– Bell Media Studios tapped to produce tent-pole event set to anchor CTV's holiday lineup –
– Two-hour special premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Much –
– To be taped at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, the event features performances by Backstreet Boys,
Cardi B, Fergie, Fifth Harmony, Noah Cyrus, Post Malone, and more –
– Tickets to the second annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball now completely sold out –
– Media accreditation is now open and closes November 27 –
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TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that Bell Media Studios is set to create the first ever IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH broadcast to anchor its 2017 holiday schedule. Hosted by GRAMMY® Award winner Kelly Clarkson, the two-hour, can't-miss, holiday music event premieres Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and CTV GO and Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Much (visit CTV.ca to check local listings).
The special is being taped at iHeartRadio Canada's second annual Jingle Ball event at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on December 9, where tickets have already sold out due to overwhelming demand. The holiday concert features performances from host Clarkson, as well as Backstreet Boys, Cardi B, Fergie, Fifth Harmony, Noah Cyrus, Post Malone, and Canadian artists Jessie Reyez, Ria Mae, and Virginia to Vegas. Further performer and guest details for IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH will be announced in the coming weeks.
"The 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball features an incredible lineup of some of the hottest artists around, making it the ideal first Canadian iHeartRadio event to turn into a broadcast," said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. "With Kelly Clarkson bringing her incredible talent to the role of host, and with performances covering so many genres of music, there's something in IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH for every music fan across Canada to enjoy."
"IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH is the perfect new centrepiece event special to anchor CTV's 2017 holiday lineup," said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. "Guaranteed to be an epic night of music that will entertain viewers of all ages, we can't wait to bring the energy of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball to screens across the country."
GRAMMY award-winner Kelly Clarkson recently released her eighth studio album Meaning of Life. Her first release with Atlantic Records, Meaning of Life features a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop songs that immediately belongs among the legendary label's classic canon. The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of AMERICAN IDOL, before going on to release more than 100, #1 Billboard singles, with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. Clarkson has also released two children's books (New York Times Top 10 best-seller River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and River Rose and the Magical Christmas). She is the recipient of three GRAMMY Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. Clarkson was also recently announced as a coach on the 14th season of CTV's THE VOICE in addition to serving as a key advisor on the current season's knockout round (currently airing Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two).
Before Canada's biggest holiday bash gets underway on December 9 in Toronto, fans can still listen to iHeartRadio stations across southwestern Ontario for a chance to win tickets.
Media accreditation for the 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball is open until Monday, Nov. 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Requests can be submitted online here, with full details to follow upon confirmation of accreditation.
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About iHeartRadio Canada
iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country's most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto's CHUM FM, Canada's #1 FM station for A18-54 and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. As of Fall 2017, the iHeartRadio Canada app is approaching 1.2 million downloads. Reaching 17.8 million Canadians each week (total radio audience), iHeartRadio Canada has 13 million hours streamed each month.
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 16 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.
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