CTV News and POLITICO Pro Canada Announce New, Exclusive Partnership
— October 23, 2018
– Collaboration expands CTV News’ robust and leading political reportage –
– Partnership gets underway with the launch of a new, co-branded weekly segment focusing on Canada-U.S. issues on CTV News Channel’s POWER PLAY–
TORONTO (October 23, 2018) – CTV News today announced a new, exclusive partnership with POLITICO Pro Canada, the new subscription service covering policy trends and political developments that shape the deeply-integrated Canada-U.S. relationship.
The comprehensive collaboration kicks off with the delivery of a new, co-branded weekly segment focusing on Canada-U.S. issues on CTV News Channel’s daily marquee political program POWER PLAY, airing every Friday beginning Oct. 26. “Inside Washington with POLITICO Pro” features POLITICO Pro Canada reporters Alex Panetta and Lauren Gardner joining CTV News Ottawa Bureau Chief Joyce Napier to discuss the most significant cross-border stories making news across the 49th parallel.
The newly-announced, exclusive partnership sees CTV News and POLITICO Pro Canada collaborating to enrich political reporting on both organizations’ platforms. The partnership marks POLITICO’s first foray into Canadian linear television, and will also produce a range of exclusive stories and digital content on CTVNews.ca.
“CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news network and we are thrilled to bring POLITICO Pro’s in-depth reporting on Canada-U.S. issues to audiences across the country,” said Luiza Ch. Savage, Executive Director of POLITICO Pro Canada. “Every day, our reporters go beyond the headlines to report key developments in Washington, D.C. and the states that affect Canadian businesses and government. Every week, this unique cross-border conversation will explore what it all means for Canadians.”
“We’re excited to launch this new partnership, a collaboration between two strong news organizations coming together to share valuable perspectives from both sides of the border,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “At such a critical time for Canada-U.S. relations, Canadians can turn to CTV News for trusted political news and analysis that explores the most pressing issues facing the nation.”
About POWER PLAY
Hosted by veteran Canadian journalist Don Martin, POWER PLAY is the daily political television program of record for Canadians across the country, highlighting the people and players that dominate the political scene in Canada. POWER PLAY airs Monday - Friday at 5 p.m. ET on CTV News Channel, and is also available on the CTV News app, on demand at CTVNews.ca, and via podcast from the iTunes store.
About POLITICO Pro Canada
POLITICO is the dominant source for politics and policy news and information with more than 250 journalists across the U.S. POLITICO Pro Canada is a new subscription service covering policy trends and political developments that shape the deeply-integrated Canada-U.S. relationship. Created for business leaders and policy makers, POLITICO Pro Canada’s exclusive coverage focuses on federal and state policies that affect bilateral economic interests and government relations.
About CTV News 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 Bloomberg, 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 BNNBloomberg.ca, and are complemented by the CTV News, CP24, and BNN Bloomberg apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, 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.