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April 14, 2011

News Releases

The likes of Citytv, HELLO! Canada, Rogers Radio and Maclean’s bring together some of the nation’s most celebrated journalists and personalities to give you the inside story on the wedding of the century

  • In depth Royal Wedding coverage with Dina Pugliese of Breakfast Television Toronto and Alison Eastwood, Editor-in-Chief at HELLO! Canada, Erin and Mike of 98.1 CHFI, Carl Hanstke of 680 News and Tara Connors of CHYM 96.7 – all live in London!
  • Royal enthusiasts can visit for the latest news and a live stream of the wedding, galleries, live chats and blogs from Maclean’s, CityNews, HELLO! Canada, Chatelaine, Flare, and more.
  • Get a Royal education with the Biography Channel and Rogers on Demand with special themed presentations.
  • Look for special Royal Wedding Commemorative Issues hot off the presses from HELLO! Canada and Maclean’s on newsstands this May
  • Watch live on your iPad.

TORONTO, April 14 /CNW/ – Canadians will get the royal treatment from Rogers Media with extensive multi-platform coverage leading up to, on the day of, and immediately after the day of Prince William‘s and Kate Middleton’s historic nuptials on April 29.

Citytv coverage starts at 5am ET (4CT/3MT/2PT) on Breakfast Television and continues throughout the day on CityLine, CityNews at Six and the primetime special, Citytv and HELLO! Canada…Your Invitation to The Royal Wedding. The must-see nuptial coverage will also stream LIVE online at and the app for iPad.

Breakfast Television: Special Royal Edition (5AM ET/2PT/3MT/4CT)
Broadcasting at a special time on Citytv in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, BT Toronto co-host, Dina Pugliese and HELLO! Canada Editor-in-Chief Alison Eastwood will bring viewers all the festivities LIVE from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey in London. BT continues to keep viewers in-the-know leading up to Will and Kate’s monumental day, with the latest on everything royals from HELLO! Canada. Watch BT before the wedding day for updates live from London during the week of April 25-29. Viewers can also catch BT Toronto live online and on the Citytv iPad app.

CityLine: Royal Wedding Special (9AM ET/PT/MT, 11CT)
Celebrate the royal wedding CityLine-style with an exclusive British Bash — complete with hats fit for a royal ceremony and a wedding cake challenge. Host, Tracy Moore and guest experts Lynn Spence and Bill Rowley, recap the unforgettable royal highlights from the dress and the décor, to the gifts and the guests, along with Alison Eastwood in London.  Watch CityLine every Friday until the royal wedding for exclusive, inside coverage of the royal family from the country’s leading royal experts, HELLO! Canada.

Citytv and HELLO! Canada…Your Invitation to The Royal Wedding (8PM ET/PT, 7CT, 9MT)
From the star-studded arrivals, to the breathtaking ceremony and Will and Kate’s first kiss as a married couple, relive the must-see highlights from the royal wedding in this Citytv primetime special broadcast event.  Also available live on the Citytv iPad app and at  In addition, the special will be available on Rogers on Demand on April 30.

Get to know the royal family, with special themed biographies Monday to Friday at 12pm ET/PT throughout the week of April 25-29 on the Biography Channel.  Find out the stories behind the popular monarchy including Princess Diana, Princess Anne, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, and the bride-to-be, Kate Middleton.  Plus, see the royals according to Hollywood, with blockbuster movies like The King’s Speech, The Queen, The Duchess and more on Rogers on Demand/Rogers on Demand Online.

LIVE coverage from London continues on Rogers radio with Erin Davis and Mike Cooper, hosts of The Erin and Mike Show on CHFI (98.1 in Toronto), along with 680News personality, Carl Hanstke (680 News in Toronto, 1310 News in Ottawa, News1130 in Vancouver, 660News in Calgary, 570 News in Kitchener, 95.7 News in Halifax, 91.9 News in Moncton and 88.9 News in Saint John) and co-host Tara Connors from the George and Tara Show (CHYM 96.7 FM in Kitchener-Waterloo).

Don’t miss a royal moment with Rogers On Demand and Rogers On Demand Online. Beginning at 5:00pm EST on April 29, Rogers Digital Cable customers can tune into channel 100 where every minute of this historical event will be available to watch on TV on your own schedule.  In addition, Rogers On Demand will feature Citytv and HELLO! specials available in catch up, plus hours of royalty themed movies.  Rogers is also making hours of royal programming available to all Canadians at the click of a mouse.  Available at no charge, Canadians can visit to catch up on more than seven hours of pre-wedding events including Citytv and HELLO! Canada…Your Invitation to The Royal Wedding specials, watch the entire ceremony, as well as view post-event highlights.  Watch as many times and as often as you want. Rogers will make the Royal Wedding available on Rogers On Demand and Rogers On Demand Online until May 6,2011.  For information, visit

Visit to stream the ceremony live and check out the latest news, photo galleries, blogs, and video footage from Breakfast Television, CityLine, CityNews, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, HELLO! Canada,, Today’s Parent, 680 News, and in preparation for the royal wedding.

Viewers can relive Citytv’s full coverage of the Royal Wedding online until July 31.

HELLO! Canada
The country’s foremost authority on the Royal Family, HELLO! Canada has unparalleled access to the intimate details of this larger-than-life royal love story. On April 21, readers can pick up HELLO! Canada‘s gorgeous Royal Wedding Walk-up issue. Next, Editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood, in London for wedding week, will offer special on-the-scene reports for an exciting issue hitting newsstands May 2. HELLO! Canada will also produce an exclusive, gloriously photo-rich Royal Wedding Commemorative Issue, on newsstands May 6.

Some of Canada’s most esteemed journalists offer insight from both Canada and London, including John Fraser and Leah McLaren. A special preview issue hits newsstands April 21. Next, a glossy keepsake issue, produced just hours after the historic event, will come out May 2. The issue on newsstands May 5 features a wrapup of the momentous event. Maclean’s is also producing a commemorative Royal Wedding book, available exclusively at Chapters in May.

On the Wedding Day, London-based blogger Leah McLaren will send quips from a royal wedding champagne breakfast with friends in West London. will present up-to-the-minute coverage and commentary on the royal wedding dress and wedding guest fashions.  

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 facility.