33 Dundas Street East
33 Dundas Street East is a studio complex located in Downtown Toronto, Canada. The building was acquired by Rogers Media in 2007 as the new home of its four Toronto television stations: CITY-DT, CFMT-DT, CJMT-DT and CityNews Channel. CITY-DT moved into the building on September 8, 2009, followed by the Omni stations a month on October 19. First built in 2004, the building was home to Olympic Spirit Toronto, an Olympic-themed entertainment attraction, until 2006 and before that a three storey Salvation Army building; the building features three floors of television studio space for Omni. The building is located east of Yonge Street on Dundas Square, near the Toronto Eaton Centre and 10 Dundas East, it was known as 35 Dundas Street East, but the street number in the address was changed to 33 in 2009. CITY-TV's previous headquarters were located at 299 Queen Street West, which continues to serve the operations of CHUM Limited's former speciality channels, such as CP24, MuchMusic, MuchMore, E!, Space, all of which now owned by Bell Media.
CFMT and CJMT were located at 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West, which continues to serve the operations of its Rogers-owned specialty channels such as OLN, The Biography Channel Canada and G4 Canada. The Rogers Communications headquarters, where the company's other radio stations remain as well as Sportsnet and Sportsnet One, are located at the Rogers Building at Bloor and Jarvis Streets. In keeping with the layout of Dundas Square, 33 Dundas Street East is notable for its large billboard used to advertise City and OMNI's programming, along with a Jumbotron-style TV screen which relays City broadcast programming to those in the square below. 99 Queen Street East - the first home to Citytv from 1972 to 1987 now west entrance of the Queen Richmond Centre complex City OMNI Television
Rogers Cable Inc. is Canada's largest cable television service provider with about 2.25 million television customers, over 930,000 Internet subscribers in Southern & Eastern Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Rogers Cable is a division of Rogers Communications Partnership, itself wholly owned by Rogers Communications Inc. Rogers was one of the first cable-system operators in Canada, having secured licences covering much of the city of Toronto in the mid-1960s. One of the first important acquisitions was in 1979, when Ted Rogers purchased a controlling interest in Canadian Cablesystems, which operated cable companies across Ontario, including the City of North York, Oshawa/Whitby, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Newmarket, joined the CCL properties with his cable interests. In 1980, Rogers purchased Premier Cable, which controlled the system in Vancouver, parts of Ontario, had investments in Irish cable companies in Dublin and Waterford. In 1986 Rogers sold their shares of Irish companies to the Irish state broadcaster and state telecoms company.
In 1981, Rogers entered the U. S. cable market, obtaining franchises in California. These assets were acquired by Paragon Cable in 1989 for over US$1 billion. Rogers continued to buy other operators. Through its acquisition of Maclean-Hunter, Rogers has briefly owned cable systems in the United States, which it promptly sold to Comcast in 1994. In March 2000, Rogers agreed to swap systems with Shaw Communications, exchanging its systems in British Columbia for Shaw systems in Quebec and Ontario; the deals gave Rogers and Shaw more consistent service footprints in Eastern and Western Canada respectively. In 2008, Rogers announced a takeover offer for Aurora Cable, a cable service provider in York Region, Ontario. On September 9, 2009, Rogers Cable filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Shaw Communications from acquiring Mountain Cablevision of Hamilton, Ontario, on the basis that the two companies had agreed not to encroach on each other's respective territories, speculated that Shaw would make other acquisitions in Eastern Canada after buying Mountain.
Shaw argued. The suit was thrown out by the Ontario Superior Court, arguing that the non-compete agreement limited competition, that Rogers' claims of future harm were "speculative in the extreme"; the sale would go through that year. In January 2013, as part of a larger exchange of assets between the two companies, Shaw pulled out of Hamilton and sold the Mountain Cablevision business to Rogers. In 2010, a corporate reorganization resulted in Rogers Cable being dissolved as a distinct legal entity, its operations absorbed into Rogers Communications Partnership, a general partnership jointly held by Rogers Communications and its subsidiary Fido Solutions. In October 2015, Rogers announced that it would begin to offer 4K-compatible set-top boxes, beginning in Toronto and expanding to its other markets in 2016. Telecasts of 4K sporting events from Sportsnet and TSN began to be carried on these set-top boxes in January 2016. In December 2016, Rogers announced that it had scrapped a planned project to deploy an IPTV-based television platform, would instead license Comcast's X1 platform Shaw launched its own service based on X1, BlueSky, in January 2017.
