Rogers Articles

10-Digit Dialing Begins in Manitoba on Sunday

The transition to 10-digit dialing to accomodate Manitoba's new area code (431) will begin on Sunday, July 29. Starting this weekend, local calls dialed with seven digits may be interrupted by a network message reminding callers to first enter the area code. Calls...

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Manitoba’s New HSPA Network Launching on Thursday

A larger portion of Manitoba cell phone customers will experience faster data speeds on their smart phones beginning Thursday. MTS and Rogers are partnering to launch the new HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) network -- designed to reach 97 percent of Manitobans. The...

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Brian Yasui Canned from Citytv Winnipeg

Add another name to the casualty list of the Citytv chopping block. Brian Yasui was laid off from the television station Monday, making for the sixth employee to be let go in less than a week. Yasui was a longtime news anchor at Citytv and brought viewers the day's...

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Citytv Winnipeg Trims Staff Once Again

Another round of layoffs at Citytv occurred Tuesday, leaving five people unemployed. We've learned two shooters, one editor and two writers were the unlucky ones at the Rogers-owned television station. The layoffs are a bit puzzling, considering they come less than a...

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Citytv Hiring for News Reporter Position

Rogers Media Television, or more specifically Citytv, is looking to fill a content/news reporter position at the Winnipeg station. The company put up the available position on Workopolis recently looking for qualified candidates. By the duties listed, it appears...

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Need a Job? Citytv Has Plenty of Them

Despite the numerous times we've reported on staff dismissals at Citytv Winnipeg, the station is actually hiring again. Rogers Media Television has posted the available positions on Workopolis, looking for a photojournalist and news reporter. Both listings require a...

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Rogers Gets Green Light for New Sports Channel

Rogers Gets Green Light for New Sports Channel

By Brian Schultz A new sports channel operated by Rogers Communications may be coming to the tube soon. The CRTC approved an application for the broadcaster to operate Rogers' Mainstream Sports Specialty Service. The license runs to August 31, 2016, and states the...

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Citytv GM Moves to Sister Radio Stations

More news out of Citytv Winnipeg this week, but this time no one was fired. Tom Scott -- former general manager of the station -- has since assumed the same position at 92 CITI FM and 102.3 Clear FM as of Monday. No word on what led to the change or who the new GM at...

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Bell, Telus Launching iPhone Next Month

By Tyler Sutherland Bell and Telus will begin carrying the Apple iPhone in November, according to tech insiders. Neither company, nor Apple, has officially made the announcement, but are expected to as early as today or tomorrow. This opens up the marketplace to take...

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iPhone 3GS Hard to Come By for Canadian Customers

By Brian Schultz Canadians looking to get their mitts on the new Apple iPhone 3GS are out of luck -- at least for now. The popular mobile device, which came out on June 19, can't stay on store shelves long enough. Most Rogers retailers across the country can't keep up...

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