New 24/7 channel to feature live daily shows, unparalleled access to Hollywood's most creative minds and fascinating stars and the latest on all things pop culture
TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced the launch of Entertainment Weekly Radio, a 24/7 new channel dedicated to the best (and worst) of entertainment. The channel will begin airing on Tuesday, May 28 on channel 105.
Entertainment Weekly Radio will feature the latest in pop culture news, reviews, insider scoops and interviews with Hollywood's most creative minds and fascinating stars.
Entertainment Weekly, one of the leading entertainment magazines and websites, will be putting microphones in front of many of its top editors and writers who, with their trusted sharp and insightful opinions, and humourous sensibilities will provide SiriusXM listeners access to first-hand and behind-the-scenes accounts of the best and worst in movies, TV, music, books and more.
Entertainment Weekly Radio will feature live, original shows hosted by Entertainment Weekly and EW.com editors and contributors featuring breaking entertainment news, opinions, interviews, and more, as well as in-depth coverage of the biggest entertainment events of the year.
Entertainment Weekly Radio Programming Lineup:
EW Morning Live
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. ET
Entertainment Weekly's Dalton Ross and Survivor winner and TV host Jenna Morasca will host a live weekday morning show discussing all things pop culture: movies, TV, music and more. Hosts Dalton and Jenna will share their perspectives on what is best (and worst) in daily entertainment options, talk to some of today's biggest stars, and hear from listeners about their latest entertainment obsessions.
Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. ET
Each day, Entertainment Weekly's Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw will recap TV shows from the previous night, diving deep into shocking moments and jaw-dropping plot twists—as well as preview upcoming episodes and casting. The live one-hour show will feature interviews with the stars, creators and writers of TV's most popular series, and listeners are encouraged to call in to voice their opinions and relive unforgettable moments.
Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
The editors of Entertainment Weekly will now also be the most trusted voices on the radio. The Editor's Hour will feature a weekly show hosted by Entertainment Weekly Editor Jess Cagle, as well as the magazine and website's movies, music and TV editors who will answer questions from listeners, take them behind-the-scenes of some of the biggest projects in Hollywood, and provide insight into pop culture's biggest trends.
News & Notes
Monday to Friday, 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. ET
Daily, three hour, live show hosted by Julia Cunningham that will keep listeners updated on the day's entertainment news and the hottest topics in pop culture, including music, movies, books and theater. News & Notes hosts will also be sure to keep listeners informed on what to watch on TV that evening—and what will last a few days on the DVR.
Mondays at 2:00 p.m. ET
This is a show hosted by Entertainment Weekly's Clark Collis, Darren Franich and Keith Staskiewicz who want to explore all of the "weird" news and trends in the world of entertainment, including answers to questions such as "does Chewbacca need to wear pants?".
Women on Pop
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. ET
Hosted by three of Entertainment Weekly's female staffers, Melissa Maerz, Jessica Shaw and Sara Vilkomerson, this weekly show will be based on their daily ritual of discussing pop culture from a woman's perspective as friends and colleagues at the magazine.
The Movie Critic's Show with Owen Gleiberman
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. ET
Veteran Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman will share with movie fans his reviews of the best and worst in movies released each week as well as some of his favorite films.
Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET
EW's Lynette Rice gives the inside scoop and industry news in the world of TV.
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. ET
This popular feature in the magazine will now have a radio counterpart hosted by Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack and Tanner Stransky as they review the week's major "hits" and "misses" in pop culture and entertainment.
The Must List
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET
Host Jenna Morasca will countdown The Must List, Entertainment Weekly's trademark list of what's hot each week in TV, movies, music, books and more.
Having a Moment
Fridays at 5:00 p.m. ET
Entertainment Weekly's Grady Smith takes listeners through entertainers that are having a breakout moment or hitting their stride in a notable way and how and why their current projects seem to be bubbling to surface of water cooler conversation.
Select programming from Entertainment Weekly Radio will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.ca. Visit www.siriusxm.ca/ondemand for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.
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About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.2 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as every major sport including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.
SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
About Entertainment Weekly and EW.com
Entertainment Weekly helps readers have fun. It is your all-access pass to Hollywood's most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The print weekly was introduced by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America's leading consumer magazine in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of nearly 1.8 million and a combined audience of over 17 million loyal, engaged fans. It is a winner of four National Magazine Awards (two for General Excellence, one for Design and one for Special Interest) and was named one of min's 25 Most Notable Magazine Launches of the Last 25 Years. Entertainment Weekly is the first to know about the best (and worst) in entertainment, and with sharp insight and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where buzz begins.
Each day, EW.com publishes a myriad of online-only articles, blog posts, videos, and photo galleries - plus a complete archive of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Over the last year EW.com has received more than a half dozen industry awards including the 2012 Min Editorial and Design Award for our feature writing and a 2012 Folio Gold Eddie award for Best Online News coverage. In July 2012, the site set new records with 130mm pageviews. As of Dec 2011, Entertainment Weekly is also available on the iPad®, NOOK Color™, HP Touchpad, Kindle Fire and select Android™ devices.
SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada
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