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Press release from CNW Group

ET Canada continues its banner year with unique opportunity for one loyal Canadian fan to join the team as special guest reporter

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

ET Canada continues its banner year with unique opportunity for one loyal Canadian fan to join the team as special guest reporter14:05 EST Wednesday, March 06, 2013Starting today, fans invited to submit audition videos online for exciting opportunity to join the ET Canada team for live show on March 27For additional photography and press kit materials visit: http://shawmediatv.ca and follow us on Twitter at @GlobalTV_PR / @shawmediaTV_PRTo tweet this release: http://bit.ly/12ul3PfTORONTO, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - This month, ET Canada is dialing up the viewer experience with the return of ETC Live on Wednesday nights and an exclusive opportunity for one lucky and talented fan to join hosts Cheryl Hickey, Rick Campanelli and Roz Weston as a special guest reporter on March 27, 2013. Starting today, Canadians can submit their 60-second audition video at www.etcanada.com/etclive. Videos will be reviewed by ET Canada's producing team and the top four submissions will be posted online with viewers getting the final say on who wins!  Voting will commence on March 13."We have an incredibly loyal fan base and we make it a point to connect with our viewers every day - whether it's via Twitter, in-person at events, or with online polls and contesting - and we believe that this engagement is what drives our viewers to tune in every night of the week," said Tamara Simoneau, Sr. Executive Producer, ET Canada. "We bring our viewers up close and personal with their favourite celebrities and the fact that we have well over 200% more Twitter followers than any other entertainment show in Canada demonstrates that our viewers enjoy being a part of the action. From hosting the biggest New Year's Eve live event to sending one lucky viewer to the GRAMMY Awards® to blog for us to inviting a fan to join us on-set and onscreen, we love offering our viewers unmatched opportunities to participate in our show."ET Canada kicked 2013 off with a bang hosting the country's largest countdown 'New Years Eve at Niagara Falls'. The two-hour coast-to-coast countdown, featuring performances by Nelly Furtado, Hedley and Dragonette, welcomed a record-breaking 65,000 concert-goers and garnered 914,500 (2+, National) viewers with a total reach of 6.2 million (2+, National).ET Canada hit a high note in February with unparalleled coverage of the GRAMMYs, drawing close to 1 million viewers (Ind. 2+, nat) to the one-hour live red carpet pre-show, The Grammy Awards: ET Canada Live.Guests joining ET Canada Live in March include:March 6: Academy Award ® nominee and Canadian Screen Award winner Meg Tilly currently stars in Global's critically acclaimed original series Bomb Girls; successful, self-made business woman Jody Claman stars in Slice™ 's highest rated series The Real Housewives of Vancouver.March 13: Arisa Cox is a nationally recognized entertainment host, pop culture commentator, journalist, actor and writer. She currently hosts Slice™'s Big Brother Canada.March 20:  Internationally-acclaimed film actress, TV host, model and philanthropist Lisa Ray returns to host the third season of Food Network Canada's #1 series, Top Chef Canada; Jodi Balfour, star of Global's top-rated series Bomb Girls. March 27: Mike Holmes celebrates his 10th anniversary on HGTV Canada this spring with all-new episodes of Holmes Makes It Right. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter:ET Canada @ETCanada   Facebook:ET Canada facebook.com/EntertainmentTonightCanada  *Source: BBM Canada PPM Data, Total Canada, 'New Years Eve at Niagara Falls': Global Total+Slice+Showcase airing AMA(000) & AvgWklyRch (000) Dec31, 2013 / The Grammy Awards: ET Canada Live: Global Total, AMA(000) Feb10,2013-About Entertainment Tonight CanadaEntertainment Tonight Canada is the country's most trusted entertainment newsmagazine, delivering in depth and breaking up-to-the minute celebrity, film, television and music news. Together with trusted global powerhouse, Entertainment Tonight, ET Canada delivers the Most Watched Hour of Entertainment News to Canadians every night, every week, coast to coast. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli, ET Canada is produced by Shaw Media for Global Television in association with Paramount Domestic Television. Tamara Simoneau serves as Senior Executive Producer.Global Television is a Shaw Media network.About Shaw Communications Inc.Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.Video with caption: "Video: ET Canada looking for one loyal fan to join the team as a special guest reporter!". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20130306_C2786_VIDEO_EN_24346.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20130306_C2786_PHOTO_EN_24346.jpg&clientName=Global%20Television&caption=Video%3A%20ET%20Canada%20looking%20for%20one%20loyal%20fan%20to%20join%20the%20team%20as%20a%20special%20guest%20reporter%21%0D%0A%0D%0A&title=SHAW%20MEDIA%20%2D%20ET%20Canada%20Continues%20its%20Banner%20Year%20with%20Unique%20Opportunity%20for%20One%20Loyal%20Canadian%20Fan%20to%20Join%20the%20Team%20as%20Special%20Guest%20Reporter&headline=ET%20Canada%20Continues%20its%20Banner%20Year%20with%20Unique%20Opportunity%20for%20One%20Loyal%20Canadian%20Fan%20to%20Join%20the%20Team%20as%20Special%20Guest%20ReporterSOURCE: Global TelevisionFor further information: For media inquiries, please contact:  Anne Vranic Publicist, Global Television (416) 934-6999 anne.vranic@shawmedia.ca  Judy Lung Senior Publicist, Global Television (416) 934-6948 judy.lung@shawmedia.ca