Rogers Media Television announced Tuesday that it will restructure its five Citytv television operations, resulting an unspecified number of layoffs. "Today's changes, although difficult, are necessary to align our operations with the economic and regulatory realities of our industry," Leslie Sole, CEO of Rogers Media Television, said in a release. "We are improving our core business by tightening our operations and concentrating on the strengths of our top performing local programs." The Citytv programs Breakfast Television and CityLine will not disappear, Rogers said. It added that CityNews at Six and CityNews Tonight will continue to be produced in Toronto. Richard Madan, a former Citytv reporter in Toronto, wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday that, “My thoughts are with all my former Citytv colleagues who lost their jobs.” The state of the economy and new viewing habits from a fragmented audience were cited as the reasons the company decided to change its programming lineups. “We believe in local television," Jamie Haggarty, executive vice-president of television operations at Rogers Media Television, said in a release. "We remain committed to innovation and development of our stations to increase our impact on our local markets. We will focus on quality over quantity." The company said it will focus on programming that has delivered results with Citytv’s urban audiences across the country.