City Saskatchewan is a Canadian English language cable television channel in the province of Saskatchewan. Headquartered in the capital of Regina, the channel is owned by Rogers Media. City Saskatchewan is licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as a programming service for the province of Saskatchewan. It was formerly operated by the government of Saskatchewan as a public broadcaster, in March 2010, the government announced that it would shut down the network due to low viewership. In June 2010, the government announced that it would instead privatize, in late-December 2011, SCN announced that it would affiliate with Rogers Citytv network for its entertainment programming beginning on January 2,2012. In June 2012, Rogers would acquire SCN entirely, maintaining the same programming model implemented by Bluepoint, in February 1991, the Government of Saskatchewan was granted a broadcast licence for a non-commercial educational service by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. The channel, Saskatchewan Communications Network, was launched on May 6 of that year, as a publicly owned entity, SCN received funding from the Government of Saskatchewan and from the general public in the form of donations. At the time, SCN frequently stopped between shows to ask for pledges like other public broadcasters such as PBS in the United States. The channel was to have shut down at the end of April, on June 21,2010, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the channel would be sold to Bluepoint Investment Corporation. During the CRTC approval process, Bluepoint requested several amendments to SCNs licence, the CRTC approved the sale of SCN to Bluepoint and the licence amendments on December 23,2010. The transaction was completed thereafter, and at that point, SCN lost its original funding streams of government funding. Under Bluepoints approved amendments to its licence, SCN was still required to air educational programming from 6 a. m. to 3 p. m. after 3 p. m. When Bluepoint took over control of the station, few changes were made to SCNs programming, the post-3 p. m. programming, branded as Citytv on SCN, consisted of entertainment programming sourced from Rogers Citytv stations, including the networks primetime lineup. With the Citytv affiliation, SCN became the second Canadian educational television service to entertainment programming from one of the major commercial networks or television systems. The other was Albertas Access, which adopted the CTV Two name and it also gave the Citytv system affiliations in all provinces west of Quebec and south of the federal territories of Northern Canada. The next year, Rogers Media announced its intent to acquire SCN from Bluepoint Investment Corporation, the sale was approved by the CRTC on June 21,2012 and closed later that month, making the channel an owned-and-operated station of the Citytv system. Rogers relaunched the channel as Citytv Saskatchewan on July 1, Rogers planned to invest into improving the channels infrastructure, and to launch a high definition feed for the channel in the coming year. Rogers remains committed to the requirement to air commercial-free educational programming from 6 a. m. to 3 p. m. daily
SCN's first logo, used from 1991 to the late 1990s.
SCN's second logo, used from the late 1990s to 2007.