CTV announces major expansion of local news with all-new weekday newscasts at 5 p.m., debuting across Canada this fall

From a media release:

Further bolstering the network’s commitment to deliver Canada’s most trusted news coverage, CTV today announced a major expansion of its award-winning local programming, delivering CTV NEWS broadcasts at 5 p.m. on all local CTV stations across Canada, beginning this fall. Creating an additional 35 hours of original local production each week, the added news programming on weeknights ensures viewers can find CTV News at 5 p.m. as well as 6 p.m. in their local market.

Joining the six CTV stations already delivering CTV NEWS AT FIVE (CTV Vancouver, CTV Calgary, CTV Red Deer, CTV Edmonton, CTV Lethbridge, andCTV Atlantic), editions of the newscast will be added to the following local station lineups this fall:

CTV Saskatoon
CTV Regina
CTV Prince Albert
CTV Yorkton
CTV Winnipeg
CTV Northern Ontario
CTV Kitchener
CTV Ottawa
CTV Montreal

Beginning this summer in Toronto, both CTV Toronto and CP24 will air CP24 LIVE @ 5 and CP24 LIVE @ 5:30, while continuing to cross-simulcast CTV NEWS AT SIX, the 2017 RTDNA Award winner for Best Large Market Television Newscast and Toronto’s most-watched local newscast with total viewers and all key adult demographics.

Reaching more viewers in an average week or month, and attracting the highest average audience of any news organization in the country, CTV News is definitively Canada’s most-watched and most-trusted destination for news coverage. Locally, viewers on average watch more hours of news on CTV than anywhere else. CTV’s evening newscasts are Top 5 programs in the majority of their local markets.

Recognized by peers in journalism as the best of the best last month, CTV News was widely honoured at the 2017 RTDNA Awards, earning a total of 42 national and regional honours, including Best Television Newscast for both national (CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME) and local broadcasts (CTV NEWS TORONTO and CTV NEWS KITCHENER). CTV News also garnered multiple honours at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best National News Anchor (CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ Lisa LaFlamme), and Best Local News Anchor (CTV Edmonton’s Daryl McIntyre).