CityNews Channel Moves to New Home on Rogers Digital Channel 15, Beginning Nov. 22
– CityNews Channel stakes claim among Top 5 digital networks in Toronto
with unparalleled integrated coverage of the Provincial Election and
Occupy Toronto –
-Toronto’s only 24-hour HD all-news channel is available on multiple platforms: TV, online and mobile devices with CityNews iPhone and iPad apps –
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ – In less than two months, CityNews Channel has quickly become Toronto’s go-to station for comprehensive coverage of the day’s events. Now, the 24-hour all-news channel is moving to its permanent home on Rogers digital channel 15 in the Greater Toronto Area beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22 on Rogers Cable systems. Check local listings for channel placement outside of the GTA.
Live from the heart of Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, CityNews Channel brings Rogers Media’s foremost news, entertainment, sports and current affairs brands together for multiplatform, integrated coverage. Since launching on October 3, CityNews Channel has catapulted into the digital network Top 5 in the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos,* proving it’s on the pulse of the city’s biggest news stories.
“CityNews Channel continues to evolve with each headline, bringing viewers multiplatform, HD coverage of news stories as they break,“ said Tina Cortese, Vice-President, News and General Manager, Citytv Toronto, Rogers Media Inc. “With a new home on Rogers digital channel 15, we look forward to reaching even more viewers and continuing our proven success in providing accessible and reliable information 24 hours a day.”
Anchored by rotating hosts on an hourly basis with live cameras in all Rogers Media newsrooms, CityNews Channel features trusted personalities from across Rogers Media properties. The winning 680News radio format comes to life on CityNews Channel with traffic and weather together on the :1s, sports at :15 and :45, and business at :26 and :56 past the hour. Following a simulcast of Canada’s #1 morning show, Breakfast Television, CityNews Channel continues with an exclusive extra half hour of BT from 9-9:30am.
Also simulcast on CityNews Channel are the CityNews at Five, CityNews at Six, and CityNews Tonight broadcasts with another exclusive extra half hour of news coverage from 11:30pm-midnight. Plus, CityNews Channel is live overnight from 12am-5:30am with live audio news feeds from 680News. CityNews Channel is available on television, online at CityNews.ca and on mobile devices with the new, enhanced CityNews iPhone and iPad apps.
CityNews.ca will have more headlines and local stories, more video content than ever before, and offer exclusive features, such as map views of local news as it happens, detailed weather pages and local weather sticks. With more opportunities for users to contribute to stories through commenting, social media and photo uploads, CityNews.ca offers the ultimate interactive news experience with news tips on the fly and via twitter @CityNews.
Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations as well as 5 OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet consisting of four regional channels and the nationally distributed Sportsnet ONE, and the Shopping Channel, a televised and Internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Flare, L’actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility.
*Source: BBM Canada