CTV NEWS Unveils Cross-Platform Coverage for 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

— November 4, 2016

– Bell Media serves up comprehensive coverage and analysis of the White House finish line across its local, national, online, radio, mobile, and GO products –
– Livestream of CTV News Channel special AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 available on CTVNews.ca and on the CTV News GO app –

TORONTO (November 4, 2016) – As Americans head to the polls to elect their new leader and determine the future of their country on Tuesday, Nov. 8, CTV News today unveiled plans for expansive, in-depth coverage leading up to, during, and following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. CTV’s flagship newscast CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME at 11 p.m. ET will cap-off election night, following wall-to-wall, live election coverage on CTV News Channel with AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 starting at 7 p.m. ET, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS updates airing on CTV throughout the night. Canadians can rely on CTV News platforms and programs for non-stop coverage from Canada’s most-trusted news source. From CTVNews.ca, BNN, CP24, to W5 and QUESTION PERIOD, plus News/Talk stations across iHeartRadio Canada, CTV News is Canada’s destination for a thorough examination of every angle of the election results, and close analysis of its impact on Canada. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, CTV News’ 24-hour, national news network CTV News Channel delivers AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016. From the first polls closing to the final deciding results, co-hosts Beverly Thomson and Todd van der Heyden provide up-to-the-minute results, analysis, and a look at what this pivotal election means to Canadians. BNN’s Michael Hainsworth breaks down the state-by-state results, examines how Americans voted, and the reaction across social media platforms in Canada and around the world. CTV News Channel reports live from New York, Washington, Florida, and Ohio, with CTV NATIONAL NEWS reporters Joy Malbon and Tom Walters covering the presidential candidates. CTV News Channel anchors Merella Fernandez and Scott Laurie will have reaction from the streets of New York and on the ground from Washington, respectively. CTV News’ Todd Battis and Richard Madan report from key battleground states of Ohio and Florida. CTV News Channel’s AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 also features a panel of experts with discussion and analysis of all the issues at stake, including Adrienne Batra, Editor-in-Chief, Toronto Sun; CTV Political Specialist, Scott Reid; CTV News Special Correspondent Lloyd Robertson; and Don Martin, Host of CTV News Channel’s marquee political program POWER PLAY. Rounding out the panel is Rupen Seoni from Environics Analytics, providing demographic insight and detailed analysis into U.S. voters. In the field, CTV News draws on its top team of reporters, producers, camera operators, and technicians from local CTV NEWS broadcasts across Canada, taking Canadians to the heart of the stories both at home and south of that border. Delivering live coverage throughout the U.S. are: CTV Atlantic Anchor Steve Murphy in Augusta, Maine; CTV Montreal’s Rob Lurie in Burlington, Vermont – hometown of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders; CTV Windsor’s Stefanie Masotti at the Windsor/Detroit border; CTV Toronto’s Austin Delaney reporting live from Buffalo, New York; CTV Winnipeg’s Jeff Keele in Grand Forks, North Dakota; CTV Northern Ontario’s Jairus Patterson in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; and CTV Vancouver’s Scott Roberts in Seattle. In addition, CTV News Channel’s Brian Dunstan reports from a viewing party in downtown Toronto. AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 also airs in its entirety on BNN, Canada’s source for business and investment news, and will be live-streamed on CTVNEWS.ca and the CTV News GO app. Viewers can follow the action and analysis online with a live blog and results on CTVNews.ca and CTV News On The Go, capturing up-to-the-minute results and historic moments throughout the night. #CTVAmericasChoice2016. Below are additional details regarding CTV News’ comprehensive 2016 U.S. Election coverage: CP24 Toronto’s breaking news station delivers expansive live 2016 U.S. Presidential Election news coverage with a distinctly Toronto perspective. Kicking off on Friday, Nov. 4, Anchor/Reporter Travis Dhanraj sets out on a multi-state driving tour from Toronto to New York, with stops in Buffalo, Ohio, and Washington along the way. Reporting live on the weekend edition of CP24 BREAKFAST on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6, Dhanraj delivers live news updates all day throughout the weekend and will remain in New York from Monday, Nov. 7 through Wednesday, Nov. 9, gauging reaction from the streets and covering any election-related spot news. On Election Day, CP24’s special election coverage AMERICA VOTES begins at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by Kyle Christie and Jee-Yun Lee, with Stephen LeDrew hosting a panel featuring former Progressive Conservative politician Tim Hudak; veteran Political Public Affairs Advisor from Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Robin