MovieTime launches in High Definition

Canada's First HD Specialty Movie Channel

www.canwesttvmedia.com

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Canwest Broadcasting proudly announces the launch of MovieTime HD on Friday, March 12, 2010. Beginning tomorrow, MovieTime HD will be included as part of the Rogers Digital Cable VIP offering for customers with an HD box on channel 562. This launch continues to reinforce Canwest as a leader in HD programming with History Television, Showcase, National Geographic Channel and four Global Television stations - Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton - currently broadcasting in High Definition.

The ultimate destination for big-ticket movies, MovieTime launched over a year ago and has been a huge success with viewers. It is now a top 10 digital channel in Canada for all key demos.

"With the immense popularity of MovieTime, we're delighted to announce the launch of MovieTime HD - Canada's only HD specialty destination for recent blockbusters", said Daniel Eves, VP Strategic Programming, Specialty, Canwest Broadcasting. "The channel will offer viewers an incomparable movie viewing experience, combining superior resolution and sound with big-ticket movie titles."

Viewers can expect to find HD titles that will include: Batman Begins, The School of Rock, Scorpion King, The Wedding Planner, Stuart Little 2, The Bucket List, Bourne Identity, Sahara, Catch Me If You Can, Matilda and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life. Many more new titles are to be added in the coming months.

MovieTime HD will be launching with other TV providers later this spring.

MovieTime HD is a Canwest Broadcasting Channel.

About Canwest Broadcasting:

Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and 18 of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network 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), Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, operating 18 industry-leading specialty channels and having ownership in 5 specialty channels, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language paid daily newspapers and owns and operates more than 80 online properties.

About MovieTime HD:

MovieTime HD is the ultimate destination for big-ticket movies seven days a week. With over 250 movie titles each month and back to back movies on the weekend, MovieTime HD offers movie lovers unparalleled sound and resolution in the high definition format. Viewers can tune in for an extensive collection of favourite hits such as Batman Begins, Matilda, The Wedding Planner, Bourne Identity, The Bucket List and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life. What time is it?... MovieTime!

For further information: Media Contact: Nikki Lamb Tudico, Publicist, Dramatic Channels, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-7829, ntudico@canwest.com