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Don’t move OMNI in channel line-up: Rogers

Media | 07/17/2017 1:51 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to mandate TV providers keep OMNI in the same space on their channel line-ups when the new OMNI Regional service replaces the existing local stations. Rogers told the CRTC in a July 14 intervention that if Shaw Communications Inc. or other TV providers “remove OMNI from its current position alongside other local television services, it would have a significant negative impact on the advertising revenues and viewership of these services.” The company was responding to a Part 1 application filed by Shaw last month asking the CRTC to...

Shaw, Quebecor ask CRTC to drop dual OMNI obligation

Media | 06/29/2017 5:28 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to allow it to take OMNI’s over-the-air (OTA) station out of its basic service package once OMNI Regional begins broadcasting. Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposal for a national ethnic channel, called OMNI Regional and...

Rogers proposes ‘not-for-profit’ national OMNI channel

Media | 06/14/2016 9:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is changing tack with its beleaguered OMNI ethnic stations, announcing Tuesday it’s applied for a licence for a national ethnic channel, which it asked the CRTC to...