Sears; and Jane Taber, Vice President of Public Affairs for National Public Relations. CP24’s Stephanie Smyth covers the latest numbers using touch screen maps to tell the story as results roll in, with Jackie Crandles keeping viewers up to speed with social media reaction. In addition, Nick Dixon and Karman Wong will be live from Toronto venues where people gather to watch the results, including a party hosted by the U.S. embassy. CP24’s special election coverage will be simulcast on the CP24 GO app and CP24.com, with live results also available on CP24.com. W5 – Saturday Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT In advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and premiering Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the CTV GO app, and CTVNews.ca, W5’s Kevin Newman, Host and Managing Editor of Canada’s most-watched documentary series, delivers “DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA” from the swing state of Pennsylvania for an up-close preview as Americans prepare to put their next leader in the White House. Reported from outside Independence Hall where the U.S. Constitution was negotiated and ratified in 1776, Newman examines the voter profile throughout a state that closely mirrors the U.S. overall, and what impact post-election political paralysis could have on Canadian jobs and manufacturing. QUESTION PERIOD – Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. ET Canada’s most-watched political program QUESTION PERIOD with host Evan Solomon delivers a look at the upcoming U.S. Election and its impact on the national agenda for the coming week. Airing Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, CTVNews.ca, and the CTV GO and CTV News GO apps, Solomon takes Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast through the campaign trail to-date, examining what the outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election could mean for Canada’s political landscape and Canadians. CTVNews.ca Leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8, CTVNews.ca delivers a complete and comprehensive destination for all 2016 U.S. Presidential Election coverage, including the latest news and election buzz. On Election Day, live election results and breaking news updates are available on all platforms at CTVNews.ca for web, tablet, and smartphones, along with in-depth analysis, photo galleries, and on-demand video. In addition, CTV News Channel’s AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 will be live-streamed and available on CTVNews.ca and on the CTV News GO app. Multiple live digital channels on the CTVNews.ca homepage will feature the sights and sounds from Democratic and Republican headquarters on election night. CTVNews.ca also features interactive maps allowing visitors to monitor real-time, state-by-state election results. Canadians can also rely on CTVNews.ca’s suite of second-screen experiences, including its live blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, You Tube, and Snapchat accounts, for the latest breaking news and election results. BNN – Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 9 From policy to markets, BNN focuses on what the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election could mean for investments and Canadian business. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, BNN covers off everything investors and everyday Canadians need to know about how the U.S. Election could impact the economy and their finances. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, BNN delivers a simulcast of CTV News Channel’s AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016, airing the special in its entirety. For day-after election follow up on Wednesday, Nov. 9, BNN coverage gets underway one hour early at 6 a.m. ET, with all-day coverage dedicated to the impact of the U.S. Election for Canadian business, investors, and the economy. This includes up-to-the-minute market reaction from around the world, expert analysis from trusted guests, and live reports from across the U.S. and Canada. iHeart Radio Canada – Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 9 Kicking off special, live 2016 U.S. Presidential Election coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. ET, iHeartRadio Canada’s family of News/Talk radio stations across the country are poised to simulcast AMERICA VOTES, a national broadcast featuring National Affairs Specialist and Host of QUESTION PERIOD, Evan Solomon; NEWSTALK 1010’s Ryan Doyle; On-Air Contributor and SHARK TANK panelist Kevin O’Leary, and much more. The coverage continues the day after the election, with a roundup on what the results mean for Canadians across the country and to the economy, along with a venue for listeners to call in with their thoughts and reactions. iHeartRadio Canada talk stations from east to west include: CJAD 800 AM (Montréal), 580 CFRA News Talk Radio (Ottawa), NEWSTALK 610 CKTB (St. Catharines), NEWSTALK 1010 (Toronto), NEWSTALK 1290 CJBK (London), AM 800 CKLW (Windsor), AM 1150 (Kelowna), and CFAX 1070 (Victoria B.C.).

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CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by the all-new CTV News GO and CP24 GO apps, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.



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