Canwest is Canada's leading international media company. Representing a portfolio of world-class brands, the Company creates and distributes some of the most compelling and dynamic content across multiple media platforms.
In Canada, the company's diversified holdings include conventional television networks Global Television and E!, which reach almost 100% of English-speaking Canadians. The broadcast brands are complemented by 26 specialty networks capturing a 30.1% share of commercial specialty network viewers in Canada.
Canwest operates one of Canada's largest newspaper chains reaching 4.9 million engaged readers on a weekly basis. The publications are complemented by several online properties under the canada.com network which averages over 4.5 million unique visitors per month. The canada.com network also features the entertainment site Dose.ca and in-depth vertical sites such as the popular driving.ca and working.com.
In Australia, Canwest is indirectly (through a wholly owned subsidiary) the majority and controlling shareholder of the TEN Television Network and Eye Corp. Network Ten (TEN) is a national network of wholly owned commercial television stations in five key Australian markets. Eye Corp is one of Australia's largest Out-of-Home media operators with businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America.
Canwest's international assets also include several radio stations in Turkey. Canwest has full interest in The New Republic magazine, a 93 year-old US-based political magazine that offers intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture.
News on Canwest Global Communications
Last night Digital Journal hosted an evening discussion called Future of Media in Toronto's Drake Hotel. The participating panel included Mark Evans, Elmer Sotto from Facebook Canada, Anjali... more
Once the $1.1 Billion CDN sale of the former Canwest Newspaper Group's assets is finalized, Canada's newest media conglomerate will be named Postmedia Network. Postmedia will include major... more
CTV reported today that Canwest Global Communications has struck a deal that will see Global TV and a handful of lucrative specialty channels move under the control of Western Canadian cable giant... more
The sale of CanWest Global Communications Corp. is expected to hit a crescendo in the next few weeks as rival groups begin their fight to buy the company’s newspapers and the Globe and Mail... more
The coming Monday, November 2nd, MoMoVan brings you an evening focused on the use of Mobile Social Media Apps during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. 6,000 athletes and officials, 3,000 media and... more
Following marathon talks with bankers, Canwest Global Communications Corp. is to file for bankruptcy protection today to complete a controlled recapitalization plan. Canwest Global said it will... more
CanWest Global Communications reported a ballooning second-quarter loss of $1.44 Billion today after taking a $1.19 Billion writedown and said the outlook for advertising revenue remains grim.... more
Over at The Tyee today, David Beers has republished a memo from Canwest Brass Dennis Skulsky and Doug Lamb to staff urging them to control costs. Here's a snippet: Date: January 23, 2009 To:... more
Canwest announced today a partnership with Chicago-based ShopLocal which will see Canwest as the exclusive supplier of ShopLocal products and services in Canada. “The most exciting element... more