First Canadian Edition of the International Hit Series Premieres January
4 Exclusively On SliceTM
For more information visit the media site at: www.shawmediatv.ca
TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Four competing Canadian brides-to-be, four
fabulous weddings to scrutinize and one ultimate honeymoon getaway at
stake. Shaw Media, in partnership with ITV Studios Global Entertainment
and Proper Television, is bringing the first Canadian edition of the
international hit series Four Weddings to Canada, premiering on SliceTM on Wednesday, January 4 at 10 pm ET/PT.
For the first time ever, Canadian brides have the opportunity to pit
their weddings against one another in a matrimonial showdown and SliceTM viewers have a front row seat to all the action. In each episode, four
outspoken brides attend and judge each other's weddings and rate them
out of 10 in four categories - the venue, the food, the overall
experience and of course - the dress. The bride with the highest total
score wins a luxurious honeymoon for her and her new hubby.
"The Four Weddings franchise has already had a tremendous response among international
audiences," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content,
Shaw Media. "And now, for the first time ever, we're offering our
viewers the opportunity to take in the styles and tastes of fellow
Canadian brides tying the knot on home soil. Four Weddings Canada is an ideal addition to our wide range of fresh, fun winter programming
In the January 4th premiere, four very diverse brides compete for top
prize. Drama-loving Chantal has an elegant soap-opera themed wedding
while fiery tomboy Melissa, hosts guests at a fusion of South American
and Latin cultures. Girly-girl Kristen's wedding is a fairytale day fit
for a princess, the polar opposite of country gal Jori's wedding -
complete with a buffet, cash-bar, and live animals. Tune in and watch
as these four feisty brides step up to the altar to claim their prize -
a honeymoon fit for a princess, or maybe a cowgirl? Or even a tomboy?
Produced by ITV Studios and originating in the United Kingdom, Four Weddings has captured audiences in 17 territories across the globe. Comprised of
Canadian contestants and exclusive to SliceTM, Four Weddings Canada is sure to become an audience favourite.
"Four Weddings Canada has been a blast to make and it's even more fun to watch. It's witty,
wise and warm-hearted and a great showcase for the many different kinds
of marriages we have in Canada today," said Guy O'Sullivan, President,
Beginning in mid-December, visit www.slice.ca for a selection of wedding related articles, web-exclusive behind the
scenes video footage and photographs and fun tips on recreating each
episode's winning wedding. Join the Four Weddings Canada conversation on Facebook at Four Weddings Canada and on Twitter at @4weddingscanada.
SliceTM is a Shaw Media network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing
consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home
Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite
direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming
content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers,
through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one
of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global
Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the
Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60
Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about
Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Proper Television
Proper Television is one of Canada's strongest and most sought-after
creators of factual programming. Recognized as a leading provider of
factual entertainment, reality, documentary and docu-dramas, Proper
Television has earned a reputation for both original series and for
adapting international formats for the Canadian market. Proper
Television is headed by former BBC director Guy O'Sullivan. Since
opening Proper in 2004, O'Sullivan has steadily grown the company,
adding top-notch production staff that turn out Proper Television's
growing slate of award-winning productions.
About ITV Studios
ITV STUDIOS is the largest and most successful commercial production
company in the United Kingdom, creating over 2,000 hours of original
programming each year. Building on a heritage of over 50 years of
quality programme-making, ITV Studios produces across a wide range of
genres - from drama and entertainment, to factual and lifestyle
including Coronation Street, I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Emmerdale, This Morning, Vera,
Marchlands, Dancing on Ice and Come Dine With Me. ITV Studios has six international production companies encompassing ITV
Studios America, ITV Studios France, ITV Studios Spain, Granada
Australia, Granada Germany and Silverback, ITV Studios' Scandinavia
based production business. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is ITV's
international distribution arm representing a portfolio of ITV Studios
produced and acquired finished programmes and formats.
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