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CJCO-TV
Omni logo
City of license Calgary, Alberta
Branding OMNI Calgary
OMNI Alberta
Channels Analog: 38 (UHF)
Affiliations OMNI Television
Owner Rogers Communications, Inc.
(Rogers Broadcasting, Ltd.)
First air date September 15, 2008
Call letters’ meaning CJ Calgary's Omni
Sister station(s) CKAL-TV, CFAC, CFFR, CHFM-FM, CJAQ-FM
Transmitter Power 228 kW
Height 206 m
Transmitter Coordinates 51°3′53″N 114°12′51″W / 51.06472°N 114.21417°W / 51.06472; -114.21417
Website Omni Alberta

CJCO-TV, branded as OMNI Calgary, is a television station in Calgary, Alberta. The station is owned by Rogers Communications, and broadcasts a multicultural programming format as part of Rogers' Omni Television system. It broadcasts its analog signal on channel 38.

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on June 8, 2007[1], and it launched on September 15, 2008. The station was originally assigned the call sign CHXC by Industry Canada, but this was changed to CJCO in February 2008.[2]

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Newscasts

An OMNI TV news crew interviews a protester at a pro-Gaza rally in Downtown Calgary on December 31, 2008

Omni Alberta produces three nightly television newscasts aimed at the Cantonese, Mandarin, and South Asian communities across the province. While there are news gathering teams in both Edmonton and Calgary, the production of the newscasts themselves are done out of the Citytv/Omni studios in Downtown Edmonton.

  • Omni News - Mandarin Edition (Weekdays 5:00pm)
    • Thomas Deng, Mirian Chiu
  • Omni News - South Asian Edition (Weeknights 8:00pm)
    • Sudha Krishnan, Aadel Halem
  • Omni News - Cantonese Edition (Weeknights 9:00pm)
    • Arkie Lau, Kelly Leung, Brian Wong

Digital television and high definition

CJCO-TV's pre-launch logo

As of January 2009, CJCO-TV has not yet begun broadcasting in digital.

After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on August 31, 2011 [3], CJCO-TV is required to begin digital broadcasts on its current assigned and analog channel number, 38. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display CJCO-TV's virtual channel as 38.1.

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