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CRTC renews OMNI Regional’s must-carry status

After examining eight applications for a national multi-ethnic service, the commission said the Rogers-owned service best met its criteria.

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More multi-lingual channel applicants state their cases to CRTC

Day two saw Bell Media highlighting the scale of its existing news operations while other applicants questioned the ability of big media cos to prioritize multi-lingual programming.

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Mandatory carriage by no means a given: Scott

As the hearing for a multi-lingual TV service got underway, CRTC chair Ian Scott emphasized that the commission is not compelled to licence any of the applicants’ proposed services.

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CRTC sets date for public hearing on multi-ethnic TV

The commission will look at eight proposals for channels that could potentially replace Rogers’ OMNI Regional.

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CRTC dismisses Unifor complaint against Rogers Media

The commission found that Rogers is not in violation of its license agreement by subcontracting production of its Chinese-language OMNI Regional news broadcast.

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Plus: Sophie Bonspille Boileau wins the WIDC Feature Film Award at Whistler, the CRTC denies Rogers’ OMNI Regional request, plus more.

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OMNI Regional commissions more Blood and Water, Second Jen

The channel also commissioned a new six-part scripted comedy, Mangoes, about a group of South Asians new to Canada.

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Unifor files complaint over Rogers’ OMNI Regional newcasts

The union argues that Rogers has violated the terms of its licence by subcontracting its Chinese-language OMNI Regional news broadcasts to Fairchild TV.

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Five more years for English-language broadcasters: CRTC

The regulator set a standard 30% CPE for all groups as part of the licence renewals and approved mandatory distribution of Rogers Media’s OMNI Regional.

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Rogers Media makes its case for OMNI Regional: CRTC hearings

The media co also defended the shomi closure and discussed its approach to content ownership.

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OMNI aims to bring back regional ethnic newscasts with new channel

Rogers Media has applied for a new channel that would restore local, ethnic news programming it cut last year.