TORONTO, September 6, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - CBC has launched Canada's newest online entertainment destination: CBC Live ( cbc.ca/live). From film and fashion to people and parties, CBC Live brings the stars to life like never before, connecting Canadians with high-profile personalities and happenings.
"At CBC, we're focused on celebrating the very best in Canadian talent," said Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President, English Services. "CBC Live is a great way for Canadians to connect to the entertainment scene in our country online - easy access for the entertainment lover anywhere in Canada."
Launching just in time for the star-studded September season, CBC Live will have a place of prominence at fall events from the Gemini Awards and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to the CCMA Awards and the national Culture Days celebrations. And of course, CBC Live will be the go-to site for the inside scoop on the hottest fall television programming, film premieres and music events. The site has already attracting exciting content, including an exclusive interview with international superstar Russell Crowe.
On September 7, as a kick-off to CBC Live, the site will play host to groundbreaking online companion programming for the 26th Annual Gemini Awards. The live stream features digital host Tom Green, in the "Tom Green Room" beginning at 7 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) television broadcast.
Then, as Canada turns its eyes to TIFF, CBC Live and the stars of CBC will literally roll out the red carpet across Toronto. From September 8 to 18, fans will have the chance to walk CBC Live red carpets like a star - all captured by the CBC Live paparazzi. And surprise appearances by CBC stars will bring the celebrity spirit of CBC Live to life.
Off the streets, Canadians can stay connected with CBC Live anytime and anywhere they are online - whether by following @CBCLive on Twitter, by ??liking" the Facebook page at facebook.com/cbclive or by bookmarking the website itself at cbc.ca/live.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.