CTV's ETALK and Warner Bros. Pictures Canada Team Up for Ultimate Fantasy Experience: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Adventure in Middle-Earth Contest

- ETALK and Warner Bros. to send one lucky viewer and a friend to New Zealand to explore the home of Middle-Earth, where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies were brought to life -

- "Hobbit Week" begins Dec. 3 on ETALK with exclusive content, interviews, and footage from New Zealand in advance of the film's theatrical release -

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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that Canada's #1 entertainment show, ETALK, has exclusively partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures Canada to deliver the ultimate fan experience in celebration of the highly anticipated release of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Beginning Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, ETALK kicks off "Hobbit Week," delivering exclusive access in advance of the theatrical release of the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Reporting daily (Dec. 3-7) from Middle-Earth, ETALK delivers exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the film's world famous sets, and also kicks off a nationwide contest today (Nov. 26) with Warner Bros., where one lucky fan and a guest can win a trip to New Zealand, courtesy of Air New Zealand and New Zealand Tourism. Visit CTV.ca for contest details.

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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one of the season's most anticipated films. Teaming up with Warner Bros. allows ETALK to provide exclusive content for Canadians," said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. "We're enthusiastic about the partnership with Warner Bros. and can't wait to explore Middle-Earth with our viewers."

"We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. on this incredible contest and celebrate the release of the film," said Mary Kreuk, Vice-President of Brand Partnerships, Bell Media. "Tolkien's widely popular books and Peter Jackson and Warner Bros.' film adaptation strongly appeals to Canadian viewers, who tune in regularly for ETALK's in-depth coverage of the admired franchise."

ETALK and Warner Bros. will give away one trip to New Zealand, which includes round trip economy airfare for two - courtesy of Air New Zealand, six-nights accommodation, ground transfers to and from the hotel, and a tour package to the "Hobbiton" movie set in Wellington and WETA in Christchurch, courtesy of Travel New Zealand. Additionally, 10 lucky viewers will have the chance to win passes to see the film in theatres. The contest begins today (Monday, Nov. 26) and closes Dec. 16, 2012.

Hosted by Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the Oscars® and the EMMYs® to the 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 Canada's first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CTV and at 6 p.m. ET on E!.

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 10 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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For further information:

Matthew AlmeidaCTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or jacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca
Allie Page, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.4596 or allie.page@bellmedia.ca

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