“It’s really a ‘pinch me’ moment! I’m so excited to be named host of Weekend AND Canada, exclaimed Sangita Patel. “I love what I do and it’s been an amazing journey to get there. To be able to live my passion while breaking down barriers, I’m really grateful for this experience.”
Since joining AND Canada in 2014, Sangita broadcast entertainment news and traveled the world interviewing the biggest stars of Hollywood, including Julia robert, Dwayne johnson, Viola Davis, George clooney, Helene Mirren, and more. In 2019 Sangita was named the face of COVERGIRL’s Simply Ageless collection and continues to serve as from Canada COVERGIRL Ambassador. Determined to use her national platform to shine the spotlight on organizations close to her heart, she supports Pathways to Education, Children’s Wish and ONE Campaign. More recently, Sangita has spearheaded AND Canada TO HELP INDIA special show when India was battling the country’s worst COVID-19 crisis, bringing together some of the biggest names in entertainment to help lift more $ 135,000 for the Humanitarian Coalition’s emergency response efforts.
“We are delighted to extend the Entertainment Tonight Canada brand to include a special weekend edition preview this fall, ”said Lisa godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios. “AND Canada is an entertainment powerhouse, with continued audience success and strong following on digital platforms. This show has championed Canadian and international artists over the past 16 seasons and with this new space will have the opportunity to bring even more content to Canadian audiences with Weekend AND Canada with Sangita at the helm. “
Sangita Patel has been augmented to accommodate Weekend AND Canada, while continuing to serve as an entertainment reporter for AND Canada weekday evenings on Global. More details on the premiere of Weekend AND Canada Coming soon.
Weekend AND Canada Also presents new opportunities for brands to integrate with the nation’s leading destination for entertainment information among women aged 25 to 54. From antenna to digital, AND Canada offers a full suite of innovative onboarding opportunities with an in-house creative center, massive reach, top talent, cutting-edge insights and next-generation data. For more information on brand integrations, contact [email protected].
AND Canada will present its 17th season on Tuesday, September 7, broadcast on weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on Global, hosted by Cheryl hickey. For the latest entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com, and flow AND Canada live and on demand with STACKTV or the Global TV app.
Global is an entertainment network of Corus and is available from all major TV distributors including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, broadcast exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV app is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV ™ models, and at watch.globaltv.com.
* Source: Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, BY 20/21 YTD (08/31/2020 to 08/01/2021), Confirmed data, AMA (000), F25-54, CDN Conv. Ing. Com; Main streams only
About ET Canada
Entertainment Tonight Canada is a nationally-broadcast, Canadian Screen Award-winning entertainment news program hosted by Cheryl hickey. In the same way Roz weston, Sangita Patel, Carlos Bustamante Morgan Hoffman and Los Angeles reporter Keshia Chanté, ET Canada brings viewers closer to the stars with exclusive interviews and specials with top celebrities from Hollywood.
About the weekend ET Canada
ET Canada Weekend is a weekly, hour-long syndicated entertainment news program hosted by Sangita Patel. Broadcast on Saturday evening on Global, Weekend AND Canada highlights the biggest news of the week, taking an in-depth look at the headlines captivating audiences through Canada.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high-quality brands and content on platforms to audiences around the world. Attracting audiences since 1999, the company’s multimedia offerings portfolio includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, software from animation, technologies and multimedia services. Corus is an internationally renowned creator and distributor of content through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of successful scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns the innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ premium brand list includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, as well as the widely distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick +, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. For more information, visit www.corusent.com.
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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Melissa Ferris, Publicist, ET Canada, [email protected]