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News | 01/27/2006 5:00 am EST

OMNI TV arrives in Winnipeg
Rogers Media Inc. will bring its OMNI brand of multicultural television to Manitoba next month with the launch of multi-faith channel OMNI TV Manitoba. Approval for the deal was granted in May last year when Rogers applied for permission to acquire NOWTV BC (CHNU-TV Fraser Valley) and NOWTV Manitoba (CIIT-TV Winnipeg), as well as for licenses to operate both stations as religious programming undertakings (CCR, June 8/05). Rogers expects to retain the 900,000-strong viewer base the old NOWTV Manitoba broadcast undertaking enjoyed. As specified earlier this year (CCR, Jan. 12/06), Rogers will contribute a maximum of $250,000 a year for the next seven years to fund the production of faith-based documentaries in the two provinces.

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