallas Dixon where the LGBTQ2+ community and its allies come to share their stories. Entertainment news never sleeps with AND Canada digital domination, providing fans with 24/7 updates on etcanada.com. The brand’s social footprint has over 2.3 million combined followers on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok platforms.
AND Canada airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Global. For up-to-date entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com and stream AND Canada live and on-demand with STACKTV and the Global TV app.
Global is a Corus entertainment network and is available from all major television distributors including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime video channels. The Global TV app is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models, and watch.globaltv.com.
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About ET Canada
Entertainment Tonight Canada is a nationally broadcast, Canadian Screen Award-winning entertainment news program hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel. Starring Carlos Bustamante, Morgan Hoffman and Los Angeles journalist Keshia Chanté, ET Canada brings viewers closer to the stars with exclusive interviews and specials with Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers premium brands and content to platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software , technologies and multimedia services. Corus is an internationally renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of best-selling scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews .ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, as well as widely distributed Canadian broadcast platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. For more information, visit www.corusent.com.
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