CJCO-DT


CJCO-DT
CJCO-DT
Omni logo
City of license Calgary, Alberta
Branding OMNI Calgary
OMNI Alberta
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF))
Virtual: 38.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations OMNI Television
Owner Rogers Media
(Rogers Broadcasting, Ltd.)
First air date September 15, 2008
Call letters' meaning CJ Calgary's Omni
Sister station(s) CKAL-TV, CFAC, CFFR, CHFM-FM, CJAQ-FM
Former callsigns CJCO-TV (2008-2011)
Former channel number(s) 38 (Analog, 2008-2011)
Transmitter power 25 kW
Height 371.0 m
Transmitter coordinates 51°3′53″N 114°12′51″W / 51.06472°N 114.21417°W / 51.06472; -114.21417
Website Omni Alberta

CJCO-DT, branded as OMNI Calgary, is a television station in Calgary, Alberta. The station is owned by Rogers Communications, and broadcasts a multicultural programming format as part of Rogers' Omni Television system. It broadcasts its digital signal on channel 38.

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on June 8, 2007[1], and it launched on September 15, 2008. The station was originally assigned the call sign CHXC by Industry Canada, but this was changed to CJCO in February 2008.[2]

Although the station's primary focus is multicultural programming, like the other Omni stations across the country, the stations airs a large amount of syndicated American shows such as The Simpsons and The King of Queens.

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Newscasts

An OMNI TV news crew interviews a protester at a pro-Gaza rally in Downtown Calgary on December 31, 2008

Omni Alberta produces three nightly television newscasts aimed at the Cantonese, Mandarin, and South Asian communities across the province. While there are news gathering teams in both Edmonton and Calgary, the production of the newscasts themselves are done out of the Citytv/Omni studios in Downtown Edmonton.

  • Omni News - Mandarin Edition (Weekdays 5:00pm)
    • Thomas Deng, Karen Wang, George Dong, Jie Yang
  • Omni News - South Asian Edition (Weeknights 8:00pm)
    • Sudha Krishnan, Kiranpreet Cheema, Rajeev Dhir
  • Omni News - Cantonese Edition (Weeknights 9:00pm)
    • Kit Koon, Jonathan Lau, Raymond Chow, Brian Wong

Digital television and high definition

CJCO-TV's pre-launch logo

CJCO-TV flash cut to digital on August 11, 2011. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display CJCO-TV's virtual channel as 38.1.

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