ETALK Kicks Off Momentous Season 15 with Canada's Most-Watched Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, Beginning September 6 on CTV

– New Reporter Chloe Wilde and new L.A. Correspondent Jesse Giddings join Canada's #1 entertainment team –
– New commemorative special ETALK PRESENTS: 15 YEARS, 15 MOMENTS airs Monday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO –
– ETALK continues to reign as Canada's most-watched entertainment news show for 14 straight seasons, 57% ahead of ET CANADA
– Exclusive TIFF® content available at, where viewers across the country can view the Festival's red carpets stream live, as well as daily news, photo galleries, and more –

"It's been an emotional journey for me on ETALK …It's been an honour to work with a team of people who have such great hearts…" – Sophie Grégoire Trudeau (former ETALK Correspondent)

"Congratulations ETALK on 15 great seasons. 15 more? 30! 50? 60…that's a good number. 65...Do I hear 70?" – Kim Cattrall

"Congrats ETALK on 15 seasons." – Shawn Mendes

"Congratulations ETALK on 15 seasons. That is so incredible. Love you guys, thank you!" – Meghan Trainor

To tweet this release: #etalk15, #etalkTIFF

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - As the hottest celebrities and the world's most notable filmmakers get ready to invade Toronto for the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival® (Sept. 8-18), ETALK returns to once again offer unparalleled all-access coverage of TIFF as Canada's most-watched entertainment news show kicks off its 15th anniversary season Tuesday, Sept. 6 on CTV and the CTV GO app.

ETALK offers a VIP and behind-the-scenes experience to all things TIFF to viewers across the nation, capturing all the must-see moments of the festival as the team - including recently announced reporter Chloe Wilde and L.A. correspondent Jesse Giddings - report from various celebrity hotspots across Toronto during the 11-day festival. See below for a roundup of ETALK's coverage of TIFF. Click here for a first-look at Season 15.

"Since creating and launching ETALK in 2002, all of us involved quickly knew it would become a homegrown success story, and we owe it all to our loyal viewers," said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. "As Canada's most-watched entertainment news show, ETALK is at the forefront of celebrity culture in Canada. What better way to kick off our milestone 15th anniversary season than by once again hosting the nation's most complete and comprehensive TIFF coverage."

In advance of the star-studded festival, ETALK ushers in its 15th anniversary season with a new commemorative special, ETALK PRESENTS: 15 YEARS, 15 MOMENTS, premiering Monday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and the CTV GO app. In the half-hour special, Canada's #1 entertainment team, including Anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, look back at 15 of their all-time favourite moments on ETALK over the years. Viewers can tweet along using the #etalk15 hashtag. Click here for a sneak peek of ETALK PRESENTS: 15 YEARS, 15 MOMENTS.

Reaching 4.1 million viewers every week on CTV, ETALK is averaging 519,000 viewers this summer, 57% ahead of ET CANADA (331,000), and 34% ahead of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (388,000). ETALK's most-watched episode this summer brought in an audience of 751,000 viewers on June 2. The program's average weekly reach on CTV, CTV Two, and E! is 6.5 million viewers combined.

ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV Two and CTV GO, and 6:30 p.m. ET on E! (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

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The Canadian Filmmakers' Party and The Canada Party at TIFF 2016
gives viewers exclusive access to the 11th annual Canadian Filmmakers' Party on Wednesday, Sept. 7, hosted by ETALK Anchor Ben Mulroney. ETALK is a co-sponsor of the party with The Spoke Club and The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT). For the second consecutive year, ETALK is also a proud sponsor of The Canadian Film Fest and The Directors Guild of Canada's "The Canada Party at TIFF 2016" event on Friday, Sept. 12, with an exclusive lounge inside the party and red carpet access to the stars and film industry's elite.

For the second year in a row, Fibe 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. This Year, ETALK will produce 10 mini documentaries that will each profile a celebrated film from TIFF's 41-year history, which will be available as of Sept. 23 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 Artists, and enjoy the latest products compliments of Sephora. ETALK and Sephora have also teamed up for a series of beauty segments featuring red carpet looks from the festival with expert tips to recreate them at home.

All festival long is home to exclusive TIFF coverage, bringing fans right to the A-list action with daily red carpet live streams. The star-studded offerings also include extended celebrity interviews, the latest sightings, breaking festival news, fashion recaps, and more. With names like Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and many more expected to hit TIFF, is the ultimate online destination during the Festival.

ETALK on Social Media
For a fourth year in a row, ETALK partners with Twitter Canada to bring behind-the-scenes content to film fans worldwide. Located in the ETALK Sephora® Lounge throughout the duration of the festival, The Twitter Mirror delivers a unique perspective on TIFF excitement that allows stars to tweet using the hashtag #etalkTIFF. ETALK hosts will give a unique perspective on the film festival through daily Facebook Live videos from red carpets to parties and more. Festival goers will also have a chance to be featured on the show by using ETALK's custom Snapchat filters. Fans can follow ETALK on Twitter (@etalkCTV) and Instagram (@etalkCTV) with the hashtags #etalkTIFF, as well as on Facebook ( and Snapchat (etalk_CTV).

Viewers can catch up on highlights of ETALK following the television broadcast on and the CTV GO app.


Twitter: #etalk15, #etalkTIFF
Ben Mulroney@BenMulroney
Danielle Graham@DanielleGraham
Lainey Lui@LaineyGossip
Traci Melchor@stayfabulous
Devon Soltendieck@DSoltendieck 
Liz Trinnear@LizTrinnear 
Chloe Wilde@TheChloeWilde 
Jesse Giddings@jessegiddings 




Hosted by Anchor Ben Mulroney, with Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, Reporters Liz Trinnear, Chloe Wilde, and L.A. Correspondent Jesse Giddings, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS® and the EMMY® Awards, to the GOLDEN GLOBE®, and JUNO Awards, 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 Production, and Morley Nirenberg is Director of Production and Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Head, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.  More information about ETALK can be found at, as well as on Facebook and @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 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and 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

Source: Numeris: ETALK's 2015 TIFF Coverage: Sept 10-21, 2015; Summer-to-date: May 23 - Aug 21, 2016 (excluding Olympic weeks Aug 1-14), final data


For further information: Matthew Almeida, CTV Networks, 416.384.2629 or; Jessica Charbonneau, CTV Networks, 416.384.3016 or

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