- Special presentation of the biggest entertainment event of the year
showcases CTV GO across smartphones, tablets, and computers -
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TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - CTV announced today it has all Canadians
covered for the biggest entertainment event of the year this Sunday. In
addition to the television broadcast on CTV, the network will unlock
CTV GO - the free app that provides livestreaming of Canada's top
programming - for all web and mobile users to enjoy the live broadcast
of THE OSCARS this Sunday, March 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET. While an account with a participating TV service provider is typically
required, CTV is suspending that requirement during this broadcast as a
special showcase of the app and its content. Now, no viewer need miss a
moment of TV's most-watched and most-talked-about entertainment event
of the year.
**Media Note** Download photography of THE OSCARS at BellMediaPR.ca.
"Unlocking CTV GO for the biggest awards show of the year provides a
terrific sampling opportunity on a massive scale," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. "We invite Canadians to check out the viewing experience that CTV GO
delivers each and every day."
Following the live broadcast, the entire awards show will be available
on-demand for encore or catch-up viewing for a full week, beginning
Monday, March 3 (or for two weeks for subscribers of participating
In another first for this year, a CTV digital correspondent will be
positioned in the bleachers section of THE OSCARS' red carpet, live tweeting and posting photos on social media platforms
including Twitter (@etalkCTV and Instagram @etalkCTV) - providing social media users a unique fan perspective of all the
A-list arrivals. Viewers are encouraged to follow @etalkCTV and use the hashtag #Oscars. Online, CTV.ca will also be home to Oscar
red carpet photo galleries and up-to-the-minute news on all the night's
winners. Visit CTV.ca for details.
Hosted by the hilarious Ellen DeGeneres (THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW) for
the second time, THE 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS air live across the country from the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood &
Highland Center® in Los Angeles. Confirmed presenters set to grace the stage this year
include Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Daniel
Day-Lewis. These stars are joined by a stellar list of performers
including two-time Oscar-nominated actress and multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer Bette Midler, who will perform for the first time on the
Oscars; singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the
Oscar-nominated original song "The Moon Song" from HER; world-renowned rock band U2 will perform their Oscar-nominated song,
"Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Tony Award®-winning Idina Menzel is set to perform her Oscar-nominated song "Let It
Go" from Frozen; and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Pharrell
Williams will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Happy" from Despicable Me 2.
For a full list of CTV's broadcast plans and special coverage
surrounding THE OSCARS, CLICK HERE.
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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, 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 CTV.ca.
For further information:
Matthew Almeida, CTV, 416.384.2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, 416.384.5091 or Jacqueline.email@example.com