A Global News update - Extended "Morning News" format launches in Edmonton



    
                 NOW 30 mins EARLIER...FROM 5:30AM - 9:00AM
                      EACH WEEKDAY BEGINNING APRIL 30th

             'GLOBAL EDMONTON' FIRST WITH ADDITIONAL HALF-HOUR OF
                   TRAFFIC, EXCLUSIVE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE
    

    EDMONTON, April 25 /CNW/ - Global Edmonton today announced their Morning
News format will feature an all-new 5:30am start beginning April 30th -
offering Edmontonians an extra 30 minutes of daybreak coverage, and the city's
most comprehensive look at traffic, weather and the day's headlines.
    "As Edmonton continues to grow, more people are leaving for work and
school earlier each day," says Neill Fitzpatrick, news director of Global
Edmonton. "The new 5:30am start time for our Morning News will provide viewers
with all the news, weather and traffic information they need to start their
day."
    In addition, commuters across greater Edmonton will soon get a first look
at the drive and the day's breaking stories from the "Global 1" Edmonton News
Helicopter when it launches later this spring.
    "Our Morning News is the city's most-watched morning newscast and we
continue to set the pace with the upcoming addition of the city's only
television news and traffic helicopter," says Fitzpatrick. "From traffic
congestions to breaking news, 'Global 1' will give Edmontonians a bird's eye
view of what's happening in the city."
    Join anchors Andrea Engel and Shaye Ganam on the Global Morning News at
5:30am to 9 am.

    About Global Television
    Global Television is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE:   CWG; TSX:
CGS and CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com). CanWest, an international media
company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global
Television network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers,
and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional
television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and
radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.





For further information:

For further information: Yvonne Chiang, (604) 422-6736,
ychiang@globaltv.com


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