The new platform, Rogers Ignite TV, is in employee testing. Joe Natale - President & Chief Executive Officer Edward Rogers III - Deputy Chairman and the Executive Vice-President of Emerging Business and Corporate Development of Rogers Communications Depak Khandelwal - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Rick Brace - Media Business Unit MatrixShereenMarieLombardi - President of these united People of Amaerica Rogers Cable serves most larger communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, nearly all of New Brunswick, selected areas of eastern Quebec near the New Brunswick border, in Ontario, including nearly all of the Toronto area as well as the areas of Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo and parts of Hamilton. With the Rogers takeover of Aurora Cable Internet, Ontario, along with most areas in York Region were added in the Canadian cable territories area. Over the years, at various times, Rogers has owned all or part of various cable operators serving areas across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria and Northern Ontario.
All of the systems in Western Canada were traded to Shaw Communications in late 2000, in exchange for that company's assets in Ontario and New Brunswick, many of the others were sold to Cogeco. Through Rogers Cable, Rogers is the largest shareholder in CPAC, a national public affairs and politics cable channel based in Ottawa, that consists of both an English- and a French-language feed. CPAC's main programming consists of live and delayed coverage of the House of Commons and the Senate. Rogers Cable operated a chain of video rental stores known as Rogers Plus; the Rogers Video chain and Rogers Wireless retail stores were merged into a single chain known as Rogers Plus in 2007. After 23 years in business, Rogers Plus discontinued movie and game rentals in 2012, the chain's remaining locations were re-toole
CKAL-DT, virtual channel 5, is a Citytv owned-and-operated television station located in Calgary, Canada. The station is owned by Rogers Media as part of a twinstick with Omni Television outlet CJCO-DT; the two stations share studios located on 7 Avenue and 5 Street Southwest in Downtown Calgary, its transmitter is located near Old Banff Coach Road/Highway 563. CKAL operates a rebroadcast transmitter in Lethbridge, broadcasting on UHF channel 46; this station can be seen on Shaw Cable channel 8 and in high definition on digital channel 213. On Shaw Direct, the channel is available on 328 or 018, in high definition on channel 017 or 517; this station is available on Bell TV channel 246 and in high definition on channel 1133. The station launched on VHF channel 5 on September 20, 1997 under the ownership Craig Media, two days after its A-Channel sister station CKEM-TV in Edmonton went on the air for the first time, it billed itself as a station with a deep connection to Calgary, whose schedule was not determined by interests in Toronto.
Its slogan was "Very independent Calgary!" CKAL's opening was marked with a street party and its main studio was visible from passersby on 7th Avenue. CKEM's master control operations were moved to CKAL's facility in Calgary in 2003. Nine employees working at CKAL were laid off on May 19, 2004 in addition to a 28-employee layoff at Craig Media's CKXT-TV in Toronto. Craig Media said the cuts were made to "further rationalize its operations and control costs". In 2004, Craig Media announced a deal to sell its conventional television assets, including the A-Channel stations, to CHUM Limited; the sale was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on November 19, 2004, was finalized on December 1. On February 3, 2005, CHUM announced that the A-Channel stations would be relaunched as part of the Citytv television system; the changes took effect August 2. On July 12, 2006, it was announced that CTVglobemedia would acquire CHUM Limited and its assets, including the Citytv system.
As a result of this merger, CKAL added CHMI-TV to its master control duties. The following year, the CRTC announced its approval of CTVglobemedia's purchase of CHUM, but added a condition that CTVglobemedia must sell off CHUM's Citytv stations to another buyer, although the company was allowed to keep the A-Channel stations since they have CFCN-TV in the same area. On June 12, Rogers Media announced that it would acquire the five Citytv stations from CTVglobemedia; as a result, effective August 29, the station took over master control duties for sister Citytv station CKVU-TV in Vancouver. The Rogers transaction was approved by the CRTC on September 28 and was completed October 31. CKAL-DT presently broadcasts 15 hours of locally produced newscasts each week, all consisting of three hours each weekday of a local version of City's local morning news program franchise Breakfast Television. On July 12, 2006 as a result of the CTVglobemedia/CHUM Limited merger, CKAL's local newscasts were discontinued.
