Citytv announced the addition of two local programs to its schedule in Calgary and Toronto.  In Spring 2011, Citytv plans to broadcast a new half-hour suppertime program in Calgary and  CityNews will return to weekends on Citytv in Toronto.

The new untitled 30-minute show in Calgary will air weekdays Monday to Friday.  The province-wide search for its new local host created a buzz in the industry that lead to today’s early announcement about the new program.

“Due to competitive reasons we can’t reveal too much about the show at this time, except that it will be hosted by a personality well-known in Calgary and throughout most of Alberta,” commented Jamie Haggarty, Executive Vice-President, Television Operations, Rogers Media Television.  “We identified an opportunity to engage and interact with Calgarians daily.”

The return of CityNews at six and eleven on weekends in Toronto is another welcomed announcement for Citytv viewers.  Anchors of the weekend news will be announced shortly before the program returns to the airwaves in early March.

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.

See release at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2011/31/c6674.html