Winner Flies to New York City for Meet-and-Greet with One Direction
TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV kids and family channel has launched YTV's Bring Me To 1D campaign, a search for the biggest One Direction fan in Canada to celebrate the band's new album Take Me Home, released November 13, 2012. This exclusive YTV opportunity is the only place in Canada where One Direction fans will be able to flex their creative muscles for a chance to meet the musical group live in New York on December 3, 2012. 1D admirers will have up until Tuesday, October 23 to prove they are the band's #1 fan. The winner of the fan search will be announced on Monday, November 5 on YTV's The Zone.
This once in a lifetime opportunity will see YTV's #1 One Direction fan and two guests fly to New York City to attend the band's sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden and meet the famous five - Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn - at a VIP meet-and-greet event.
Submissions can be in the form of a video, written message, photo or personal fan site, and contestants will be judged on their creativity and enthusiasm. Entries can be submitted here: ytv.com/bringmeto1D. The winner of the fan search will also be filmed to star in his or her own YTV special, earning the title and honour of being One Direction's #1 fan for a year.
"One Direction fans are known for their energy, creativity and above all, enthusiasm," said Laura Baehr, VP, Networks & Marketing, Kids and Family Television. "We're thrilled to be hosting the nation-wide search and showcasing some of the submissions on ytv.com. We can't wait to go through the applications and find the winning entry."
To follow YTV's Bring Me To 1D campaign search, fans can tune into The Zone and visit ytv.com for updates and the winner's announcement on November 5. Regular updates will be posted to YTV's Facebook page and on Twitter @YTV.
Seen in over 11 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. YTV offers quality entertainment for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, nighttime drama for teens, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches its viewers online at YTV.com and in local communities with the traveling road show WOW!.
YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
Selling 12 million records worldwide in little over a year, One Direction have reached No.1 in 27 different countries. Their new album Take Me Home will be released November 13, 2012, while their single "Live While We're Young" became the fastest selling pre-order in history when it was announced in September.
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