TORONTO (May 7, 2015) OMNI Television announced today a refreshed programming slate, delivering viewers all-new, authentic, and interactive current affairs content that is truly reflective of their communities.
These new half-hour current affairs programs, which replace the newscasts in B.C. and Ontario, will air weekdays in multiple languages and will engage audiences on a more local and topical level while providing a forum for community discussion. The programs premiere May 11.
“Our revitalized programming slate reflects the changing needs of our viewers and reinforces our commitment to delivering the unique and engaging content our audiences want,” said Colette Watson, Vice President, Television & Operations, Rogers. “People are not turning to linear TV anymore for news in ethnic languages. We are investing in programming that has relevance to our audience and the changing demographic of Canada. We are going where our audiences are.”
The new current affairs series will be hosted by veteran OMNI Television on-air personalities and will focus on local issues from the unique perspective of their respective communities. The series will also feature special guests in-studio to tackle the hot topics, such as provincial and municipal news, healthcare, business and the environment. OMNI Television viewers are invited to join the conversation by sharing their opinions, thoughts, and ideas with the hosts via social media.
In addition, OMNI Television viewers in Edmonton and Calgary will receive award-winning OMNI Television documentaries while viewers in Ontario will be able to watch popular novellas in Italian.
OMNI Television continues to broadcast in more than 40 languages as part of its refreshed programming slate, and is the leading multilingual broadcaster in North America.