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Rogers’ OMNI proposal needs more scrutiny: ethnic broadcasters

telecom | 07/18/2016 8:16 pm EDT

A group of ethnic programming services is asking the CRTC to consider a proposal by Rogers Communications Inc. for a national OMNI channel separately from its licence renewal hearing. In a letter dated July 16, the group of five legacy ethnic channels, including Asian Television Network International Ltd., The Fairchild Group, Telelatino Network Inc. (which is majority owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.), and Odyssey Television Network Inc., said the move by Rogers to include its proposal for a new national OMNI channel inside a renewal hearing is “not procedurally appropriate...