And The Axe Falls At CityTV…

CityTV once a jewel on Queen Street West has been hit with yet another blow. Now a plaything for larger media corporations CityTV is now owned by Rogers Media.

“Today’s changes, although difficult, are necessary to align our operations with the economic and regulatory realities of our industry,” says Leslie Sole, CEO, Rogers Media Television. Today’s press release adds fuel to the fire that the consolidation of media outlets has not only reduced real “choice” but has resulted in fewer jobs. (Some would argue consolidation has meant less quality too!) It seems the bulk of job losses are related to markets outside of Toronto. It is likely that some CityTV Toronto on-air personalities, writers, producers, editors and camera people are affected by this announcement.

Love it or hate it CityTV’s new home is Yonge and Dundas Square. Hoping that this “rationalization” doesn’t further erode what was once one of Toronto’s best stations. My condolences to those that have lost their jobs in these uncertain times.

4 Comments so far

  1. MFT (unregistered) on January 19th, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    I’m gonna miss Laura di Battista; she was hot. I’ve wanted to plug her ever since I was a horny little teenager.

  2. swoononeone (tor_trevor) on January 20th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Looks as though EYE weekly shares my sentiment…–the-sad-decline-of-citytv

  3. Comrick317 (unregistered) on January 20th, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    Roger’s has killed this station, i won’t even watch it anymore. Sorry to all the canned workers and personalities. A sad day to work for City TV, once a great station. So long.

  4. W. K. Lis (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

    When City TV was CHUM property, it was better because it was the baby boomers station. Now with Rogers, its the suits in charge, and it is on its start downhill.

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