Global

Canwest Broadcasting announced it will launch three new digital transmitters in Ontario and B.C. on April 18. Global Ontario, Global BC and E! Ontario will broadcast their programming in High Definition (HD) as of this date. Television service providers within the footprint of each transmitter will carry these services and provide simultaneous substitution of the US HD signals.

Over 25 primetime hits from House to The Office, from Brothers & Sisters to Bones, from Rules of Engagement to How I Met Your Mother, plus event television including PGA Golf and Wimbledon, will be broadcast in glorious HD in these major markets. This timely HD development follows smartly on the heels of ET Canada’s milestone as the first domestic daily entertainment show broadcast in HD.

“The digital transmitters are launching just as new episodes of our viewer favourites return to the networks. We are offering our viewers the best programming via the best quality broadcast signals,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting.

March 5, 2008

Just what the doctor ordered… television’s most anticipated primetime schedule returns to the Global airwaves with a top-notch selection of all new episodes. House, the country’s #1 series, is amongst the returning slate of television’s best. Dr. Gregory House’s unique bedside manner comes back in full force on an ALL-NEW night, Mondays – 9pm ET/PT starting April 28.

Plus, comedy is back on Thursday nights, starting April 3 at 9pm ET… My Name is Earl jump starts the rush on the long-awaited return of the biggest primetime hits with a special 1-hour episode guest starring hotel-heiress, Paris Hilton. The Office resumes in simulcast with NBC on April 10 – 9pm ET/PT on Global following Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites.

And the good news doesn’t stop there; fans can stay tuned for all-new episodes of The Simpsons, Family Guy, ‘Til Death, Back to You, Bones, NCIS and the Emmy® Award-winning series, Brothers & Sisters starring Sally Field.

“We’re bringing back a host of favourites to our programming roster since the successful conclusion of the writers’ strike, and television fans will not be disappointed,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “Starting next month, it’s full steam ahead with a jam-packed, entertaining schedule for our audiences nationwide.”

RETURNING SLATE OF PRIMETIME FAVOURITES:

Sundays

THE SIMPSONS – 8pm ET/PT

FAMILY GUY – 9pm ET/PT

BROTHERS & SISTERS – 10pm ET/PT starting April 20

Mondays

BONES *All-New Night* – 8pm ET/PT starting April 14

HOUSE *All-New Night* – 9pm ET/PT starting April 28

Tuesdays

NCIS – 8pm ET/PT starting April 8

Wednesdays

BACK TO YOU – return date to be confirmed

‘TIL DEATH – return date to be confirmed

Thursdays

MY NAME IS EARL – 9pm ET/PT starting April 3 *9:30pm for subsequent episodes*

THE OFFICE – 9pm ET/PT starting April 10

Fridays

NUMB3RS – 8pm ET/PT starting April 4