Canwest Broadcasting launches three new high definition transmitters in major Canadian markets


    TORONTO, April 10 /CNW/ - Canwest Broadcasting announced today it will
launch three new digital transmitters in Ontario and B.C. on April 18. Global
Ontario, Global BC and E! Ontario will broadcast their programming in High
Definition (HD) as of this date. Television service providers within the
footprint of each transmitter will carry these services and provide
simultaneous substitution of the US HD signals.
    Over 25 primetime hits from House to The Office, from Brothers and
Sisters to Bones, from Rules of Engagement to How I Met Your Mother, plus
event television including PGA Golf and Wimbledon, will be broadcast in
glorious HD in these major markets. This timely HD development follows smartly
on the heels of ET Canada's milestone as the first domestic daily
entertainment show broadcast in HD.
    "The digital transmitters are launching just as new episodes of our
viewer favourites return to the networks. We are offering our viewers the best
programming via the best quality broadcast signals," said Barbara Williams,
Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting.
    Global Television and E! are Canwest Broadcasting networks.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:
    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of
Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.
    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A).
    An international media company, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of
paid English language daily newspapers and owns, operates and/or holds
substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising,
specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations in Canada, New Zealand,
Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United
States.




For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Deborah
Lewis, VP Communications, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-8748,
delewis@canwest.com; Caroline Lennox, Director of Publicity, Conventional
Networks, (416) 934-7843, clennox@canwest.com