CityNews Channel coming to Toronto this fall

Rogers Broadcasting announced today that it will launch CityNews Channel, a 24/7 English language news station, in Toronto this October.

In addition to competing against local news broadcasts, the station will compete for audience against Bell Media’s local CP24 news station and National News channels such as CBC News Network, CTV News Channel, and Sun News.

Sun News Network added to Shaw line-up

The Sun News Network this week announced it has signed its first major distribution deal with Shaw Communications.

The agreement means that two million Shaw Direct and Shaw digital cable homes will be able to view the upstart category 2 specialty station when it launches next Monday April 18th. No deals with other major cable and direct-to-home satellite distributors have been announced.

Twist TV replaces Discovery Health on November 1

Canwest Media has announced it will be replacing the Discovery Health digital specialty channel on November 1st with Twist TV.

The broadcaster says the new reality channel is about real life with a twist such as capturing the experiences of parents dealing with out of control kids and life altering health situations or kids dealing with pageant moms and irresponsible fathers.