"GLEE" special preview - Fall's hottest new show now available online at www.GlobalTV.com



    
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    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - It's GLEE-mania and it's sweeping the nation.
Already touted as "The best thing you're going to see on television all year!"
by the Los Angeles Times, GLEE, hands down, is the most anticipated new fall
series and it premieres on Global on Wednesday, September 9 - 9pm ET/PT.
    In a bid to satisfy the fan frenzy, Global now offers a full special
preview episode of this fresh, biting comedy online at www.GlobalTV.com, prior
to its television broadcast on September 2.
    From celebrated Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy, the series' talented cast
includes veteran actor, Jane Lynch ("Best In Show", "40 Year-Old Virgin"),
Broadway sensation Lea Michele plus Canadians Cory Monteith and Jessalyn
Gilsig ("Heroes"). GLEE follows an optimistic high school teacher (Matthew
Morrison) as he tries to reinvent the high school's glee club - challenging
not only himself, but a group of outcasts to realize their true star
potential.
    Driven by A-list content like GLEE and an amazing re-design, there's
little wonder why television fans flock to www.GlobalTV.com as their priority
online destination. The latest comScore data confirms the site continues to
skyrocket past the competition, maintaining its status as Canada's No. 1
Website for Broadcast Video.

    
    Key highlights include:

    -   GlobalTV.com is the Fastest Growing Broadcast Site for Video with
        triple digit increases for all key video metrics.
    -   The Most Overall Video Plays of any Canadian broadcaster, with
        6.4 million video streams, vs. CTV.ca's 6 million.
    -   The Most Engaged Video Viewers with 85 minutes a month of video
        watched per viewer, far exceeding second place CBC.ca (67 minutes)
        and more than four times the engagement of CTV.ca (17 minutes).
    -   The Most Video per Viewer with 20 videos per month, more than double
        CTV.ca's 9 videos.
    -   78% of GlobalTV.com's Unique Viewers are in the advertiser friendly
        A18-49 demo, a higher composition than closest competitor CTV.ca's
        65%.

    Source: comScore Inc., Video Metrix Total Canada, All Locations, May 2009
    2+ audience, comparing Global to CTV, CBC and Citytv. Fastest growing
    compares to September 2008.
    

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and eighteen 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; 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, Indonesia, Singapore, the United
Kingdom and the United States.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Grace
Park, Publicity Manager, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 967-2484,
gpark@canwest.com; Jacqueline Kendall, Publicist, Canwest Broadcasting, (416)
934-7850, jkendall@canwest.com


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