DAILY NEWS May 30, 2013 9:03 AM - 2 comments

Rogers Media Cancels CityNews Channel and OMNI's English South Asian Newcast

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“TThe following is a statement from Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media, regarding CityNews Channel and OMNI Television.  "Today, we made changes to the company’s television strategy to reflect evolving viewer habits and the global structural shift in advertising.

 “Moving forward, we will focus our broadcast news resources in Toronto on 680News and CityNews on City, and as a result, have ceased operations of CityNews Channel, effective immediately. Given the changing marketplace, programming changes have also been made at OMNI Television: the English-language South Asian newscast is no longer being offered and production operations in Alberta have ceased. We remain committed to ethnic programming and will deliver news in four other languages, as well as continue to air programming in more than 40 languages.

 “Today’s changes impact 2.5 per cent of the company’s broadcast workforce. While difficult, these changes enable us to continue to focus our efforts where we know the market is growing, while helping us to effectively manage our costs.”

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What a load of crap moved channels so now BBC news now costs $3 a month .Lost channels moved channels less service signal is dropping all the time takes 15 min to load their updates at least 4 times in last week no reduction in service charges called to complain person did not know about the changes . A pox on Harper and his money grabbing MAFIA. Letting these guys get away with no control

Posted May 31, 2013 07:32 AM

Sammy Gee

What a bunch of BS from Scott Moore. He could at least be honest and admit the changes are to cut costs and nothing more. Hey Scott, seeing as your paying Jose Bautista all that money, maybe he can anchor a new sapnish newscast on OMNI. After all he makes more than all your broadcast employees combined!

Posted May 30, 2013 06:04 PM

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