ETALK Kicks Off Season 18 with Canada’s Most-Watched Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, Beginning September 5 on CTV

— August 29, 2019

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TORONTO (August 29, 2019) – As film’s biggest, brightest, and most-talented make their way to the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival® (Sept. 5-15), ETALK is on the ground covering the top world premieres, landing exclusive interviews, breaking festival news, sharing red carpet highlights, and more. ETALK (@etalkCTV) launches its new season with unparalleled exclusive access to all things TIFF, beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Click here for a look at ETALK’s TIFF promo.

Season 18 of ETALK officially kicks off Sept. 3 with a week of exclusives, including one-on-one interviews with Lenny Kravitz about his new design project - all leading up to the extensive TIFF coverage that begins later that week.

“As Hollywood heads north, ETALK kicks off its new season by providing Canada’s most complete and comprehensive TIFF coverage once again,” said Manny Groneveldt, Executive Producer, ETALK. “As the nation’s go-to entertainment news brand, ETALK is the place to be for up-to-the-minute, exclusive coverage on one of the biggest film festivals worldwide.”

This year, ETALK brings audiences even closer to the stars with more real-time coverage than ever before. ETALK’s Twitter followers can access ETALK’s red carpet interviews at the most buzzed-about premieres as they happen. Plus, ETALK’s always candid, always fresh social series The Drop (weekdays on Instagram and Facebook Stories), broadcasts from the heart of the action on opening weekend. ETALK hosts share their hot takes on the movies everyone’s talking about on Instagram in a new daily confessional series, while Etalk.ca delivers comprehensive festival coverage, including extended interviews, daily fashion roundups, breaking news, and more. 

See below for a roundup of ETALK’s coverage of TIFF.

ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app and 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV2, CTV.ca, and the CTV app (visit CTV.ca for local listings). Full festival coverage is available at etalk.ca.

ETALK AT TIFF 2019 Highlights:

The Canadian Filmmakers’ Party
ETALK gives viewers exclusive access to the 14th annual Canadian Filmmakers’ Party on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at The Spoke Club in Toronto, hosted by the ETALK team. ETALK, in partnership with The Spoke Club celebrate all things Canadian film and TV.

ETALK VISA Infinite Lounge
ETALK Visa Infinite Lounge will host and interview A-list celebrities at the InterContinental Toronto Centre regarding all things TIFF. In addition, Visa Infinite is ETALK’s out-of-show sponsor with branded segments including celebrity content running during commercial time, promoting the ETALK Visa Infinite Lounge and sponsorship that gets viewers closer to what’s happening at TIFF.

L’Oréal Paris Festival Coverage
ETALK is partnering up with L’Oréal Paris to give viewers tips on channeling their inner celebrity, by rocking jaw dropping red carpet looks in their everyday lives.

ETALK BMW Street Fleet
Partnering for a fifth 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 2019 Marketing Campaign
ETALK at TIFF 2019’s marketing campaign features on-air promos, an external geo-targeted digital campaign, and TIFF-specific activations including out-of-home signage, vehicle wraps, and more.

ETALK also delivers an exclusive look at the new TV’s upcoming series in CTV’s BIG FALL PREVIEW on Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2. 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’s new and returning primetime series, including Cobie Smulders and Michael Ealy (STUMPTOWN), Allison Tolman and Donald Faison (EMERGENCE), Kevin McKidd and Greg Germann (GREY’S ANATOMY), and more.

ETALK is Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program for nine years in a row. ETALK claims the top spot with total viewers, A18-49, and A25-54, averaging 488,000 total viewers on CTV this past year. The program’s average weekly reach on CTV, CTV2, and E! is 5.1 million viewers combined.

About ETALK
Hosted by Anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, 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®’s, 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 Studios. Executive Producers are Michelle Crespi, Manny Groneveldt, and Jennifer Morrison. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. More information about ETALK can be found at etalk.ca, as well as on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @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 17 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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Source: Total Canada, Sep 24, 2018 – Aug 8, 2019. Preliminary data subject to change, playback up to August 14

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