On January 19, 2010, Citytv laid off many additional news personalites as part of restructuring operations. This resulted in Your City, The City Show and Citytv's national and international newscast, CityNews International being cancelled. Since the only remaining local program produced by CKAL is the morning show, Breakfast Television. On July 12, 2018, it was announced that the local evening and late newscasts on CKAL was reinstated on September 3, 2018. Tara Slone - co-host Jill Belland - Live Eye reporter Ross Hull - Citytv Calgary weather specialist Sandra Jansen - host of the Calgary edition of Your City CKAL began testing its digital signal on August 31, 2010, on UHF channel 49. On August 31, 2011, when Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts, the station's digital signal remained on UHF channel 49. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display CKAL-TV's virtual channel as 5.1. On August 13, 2011, the Lethbridge retransmitter started broadcasting CKAL-DT on channel 46.
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For the English-language version of this magazine, see Chatelaine. Châtelaine is a French-language magazine of women's lifestyles, published in Quebec by Rogers Media, Inc. a division of Rogers Communications, Inc. The magazine was first published in 1960 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing, it covers issues and interests of real concern to women, including food, style and current affairs. The magazine's headquarters is located in Montreal. Châtelaine was published monthly until January 2017, its English language version, Chatelaine, is published in Toronto. Rogers Media announced on September 30, 2016 plans to sell off their French print media, including Châtelaine. On March 20, 2019, Rogers announced a deal to sell the magazine to St. Joseph Communications. Châtelaine magazine website
Rogers Communications Inc. is a Canadian communications and media company. It operates in the field of wireless communications, cable television and Internet connectivity with significant additional telecommunications and mass media assets; the company is headquartered in Toronto. The company claims the heritage of the Rogers Vacuum Tube Company, founded in 1925 by Edward Rogers, which started the CFRB radio station in Toronto, acquired by outside interests; the present enterprise dates to 1959, when Rogers' son, Ted Rogers, founded Baton Aldred Rogers Broadcasting. That company acquired CHFI in 1960, launched CFTO in 1961; the chief competitor to the company is Bell Canada, which has a extensive portfolio of radio and television media assets, as well as wireless, television distribution, telephone services in Eastern and Central Canada. However, the company competes nationally with Telus for wireless services, indirectly with Shaw Communications for television service. In 1925, Rogers Sr. invented the world's first alternating current heater filament cathode for a radio tube, which enabled radios to be powered by ordinary transformer-coupled household electric current.
This became a key factor in popularizing radio reception. In 1931, Rogers Sr. was awarded an experimental television licence in Canada. He was working on radar when, on May 6, 1939 he died due to complications of a hemorrhage, he was 38 years old. He left a widow, a five-year-old son, Edward. While his business interests were sold, his son determined to carry on his father's business. In 1959, Edward S. Rogers Jr. and Joel Aldred received funding from John Bassett to found Baton Aldred Rogers Broadcasting. In 1960, it bought CHFI FM, in 1961, established CFTO, Toronto's first private television station in 1961. In 1964, it established an AM radio station. In 1967, it established Rogers Cable TV in partnership with BARB. In 1971, new CRTC regulations forced BARB to sell its 50% stake in Rogers Cable. In 1979, Rogers acquired Canadian Cablesystems, became listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as a result. In 1980, Rogers acquired Premier Cablevision becoming the largest cable company in Canada. In 1986, Rogers Cable was renamed Rogers Communications, established operational control over Cantel, a wireless telephone company in which Rogers had a stake.
Rogers Communications Inc. unveiled its new Mobius strip logo on January 17, 2000 marking the departure of its original logo. In 2000, Rogers acquired Cable Atlantic from Newfoundland businessman Danny Williams In July 2001, Rogers Media acquired CTV Sportsnet, renamed Rogers Sportsnet that November; the FAN 590 sports radio station joined Rogers Media in August 2001 along with 14 Northern Ontario radio stations. In fall 2004, several strategic transactions were executed that increased Rogers exposure to the potential of the Canadian wireless market. Rogers acquired the 34% of Rogers Wireless owned by AT&T Wireless Services Inc for $1.77 billion. On December 2, 2008, Edward S. Rogers died of heart failure. In 2012, Rogers Cable filed a complaint in an Ontario court against penalties levied under a'Truth in Advertising' law, claiming that the amount of the penalties, the requirements imposed by the law, are in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; the company has had to recognize the rising market trend of customers canceling or foregoing cable television service subscriptions in favour of cheaper alternate content delivery means such as streaming media services like Netflix, a demographic called "cord cutters" and "cord nevers."
