Global News launches GTA's only one-hour local 11 pm newscast

                 News Hour Final Anchored By Leslie Roberts

           New, Interactive Platform Provides Up-To-The-Minute News

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    TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - This Monday marks the launch of the GTA's only
hour-long late-night local news program. Anchored by Global News veteran
Leslie Roberts, News Hour Final will offer more news, extended weather
forecasts with meteorologist Anthony Farnell, as well as more consumer and
special reports by the dedicated Global News team. This exciting new format
gives viewers an in-depth look at the day's headlines, delves further into the
stories that matter most to the GTA and offers key newsmaker opinions, all
with a multimedia approach.
    The hour-long newscast allows Global News to offer the most comprehensive
local news available, along with the best of national and international
stories. "News Hour Final will provide the stories that GTA viewers need and
want to see, offering a complete view of the day's issues in a fresh and
interactive way," said Ward Smith, News Director, Global News Ontario.
    Roberts, already the trusted co-anchor of the News Hour at 6 pm with Anne
Marie-Mediwake, will use Twitter, live reports and live blogging to give
viewers up-to-the-minute information and analysis in the most modern and
innovative newscast in local news. In addition to a new multimedia platform
never before seen in this market, News Hour Final allows viewers to interact
with the newscast at

    About Global News Ontario

    Global News Ontario is the most trusted source for news, covering the
issues that matter most to viewers, their families and their communities
across the Greater Toronto Area. With its flagship News Hour broadcast,
anchored by Leslie Roberts and Anne-Marie Mediwake, and the only hour-long
local news program at 11 pm, the award-winning Global News team is committed
to providing our viewers with relevant news that will help them make important
decisions in their daily lives.

    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 and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media

    About Canwest Media Inc.

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

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For further information: For media inquiries: Rupinder Gill, Publicist,
Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 934-7853,; Jane Collins,
Publicity Coordinator, Canwest Broadcasting, (416) 967-2471,

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