Canwest Get Canadians Ready To Sing in CANADA SINGS!

Team building at work strikes a new chord…Canwest Broadcasting announced today it will develop and broadcast an all-new original production, Canada Sings! (working title). The reality series will target budding talents within workplaces nationwide, encouraging glee clubs to come together and perform in competition.

Canwest Producing A Record Number of Scripted Original Projects Slated for Global and Showcase

Hot on the heels of Rookie Blue’s record-breaking launch and upcoming premiere of Haven, a partnership with SyFy, Canwest confirms an impressive roster of additional Canadian series for Global and Showcase. Canwest is producing seven original one-hour dramas, four half-hour comedies and three back-door pilots, set to premiere throughout the 2010/11 broadcast season.

Canwest Announces 2010 Specialty Programming Highlights

Canwest announced today details of the 2010-2011 programming lineup across its Specialty channels. Joining an already robust selection of series, specials and blockbuster movies, the fall schedules include hit series AMERICAN PICKERS on History Television, action-packed spy series BURN NOTICE on Showcase and 16 brand new lifestyle programs featuring fan-favourite hosts. Looking ahead to 2011, viewers can expect Canadian adaptations …

Canwest Reports Unprecedented Growth in 2009-2010 TV Season

Just one day before its Fall 2010 Upfront Presentation, Canwest recaps the 2009-2010 season with resounding success in all areas of its broadcast business. “This season produced extraordinary results for Global and our outstanding portfolio of Specialty channels,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice-President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “From incredible growth in news and primetime on Global, to historic audiences across our …

Restructured Canwest to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw

Canwest Global Communications Corp. (“Canwest” or the “Company”) announced today that agreements have been reached between Shaw Communications Inc. (“Shaw”), certain of the senior subordinated noteholders of Canwest Media Inc. (“CMI”), and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and certain of its affiliates (together, the “Goldman Sachs Entities”) that contemplate a purchase by Shaw of all of the shares of a restructured …

Canwest Brings Original Series HAVEN Home

Canwest Broadcasting announces the pick-up of Haven, E1 Entertainment’s much-anticipated drama series, co-commissioned with Syfy. Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers and Sisters, ER), Lucas Bryant (Queer as Folk, Dollhouse), and Eric Balfour (24, Six Feet Under) have been cast in the series, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from legendary author Stephen King. The one hour, 13-episode series is set …

Canwest announces resignation of Leonard Asper

Canwest Global Communications Corp (“Canwest” or the “Company”) announced today that Mr Leonard Asper has tendered his resignation as President and Chief Executive Officer and all other director and officer positions with Canwest and its subsidiaries in order to pursue other business opportunities and to avoid any concerns regarding potential conflicts of interest. Mr. Asper will continue to provide the …

Catalyst Capital Group And Partners Announce Proposal For Restructuring Canwest

A group led by Catalyst Capital Group Inc. (the “Catalyst Group”) that includes the Asper family and Canadian broadcasting industry executives, Rael P. Merson and John H. Tory, announced today that they have submitted to the Canwest Special Committee a restructuring proposal (the “Proposal”) to facilitate the Company’s emergence from the CCAA process. The Proposal requires no material amendments to …