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Shaw to Sell Global TV Network, Specialty Channels to Corus for $2.65 Billion

Shaw to Sell Global TV Network, Specialty Channels to Corus for $2.65 Billion

By The Canadian Press

Corus Entertainment’s headquarters is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Shaw Communications is selling its media division to Corus Entertainment for $2.65 billion — a deal that will help fund Shaw’s purchase of Wind Mobile. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

CALGARY – Shaw Communications is selling its media division to Corus Entertainment for $2.65 billion — a deal that will help fund the telecom company’s purchase of Wind Mobile.

Shaw Media includes the Global Television network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase — formerly part of the Canwest business group before it was split up.

Corus already owns a number of other specialty TV channels as well as a network of radio stations and the Nelvana animation studio.

Both companies are controlled by the Shaw family through its voting shares. Shaw Communications will become a large shareholder in Corus as a result of the deal, which involves both cash and shares.

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Michelle Lissel Named New Global Weather Anchor

Michelle Lissel
Michelle Lissel (SHAW MEDIA)

Michelle Lissel is making a return to the city as Global Winnipeg’s new weather anchor.

Lissel will fill the spot left by Kate Gajdosik, who moved west earlier this summer for Global BC.

Lissel is no stranger to Global Winnipeg, having begun her career there as a sports anchor in 1998, and eventually landing a position on what later became Fox Sports World.

From there, she took a break from television and oversaw media relations for the Toronto FC Major League Soccer team with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) before moving back to reporting in 2010.

Michelle’s first day on air is Monday, August 19.

Global Winnipeg Taking Newscasts on the Road

Global WinnipegGlobal Winnipeg is leaving the studio and taking its newscasts into the community later this month.

Beginning Tuesday, August 13, Global’s “Morning News” will broadcast from the pedway system below 201 Portage Avenue until Friday, August 30.

The “Evening News” and “News Hour Final” will broadcast from various locations around the city during the same weeks, according to a release from Shaw Media.

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Canadians Standing Up to Cancer in Fundraising Special

Canadians Standing Up to Cancer in Fundraising Special

By Tyler Sutherland

Canada’s major TV networks will come together on Friday to ‘stand up’ to fight cancer. The primetime special “Stand Up to Cancer” will return with Citytv, CTV and Global TV donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free coverage to the fundraiser.

Dozens of celebrities will take part, including Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Michael C. Hall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sofia Vergara and George Clooney.

The U.S.-based broadcast will be dedicated to all cancer survivors and illustrate how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.

The 2008 telecast helped raise over $100 million. Canadian viewers can donate by calling 1-888-907-8263 or online at StandUp2Cancer.org.

The broadcast will air in conjunction with the major U.S. networks on September 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT.

Winnipeg Media Lip-Sync Contest — Video Highlights

Winnipeg media personalities hit the stage Friday night for the 12th annual Children’s Wish Foundation Media Lip-Sync Contest.

The night included great food and entertainment for an even greater cause, and of course, the usual silliness that comes with any lip-sync competition. Media dressed up in wacky outfits to pull off their best faux-performances.

Watch video highlights below courtesy of Global TV.

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Global TV Goes On a Field Trip

Global TV Goes On a Field Trip

Just because your building was the subject of a bomb threat, doesn’t mean the news day comes to an end.

Global TV Evacuated

Dozens of Global TV Winnipeg employees who were forced from their offices in Canwest Place, moved over to some vacant workspace in a building on Carlton Street to create a makeshift newsroom.

They even got pizza!

Submitted photos via Facebook