Rogers cancels Breakfast Television Montreal

Rogers has cancelled Breakfast Television Montreal saying after six years, the show wasn’t financially sustainable and was averaging just 4,700 viewers a day.

“This decision was very difficult, but at the end of the day, the show was not sustainable,” said Colette Watson, SVP of Television & Broadcast Operations, Rogers Media, in an emailed statement to Broadcast Dialogue. “We remain deeply committed to the local market in Montreal and are redirecting resources to our news presence in Montreal at CityNews and OMNI Television with Italian news and the launch of a national third-language newscast next year in support of our OMNI licence.  We recognize and thank all employees who worked at BT Montreal over the years for their incredible work and commitment and making mornings brighter for our viewers.”

Rogers said eight staff positions have been impacted. 

Cityline, CityNews from the previous night, and other original programming will air in Breakfast Television’s timeslot, from 6 to 9 a.m. ET.

Rogers said none of the other Breakfast Television programs in other markets are being considered for cancellation.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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