CTV Online Video Player Gets a Facelift with All-New Interface and
-- New CTV/CBS series joins Mad Men, Gossip Girl, Instant Star, Robson
Arms and Canadian Idol on CTV.ca after they air on CTV -
-- Video content can now be viewed on most platforms, including Macintosh
and Linux -
-- Multi-channel player includes the best program content from seven
conventional and specialty channels --
TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Flashpoint, the gripping new original CTV and
CBS co-production about an elite Toronto police team, will be streamed online
on the new CTV Video Player at CTV.ca after its world premiere on July 11. The
most-anticipated new drama of the summer, Flashpoint joins the lineup on the
CTV Video Player at CTV.ca as Canada's leading online broadcast destination
reveals an all-new interface and streamlined controls, making online viewing
more enjoyable than ever before. A thrilling 60-second preview of Flashpoint
is available now at CTV.ca.
Flashpoint joins a killer summer lineup of online series that includes
Mad Men, Gossip Girl, The Hills, Robson Arms, Instant Star and Comedy Now!, as
well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, TMZ and eTalk. As
well, the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca also features highlights from each
broadcast of Canada's favourite summer pastime, Canadian Idol. New episodes
begin streaming at CTV.ca the morning following their broadcast premieres on
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The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca offers fans of hit CTV programming easier
access to more dynamic and interactive content than ever before. The
multi-channel Video Player recently unveiled a new interface, cleaner,
easier-to-use controls and on-demand availability of some of the network's
most popular programs.
The new CTV Video Player features seven online channels: CTV, CTV News,
TSN, The Comedy Network, eTalk, Discovery Channel and BNN, all available
through the parent portal CTV.ca. The new CTV Video Player is designed to make
online programming accessible to all users, including those who work on
Macintosh and Linux systems.
"This is about exposing these series to the widest audience possible,"
said Susanne Boyce, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Summer is a busy
time and we want to make sure viewers are able to sample these programs at
"We've evolved with our viewers to deliver the best content on the best
platforms," said Stephan Argent, Vice-President of Digital Media, CTV Inc.
"Users can enjoy their favourite programs on their own terms. And the
evolution will continue."
The new Video Player at CTV.ca features better overall usability and a
cascading browse function, allowing users to choose programs, episodes and
episode segments in an intuitive environment. Users can also build their own
playlists and create a video library which has a My Lineup feature, allowing
viewers to see which videos they've watched, and ones that they plan to watch.
With the capability to send links, and bookmarking compatible with the most
popular social networking sites, users can share their favourite episodes and
show segments with their friends and network.
Canadian consumers have made CTVglobemedia websites their online network
destinations of choice for news, sports and entertainment. With an average of
7.7 million unique visitors and 332 million page views each month,
CTVglobemedia websites are serving Canadians with dynamic, interactive
content, and reaching Canadians where they are with what they want. Featuring
the best delivery infrastructure in the country, CTVglobemedia's multimedia
platforms include video online, websites, user generated content sites, mobile
content and video on demand. Parent portals www.ctv.ca and
www.globeandmail.com are the gateways to Canada's online network.
CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.
For further information:
For further information: about CTV summer programming online: Jim Quan,
CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Renée Dupuis Macht, CTV, (416)
332-4596 or email@example.com; For more information about the new CTV Video
Player: Carolyn Delamere, (416) 332-4603 or firstname.lastname@example.org