Canada's largest news organization launches revamped online home



    
     -  News.GlobalTV.com is Canada's top source for local, national
     and international news with new web portal and 10 local news sites
    -  Site services Canadians with video centre, mobile capabilities
                             and 24-7 newsfeeds

       For additional information, please visit www.canwesttvmedia.com.
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - This week, Global News unveils its redesigned
comprehensive news portal, News.GlobalTV.com. Boasting the combined resources
of Canada's largest news operation, the new collection of sites includes
redesigned national, international and local news pages in a user-friendly
multimedia design.
    Capturing the biggest headlines from across the newsrooms and bureaus of
Global News and Canwest, News.GlobalTV.com offers users unparalleled coverage
via up-to-the-minute reports, video, blogs, mobile feeds and live coverage of
high-impact news events. The site is designed with users in mind, with
sections devoted to Canada, World, Health, Money, Sports, Entertainment, Image
Galleries and Weather. With improved search functionality and search-engine
optimization, users are easily routed to News.GlobalTV.com's enhanced story
pages, featuring multimedia, interactive features and a host of related items.
    "News.GlobalTV.com offers exhaustive 24/7 news in one expansive
user-friendly site," said Graham Moysey, SVP and General Manager of Canwest
Digital Media. "Accessing all of the headline news and related content from
across our news bureaus, the site offers multi-media coverage on all of the
topics that matter to Canadians."
    Along with News.GlobalTV.com are pages for Global National and weekly
news magazine 16x9, while 10 regional sites provide the local news headlines
for BC, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ontario,
Quebec and the Maritimes.
    Using the same video centre as GlobalTV.com, which has quickly become the
No.1 broadcast video site for Canadian users, News.GlobalTV.com offers all of
the day's top video reports and raw video feeds, searchable and viewable for
up to 28 days.
    The site allows users to personalize their news experience with
newsletters, breaking news alerts and homepages that automatically display the
local headlines and weather. Up-to-the-minute weather forecasts are provided
in partnership with MyWeather LLC, offering users weather on-demand via
exclusive personalized Forecast4me emails and downloadable desktop
applications. In addition, News.GlobalTV.com and its local sites are also
available via mobile devices, allowing for 24-7 access to news on the go.
    The site also opens up the news conversation outside of the newscasts.
Users can engage with News.GlobalTV.com content by commenting on and sharing
stories, as well as through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and
blogs. 16x9's live blog allows viewers to participate in online story meetings
by offering comments and suggestions on current and future story ideas. For
special events, Global News anchors, correspondents and experts will be
available for live interaction. Global National, as well as 16x9 and regional
news sites, will feature both audio and video podcasts.
    The redesigned sites also offer a significant increase in premium sales
integration opportunities. The new homepages boast two leaderboards (top and
bottom), two big box units and multiple sponsorable components including,
weather, breaking news alerts, photo galleries and pre-roll on video.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available on the video centre, live events,
and Forecast4Me components.





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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Rupinder
Gill, Publicist, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-7853, rgill@canwest.com; Jane
Collins, Publicity Coordinator, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 967-2471,
jcollins@canwest.com


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