ETALK Kicks Off Canada’s Most-Watched Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, Beginning September 6 on CTV

— August 31, 2018

– Sephora® returns as sponsor of the ETALK Sephora® Lounge at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel during TIFF –
– Exclusive TIFF® coverage on and @etalkCTV, including the biggest red carpets, daily festival buzz, star sightings, and more –
– ETALK continues to reign as Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program for eight years in a row –

TORONTO (August 31, 2018) – As the world’s most influential filmmakers and hottest celebrities arrive in Toronto for the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival® (Sept. 6-16), ETALK (@etalkCTV) kicks off its new season with unmatched exclusive access to all things TIFF, beginning Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, and CTV GO. ETALK brings a behind-the-scenes experience to viewers across the nation. Canada’s largest and most respected entertainment team has the best seats in the house to all the must-see moments across Toronto during the 11-day festival. See below for a roundup of ETALK’s coverage of TIFF. Click here to view ETALK’s TIFF 2018 promo. ETALK’s new season officially kicks off Sept. 4 with a week of exclusives including one-on-one interviews with Gwyneth Paltrow in Montréal, Seth Rogen, Chrissy Metz (THIS IS US), and the cast of the upcoming film Bohemian Rhapsody – which all lead up to the program’s extensive TIFF coverage that begins on Sept. 6. “ETALK is poised to kick off another season as Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President of Pinewood Toronto Studios. “Continuously at the forefront of celebrity culture in Canada, ETALK covers Canada’s homegrown festival like no other. And when Hollywood comes north, Canadians continue to choose ETALK for the nation’s most comprehensive TIFF coverage year after year.” ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, and CTV GO, 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV2,, and CTV GO (visit to confirm local broadcast times). **MEDIA NOTE** – Download New Photography for ETALK at ETALK AT TIFF 2018: The Canadian Filmmakers’ Party ETALK gives viewers exclusive access to the 13th annual Canadian Filmmakers’ Party on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at The Spoke Club in Toronto, hosted by ETALK Anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, featuring special guest Darren Mann (GIANT LITTLE ONES). ETALK, in partnership with The Spoke Club and Mongrel Media celebrate all things Canadian film and TV. ETALK PRESENTS: TIFF 2018 presented by Bell For the fourth year in a row, TV1 takes viewers backstage as ETALK hosts and producers offer a glimpse of all the action, and what it takes to cover one of the world’s biggest film festivals. From the glamour of the first weekend, to the inner workings of a red carpet with some the biggest names in entertainment, ETALK will produce 10 mini-documentaries that will each profile a celebrated film or experience from TIFF 2018, available only on Fibe TV, Channel 1. ETALK Sephora® Lounge The ETALK team will continue to host A-list celebrities from the ETALK Sephora® Lounge at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel, where stars can receive makeup touch-ups from Sephora’s PRO Lead Artists and enjoy the latest products, compliments of Sephora. ETALK and Sephora have also teamed up for a series of broadcast and social media beauty videos,  featuring red carpet looks from the festival with expert tips to recreate them at home. Celebrities interviewed in the ETALK Sephora Lounge are treated to an A-list experience complete with furnishings by ELTE. ETALK BMW Street Fleet Partnering for a fourth year in a row, ETALK hosts and crew will travel from red carpet premieres to parties in BMW vehicles, courtesy of BMW Canada. ETALK at TIFF 2018 Marketing Campaign ETALK at TIFF 2018’s marketing campaign will consist of on-air promos, an external digital and social media campaign and TIFF specific activations including out of home signage, vehicle wraps, and more. TIFF on Home to exclusive TIFF coverage, delivers all the A-list action right to the fans, from the hottest red carpets to one–on-one sit downs, star sightings, breaking festival news, fashion highlights, and more. Capturing all the TIFF buzz, is the ultimate online destination during the Festival.  ETALK on Social Media ETALK’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook followers can experience all the excitement of TIFF up close and in the moment through its non-stop coverage, including live broadcasts from the Festival’s biggest carpets and the most buzzworthy celebrity moments from the ETALK Sephora® Lounge. Stargazers and movie lovers can follow ETALK on Twitter (@etalkCTV) and Instagram (@etalkCTV) for up-to-the-minute sightings, Festival highlights and breaking news, as well as on Facebook ( ETALK also delivers an exclusive look at CTV’s upcoming fall series in new 30-minute special, CTV’s BIG FALL PREVIEW, airing Monday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, and CTV GO. The 30-minute special, hosted by ETALK anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, features exclusive series sneak peeks and interviews with the stars of CTV and CTV2’s new and returning primetime series including Nathan Fillion (THE ROOKIE), Jay Hernandez (MAGNUM P.I.), Brandon Micheal Hall (GOD FRIENDED ME), and the cast of last season’s TV darling, THIS IS US. ETALK is Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program for eight years in a row. ETALK claims the top spot with total viewers and all key adult demos, averaging 483,000 viewers on CTV this past year. The program’s average weekly reach on CTV, CTV2, and E! is 5.2 million viewers combined. Viewers can also catch up on ETALK highlights, following the program’s television broadcast, on, @etalkCTV, and the CTV GO app.   Source: Numeris, 2017-18 BYTD (Sept. 25, 2017 - Aug. 19, 2018), final data

Hosted by Anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, Reporters Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards, and L.A. Correspondent Liz Trinnear, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS® and the EMMY® Awards, to the GOLDEN GLOBE®, and iHeartRadio MMVAs, 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. More information about ETALK can be found at, as well as on Facebook, Twitter (@etalkCTV), Instagram (etalkctv) and SnapChat (etalk_CTV).

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