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Citytv
Citytv logo.jpg
Founded September 28, 1972 (original Toronto station)
July 22, 2002 (official launch of system)
February 4, 2013 (change from system to network)
President Scott Moore
Company Rogers Communications
Notable Series Breakfast Television (local editions in selected markets)
CityLine
The Simpsons
Hockey Night in Canada
Modern Family
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Lethal Weapon
The Price Is Right
Former Names City (2012–2018)

Citytv (known simply as City from 2012 to 2018) is a network of seven English language television stations in Canada owned by Rogers Communications, along with three independently-owned affiliates.

The network-owned stations (CITY in Toronto, CJNT in Montréal, CKVU in Vancouver, CHMI in Winnipeg, CKAL in Calgary, CKEM in Edmonton and Citytv Saskatchewan in Regina) and the independent affiliates had previously been treated as a system of independent stations which share common branding and programming (outside of locally-produced shows) and not as a television network, but this has since changed with the network's acquisition by Rogers and its subsequent expansion into Saskatchewan and Québec.

Moses Znaimer, head of Citytv for many years, once described the system's philosophy by saying, "It's not the show, it's the flow."

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History

Citytv affiliates (including city of licence and date of first sign-on)

Rogers-owned

Station City First sign-on date Notes
CKVU-DT Vancouver, British Columbia September 1, 1976 Formerly a Global TV owned-and-operated station from August 18, 1997 until August 31, 2001, then branded on-air as ckvu13 upon leaving Global on September 1, 2001; joined Citytv on July 22, 2002
CKAL-DT Calgary, Alberta September 20, 1997 Formerly branded as part of the original A-Channel until August 1, 2005; joined Citytv the next day
CKEM-DT Edmonton, Alberta September 18, 1997 Formerly branded as part of the original A-Channel until August 1, 2005; joined Citytv the next day
Citytv Saskatchewan Regina, Saskatchewan May 6, 1991 Cable-only educational/commercial hybrid channel. Airs Citytv programming from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. CST outside of educational programming. Formerly owned by the Saskatchewan government as an educational channel under the name Saskatchewan Communications Network until June 21, 2010, when it was sold to Bluepoint Investment Corporation and developed its current format; joined Citytv on January 2, 2012; purchased by Rogers in June 2012 following regulatory approval of the channel's sale
CHMI-DT Portage la Prairie/Winnipeg, Manitoba October 18, 1986 Originally branded on-air as MTN (Manitoba Television Network) until joining the original A-Channel in the fall of 1999; joined Citytv on August 2, 2005
CITY-DT Toronto, Ontario September 28, 1972 Flagship station of Citytv
CJNT-DT Montréal, Québec September 8, 1997 Formerly a CH/E affiliate from September 8, 2001 to August 31, 2009. Joined Citytv on June 4, 2012; also had a secondary affiliation with Rogers Communications' multicultural OMNI Television system until February 3, 2013. Purchased by Rogers on December 20, 2012

Independently owned

Note: All independently-owned Citytv affiliates are owned by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. None of these stations use Citytv branding, but instead use each station's call sign for local branding. [1]

Station City First sign-on date Notes
CFJC-TV Kamloops, British Columbia April 8, 1957 Formerly a CBC affiliate until February 26, 2006; affiliated with CH/E! from February 27, 2006 until August 31, 2009
CKPG-TV Prince George, British Columbia August 20, 1961 Formerly a CBC affiliate until August 31, 2008; affiliated with E! from September 1, 2008 until August 31, 2009
CHAT-TV Medicine Hat, Alberta September 14, 1957 Formerly a CBC affiliate until August 31, 2008; affiliated with E! from September 1, 2008 until August 31, 2009

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