Broadcaster Magazine

Citytv Launches News at Five and Breakfast Television at 5:30 am

  Citytv is giving viewers – including early risers – a head start on all the day’s top stories and breaking news now even earlier, with the launch of CityNews at Five and an early start to  Breakfast Television.

Launching September 5 in the Greater Toronto Area, CityNews at Five gives viewers a first look at the most important news of the day – before dinner even hits the table. With triple-threat veteran news anchors Tom Hayes, Francis D’Souza and Avery Haines at the helm, CityNews at Five becomes the Greater Toronto Area’s new weekday destination for local news first. Out on the streets and in the community five days a week, CityNews at Five is everywhere – bringing viewers a full hour of in-depth coverage on local news stories that matter most with all of your favourite local reporters and traffic and weather specialists, leading in to Citytv’s popular supper-hour newscast CityNews at Six.

In addition, Breakfast Television gets an early start to the day, hitting the airwaves 30 minutes earlier, beginning at 5:30am as of September 6 in all markets across the country. Just in time for the first day of school, the 5:30am Breakfast Television wake-up call will feature viewers’ favourite hosts, anchors, reporters and weather specialists, who will all be on hand to greet viewers as they roll out of bed and get a jump on the day.