CTV Acquires NBC's 'The Voice'


TORONTO – CTV has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to the NBC musical competition series The Voice from Mark Burnett.

The acquisition comes as CTV already has Fox’s American Idol and Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of X-Factor in its corner.

The Canadian broadcaster acquired the music competition series from John de Mol’s format factory Talpa Media, Mark Burnett and Warner Horizon Television.

The Carson Daly-hosted series, which challenges celebrity coaches to find the next vocal sensation, will bow on CTV on April 26, simulcast with NBC, and air weekly through June.

CTV also plans same-week encore airings for the 13-episode series on its MuchMusic and E! channels.

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