Canwest and Lone Eagle Entertainment Bring International Hit Wipeout to

Wipeout Canada Premieres on TVtropolis in 2011

TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - Canwest Broadcasting and Lone Eagle Entertainment have partnered to bring the hugely popular Wipeout to Canada. Premiering on TVtropolis during the 2011 broadcast year, the highly-anticipated Canadian format of the painfully funny U.S. series will find daring Canadian contestants competing on the world's largest extreme obstacle course for cash prizes.

"Wipeout has been a phenomenal hit with our viewers and it's such a pleasure to be partnering with Lone Eagle Entertainment to bring the show to Canada," said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Content, Lifestyle Channels, Canwest Broadcasting. "The Wipeout course is hilariously unpredictable and, to the delight of TVtropolis viewers, Canadians across the country will now have a chance to test their skills."

"We're thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project," said Lone Eagle Entertainment Executive Producer, Michael Geddes. "Canadians coast to coast will be able to cheer on our country's most fearless and daring as they go head to head for the top prize".

Wipeout Canada will be filmed in Fall 2010 on an extreme obstacle course that was designed to provide the most spectacular spills, face plants, and wipeouts.

The Wipeout format is licensed to Lone Eagle Entertainment and is distributed in Canada by Disney and internationally by Endemol, a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The Canadian format will air on TVtropolis - joining an already robust line-up of hit reality shows including Hoarders, Parking Wars, Survivor and Rescue Ink. Further host and casting announcements will follow in the near future.

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 Originals:

Canwest is the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide - including shows such as; Copper, Family Restaurant, Homes Inspection, Ice Pilots: NWT, 16:9, Re-Vamped and the nation's number one entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight Canada.

About Canwest Media Inc.:

Canwest Media Inc. is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (, 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.

About Lone Eagle Entertainment:

Lone Eagle Entertainment Ltd. is an independent production company based in Toronto. Founded in 1996 by Michael Geddes, Lone Eagle develops and produces high-concept television such as the smash hit series Popstars, the No.1 rated Canadian series for three consecutive seasons. Lone Eagle has also brought TV audiences Inside the Box, You Bet Your Ass, The Office Temps, The Call, Supermodels, Tribes of the 21st Century and two seasons of Carlawood for TVtropolis.

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Nikki Lamb Tudico, Publicist, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-7829,

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