Canwest Announces Breakthrough Online Programming Line-Up



    
                       REINFORCES LEADERSHIP POSITION
                    WITH OVER 50 PROGRAMS STREAMED ONLINE
                            FOR 2008/09 TV SEASON

             HIT SHOWS INCLUDE HOUSE, HEROES, WEEDS, THE OFFICE,
                       DAMAGES, 90201 AND KNIGHT RIDER
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - With the new TV season set to launch next week,
Canwest Broadcasting today announced the country's most extensive line-up of
programs available for streaming on its network websites. Canadians will now
have access to over 50 hit programs online, including top ten favourites and
some of the most anticipated new fall shows.
    In 2006, Canwest was the first Canadian broadcaster to stream U.S.
primetime programming on its websites. Today's announcement solidifies
Canwest's position as Canada's most progressive and innovative broadcaster.
    Hit shows on www.globaltv.com and www.eonline.com include No. 1 program
HOUSE, HEROES, THE OFFICE, DEAL OR NO DEAL and for the first time in Canada,
daytime hits THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. The hottest new
programs, including the most anticipated new shows of the season, 90210 and
KNIGHT RIDER, will also be in full glory and in full format on the network
sites.
    Specialty is streaming at Canwest with critically acclaimed favorites
such as DAMAGES, WEEDS, THE SHIELD and THE L WORD on www.showcase.ca; design
darlings SARAH'S HOUSE, COLIN AND JUSTIN'S HOME HEIST and MAKE IT RIGHT NEW
ORLEANS on www.hgtv.ca; tasty titles including CHEF ABROAD, FRESH and CHEF
SCHOOL on www.foodtv.ca; and on www.slice.ca fan favourites TILL DEBT DO US
PART, WEDDING S.O.S, TORI AND DEAN: HOME SWEET HOLLYWOOD AND BULGING BRIDES.
    In addition to full episode streaming rights, Canwest has secured a
robust broadband asset package from NBC Universal, inclusive of blogs, games,
behind the scenes footage and specially produced webisodes.
    "As always, we are listening to our audience and giving them what they
want," said Barbara Williams, EVP Content, Canwest Broadcasting." We
understand that our viewers aren't always able to watch their favourite shows
at the designated time and our role as a broadcaster today is to offer Hit TV
in more places and at more times than just a traditional schedule."

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty 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, and
the United States.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Deborah
Lewis, Vice President Communications, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-8748,
delewis@canwest.com

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