In response, Rogers had acquired content with a speculated cost of $100 million to begin their own competing online streaming service, much like the American Hulu Plus, which launched November 4, 2014. Shomi subsequently shut down after only 2 years of operation on November 30, 2016. CEO Guy Laurence has spoken out about an upcoming change meant to jumpstart growth at the company. Laurence has not released any specific details, but says that the strategy will help allow the company's telecom and media units to work better together. In the summer of 2014, Rogers reported a 24% drop in profit compared to the previous year's second quarter. Rogers Communications is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker "RCI". Following the death of Ted Rogers in 2008, control of Rogers Communications passed to the Rogers Control Trust, a trust for which a subsidiary of Scotiabank serves as trustee. Ted's son Edward Rogers III and daughter Melinda Rogers serve as Chair and Vice-Chair of the trust.
As of October 2018, members of the board of directors of Rogers Communications are: As of October 2018, senior corporate officers of Rogers Communications are: Rogers Communications Inc. Rogers Cable Rogers Wireless Rogers Communications Rogers Smart Home Monitoring Rogers Media Rogers Publishing Limited publishes more than 70 consumer magazines and trade and professional publications, digital properties and directories in Canada, including Maclean's, Canada's weekly newsmagazine; the publishing arm was once part of the Maclean-Hunter Publishing empire. Unlike Maclean-Hunter, Rogers does not have printing facilities and has contracted out services On
Terrestrial television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves from the terrestrial transmitter of a television station to a TV receiver having an antenna. The term terrestrial is more common in Europe and Latin America, while in the United States it is called broadcast or over-the-air television; the term "terrestrial" is used to distinguish this type from the newer technologies of satellite television, in which the television signal is transmitted to the receiver from an overhead satellite, cable television, in which the signal is carried to the receiver through a cable. Terrestrial television was the first technology used for television broadcasting, with the first public television broadcast from Schenectady, NY, in January, 1928; the BBC began broadcasting in 1929 and by 1930 many radio stations had a regular schedule of experimental television programmes. However, these early experimental systems had insufficient picture quality to attract the public, due to their mechanical scan technology, television did not become widespread until after World War II with the advent of electronic scan television technology.
The television broadcasting business followed the model of radio networks, with local television stations in cities and towns affiliated with television networks, either commercial or government-controlled, which provided content. Television broadcasts were in black and white until the transition to color television in the 1950s and 60s. There was no other method of television delivery until the 1950s with the beginnings of cable television and community antenna television. CATV was only a re-broadcast of over-the-air signals. With the widespread adoption of cable across the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, viewing of terrestrial television broadcasts has been in decline. A slight increase in use began after the 2009 final conversion to digital terrestrial television broadcasts, which offer HDTV image quality as an alternative to CATV for cord cutters. Following the ST61 conference, UHF frequencies were first used in the UK in 1964 with the introduction of BBC2. In UK, VHF channels were kept on the old 405-line system, while UHF was used for 625-line broadcasts.
Television broadcasting in the 405-line system continued after the introduction of four analogue programmes in the UHF bands until the last 405-line transmitters were switched off on January 6, 1985. VHF Band III was used in other countries around Europe for PAL broadcasts until planned phase out and switchover to digital television; the success of analogue terrestrial television across Europe varied from country to country. Although each country had rights to a certain number of frequencies by virtue of the ST61 plan, not all of them were brought into service. In 1941, the first NTSC standard was introduced by the National Television System Committee; this standard defined a transmission scheme for a black and white picture with 525 lines of vertical resolution at 60 fields per second. In the earl of the first tragic 1950s, this standard was superseded by a backwards-compatible standard for color television; the NTSC standard was being used in the Americas as well as Japan until the introduction of digital terrestrial television.
While Mexico have ended all its analogue television broadcasts and the US and Canada have shut down nearly all of their analogue TV stations, the NTSC standard continues to be used in the rest of Latin American countries while testing their DTT platform. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Advanced Television Systems Committee developed the ATSC standard for digital high definition terrestrial transmission; this standard was adopted by many American countries, including the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. The Pan-American terrestrial television operates on analog channels 2 through 6, 7 through 13, 14 through 51. Unlike with analog transmission, ATSC channel numbers do not correspond to radio frequencies. Instead, a virtual channel is defined as part of the ATSC stream metadata so that a station can transmit on any frequency but still show the same channel number. Additionally, free-to-air television repeaters and signal boosters can be used to rebroadcast a terrestrial television signal using an otherwise unused channel to cover areas with marginal reception.
