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Mon Jun 5 4:57 pm  #1


Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

(I'm acutely aware, as the joke goes, that if the President of Rogers walked on water, this board would bitch about his inability to swim..  having said that.. I think this is very positive and exciting for the world of news in general.....)

Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

TORONTO ( June 5, 2017) - Building on its commitment to deliver more local news to even more Canadians, Rogers Media will expand its award-winning news program,CityNews ™, across Canada, beginning September 4. Currently seen in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, the expansion ofCityNews will now include local versions of CityNews produced locally and airing daily on City, in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Montreal.

The one-hour newscasts will broadcast seven days a week withCityNews at Six at 6 p.m., and CityNews Tonight at 11 p.m. local time. Newscasts in Edmonton and Winnipeg will debut Monday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. local time. CityNews will expand into the Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary markets in Winter 2018.

“CityNews’s fresh and innovative approach to news reporting resonates strongly with younger viewers, with CityNews at Six – which we revitalized over the last 18 months – now ranking number one in Toronto among the coveted 18 to 34 adult demo*,” said Dave Budge, Vice President, News and Information, Television, Rogers Media. “It’s a winning format that connects with today’s viewer, and we’re excited to bring the same authentic local approach to new audiences.

Debuting in Toronto in 1975, the multi-award winning CityNews has been globally recognized as a trailblazer for news innovation, earning accolades for its local coverage including the esteemed RTDNA National Bert Cannings Award for Best TV Newscast in a Large Market in 2016. Late last month, CityNews reporter Cynthia Mulligan won the national RTDNA Adrienne Clarkson Award for Diversity in Reporting for her in-depth series on Danica Rain – a transgender Ontario woman who underwent gender reassignment surgery at a clinic in Bangkok.

“Staying true to the hard-hitting journalism that CityNews is known for, the content will focus on viewer-driven, original stories introduced by local reporters,” added Budge.

Adding regional and national perspectives, complementary stories from Rogers Media’s sister brands such as Maclean’s, Breakfast Television, and Sportsnet will also be featured in the broadcasts. Viewers will also see news content delivered across all platforms, with each CityNews team engaging with audiences through their respective local websites and social media channels.

Additional programming details and on-air news talent will be announced in the coming months.


 


Madness takes its toll.  Please have exact change.
 
 

Mon Jun 5 5:19 pm  #2


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

Does this mean my bill is going up again?


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

Mon Jun 5 5:49 pm  #3


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

It shouldn't.  This is the start of the rollout of money saved by not trying to run a 'Daytime Toronto' show up against Cityline.

unclefester wrote:

Does this mean my bill is going up again?

 


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Tue Jun 6 8:14 am  #4


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

unclefester wrote:

Does this mean my bill is going up again?

Nope. Rogers shut down most of their community channels to free up some money.

"Rogers TV channels in Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Toronto and Brampton have ceased operations effective immediately, said Leslie, and the channels will go dark at the end of August. Until then, Rogers will offer a single channel mixing community news and city council coverage in those communities and will switch to previewing Canadian specialty channels on the Rogers channel starting in September in those markets."

Sources:  https://www.insauga.com/rogers-tv-mississauga-closes
and
https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7273505-rogers-tv-durham-stays-on-air-but-staff-cut-as-rogers-reduces-community-tv-support/
 

Last edited by Radiowiz (Tue Jun 6 8:19 am)

 

Tue Jun 6 2:43 pm  #5


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

I do not like the CityNews format at all. I find it hard to believe that it rates highly with viewers 18 to 34; how many 18 to 34 yr olds watch an evening local TV newscast.....not that many to begin with.  In my opinion, CTV's Toronto newscast at 6PM is miles ahead of  Global, CBC or City at that hour.

 

Tue Jun 6 4:37 pm  #6


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

mojo55 wrote:

I do not like the CityNews format at all. I find it hard to believe that it rates highly with viewers 18 to 34; how many 18 to 34 yr olds watch an evening local TV newscast.....not that many to begin with.  In my opinion, CTV's Toronto newscast at 6PM is miles ahead of  Global, CBC or City at that hour.

Have you considered 18-34 yr olds who catch City's 5:00 p.m. news before heading out for evening work shifts or a night on the town?
 

 

Tue Jun 6 6:14 pm  #7


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

Did Rogers just fire there weather department. Here is part of the press release.

The Weather Company ( an IBM Business)
Rogers Media and The Weather Company team up to provide weather information and content customized specifically for the Canadian market. With this agreement, The Weather Company will provide in-depth weather data and forecasts, as well as curated content, across Rogers Media properties. In turn, Rogers Media will provide locally relevant articles, photos, and video content across the Canadian versions of The Weather Channel app and weather.com.

 

Tue Jun 6 10:23 pm  #8


Re: Rogers Media Expands CityNews Across Canada

They can't swim...unless swimming in the red counts Ig.


The less 'Cyber Space' knows about me the better.  As a result I do not use my real name.  I would be willing to use yours' though.  No?  OK then.  So you 'get' it.  We're good.