Rogers Media to bring its flagship newscast CityNews to more markets
By The Canadian Press
Rogers Media is expanding its local newscast “CityNews” to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal.
Local versions of the Toronto mainstay will start airing in Edmonton and Winnipeg on Sept. 4. The newscasts head to Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary in winter 2018.
The broadcasts will include daily one-hour editions at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time.
Rogers Media says sister brands such as Maclean’s, “Breakfast Television,” and Sportsnet could supply complementary stories to the broadcasts, which will include “regional and national perspectives.”
Rogers has City-branded television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Regina.
A publicist says there are no current plans to bring the newscast to Saskatchewan.
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