Global Television First To Offer U.S. Primetime Programming
To Canadian Online Viewers

Network Announces Next Phase In Broadband Video Rollout

Hit Series 'Deal Or No Deal' Leads Debut of Premium Video Player at


Canada's Most Watched National Newscast,
'Global National With Kevin Newman
Featured On Global Television Roster

(TORONTO - September 19, 2006) - Global Television today announced the
next phase in its broadband video roll-out, leading with the first-to-market online premiere of a US primetime franchise, and the addition of complete episodes from the network's Canadian news, drama, comedy and documentary programming slate.
Located at the online hub for Global Television,, this free, advertiser-supported offering features the Canadian broadband premiere of the smash Howie Mandel-hosted gamer, 'Deal or No Deal', in addition to daily editions of 'Global National with Kevin Newman', all new homegrown documentaries from the 'Global Currents' library, plus the debut seasons of steamy young-adult drama, 'Falcon Beach', and whip-smart comedy, 'The Jane Show'.
Each of the programs will be available online following their television broadcast, with select episodes archived on a customised menu - giving audiences across Canada increased access and expanded choice in creating their Global Television experience on demand. Users can click the "VIDEO" tab on the home page to access the Global broadband player.
"We're delighted to offer this online first to Global audiences nationwide," said Kathleen Dore, President of Television & Radio for CanWest MediaWorks Inc. "It's a tremendous opportunity for our team to deliver premium US and Canadian content on this emerging platform, and work with exciting new advertisers and content partners to extend the Global Television brand."
Today's industry-leading content announcement reflects an ongoing series of Global Television Canadian exclusives in the interactive arena. Last year the network delivered the first national newscast available via podcast, and soon after, set the pace in offering video news content on BlackBerry devices, via bbtv. is part of the award-winning network.

DEAL OR NO DEAL - Hosted by the man who coined the term "bald is the new black", comes the game show that has taken North America by storm...
Canadian actor/comedian Howie Mandel fronts each weekly half-hour, offering a lucky contestant the opportunity to win a million dollar prize - tucked away in one of 26 suitcases all filled with varying amounts of cash...Will contestants play it safe or settle for the Banker's secret offer?
GLOBAL NATIONAL WITH KEVIN NEWMAN - Canada's most-watched national newscast greets another milestone as it celebrates its fifth anniversary. Since its launch on September 3, 2001, Global National has distinguished itself as a critically-acclaimed, award-winning newscast that has been embraced by growing audiences coast-to-coast. Global National With Kevin Newman is also available as a Podcast and via bbtv at
GLOBAL CURRENTS - Global National's Kevin Newman presents a unique documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced documentary represents the talents of Canada's best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.
FALCON BEACH - Setting a new stage for young adult drama in Canada, Falcon Beach tells the story of local and vacationing young men and women sharing three months together in a fictional waterfront community on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. This steamy weekly hour is now heading into Season Two.
THE JANE SHOW - Keeping the comedy writer-actor genre alive, Second City alumnae Teresa Pavlinek stars as "Jane Black", a thirty-something novelist who foregoes her dream in order to join the 'normal' working world - only to discover it's anything but.