OMNI TV Citytv OLN FXX FX Canada Rogers Radio
LOGIN |    username: password:      I agree to the terms & conditions Login
| Create Account

< See All Press Releases

The Stars Shine On Rogers Media's Premier Entertainment Brands with Multiplatform Coverage of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

– Breakfast Television, CityNews, Your World This Week, 680News, and KiSS 92.5 to broadcast around-the-clock, live coverage of the biggest red carpets, parties, and galas –
 
– OMNI Television’s Bollywood Boulevard speaks exclusively with Deepa Mehta,
Salman Rushdie, and the cast of new film Midnight’s Children –   
 
– HELLO! Canada celebrates Movie Star Magic with three special TIFF issues 
 
TORONTO (September 4, 2012) –  As festival frenzy descends on Toronto, Rogers Media grants audiences an all-access pass to the must-see moments of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  With Canada’s most diverse roster of leading entertainment media brands, viewers, listeners, and readers can experience even more intimate, unscripted, unforgettable, and unexpected moments.
 
From movie enthusiasts to celebrity spotters, Rogers Media’s premier suite of news and entertainment brands are providing fans multiplatform coverage of this year’s can’t-miss TIFF festivities from September 6 to 16.  
 
BREAKFAST TELEVISION:
Viewers can wake up to Breakfast Television, Toronto’s #1 morning show, for the day’s first scoop on all the late-night events. Tune in on Friday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 a.m. as Breakfast Television swaps the Citytv studio for the glamour of Ritz-Carlton Toronto where co-host Dina Pugliese broadcasts live from TIFF central. Pugliese will dish on the opening night gala, red carpet hits and misses, best restaurants for celebrity-spotting, and a sneak-preview of the most anticipated films with Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF.
 
CITYNEWS, CITYNEWS CHANNEL, AND YOUR WORLD THIS WEEK:
With more than 30 years of covering one of the world’s most influential film festivals, Cityty continues to bring viewers even more exclusive celebrity interviews, live reports from the most-anticipated red carpets, and breaking celebrity news at this year’s TIFF. 
 
All entertainment, all the time –from Soho House to Roy Thomson Hall, and Shangri-La to the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Citytv’s dedicated TIFF team -- Mary Kitchen, Dina Pugliese, and Melanie Ng – will report from the scenes, keeping viewers up-to-date on all festival happenings. Their festival coverage can be seen throughout TIFF during Entertainment City segments on CityNews.   Plus, after wooing Madonna at last year’s TIFF, Citytv welcomes back hilarious celebrity expert duo, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan as special TIFF correspondents.
 
Entertainment City on CityNews will broadcast live daily throughout TIFF on CityNews Channel, CityNews at Five, CityNews at Six, and on CityNews Tonight
 
New this year is the Citytv/Your World This Week Lounge at the InterContinental that will host some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Interviews will be aired on Rogers Digital Channel 1, Citytv, and online at Rogersondemand.ca. 
 
Viewers hungry for more celebrity interviews can visit CityNews.ca to see more in-depth red carpet interviews. New this year is TIFF After Dark on CityNews.ca, a video series highlighting evening galas, after-parties, star-spotting fans, photo galleries, an interactive map of TIFF hotspots, and the best locations for stargazing.
 
OMNI TELEVISION:
This year, TIFF shines the spotlight on South Asian cinema with the world premieres of Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children and English Vinglish starring Sridevi. OMNI Television’s seasoned entertainment team of Veronica Chail, Mohit Rajhans, and Sushmitha Rao get exclusive access to the best and brightest of South Asian cinema, with daily reports on OMNI News: South Asian Editionat 8 p.m. ET.
 
Plus, Bollywood Boulevard will broadcast two special TIFF episodes on September 9 and 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET, including an exclusive interview with the entire cast of the highly anticipated Midnight’s Children, and interview with Indian film queen Sridevi on her triumphant return to the silver screen.
 
680NEWS AND KISS 92.5:
Toronto’s only all-news radio station, 680News will keep listeners informed throughout TIFF with reports from entertainment editor Gloria Martin and music reporter, Rudy Blair. While Martin schmoozes with A-List celebrities, Blair will bring listeners the musical side of TIFF, from the Spike Lee documentary on Michael Jackson's "Bad" to films featuring Selena Gomez, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg), Ice-T, Quincy Jones, and Pink. Listeners can also visit the site for more TIFF scoop with celebrity interviews, photo galleries and the TIFF After Dark video series as featured on CityNews.ca.
 
KiSS 92.5’s Maurie Sherman (aka ‘Damnit Maurie’) of The Roz & Mocha Show will take to the streets and red carpets with his world famous headcam. Last year, Sherman was serenaded by U2’s Bono and interviewed Joel Schumacher in the back of his limo, attracting Madonna to join. Visit KiSS925.com to see more of his candid celebrity conversations.
 
MACLEANS.CA:
Maclean’s will dispatch its A-list team of critics, journalists, and photographers on the scene from opening night until closing credits. Readers can visit Macleans.ca for more in-depth TIFF news, movie reviews, photos, and behind-the-scenes stories.

HELLO! CANADA, FLARE AND CHATELAINE:
HELLO! Canada is hosting its famous annual invitation-only gala at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 8. HELLO! Canada will be capturing the extraordinary red carpet moments in its weekly issues, plus on September 6 the first of three special Movie Star Magic film festival issues will hit newsstands.
Once again,

FLARE.com will feature daily updates from the festival, a Top 10 list of must-see films, reviews of the best parties, best-dressed polls, and exclusive archival images of the greatest TIFF moments from renowned photographer George Pimentel.
 
Chatelaine.comwill be hitting up glamorous parties across the city and reporting back from industry soirées and the red carpets.
 
IVILLAGE.CA:
iVillage.ca presents Stuff We Love at TIFF2012, with contributions from KiSS 92.5 on-air host Taylor Kaye, industry insider and former TIFF gala and special presentations coordinator Derek Carkner, style expert Ingrie Williams, and iVillage.ca Entertainment Editor Brooke Wilkinson. The iVillage.ca TIFF team brings readers a daily dose of their favourite movies, celebrities, gossip, and style. Readers can visit iVillage.ca to enter its TIFF Get Red Carpet Ready contest for a chance to win a Quo Fall 2012 beauty basket.
 
Twitter Links
Follow CityNews @CityNews
Follow Entertainment City @EntCity
Follow Breakfast Television Toronto @BTtoronto
Follow Citytv @City_tv
Follow Your World This Week @ywtw_1
Follow OMNI Television @OMNITelevision
Follow 680News @680News
Follow KiSS 92.5 @kiss925toronto
Follow Flare @FLAREfashion
Follow HELLO! Canada @HelloCanada
Follow Maclean’s @MacleansMag
Follow Chatelaine @ChatelaineMag
Follow iVillage.ca @iVillageCanada
Follow Citytv PR @Citytv_PR
 
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include six Citytv stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally distributed Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet World), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media’s suite of digital assets reaches 17 million unique visitors per month through more than 1,000 premium owned + exclusive and extended network sites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.   
 
-30-
 
Media Contacts:
Nicolas Brancaccio, Rogers Media, Nicolas.Brancaccio@rci.rogers.com or 416.764.3261
Charmaine Khan, Rogers Media,
Charmaine.Khan@rci.rogers.com or 416.764.3071
 

Citytv Shows