ET Canada Announces Official Sponsorship of the 35th Toronto International
Film Festival(R)

Canada's Most Trusted Entertainment News Show Comes Onboard as Sponsor of the Gala Programme, Further Extending its Festival Support

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TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Global's Entertainment Tonight Canada today announced its official sponsorship of the Gala Programme at Roy Thomson Hall for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

"For the past five years, ET Canada has been front and centre with its Festival coverage, continuing to bring Canadians the best access to the 10-day film celebration," said Tamara Simoneau, Senior Executive Producer, ET Canada. "We're extremely excited to now sponsor the Festival's prestigious Gala Programme. We see this as the ultimate complement to the ET Canada brand."

As a steadfast supporter of the Festival and part of Canada's No.1 Entertainment News Hour, ET Canada is the only entertainment news program to officially come onboard as a Festival sponsor this year. The gold standard in entertainment news, ET Canada will resume its in-depth coverage of all things Festival related this September.

"ET Canada's presence and participation in the Festival over the past five years is undeniable, and we're thrilled to have them onboard as an official sponsor this year," said Piers Handling, CEO and Director, TIFF.

Details surrounding ET Canada's Festival Central will be revealed in a series of exclusive announcements in the weeks to come. For daily Festival coverage viewers can tune in to ET Canada starting Thursday, September 9th - 7:30pm ET/PT, following Entertainment Tonight at 7pm ET/PT on Global.

Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

About Canwest Broadcasting

Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and 19 of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.

About Canwest Originals

Canwest is the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide - including shows such as: Rookie Blue, Family Restaurant, Holmes Inspection, Ice Pilots: NWT, 16:9, Re-Vamped and Canada's most trusted entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight Canada.

About Canwest Media Inc.

Canwest Media Inc. is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (, Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, operating 19 industry-leading specialty channels and having ownership in 5 specialty channels, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language paid daily newspapers and owns and operates more than 80 online properties.

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For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jacqueline Kendall, Publicist, Global Television, (416) 934-7850,; Grace Park, Publicity Manager, Global Television, (416) 967-2484,

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