TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Global is thrilled to announce eight sponsors, three new and five returning, for Season 8 of Big Brother Canada. Known for delivering some of the most cutting-edge in-show integrations on TV, this season Big Brother Canada's sponsors are tapped to elevate the show's epic twists, challenges, prizing, and more. The hit series, which averaged 1.2 million total viewers per episode last season, welcomes the return of Wendy's®, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), SkipTheDishes, Summer Fresh, and Skechers®, and ushers in new sponsorships with Expedia, Kraft Dinner (KD), and First Choice Haircutters.
"Hot on the heels of the show's highest-rated season to date, client demand is at an all-time high for Big Brother Canada," said Barb McKergow, Senior Vice President, National Advertising Revenue. "This series allows for the most clever and customizable in-show integrations where sponsors become integral to the show – both with our houseguests and our audiences on-air and online."
Returning for a third consecutive year with the show, Wendy's® heats up the house with a new special power. The coveted and satisfying "Drive Thru" pantry is also back with fan-favourite items including fresh never frozen 100% Canadian beef hamburgers, Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Frostys®, salads, and more. Additional integrations allow fans to join the action on social media for tons of giveaways, surprises, and more!
New this season, Expedia joins the Big Brother Canada family as a grand prize contributor with a dream vacation for two. In addition to participating in a custom challenge, houseguests can enjoy hanging out in a new room – a departure lounge fit for take-off.
Additional returning sponsors include OLG, putting houseguests' skills to the test during a first-of-its-kind lottery-themed challenge takeover week. Then, thanks to SkipTheDishes, over the course of the season Big Brother Canada viewers will have the chance to vote on treating an otherwise unlucky have-not with a special delivery. And new sponsor KD also stocks the #BBCAN house, in addition to serving up a custom cheesy challenge.
Fueling the houseguests again this season, pantry favourite Summer Fresh returns, awarding the Season 8 winner with $10,000 worth of groceries while the entire house enjoys scrumptious dips, snacks, and salads all season long.
Looking and feeling your best is an essential part of the houseguest journey! Coming to houseguests' aid with their DESIGNLINE haircare and styling products is new sponsor First Choice Haircutters, and returning sponsor Skechers® outfitting the weekly HOH winner with the hottest footwear styles for the entire season.
Big Brother Canada's two-night premiere airs Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the dramatic fallout on Sunday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes continue to air Wednesdays (7 p.m. ET/PT), Thursdays (8 p.m. ET/PT), and Sundays (8 p.m. ET/PT). Season 8 houseguests are competing for a grand prize of $100,000, $10,000 worth of groceries courtesy of Summer Fresh, and an unforgettable dream vacation for two anywhere in the world from Expedia.
#BBCAN8 extends from series to site at BigBrotherCanada.ca with free live feeds, hit-and-miss moments from the show, houseguest interviews, live show votes, and more, beginning early March. Stream Season 8 along with past seasons for FREE on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV App.
Another exciting announcement is just a day away! Stay tuned to learn who is joining the supersized Season 8 of Big Brother Canada on Wednesday, February 26.
Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.
SAVE YOUR SUPERHERO! SELECT WHICH OF THE 16 HOUSEGUESTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROTECT FROM THE FIRST EVICTION.
Canada, you have the power to come to the rescue of your favourite houseguest(s) and keep them safe from the first eviction. The houseguests with the FEWEST votes will find themselves in immediate danger!
You can vote as often as you’d like and attempt to save all your favourite houseguests. Then, make sure to tune into the premiere March 4th at 7pm to see how it all plays out!
Anyone watching? Lots of action early in this season. I hated the guy that won the first HOH (Chris). He loves himself enough for both of us. He was jealous of the showmance that had started between the girl he liked (Maddy) and Micheal so he backdoored Michael, lying to Maddy about it.
This week Sheldon is the HOH and he nommed the two pretty blonde girls who were aligned with Michael; Maddy & Rianne. Maddy won VETO but he hasn't named a replacement yet. It's either gonna be the crazy bitch Mihn-ly or Chris (which would be glorious to watch!). It appears that they will vote out the replacement nom but some of Sheldon's alliance want to vote out Rianne.
They really have some interesting characters in there this season
The feeds went down immediately after Jamar, who was in the midst of a moronic temper tantrum, directed a comment to Kyle something like.... "Muscles don't help you in here, Muscles wont help you on the streets, all that weight training just to get POPPED"
Kyle tells him he can get kicked out of the game for making comments like that and the feeds go down. I speculate that Jamar is in the process of being "removed" from the game.
BTW.. I'm in USA but I'm watching it all for free on the BBViewer.
I am watching. Great season with all the players there to win! Not happy to see Minh-ly going to this week...she brings lots of drama. I hope they don't boot Jamar...just give him a warning. Feeds are still down. Hopefully the feeds will come on this morning and everyone is still in the house.
The feeds were down for almost 24 hours. When they returned, Jamar was missing from the house. He really was an idiot though. He didn't even get voted out, he wasn't even on the block or in danger of being back-doored, he just freaked out because people he was "working with" wouldn't do what he said. He couldn't handle anyone going against him.
I really dislike Chris the most and will look forward to a great blindside and backdoor on him! I don't think Kyle is as big of a threat as the others do... I think he is more of a "Meat Shield" for the ones in his alliance.