CityNews Channel

Saturday, April 7 at 7am ET on Citytv Toronto on Citytv

Viewers can start their weekend mornings with CityNews Channel (Rogers Digital Channel 15), Toronto’s only 24-hour, high definition, all-news channel on Citytv Toronto, beginning at 7am.

In less than two months, CityNews Channel has quickly become Toronto’s go-to station for comprehensive coverage of the day’s events.

Now, the 24-hour all-news channel is moving to its permanent home on Rogers digital channel 15 in the Greater Toronto Area beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22 on Rogers Cable systems. Check local listings for channel placement outside of the GTA. 

Live from the heart of Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, CityNews Channel brings Rogers Media’s foremost news, entertainment, sports and current affairs brands together for multiplatform, integrated coverage. Since launching on October 3, CityNews Channel has catapulted into the digital network Top 5 in the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos,* proving it’s on the pulse of the city’s biggest news stories. 

“CityNews Channel continues to evolve with each headline, bringing viewers multiplatform, HD coverage of news stories as they break,” said Tina Cortese, Vice-President, News and General Manager, Citytv Toronto, Rogers Media Inc. “With a new home on Rogers digital channel 15, we look forward to reaching even more viewers and continuing our proven success in providing accessible and reliable information 24 hours a day.”

Anchored by rotating hosts on an hourly basis with live cameras in all Rogers Media newsrooms, CityNews Channel features trusted personalities from across Rogers Media properties. The winning 680News radio format comes to life on CityNews Channel with traffic and weather together on the :1s, sports at :15 and :45, and business at :26 and :56 past the hour. Following a simulcast of Canada’s #1 morning show, Breakfast Television, CityNews Channel continues with an exclusive extra half hour of BT from 9-9:30am. 

Also simulcast on CityNews Channel are the CityNews at Five, CityNews at Six, and CityNews Tonight broadcasts with another exclusive extra half hour of news coverage from 11:30pm-midnight. Plus, CityNews Channel is live overnight from 12am-5:30am with live audio news feeds from 680News. CityNews Channel is available on television, online at CityNews.ca and on mobile devices with the new, enhanced CityNews iPhone and iPad apps.

Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd., announced today that Rogers will be launching CityNews Channel, a new 24-hour, interactive, local news channel in Toronto. 

“We’re taking the number one news radio format in Canada, 680 News, and bringing it to television under the brand of CityNews Channel,” commented Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. “By incorporating our trailblazing and trusted news brands from CityNews, 680 News, and publishing – including Canada’s most trusted news magazine, Maclean’s – CityNews Channel is poised to be the destination local news channel.” 

CityNews Channel will be available to digital cable subscribers this October and will feature an enriched and interactive screen format. 

“Our CityNews team has the strongest local news pedigree in Canada,” added Jamie Haggarty, Executive Vice-President, Television Operations, Rogers Media Television. “CityNews Channel will take all news television to the next level combining our trusted news personalities with content from across all Rogers Media platforms.”

Local television remains a vital source of news and information and CityNews Channel will play an active role in keeping viewers well informed on a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour basis with unique, integrated coverage on both the breaking news and in-depth stories that matter most.