With the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton only a month away, Shaw Media is rolling out the red carpet and providing Canadians the opportunity to experience the wedding of the year from every angle possible. From the Global special event Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding and Slice’s exclusive Canadian premiere of the much talked about Lifetime-Original movie, William & Kate, to exclusive online coverage found only at TheRoyalWedding.ca, Shaw Media is bringing its news, entertainment and lifestyle channels together for an all-encompassing up-to-the-minute view of the year’s most buzzed about wedding.
“With all eyes turning to London for the Royal Wedding, there will be no shortage of great stories to tell,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content for Shaw Media. “The outstanding team we have organized to cover the Royal Wedding, and the sheer breadth of unique programming that we have lined up across our channels and online will provide Canadians the optimal viewing experience for this historic event.”
Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding and Wills & Kate: Relive The Magic:
Global leads the way with live coverage of the ceremony as part of the Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding. Airing Friday, April 29 from 5-10am EDT, the event will air commercial-free during the actual ceremony from 6-7:30am EDT. Global National’s Dawna Friesen will anchor Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding live from outside Buckingham Palace with Global National’s award winning team of international correspondents – hard at work to cover every angle as events unfold. ET Canada Host Cheryl Hickey will also be playing a major role live, on-location to provide viewers with an extensive look at the hottest stories transpiring during the wedding. No stranger to star-studded red-carpet extravaganzas, Cheryl’s unique experience covering high-profile events will give viewers a complete look at all the stories coming out of this momentous occasion. A long list of royal experts, celebrities and socialites will also be on-hand to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible.
Enthusiasts unable to catch the Royal Wedding special early in the morning can tune in to Global’s special one-hour primetime wedding recap Wills & Kate: Relive The Magic. Featuring Dawna and Cheryl, Wills & Kate: Relive The Magic will air later that night at 9pm EDT, and will provide a full compilation of all the day’s royal excitement. From the live Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding coverage special to the Wills & Kate: Relive The Magic, Global is going all out to ensure all the royal wedding bases are covered.
In addition to special Global ‘day of’ coverage, Dawna Friesen will also anchor Global National live from London during the week of the Royal Wedding. The Global National team will provide viewers with an informative look at everything from royal wedding preparations to how Londoners, and Canadian expats living in London are preparing for the big day.
“The Royal Wedding is one of the most talked about events in the world right now and Global News fully intends to provide the most talked about coverage for Canadians,” says Troy Reeb, Vice President, News for Shaw Media. “From the advanced features being produced, to the live, in-depth coverage being provided by our expert correspondents, our coverage of the royal wedding will give viewers an intimate look at all the excitement as it unfolds, while added coverage from ET Canada will only help to enliven this experience.”
Cheryl Hickey will host ET Canada live from London from Monday, April 25 through to Friday, April 29, and will provide viewers with an insider look at some of the hottest royal wedding stories. ET Canada’s Rosey Edeh will also be in London, and will visit the notable hotspots where William and Kate’s love first blossomed. Cheryl and Rosey will discuss wedding trends with some of the UK’s biggest style mavens, and speak with numerous celebrities including Kim Catrall, Nia Vardalos, Kristin Booth, and Elton John to see if they’ll be watching on April 29th.
William & Kate (Canadian Premiere):
Sunday, April 24 at 8pm EDT (Encore presentation Thursday, April 28 at 8pm EDT)
SliceTM is airing the exclusive Canadian broadcast premiere of this highly anticipated Lifetime-Original production. The film chronicles the history of William and Kate, from the moment they met at Scotland’s prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their courtship, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials. Global will also air William & Kate at 8pm EDT on Saturday April 30, immediately following the encore presentation of Wills & Kate: Relive The Magic.
Royal Wedding of a Lifetime (Canadian Premiere):Sunday, April 24 from 2–8pm EDT (Encore presentations Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8-10pm EDT)
SliceTM is carrying an exclusive look at all things ‘royal wedding’ with the six-part, documentary series covering everything from the love story between William and Kate to a glimpse of what their royal future might look like as husband and wife. Global will also air episodes 1-3 and 5-6 of the Royal Wedding of a Lifetime documentary series at 3pm daily during the week of April 25 leading up to the Royal Wedding.
EP 1 – William & Kate, A Love Story: Starting with a look at the childhoods of William and Kate, to the moment they first met at Scotland’s prestigious St. Andrew’s University, to the eagerly awaited engagement.
EP 2 – A Tale of Two Princesses: Kate will be following in Diana’s footsteps to become the next People’s Princess. How does she compare to the bashful royal bride who became the most talked about woman on the planet?
EP 3 – Kate’s Gown of Renown: From the hair, the shoes, the jewellery, and of course, the dress, Kate’s choices will make headlines and set trends across the world.
EP 4 – Feast Fit for a Prince & Princess: For a flavour of the royal day, celebrity chefs, royal experts and master caterers take viewers on a delicious journey of mouthwatering feasts fit for a future king.
EP 5 – A Day to Remember: Imagining the joyous occasion in all its finery – from the second the future King and Queen wake up to the moment they finally tie the knot.
EP 6 – The Future King & Queen: This documentary chronicles Will and Kate’s eventual search for a palace to call home. With the help of Royal watchers, this episode will also forecast how the couple’s lives will change over the years.
Throughout the month of April, BBC Canada will air a selection of engaging documentaries delving deep into the royal world and Prince William and Kate’s upcoming wedding. Between April 4 and April 29, royal enthusiasts can view new content on BBC Canada and get an insider look at the day-to-day practices of Britain’s Royal Palaces. Programs being aired in this series include:
Great Romances of the 20th Century: Unlock the secrets of some of last century’s most romantic love stories
Tales from the Palaces: Cameras are provided with a year of access behind-the-scenes of Britain’s Royal Palaces
How to Be a Prince: This documentary examines what it is like to be in line to the British throne
Diana’s Dresses: Explore the appeal of Diana’s dresses and the unique role they play in preserving her legacy
Secrets of the Royal Kitchen: Former Royal Chef Graham Newbould reveals what goes on in Royal kitchens
On Friday, April 29th, BBC Canada will also simulcast Global’s Wills & Kate: The Royal Wedding special live from
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