Rogers Media readies CityNews expansion
Rogers Media of Toronto plans to expand its CityNews news program nationally. Previously broadcast only in Toronto, the daily one-hour program will be expanded to include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal. Each edition will be produced locally. The show will debut in Edmonton and Winnipeg on Sept. 4, launching in the additional markets in the winter of 2018.
"CityNews's fresh and innovative approach to news reporting resonates strongly with younger viewers, with CityNews at Six now ranking number one in Toronto among the coveted 18 to 34 adult demo" said Dave Budge, vice-president of television news and information at 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."