CTV’s ETALK is Canada’s #1 Destination for Complete Awards Show Coverage, Starting with THE 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

— January 8, 2015

ETALK and L’Oreal Paris Canada partner this awards season and kick off new digital series RED CARPET BEAUTY (Jan. 12) on ETALK.ca/RedCarpetBeauty, hosted by ETALK Reporter and THE SOCIAL Co-Host Traci Melchor

GOLDEN GLOBE® presenters include Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

TORONTO (January 8, 2015) – ETALK’s unparalleled extensive coverage of an impressive 14 major award shows, and counting, kicks off this season with THE 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, airing Sunday, Jan. 11 live across the country at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CTV (check local listing). With Anchor Ben Mulroney and newly appointed Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, ETALK is the only Canadian outlet with an exclusive platform position on the GOLDEN GLOBE® red carpet. ETALK’s GOLDEN GLOBE coverage airs Monday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. New this awards season, ETALK and L’Oreal Paris Canada partner together to kick off a digital series titled RED CARPET BEAUTY, available at ETALK.ca/RedCarpetBeauty, hosted by ETALK Reporter and THE SOCIAL Co-Host Traci Melchor. The RED CARPET BEAUTY digital series is an online destination for viewers looking to obtain their favourite celebrity looks this season, as seen on the Golden Globe and Oscar® red carpets. L’Oreal expert Eddie Malter, Official Makeup Artist for L’Oreal Paris Canada, along with Eric Del Monaco, Official Hairstylist for L’Oreal Paris Canada, also share tips and suggest L’Oreal products to help viewers recreate the looks of their favourite stars. RED CARPET BEAUTY is available online atETALK.ca/RedCarpetBeauty, following ETALK’s post-coverage of the GOLDEN GLOBES (Jan. 12) and OSCARS® (Feb. 23) at7 p.m. ET. Visit ETALK.ca/RedCarpetBeauty for details. “From Los Angeles to Hamilton and every red carpet in between, ETALK is once again front-and-centre this awards season,”said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. “Viewers can not only watch their favourite stars through ETALK’s exclusive and in-depth coverage, but they now also have the opportunity to recreate some of Hollywood’s hottest looks with our exclusive digital series RED CARPET BEAUTY.” (L-R): GOLDEN GLOBE hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and ETALK’s Ben Mulroney, Danielle Graham, Jessi Cruickshank, Lainey Lui, Devon Soltendieck, and Traci Melchor ** Media Note ** – Download photos at BellMediaPR.ca Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, THE 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS celebrates the best in television and film and is broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. This year, George Clooney will be honoured as this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the broadcast. Presenters for this year’s GOLDEN GLOBES include Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert Downey Jr., Adam Levine, and Jane Fonda. Before hardware is handed out during this Sunday’s (Jan. 11) GOLDEN GLOBE broadcast, CTV delivers theGOLDEN GLOBE® ARRIVALS SPECIAL airing live at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on CTV (check local listings). Hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, and Carson Daly (THE TODAY SHOW), the red carpet special features interviews with the biggest stars from television and film, revealing the eagerly-awaited red carpet fashions worn on Golden night. Below is a comprehensive calendar listing ETALK’s coverage of the 2015 awards season: January 2015 Thursday, Jan. 8
  • ETALK delivers coverage of The People’s Choice Awards.
Friday, Jan. 9
  • ETALK recaps this year’s BAFTA Awards nominations.
Monday, Jan. 12
  • ETALK brings viewers exclusive GOLDEN GLOBE coverage as the only Canadian outlet with an exclusive platform position on the red carpet and a backstage lounge.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
  • ETALK recaps this year’s nominations for the 3rd annual Canadian Screen Awards.
Thursday, Jan. 15
  • ETALK’s Ben Mulroney provides a review of this year’s 2015 Oscar nominations from Hollywood.
Friday, Jan. 16
  • ETALK is the viewers’ choice for coverage from the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Awards.
Monday, Jan. 26
  • Ben Mulroney reports from L.A., as ETALK delivers highlights from the 2015 Producers Guild Awards and 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards®.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
  • ETALK provides a review of this year’s nominations for THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS.
February 2015 Monday, Feb. 9
  • ETALK recaps the night’s biggest wins at the 2015 Directors Guild Awards and 2015 BAFTA Film Awards, before providing highlights from music’s biggest night, the 57th annual Grammy Awards®.
Monday, Feb. 16
  • ETALK provides highlights from the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, following simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.
Monday, Feb. 23
  • ETALK recaps Hollywood’s biggest night, THE 87th Academy Awards® ceremony in a special Oscar-edition of ETALK. The episode also includes exclusive party highlights from Elton John’s annual post-Oscar bash, the Governor’s Ball,Vanity Fair party, and the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Thursday, Feb. 26
  • ETALK crosses the pond to provide viewers with highlights from the biggest night in UK music – the 2015 BRIT Awards in London
March 2015 Monday, March 2
  • ETALK continues to shine the spotlight on Canadian talent with in-depth coverage of the 3rd annual Canadian Screen Awards.
Monday, March 16
  • ETALK heads to steel town to celebrate Canadian music and provide exclusive coverage of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS, from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre.
With unparalleled access, Anchor Mulroney, and Co-Anchor Graham, along with reporters Lainey Lui, Traci Melchor, Devon Soltendieck, and L.A. Correspondent Jessi Cruickshank, provide viewers with nightly recaps of all the award show action from beginning to end, highlighting each event’s big wins and memorable moments. The team also brings viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the most buzzed-about after parties, backstage moments, and red carpet highlights, hits and misses. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings). Up 16% with total viewers this fall season, ETALK remains Canada’s #1 entertainment news program and currently averages 708,000 viewers each night. ETALK has also continued to see growth over ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA (Global), leading by +76% with total viewers, as well as +84% A18-34, +106% A18-49, and +98% A25-54. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and 6:30 p.m. ET on E! (visitCTV.ca to confirm local listings). SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @etalkCTV Ben Mulroney – @BenMulroney Danielle Graham – @DanielleGraham Lainey – @LaineyGossip Traci Melchor – @stayfabulous Devon Soltendieck – @DSoltendieck Jessi Cruickshank – @JESSI Facebook: Facebook.com/CTV Facebook.com/etalkCTV Instagram: @ETALKCTV About ETALK Hosted by Anchor Ben Mulroney, with Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, Reporters Lainey Lui, Traci Melchor, Devon Soltendieck, and L.A. Correspondent Jessi Cruickshank, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS® and the EMMY® Awards, to the GOLDEN GLOBE®, and JUNO Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news in film, television, music, and more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and international stars, ETALK became the first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK is produced by Bell Media Production, and Morley Nirenberg is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. More information about ETALK can be found at etalk.ca, as well as on Facebook and@etalkCTV. About CTV CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

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