What Is Rogers TV?


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Rogers TV is a network of local community-oriented television channels based in Canada. As of 2015, Rogers TV is headquartered in Ottawa and has channels in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The programming on Rogers TV channels is oriented toward the local community, with an emphasis on local journalism, talk shows, and coverage of municipal politics and local sports teams. The Rogers station in Ontario covers the Ontario Hockey League as well as Toronto sports. There are also a number of shows based on exploring Toronto, which feature interviews with its residents. Rogers has nine channels in New Brunswick, about half of which are French-language channels. The programming includes political coverage, local sports, documentaries, live bingo and public access shows.

Programming for the Rogers station in Newfoundland and Labrador includes a number of local talk shows, as well as food programs, local sports and political coverage, and live bingo. The Royal St. John's Regatta gets all-day coverage when underway. Rogers TV is estimated to have over 2 million regular viewers. The French-language stations refer to the network as TV Rogers. The company was founded as Rogers Television in 1968 and retained this name for its television service until 2008.

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