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Find Love Across Multiple Platforms with the Ground-breaking New App and Exclusive Online Content for The Bachelor Canada on Citytv

– Breakthrough new app and unique online content feature a live chat, fantasy pool, and virtual rose ceremony to deliver a premium digital experience to romantic hopefuls across Canada –
 
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TORONTO (September 28, 2012) For the first time in Bachelor franchise history, Bachelor viewers will be able to experience the fairytale at their fingertips with the all-new and noteworthy co-viewing app for The Bachelor Canada on Citytv. The app is available free of charge for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ on BlackBerry® App World™and on the iPad via the App Store or at iTunes.ca.Plus, fans can quench their The Bachelor Canada craving with even more exclusive, interactive content available on BachelorCanada.ca leading up to next week’s highly anticipated series premiere.The Bachelor Canada premieres Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv. Following the premiere, the series moves to its regular timeslot Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning October 10.
 
“This is the first time a co-viewing app has been available to viewers in the history of The Bachelor franchise and we are thrilled to be able to launch this unique, homegrown initiative for The Bachelor Canada,“ said Andrea Gagliardi, Senior Director and General Manager, Rogers Digital Media, Broadcasting. “Not only will fans of the show be able to watch Brad’s search for love play out each week, but through the app and expanded online content, they can take this journey with him and truly make the experience their own.”
 
Features on The Bachelor Canada app include:
 
·         Live chat – each week, log on and chat live with fans of the show. Plus, hear straight from bachelor Brad Smith and host Tyler Harcott, as they take part in the chat on select dates throughout the season.
 
·         Virtual rose ceremony ­­­ – sponsored by Schick Hydro Silk™ razors,  the virtual rose ceremony allows viewers to select their top bachelorettes and hand out their own virtual roses leading up to and during each week’s episode – with a chance to win great prizes including a trip for two to the live taping of The Bachelor Canada After The Final Rose special. Then, players can check back on Thursday morning to find out if both Canada and bachelor Brad have their hearts set on the same girls.
 
·         Fantasy pool– sponsored by Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, the fantasy pool features a series of The Bachelor Canada trivia questions each Thursday morning that will remain live up until the following week’s episode. Fans have until 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday nights to submit their answers and then tune in to find out how they fared. The player with the most points by the end of the season will win a trip for two to a fantasy destination. Plus, up the stakes and connect using Facebook to play against friends.
 
Following the premiere, the interactiveBachelorCanada.casite complements the app, boasting a comprehensive episode guide complete with recaps, live chats, photo galleries, clips and full episodes, to ensure that fans don’t miss a minute of the magic. Available now are blog posts from each bachelorette leading up to night one in the mansion and, beginning next week, bachelor Brad and host Tyler Harcott will provide weekly blogs following each episode. Get the inside scoop on what really went on behind mansion walls as Brad’s road to romance unwinds.
 
As the countdown to the premiere comes to a close, find out more about Canada’s very own bachelor Brad Smith by following him on Twitter at @bradcsmith. Learn more about Brad and get an inside scoop straight from the bachelor himself as his love story plays out to viewers across the country. Also on Twitter, host Tyler Harcott (@tylerharcott) offers his perspective on all things The Bachelor Canada as the season unfolds.
 
Fans can also join the conversation and get the exclusive scoop on Brad and the 25 bachelorettes leading up to next week’s premiere with the new social media platform – “The Bachelor Canada 4Play Deck” – at Facebook.com/BachelorCanada. Users can collect, share, and trade virtual cards to learn even more juicy exclusives on the all-Canadian cast leading up to the October 3 premiere. Plus, curb The Bachelor Canada craving on iVillage.ca, with special blog posts and columns from iVillage.ca’s official Bachelor Canada Insider, Pay Chen. 
 
The Bachelor Canada is the Canadian version of the perennially successful The Bachelor franchise on Citytv and OMNI Television. The series is produced by multiple award-winning Force Four Entertainment. Sean De Vries is the supervising producer, Joyce Sawa is the series producer, and John Ritchie serves as executive producer for the series. Claire Freeland is the director of original programming for Rogers Media and executive producer of The Bachelor Canada.

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About Citytv
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and Cityline; as well as local Canadian and U.S. acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit
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Media Contacts
Shannon Hall, Citytv, shannon.hall@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3078
Stephanie Perron, Citytv, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253

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