- Citytv Programming Available Throughout Saskatchewan, Beginning Jan. 2
TORONTO AND REGINA, Dec. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - In an aggressive pursuit to
increase its presence in key markets across Canada, Citytv has signed
an affiliate agreement with Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN),
the two networks announced today.
Beginning January 2, Citytv programming will air from 3 p.m. to 5:59
a.m. CST every day, at which time the network will officially be called
'Citytv on SCN'. Throughout the remainder of the day, the station will
be referred to as 'SCN', and will continue to air educational and
children's programming, commercial free.
"Early on, we identified Saskatchewan as one of the key markets in which
we sought to expand our footprint. This deal allows us to deliver our
world-class programming to the entire province and extend the popular
Citytv brand," said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting, Rogers
Media. "Having a dedicated Citytv presence in Saskatchewan gives
viewers a more consistent and reliable viewing experience. It also
offers the people of Saskatchewan great Canadian programming, which
cannot be found on U.S. networks."
From 3 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. CST, the Citytv on SCN lineup will follow
Citytv's national programming grid, and includes such hits as Terra Nova, New Girl, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Alcatraz, Canada's No. 1 daytime program, CityLine, and Citytv's blockbuster original series Canada's Got Talent, which debuts in March. In addition, local Saskatchewan programming
will air post 3 p.m. on Citytv on SCN in mid-2012 leading into the
prime Fall television season, and will feature such hit favourites as The Neighbors Dog, 15 Minutes of Fame, and documentaries.
There will not be any changes to SCN's current educational, children's
and local programming from 6 a.m. to 2:59 p.m. CST, while its
commitment to local production also remains intact.
"We've always had great respect for Rogers and we're delighted to be
associated with them," said Bruce Claassen, CEO and Owner, SCN. "Their
involvement adds a further level of depth to what SCN can be, and that
is to be a major broadcaster in Saskatchewan."
SCN will continue to operate out of Regina with the current management
team and employees.
"We are very pleased to be affiliated with Rogers and Citytv," said
Joanne McDonald, General Manager, SCN. "Citytv has an outstanding
schedule. Add that to our world-class local production and educational
content, and we have a channel that offers viewers the best programming
in the province."
SCN is Saskatchewan's provincial educational broadcaster. Owned and
operated by the Bluepoint Investment Corporation, SCN offers a blend of
educational, informative, and entertaining programming with a dedicated
children's, educational and local programming non-commercial schedule
from 6:00am-3:00pm. SCN is committed to Saskatchewan production by
investing in content and bringing those stories to our audience. SCN is
available throughout Saskatchewan on cable and satellite, as well as
across Canada on satellite. More information about SCN can be found on
the network's website at www.SCN.ca.
Citytv™ 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
SOURCE Rogers Media Inc.
For further information:
Michelle Lomack, Citytv, email@example.com; w-416-764-3190, c-416-819-2783
Joanne McDonald, SCN, firstname.lastname@example.org; w-306-779-2726 x232, c-306-570-6709