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The Global Television ‘Deal Or No Deal’ Model Search

TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ – Global Television today announced the latest phase in the ‘Deal or No Deal’ Canadian Edition fan experience.

In the early days of January 2007, Producers will embark on a national tour to fill five exclusive positions on the Canadian roster of ‘Deal or No Deal’ briefcase models. To ensure that hopefuls nationwide have an opportunity to access this exciting component of the ‘Deal or No Deal’ phenomenon, this

limited number of places on television’s most coveted on-air crew has been kept vacant expressly for Global Television fans.

Complete details on dates, times, locations and an FAQ on getting prepared for the open castings will be revealed in the days to come.

DOND ‘Fabulous Five’ By The Numbers:

26 – Total number of ‘Deal or No Deal’ briefcase models.

21 – Models that are being privately cast.

5 – Select places being held for Canadian hopefuls in open regional castings.

4 – Average number of judges that will comprise casting panel in each region.

3 – Official ‘numbered’ briefcases issued to each model: for rehearsal, for production, and as a backup.

1 – Man who’s the boss – that would be Howie.

Production on these 5 special episodes of Deal or No Deal will take place in Toronto, beginning January 23, 2007. Fans can stay tuned to ET Canada and globaltv.com for all the latest information on audience tickets, and complete details on casting for the Deal or No Deal models.

Produced expressly for Global Television by Insight Production Company Ltd. and Endemol USA, the 5 hour-long episodes will be broadcast exclusively in Canada. Airing on Global Television in the Spring of 2007, the special series – led by Host Howie Mandel – will bring all the action of the "Deal or No Deal" experience direct to its most loyal fans, right here at home. Deal or No Deal with Host Howie Mandel airs at a new time – Mondays @8pm ET/PT beginning December 4th on Global Television.

CanWest posts Q4 profit of $155M

WINNIPEG (CP) _ Media giant CanWest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS.A) has swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $155 million, reversing a year-ago loss of $106 million, after major cost-cutting.

The results came out Thursday after CanWest MediaWorks Income Fund (TSX:CWM.UN) reported that the CanWest limited partnership that is Canada’s largest publisher of newspapers, also reported a profitable fourth-quarter, with earnings of $46.5 million, up from a year-earlier loss of $4.9 million.

CanWest MediaWorks Limited Partnership is 74.2 per cent owned by CanWest Global, while the fund holds a 25.8 per cent stake. For CanWest Global, the profits amounted to a gain of 87 cents a share on sales of $655 million during the three months ended Aug. 31, compared with a loss of 60 cents per share on sales of $694 million a year ago.

For the year, net earnings were $179 million or $1.01 per share, up sharply from $10 million or six cents per share in 2005. The full-year results included a $164-million gain on the sale of TV3 Ireland in the fourth quarter. Consolidated revenues were $2.9 billion for the year, down five per cent from $3 billion the year before.

"All our major operations faced difficult advertising markets over the past year with adverse currency translation contributing further to declines in results from the South Pacific," stated CanWest Global CEO Leonard Asper.

"Markets now appear to be stabilizing and we expect a firming of revenues and EBITDA (pre-tax earnings) in the new fiscal year."

CanWest MediaWorks, for its part, had revenue of $274.4 million for the quarter ended Aug. 31, a one per cent increase over the same quarter last year. The fund attributed the increase in net earnings to reduced interest expense and income tax expense after the change in corporate structure to a limited partnership in October 2005.

"From an EBITDA perspective, we achieved growth in excess of 30 per cent in Q4, largely as a result of the restructuring of Dose in Q3, and cost-reduction efforts implemented during the year," partnership CEO Peter Viner said during a conference call with analysts.

"Cost containment will continue to be a major focus in fiscal 2007."

For the financial year, net earnings totalled $160.7 million, up from $25.7 million in the previous year, while annual revenue rose three per cent to $1.17 billion.

MediaWorks owns 10 major daily newspapers: Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Windsor Star, Victoria Times-Colonist, Regina Leader Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Other holdings include a one-third interest in Metro Ottawa and Metro Vancouver, free commuter dailies, together with 23 smaller community daily, weekly and bi-weekly publications.

CanWest Global is an international media company, whose other holdings include the Global Television Network, as well as stakes in conventional television, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations and networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

On the TSX Thursday, CanWest MediaWorks units were trading down 23 cents, or 3.3 per cent, at $6.73, while CanWest Global stock was unchanged at $10.27.

"Deal or no Deal" travels to Toronto

(TORONTO – October 23, 2006) Global Television today confirmed an agreement with Endemol USA to produce a Canadian version of the international hit, "Deal or No Deal." Five special editions of Canada’s favourite primetime gamer will be produced on-location in Toronto, in January 2007.

Produced expressly for Global Television by Insight Productions and Endemol USA, the 5 hour-long episodes will be broadcast exclusively in Canada. Airing on Global Television in the Spring of 2007, the special series – led by Host Howie Mandel – will bring all the thrills and excitement of the "Deal or No Deal" experience direct to its most loyal fans, right here at home.

"We’re delighted to confirm we’re bringing this high-profile format deal to Canada," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for CanWest MediaWorks. "Every aspect of the project and the production – from the creation of the dynamic "Deal or No Deal" on-air signature look, to opening up an opportunity for Canadians nationwide to get involved in the fun – is a challenge that we are eager to take on, and one that’s sure to generate buzz with audiences and industry alike."

Details on casting, related contesting, and the opportunity to be part of the studio audience for the special Canadian 5-night engagement will be revealed in the days to come.

"’Deal or No Deal’ is one of Endemol’s top grossing formats and an instant hit wherever it airs," said Endemol USA President, David Goldberg. "We’re thrilled about our partnership with Global Television, and that Canadians will now have their own version. Howie Mandel has proven to be a terrific host of the U.S. version of ‘Deal or No Deal’ and I am quite confident that he will be equally successful in Canada, his native country."

"Deal or No Deal" with Host Howie Mandel airs Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on Global Television.

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

TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ – 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, www.globaltv.com, 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 www.globaltv.com 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.

CanWest Global Announces Derek Burney as Chairman of the Board

WINNIPEG, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CanWest Global Communications Corp. announces the appointment of Mr. Derek H. Burney, O.C., of Ottawa to the position of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Burney joined the Board of CanWest in April, 2005 and will take over the Chair from Interim Chairman David Drybrough, who has maintained the position since March 2005. Mr. Drybrough will remain on the Board and continue to serve as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Burney is senior strategic adviser to the law firm of Ogilivy Renault and is a Visiting Professor and Senior Distinguished Fellow at Carleton University. He also serves as Lead Director for Shell Canada Ltd. and is on the Board of Directors of TransCanada Pipelines Limited.

Previously, Mr. Burney had an outstanding career in the public and private sectors, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Burney was Chairman and CEO of Bell Canada International Inc. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Burney served as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America. From March 1987 to January 1989, he served as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada.

In February 1992, Mr. Burney was awarded the Public Service of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award. In July 1993, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Mr. Burney was born in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, and was educated at Queen’s University, where he received an Honours B.A. and M.A. Mr. Burney was conferred Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Lakehead University, Queen’s University, Wilfrid Laurier University and Carleton University.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Burney said "I am honoured and delighted that the CanWest Board has asked me to take on this important assignment. Since joining the Board, I have been struck by the challenges, opportunities and new demands facing Canadian media companies as they adapt to dynamic changes in the media marketplace in Canada and globally. As Chairman, my priorities will be to ensure that the Company maintains a strong and responsive corporate governance culture together with sound and cohesive strategic and financial strategies that will enable the Company to grow."

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