- Soltendieck joins Canada's #1 Entertainment News Series August 26 -
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TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Just in time for its leading coverage of the
38(th) annual Toronto International Film Festival(®) and the launch of its
12(th) season, CTV announced today that Devon Soltendieck joins ETALK as the
new reporter for Canada's most-watched entertainment series. Joining ETALK in
its mission to profile and nurture Canadian talent, shine a spotlight on
home-grown music, film, fashion and television, and provide a unique Canadian
lens for international entertainment news, Soltendieck joins anchors Ben
Mulroney and Tanya Kim, senior reporter Danielle McGimsie, and fellow
reporters Lainey, and Traci Melchor. Soltendieck makes his ETALK debut Monday,
Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
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"As we near the end of our historic, record-breaking 11(th) season, ETALK is
thrilled to welcome Devon to the team," said Morley Nirenberg, Director of
Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. "With his pop culture acumen,
intelligence, huge passion for Canadian stories, and diverse experience in
both entertainment and news, Devon is a perfect addition to the ETALK family."
"This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I am honoured to be representing
ETALK," said Soltendieck. "It's a privilege to work with such a talented and
successful team, and I can't wait to begin this new chapter in my career."
Approaching a decade of national TV and radio experience, Soltendieck has been
part of several award-winning Canadian productions since beginning his
television career at the age of 18. At MuchMusic, Soltendieck spent several
years as the host of MUCH NEWS, LIVE@MUCH, the annual MMVAs, and a highly
rated weekly national radio countdown show. In 2010, he moved from
entertainment to the world of broadcast news, becoming an anchor and reporter
for CP24, Toronto's only 24-hour news network. In addition to his new role
with ETALK, viewers can also catch Soltendieck as the host of POP QUIZ, the
new fast-paced, pop culture testing game show set to premiere on E! this fall.
Devon joins Canada's #1 entertainment team, which over the past decade has
written a recipe for success by highlighting Canadian content and providing
Canadian context to international entertainment news. Over the past 11
seasons, ETALK has taken the lead in supporting home-grown productions,
talent, and Canadian events across the nation, promoting Canadian stars of
arts, entertainment, music, fashion, and sport.
Instrumental in the successful launch of Canadian game-changers CANADIAN IDOL,
CORNER GAS, and FLASHPOINT, ETALK has gone on to support the Canadian
television industry through coverage of homegrown TV series such as Global's
BOMB BIRLS and ROOKIE BLUE; CBC's CRACKED, BEING ERICA, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, and
DRAGON'S DEN; City's CANADA'S GOT TALENT; CTV's MOTIVE, SAVING HOPE, THE
AMAZING RACE CANADA, SATISFACTION, and THE LISTENER; as well as BITTEN and
ORPHAN BLACK (Space); DEGRASSI (Much); DONUT SHOWDOWN and CHUCK'S DAY OFF
(Food Network); LIFE WITH BOYS (YTV); MATCH GAME (Comedy); NEVER EVER DO THIS
AT HOME (Discovery); LOVE IT OR LIST IT (W); and THE NEXT STEP (Family
Channel), among many, many more.
ETALK provides extensive coverage of Canadian film festivals and events,
including TIFF, VIFF, Whistler, Reel World Film Festival, the Citylife Film
Project, and recently profiled Canadian films The Right Kind of Wrong,
Antiviral, Goon, Fondi '91, Midnight Sun, and more. ETALK is an ardent
supporter of the Canadian music industry, profiling Canadian artists
throughout the year, as well as through extensive coverage of THE JUNO AWARDS,
the SOCAN Awards, Polaris Music Prize, Canadian Music Week, and the MUCHMUSIC
VIDEO AWARDS. ETALK also regularly provides widespread coverage of significant
Canadian cultural events such as The Giller Prize, Canada's Walk of Fame
inductions, WGC Screenwriting Awards, DGC Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, WE
DAY, the Fashion Week (Toronto and Montreal), Just For Laughs, Montreal Grand
Prix, The Grey Cup, Toronto Film Critics Awards, Toronto Pride, Canadians at
Sundance and Comic-Con, Fan Expo, and more.
ETALK kicks off its 12(th) season beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. ET with
its extensive coverage of the 38(th) annual Toronto International Film
Festival®, running from September 5 to 15, 2013.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: @BellMediaPR @CTV_PR @CTV_Television Ben Mulroney - @BenMulroney1976
Tanya Kim - @Tanya_Kim
Lainey - @LaineyGossip Traci Melchor - @stayfabulous Danielle McGimsie -
@MissDMcG Devon Soltendieck - @DSoltendieck
Hosted by Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, ETALK is the #1 most-watched
entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS(®) and the EMMYs(®) to
the JUNO Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news
in film, television, music and more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and
international stars, ETALK became Canada's first daily Canadian entertainment
newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET
(check local listings) on CTV and at 6 p.m. ET on E!.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX,
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about
CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV & CTV Two, 416.384.5091
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