ROGERS MEDIA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW TORONTO 24-HOUR CITYNEWS CHANNEL, FALL 2011
An innovative news channel integrating resources from television, radio,
digital, and publishing platforms from across Rogers
TORONTO, May 30, 2011 /CNW/ – Scott Moore, President, Rogers
Broadcasting Ltd., announced today that Rogers will be launching CityNews Channel, a new 24-hour, interactive, local news channel in Toronto.
“We’re taking the number one news radio format in Canada, 680 News, and bringing it to television under the brand of CityNews Channel,” commented Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. “By
incorporating our trailblazing and trusted news brands from CityNews, 680 News, and publishing – including Canada’s most trusted news magazine, Maclean’s – CityNews Channel is poised to be the destination local news channel.”
CityNews Channel will be available to digital cable subscribers this October and will
feature an enriched and interactive screen format.
“Our CityNews team has the strongest local news pedigree in Canada,” added Jamie
Haggarty, Executive Vice-President, Television Operations, Rogers Media
Television. “CityNews Channel will take all news television to the next level combining our trusted
news personalities with content from across all Rogers Media
Local television remains a vital source of news and information and CityNews Channel will play an active role in keeping viewers well informed on a
minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour basis with unique, integrated coverage
on both the breaking news and in-depth stories that matter most.
About 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, Rogers 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