CROWNED No. 1 BROADCAST SITE FOR VIDEO
RECORD SETTING GROWTH ECLIPSES THE COMPETITION
TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - GlobalTV.com, Canada's Fastest Growing Broadcast Website, can add an additional title to its already impressive resume; Canada's No. 1 Broadcast Website For Video. As 2009 comes to a close, the latest comScore report indicates that the site has hit its highest marks to date in key online video metrics. Among the latest milestones achieved by Globaltv.com:
- No. 1 in Video Plays at 15.4 Million - Up 10 times year over year and
4.5 million more than 2nd place CTV*
- No. 1 in Minutes Per Viewer at 105 minutes - Five times more than
- No. 1 in Videos Per Viewer at 34 per viewer - More than double than
that of CTV*
GlobalTV.com proved to be the No. 1 destination for premium primetime content this year. In fact, the site streams the most primetime content in Canada with 18 hours per week which is almost triple that of the closest competitor. Fans think of GlobalTV.com first every time when looking for great television online and flock to the site to catch up on their favourite episodes of hit shows including Canada's No. 1 New Comedy Glee(xx), Canada's No. 1 Television Show House(xx) and hit Global programs Family Guy, Survivor and The Office, to name only a few. This was further confirmed in an independent study conducted by Solutions Research Group (SRG) that revealed more Canadians identified GlobalTV.com as the top destination for full episode video compared to any other broadcast website.
"When we launched the brand new GlobalTV.com last year, we made a promise to viewers that we would deliver them the No. 1 site in the country and we have delivered on that promise," said Graham Moysey, Senior Vice President, Canwest Digital Media. "This level of success is testament to fantastic content, added value like no other broadcast site and a loyal fan base who return for the best online viewing experience each and every day. We are very proud of all these achievements and 2010 is only going to get better."
*Source; comScore Inc., Video Metrix, October 2009 vs. Conventional Stations Global, CTV, CBC and City, Total Canada, All Locations 2+ audience.
(xx)Source; BBM Canada PPM Overnights Data (Sept 14 - Dec 6/09), based on A18-49 / Total Canada.
Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.
About Canwest Broadcasting
Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television 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), 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.
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