Monday, May 30, 2011

Citytv, 680 and Maclean’s team on 24-hour news channe

Rogers has announced plans to launch CityNews Channel, a new 24-hour, local news channel in Toronto that will combine their various brands across radio, publishing and television.

"We're taking the number one news radio format in Canada, 680 News, and bringing it to television under the brand of CityNews Channel," said Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting, in a release. "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.”

The new channel will be available to digital subscribers in October.

It will feature an interactive screen, likely in a similar format to CP24, which this new station has been created as a response too.

CP24 was originally created as an extension of the Citytv brand but is now owned by Bell Media.

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