Rogers closes CityNews Channel, reduces Omni Television
Rogers Communications has ceased the operation of its CityNews Channel in Toronto. The company has also made programming changes at Omni Television, discontinuing its English-language South Asian newscast and ending production operations in Alberta. According to the company, the changes have impacted 2.5% of the company's broadcast workforce. "We made changes to the company's television strategy to reflect evolving viewer habits and the global structural shift in advertising," said Scott Moore, president of broadcast at Rogers Media. "Moving forward, we will focus our broadcast news resources in Toronto on 680News and CityNews on City. We remain committed to ethnic programming and will deliver news in four other languages, as well as continue to air programming in more than 40 languages."