Citynews.ca and The Mark Announce Online Content Partnership

TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - The online news service for Toronto's Citytv, Citynews.ca, and The Mark, themarknews.com, have announced a content partnership that will provide citynews.ca users a new stream of local features and opinion pieces.

This new content partnership includes a weekly editorial opinion series from a number of The Mark contributors on topics impacting Torontonians. In January, the weekly series will focus on topics central to the local community such as poverty, the TTC, changing neighbourhoods, HST, and the mayoral race.

"Citynews.ca is pleased to be able to offer our users more in-depth, hyper-local and opinion based news features from a long list of notable Torontonians," comments Claude Galipeau, SVP & GM Digital, Rogers Media. "Our relationship with The Mark will serve to complement our current daily news, sports, traffic and weather coverage."

"The Mark's mission is to provide outstanding Canadian thinkers and doers with a platform on which to articulate their informed opinions to a large audience," said Jeff Anders, CEO, The Mark. "This partnership with citynews.ca is an exciting opportunity to feature Toronto's most compelling, innovative ideas, and the people behind those ideas, on both citynews.ca and themarknews.com."

About Citytv:

Citytv(TM) television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com.

The Mark is Canada's online magazine for commentary and debate. Its community of 600+ Canadian experts on politics, business, science & technology, and the arts provides authoritative multimedia analysis of the day's news. A Toronto-based publication, The Mark presents the varied perspectives of the people who are on the ground making the decisions that ultimately become news. For more information about The Mark visit www.themarknews.com.

SOURCE Rogers Media

For further information: For further information: Andrea Gagliardi, General Manager and Director, TV Web, Rogers Media Television, (416) 764-3249


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