- CTV creates exclusive digital content for all four top-tier sponsors:
BlackBerry, Chevrolet Canada, Air Canada, and Interac Association -
- Viewers have the opportunity to win up to $185,000 in prizing -
- Fans can be part of #RaceCDA with an innovative digital series,
exclusive video, thrilling gamisodes, an interactive map, and premium
contests available on CTV.ca -
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TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - With the debut of this summer's
most-anticipated series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA less than a week away, CTV announced today complementary content that
gives fans everything they need to participate in the race of a
lifetime - including viewer prizing of up to $185,000. The customized
activations and original content from BlackBerry, Air Canada, Chevrolet
Canada, and Interac Association are available at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada beginning next Monday, July 15 to coincide with the series' premiere that night. Features on the site
include a digital series with unparalleled behind-the-scenes access,
thrilling gamisodes, exclusive video, an interactive map to track the
racers, and premium viewer contests.
"THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the perfect series to collaborate with our partners to create and deliver
unique content to CTV.ca that can provide an extended Race experience
to Canadians everywhere," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President,
Programming, CTV Networks. "From an exclusive digital after-show to a
unique cheer-to-win contest, these online extensions provide fans the
opportunity to further explore our great country and participate in the
race of a lifetime."
INSIDE THE RACE WITH BLACKBERRY is an exclusive digital companion series for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, hosted by ETALK's Danielle McGimsie (@MissDMcG and Teddy Wilson @TeddyWilson), co-host of INNERSPACE and NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME. Starting Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. ET, with new episodes available each week, adventurous fans can go behind
the scenes with in-depth, post-race analysis, including exclusive
interviews with racers and never-before-seen footage. Top tidbits from
across the Twitterverse will be featured on-screen during INSIDE THE RACE WITH BLACKBERRY episodes. Fans will also have a chance to win a weekly prize of a
BlackBerry® Z10TM by answering questions related to that week's episode, as well as a
grand prize of $5,000 cash.
Also on Tuesday, July 16, viewers can join THE AMAZING RACE CANADA host Jon Montgomery (@jrmonty12) for Fast Track Gamisodes from Chevrolet Canada. Filmed on location,
the gamisodes allow fans to compete in online versions of the same
challenges the teams tackle in the Race to unlock exclusive THE AMAZING RACE CANADA footage. Plus, starting Monday, July 15, ETALK's Danielle McGimsie (@MissDMcG and TSN's Cabbie Richards @therealcabbie) go head-to-head in the race-inspired online series FINDING NEW ROADS, presented by Chevrolet Canada. The two-minute episodes feature the
hosts competing in nine challenges incorporating the features of
selected Chevrolet vehicles. A new challenge is unlocked for viewers
Each week, as of Monday, July 15, viewers are invited to enter the Air Canada Cheer to Win Contest
online by choosing their favourite team. Viewers can earn bonus entries
if their team avoids elimination and by correctly answering trivia
questions on destinations visited in the show. Featuring the same
weekly prizes awarded to the winning team at the pit stop, viewers can
enter once a week for the duration of the show. Everyone who enters the
weekly contest will be included in a draw for the grand prize, a year
of travel for two people in Executive First class to all 175
destinations Air Canada flies to worldwide - just like the winners of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
Also starting Monday, July 15, fans can play the INTERAC FlashTM Memory Game sponsored by Interac Association for a chance to win a
$5,000 grand prize and daily $200 gift cards from various merchants.
Plus, starting the week of Monday, July 22, fans can register online at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada to participate in the INTERAC Flash Challenge. This live event allows
fans to participate in speed inspired challenges in Toronto, Montreal,
Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver for a chance to win a share of $25,000
**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca
Anchoring CTV's Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 15 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will also air TSN on Tuesdays at 12 midnight ET/PT beginning July 16, on RDS2 Wednesdays at 6 p.m. ET beginning July 17, and TSN2 on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 17, as well as on demand across CTV's digital platforms: CTV.ca, the CTV App, and through video on demand partners.
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THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the
support of Profiles Television. Executive Producers for Insight
Productions are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising
Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri
are executive producers for Profiles Television. Robin Johnston is the
CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV
Programming and Sports.
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 12 years
in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. 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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Research In Motion Limited. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third
party products or services.
For further information:
Emily Alonzo, CTV, 416.384.2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Fell, CTV, 416.384.2817 or email@example.com