OTTAWA, March 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Residents in the nation's capital have a new home for local news in their community with today's debut of OttawaMatters.com. With editorial coverage led by Rogers Media's award-winning news and talk radio station, 1310 NEWS, the digital news site provides breaking local news coverage, feature stories, entertainment, obituaries, classifieds community events, and weather.
OttawaMatters.com also showcases live stream video from Rogers tv Ottawa. With a focus on hyperlocal content, audiences will stay up-to-date on current affairs with popular morning talk show, Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe, connect with some of the city's experts on daytime Ottawa and Ottawa Eats and enjoy exclusive coverage of high school sports and local events.
"1310 NEWS and Rogers tv take great pride in serving Ottawa audiences, and the launch of OttawaMatters.com allows us to further our investment in the community as we continue to evolve in today's shifting media landscape," said Mark Campbell, Director of News Programming, 1310 NEWS. "With the recent changes in the market, we saw an opportunity to serve this community even better by expanding our local news coverage through the creation of a site dedicated to stories reflective of this region."
Through a collaboration with Village Media, the successful digital news network provides the platform to offer OttawaMatters.com on smartphone, desktop, and tablet.
Highly respected in the industry for building successful locally-focused digital news sites, OttawaMatters.com marks the second collaboration between Rogers Media and Village Media, the first of which was in October 2017 with the launch of HalifaxToday.ca. Indicative of audiences' desire for hyperlocal content, since launch, HalifaxToday.ca has experienced great success, reaching more than 275,000 people across mobile, tablet, and desktop*.
OttawaMatters.com will serve residents of Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley, and Gatineau. Rogers Media is the exclusive advertising representative to sell the Canadian advertising inventory on OttawaMatters.com.
Source: *Google Analytics on four-week average, January 2018.
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Rogers Media is a diverse media and content company that engages more than 30 million Canadians each week. The company's multimedia offerings include 55 radio stations, 30 local TV stations, 24 conventional and specialty television stations, 9 magazines, podcasts, digital and e-commerce websites, and sporting events. Rogers Media delivers unique storytelling through its range of powerful brands: Maclean's, City, OMNI Television, Today's Parent, TSC, KiSS, FX, Sportsnet – Canada's #1 specialty network, and the Blue Jays, Canada's only Major League Baseball team. Rogers Media is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit RogersMedia.com.
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