Unequalled and Unscripted: ET Canada Goes Live!

Intimate, Spontaneous Moments Combined With Interactive Opportunities
Create a Unique Viewer Experience Beginning Wednesday, October 3 - 7:30pm ET/PT

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TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Global's Entertainment Tonight Canada dials up the celebrity experience for TV fans this October with four totally live shows. Beginning Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30pm ET/PT and carrying through until Wednesday, October 24th, Canada's most innovative entertainment news show will see ETC hosts like never before as they, along with a special celebrity guest, speak off-the-cuff about the latest Hollywood headlines and trends.

"ET Canada has always been a leader when it comes to evolving the way our genre presents entertainment news," said Tamara Simoneau, Sr. Executive Producer, ET Canada. "Our viewers will love this new spin on the format and get heavily involved as our talented hosts engage with them on a whole new level. Each show will be edgy and unscripted. Anything can happen and we are excited to see it all unfold!"

Aptly titled ET Canada Live, the 30-minute specials will be shot on location in the ET Canada studio. Featuring the hottest news of the day, lively discussions and informal panels with hosts Cheryl Hickey (@CherylHickeyETC), Rick Campanelli (@RCampanelliETC and Roz Weston @RozWeston), each show will include surprise celebrity guests and an opportunity for full viewer engagement via the popular social media platforms Twitter and Facebook.

Viewers will be able to direct questions to the hosts and celebrity guests, plus they'll have a chance to see their "posts" on the stories of the day via a social media stream, which will air throughout each broadcast. Viewers will also be able to vote on the best celebrity fashion, most juicy star moments and take part in ET Canada's fun Face Off online polling.

To join in on the conversation, viewers can tune into ET Canada Live on the following dates at 7:30pm ET/PT: 

October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:  

Twitter:
ET Canada @ETCanada

Facebook:
ET Canada facebook.com/ETCanada

About Entertainment Tonight Canada
Entertainment Tonight Canada is the country's most trusted entertainment newsmagazine, delivering in depth and breaking up-to-the minute celebrity, film, television and music news. Together with trusted global powerhouse, Entertainment Tonight, ET Canada delivers the Most Watched Hour of Entertainment News to Canadians every night, every week, coast to coast. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli, ET Canada is produced by Shaw Media for Global Television in association with Paramount Domestic Television. Tamara Simoneau serves as Senior Executive Producer.

Global Television is a Shaw Media network.

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

SOURCE: Global Television

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Anne Vranic
Publicist, Global Television
(416) 934-6999
Anne.Vranic@ShawMedia.ca 

Grace Park
Publicity Manager, Global Television
(416) 967-2484
Grace.Park@ShawMedia.ca


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