Video: Sample CBC Live Content: Russell Crowe takes on The Republic of Doyle
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TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - CBC has launched Canada's newest online
entertainment destination: CBC Live (cbc.ca/live). From film and fashion to people and parties, CBC Live brings the stars
to life like never before, connecting Canadians with high-profile
personalities and happenings.
"At CBC, we're focused on celebrating the very best in Canadian talent,"
said Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President, English Services. "CBC
Live is a great way for Canadians to connect to the entertainment scene
in our country online - easy access for the entertainment lover
anywhere in Canada."
Launching just in time for the star-studded September season, CBC Live
will have a place of prominence at fall events from the Gemini Awards
and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to the CCMA Awards
and the national Culture Days celebrations. And of course, CBC Live
will be the go-to site for the inside scoop on the hottest fall
television programming, film premieres and music events. The site has
already attracting exciting content, including an exclusive interview
with international superstar Russell Crowe.
On September 7, as a kick-off to CBC Live, the site will play host to
groundbreaking online companion programming for the 26th Annual Gemini
Awards. The live stream features digital host Tom Green, in the "Tom
Green Room" beginning at 7 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the 8 p.m.
(8:30 NT) television broadcast.
Then, as Canada turns its eyes to TIFF, CBC Live and the stars of CBC
will literally roll out the red carpet across Toronto. From September 8
to 18, fans will have the chance to walk CBC Live red carpets like a
star - all captured by the CBC Live paparazzi. And surprise appearances
by CBC stars will bring the celebrity spirit of CBC Live to life.
Off the streets, Canadians can stay connected with CBC Live anytime and
anywhere they are online - whether by following @CBCLive on Twitter, by ��liking" the Facebook page at facebook.com/cbclive or by bookmarking the website itself at cbc.ca/live.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching
Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians
and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
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Jess Bennett, Veritas Communications