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Rogers Media cutting 200 jobs

Media | 01/25/2016 6:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division said Monday it is cutting about 200 jobs, primarily in "conventional TV, radio, publishing, and back-office positions."  In an emailed statement, Andrea Goldstein, senior director of communications, said the company has “identified cost efficiencies in production, operations and procurement, and [has] made the difficult decision to reduce headcount.” The layoffs, which represent about four per cent of Rogers Media staff, will begin in February. She said in the email that "the media industry continues to experience significant pressures from a softening advertising market, fierce competition from global players, and shifting audience consumption habits."   ...

Rogers drops CityNews Channel

Media | 05/31/2013 2:46 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division cancelled its CityNews Channel as well as the English-language South-Asian newscast on its Omni Television service, the company said. Scott Moore, president of broadcasting at Rogers Media, said in a release Thursday that the company will also stop its Alberta-based production operations as it focuses its broadcast news resources on the company's CityNews program and Toronto radio station 680 News. The changes “reflect evolving viewer habits and the global structural shift in advertising,” Moore said. “Today’s announcement is a result of the significant change the media industry is facing globally as advertisers shift how and where they spend their dollars and as audiences change their content consumption habits,” Andrea Goldstein, senior director of...