TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ – Today Rogers Media Television, a division of Rogers Communication Inc, officially cut the ribbon and dedicated its new state-of-the-art broadcast centre in honour of visionary and founder Ted Rogers. The ceremony took place live on Citytv, Breakfast Television and falls on the first anniversary of Ted Rogers’ passing.
“Housing two iconic Canadian television brands, OMNI Television and Citytv, in one landmark broadcast facility fulfills a commitment Ted Rogers made when he acquired Citytv. He had always envisioned a vibrant, high profile location that would become a part of the city of Toronto and the GTA,” commented Leslie Sole, CEO, Rogers Media Television. “I think Ted Rogers would have been proud of this moment and as Ted would say ‘The Best is Yet to Come'”.
Ted Rogers’ wife, Loretta Rogers; Toronto City Councillor, Kyle Rae; President, Rogers Media, Tony Viner; and CEO, Rogers Media Television, Leslie Sole cut the ribbon. A portrait of Ted Rogers and a plaque in his honour was also unveiled and will hang in the foyer at 33 Dundas Street East.
Join Citytv tonight at 7pm et/pt/mt (6pm ct) as we commemorate Ted Rogers’ life and legacy with a special airing of the in depth biography, Ted Rogers: A Life in Broadcasting. An innovative communications visionary, relentless businessman, dedicated family man, and proud Canadian, Ted Rogers has left his mark on the Canadian media landscape and beyond. From humble beginnings to media mogul, this in-depth special takes you through the trials and tribulations of one of the most well known men in Canada.
Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com.
OMNI™ is a free, over-the-air multilingual/multicultural television system committed to positive portrayal and broadcast reflection of Canada’s diversity through the airing of inclusive and accessible programming. With five stations – in BC; Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton) and Ontario (OMNI.1 and OMNI.2) – OMNI reached more than 23 million people in major market areas. As well as specializing in Canadian multilingual/multicultural programming, OMNI carries well-known International series and films – including East Asian Super Cinema and South Asian Bollywood Freetime Movies. OMNI Television is a part of Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.