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Who Will be the Next Pope? Rogers Media’s Diverse Suite of News Brands Who Will be the Next Pope? Rogers Media’s Diverse Suite of News Brands, Beginning Today

 
Francis D’Souza (CityNews), Giorgio Mitolo (OMNI News: Italian Edition), and Brian Bethune (Maclean’s) report from the streets of Rome –
– National prime-time special to air on City on same night new pope is announced, featuring highlights from the papal conclave –
OMNI Television to broadcast a prime-time special on Sunday, March 24 chronicling events leading up to the historic announcement –
– Maclean’s and CityNews report from the hometown of Quebec’s papal contender Cardinal Marc Ouellet; a special commemorative Maclean’s edition is planned, profiling the new pope –
 
TORONTO (March 10, 2013)As 1.2 billion Catholics around the globe await the naming of the new pope – with one of the leading contenders being CanadianCardinal Marc Ouellet – Rogers Media’s diverse suite of leading news brands keep audiences informed of the latest developments throughout the conclave with around-the-clock coverage on television, radio, online, print, and mobile devices.
 
CITY and CITYNEWS CHANNEL:
Beginning today, CityNewsanchor and reporter Francis D’Souza reports live from outside the Vatican, bringing viewers the latest updates leading up to and throughout the papal conclave. Plus, CityNews anchor Pam Seatle reports live from La Motte, QC, hometown of papal contender Cardinal Marc Ouellet, starting Tuesday, March 12, the day the conclave begins. 
 
Viewers can tune in to CityNews Channel for up-to-the-minute coverage, with continued coverage on CityNews Weekend, Breakfast Television, CityNews at Five, CityNews at Six, and CityNews Tonight. Audiences can stay connected online at CityNews.cafor live blogs, live video streams, and tweets from D’Souza and Seatle, and through the CityNews mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Highlights of the papal conclave, along with the celebrations from the historic announcement, will be featured in a national prime-time special, airing the night the new pope is announced, on City. Visit Citytv.com for updates on the broadcast details.
 
OMNI TELEVISION:
Giorgio Mitolo, anchor for OMNI News: Italian Edition, brings viewers stories on the latest developments, and captures the mood and reaction from the crowds near the Vatican. Viewers can watch Mitolo’s coverage in Italian on OMNI News: Italian Edition, weeknights at 8 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET on OMNI.1. In addition, coverage will air on OMNI Television’s newscasts in Cantonese, Mandarin and English (South Asian) on OMNI Alberta, OMNI.2 and OMNI BC.Viewers can tune in to OMNI.1 on Sunday, March 24 for a prime-time special, chronicling the papal conclave and historic announcement. Visit OMNItv.cafor updates on the broadcast details.
***OMNI News: Italian Edition airs at 11 p.m. ET on OMNI.1 on Monday, March 11, and will return to its regular timeslot beginning Tuesday, March 12***
 
RADIO:
Rogers Radio’s all-news stations across Canada, including 680News(Toronto), 660News(Calgary), News1130 (Vancouver), 570News (Kitchener), 1310News (Ottawa), News88.9(Saint John), News95.7 (Halifax) and News91.9(Moncton), bring listeners regular updates from Rogers Media’s team of reporters and anchors on the ground in Rome and La Motte, QC. Audiences can stay informed with up-to-the-minute news online and on the station mobile apps.
 
MACLEAN’S:
Brian Bethune, senior writer for Maclean’s magazine and one of Canada’s most authoritative sources on centuries-old history to current politics of Catholicism, will live blog on Macleans.cathroughout the papal election. Martin Patriquin, Maclean’s Quebec Bureau Chief, travels to La Motte, QC, to capture reaction from the community and those close to the Cardinal. Maclean’s is planning to publish a stand-alone, photo-rich special collector’s edition on the new pontiff.
 
Twitter links:
Follow CityNews@CityNews
Follow Francis D’Souza @cityfrancis
Follow Pam Seatle @CityPamS
Follow Breakfast Television@BTtoronto Toronto
Follow City @City_tv
Follow OMNI Television @OMNITelevision
Follow Giorgio Mitolo @giorgio_mitolo
Follow 680News @680News
Follow Maclean’s @MacleansMag
Follow Citytv PR @Citytv_PR
 
About Rogers Media Inc.   
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment.  Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet World), and The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications.  Rogers Media's suite of digital assets reaches 17 million unique visitors per month through more than 1,000 premium owned + exclusive and extended network sites.  Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
 
Media Contacts:
Charmaine Khan, Rogers Media, 416.764.3071,
charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com

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