VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Rogers Media is expanding its local newscast “CityNews” to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal.
Local versions of the newscast will start airing in Edmonton and Winnipeg on September 4th. 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 Magazine, “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.
“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,” says 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.”
A publicist says there are no current plans to bring the newscast to Saskatchewan.
Rogers is the parent company of NEWS 1130.