TORONTO - Effective Wednesday, October 13th, both OMNI.1 and OMNI.2 will begin broadcasting some content in high definition television (HDTV), with their signals available exclusively on Rogers Cable.
The channels allocated on the HD tier for the Rogers-owned multicultural stations are 275 for OMNI.1 and 276 for OMNI.2.
"As Rogers OMNI Television enters its 25th year of diversity broadcasting, we also usher in a new era of technology for our viewers," says Kelly Colasanti, vice-president of operations and engineering for Rogers Media Television.
"Launching two multilingual/multicultural channels in HDTV reaffirms OMNI's place as a world class broadcaster on par with any other."
OMNI's five language newscasts - Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and South Asian - will all be available in wide screen format. Other in-studio productions, including more than a dozen diversity language programs, and Pomeriggio Italiano, OMNI.1's mid-afternoon newscast for Italian speaking viewers, will be accessible in HDTV.
Viewers can also enjoy certain acquired shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queen's in wide screen. Further HDTV programming will be added to OMNI's schedule as it becomes available, says the company.
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