Analog television channels 2 through 6, 7 through 13, 14 through 51 are only used for LPTV translator stations in the U. S. Channels 52 through 69 are still used by some existing stations, but these channels must be vacated if telecommunications companies notify the stations to vacate that signal spectrum. By convention, broadcast television signals are transmitted with horizontal polarization. Terrestrial television broadcast in Asia started as early as 1939 in Japan through a series of experiments done by NHK Broadcasting Institute of Technology. However, these experiments were interrupted by the beginning of the World War II in the Pacific. On February 1, 1953, NHK began broadcasting. On August 28, 1953, Nippon TV, the first commercial television broadcaster in Asia was launched. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Alto Broadcasting System, the
Sportsnet is a Canadian English-language sports specialty service. It was established in 1998 as CTV Sportsnet, a joint venture between CTV, Liberty Media, Rogers Media. CTV parent Bell Globemedia was required to divest its stake in the network following its 2001 acquisition of competing network TSN. Rogers became the sole owner of Sportsnet in 2004 after it bought the remaining minority stake, held by Fox; the Sportsnet license comprises four 24-hour programming services. Since 2011, the service has operated under deregulated category C licensing, which allows Sportsnet to operate multiple feeds with no restrictions on alternate programming. In each region, only the local Sportsnet channel is available on analogue cable, but all four channels are available nationally via digital cable; the four Sportsnet feeds air some common programming and simulcast major, national events, but are capable of airing programming autonomously—most prominently regional programming. Sportsnet is the national cable rightsholder of the National Hockey League, holds regional rights to five of the league's Canadian franchises.
It is the national rightsholder of Major League Baseball in Canada, the exclusive broadcaster of the co-owned Toronto Blue Jays. It splits regional coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors with TSN; the Sportsnet brand has since been extended beyond the original regional channels, now encompassing the national channels Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World. With these brand extensions, Rogers now uses "Sportsnet" to denote its sports media properties as a whole, on-air promotions for programs being carried nationally by these four regional feeds list all four channels separately, or refer to the Sportsnet "regional" channels, to avoid any ambiguity. However, standalone mentions of "Sportsnet" in reference to a specific channel can still be assumed to be referring to the four regional channels. According to Rogers, Sportsnet is available in 8.2 million Canadian homes. Sportsnet was approved by the CRTC in September 1996 under the tentative name S3, with Baton Broadcasting Inc. holding a 40% controlling interest in the network, 20% minority stakes held by Rogers Media and Liberty Media.
The network proposed a structure with an emphasis on regional programming, operating four feeds to serve different areas of the country. The network launched on October 9, 1998 as CTV Sportsnet, under the ownership of CTV, Liberty; the new network gained credibility before it went on the air, having acquired national cable rights to the National Hockey League from long-time holder TSN. From 1998–99 until 2001–02, Sportsnet aired NHL games to a national audience throughout the regular season, covered first-round playoff series not involving Canadian teams, its first live sports event was an NHL opening night telecast between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. The national cable rights to the NHL returned to TSN in 2002, though Sportsnet retained regional broadcast rights for most Canadian NHL teams; when CTV purchased NetStar, the former parent company of TSN, in 2000, the CRTC ordered CTV to sell either TSN or its stake in Sportsnet. CTV chose to retain TSN, sell its stake in Sportsnet.
The other shareholders had first right of refusal. During part of the transition period, during which time the channel was known as "Sportsnet", CTV was allowed to control programming on both networks, some cross-affiliation and programs that were going to be tape-delayed on TSN, most notably figure skating, were given to Sportsnet. In 2004, Rogers bought the remaining 20 percent stake from Fox. While Sportsnet had been based there from the beginning, TSN's operations would move to CTV's suburban Toronto complex, 9 Channel Nine Court, following the acquisition; this led to some peculiarities related to the fact that the two rival sports channels were only separated by a "parking lot", leading to jokes and references from both networks. On April 30, 2008, Rogers Sportsnet moved its broadcast operations from 9 Channel Nine Court to the Rogers Building, a cluster of buildings in the Mount Pleasant-Jarvis Street area of Downtown Toronto. In 2010, Rogers began to extend the Sportsnet brand beyond the original regional networks with the August 14 launch of Rogers Sportsnet One – a national companion channel promising 800 hours of live events per year.
The channel was accompanied by additional part-time feeds to serve as overflow channels for its regional NHL coverage. In January 2011, Rogers' sports radio stations, CJCL Toronto and CFAC Calgary, were rebranded as "Sportsnet Radio Fan 590" and "Sportsnet Radio Fan 960" respecti