The following is a statement from Scott Moore, President of Broadcast, Rogers Media, regarding CityNews Channel and OMNI Television:

“Today, we made changes to the company’s television strategy to reflect evolving viewer habits and the global structural shift in advertising.

“Moving forward, we will focus our broadcast news resources in Toronto on 680News and CityNews on City, and as a result, have ceased operations of CityNews Channel, effective immediately. Given the changing marketplace, programming changes have also been made at OMNI Television: the English-language South Asian newscast is no longer being offered and production operations in Alberta have ceased. We remain committed to ethnic programming and will deliver news in four other languages, as well as continue to air programming in more than 40 languages.

“Today’s changes impact 2.5 per cent of the company’s broadcast workforce. While difficult, these changes enable us to continue to focus our efforts where we know the market is growing, while helping us to effectively manage our costs.”

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APTN, OMNI Television, and Rezolution Pictures today announced that principal shooting has begun on the seven-episode, 30-minute original series Mohawk Girls. The edgy new dramedy is both filmed and set in Montreal, and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. Slated to premiere in 2014, Mohawk Girls will air in English on both APTN and OMNI Television, in Mandarin on OMNI, and in Mohawk on APTN. Full broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

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The biggest movie industry in the world is now coming to Canada, as OMNI Television and Spinning Plates Entertainment today announced the green lighting of new original documentary series Bollywood Star.  Thefour-part, one-hour series is slated to begin production in Toronto, Vancouver and Mumbai in fall 2013.  Additional production and broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

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As 1.2 billion Catholics around the globe await the naming of the new pope – with one of the leading contenders being Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet – Rogers Media’s diverse suite of leading news brands keep audiences informed of the latest developments throughout the conclave with around-the-clock coverage on television, radio, online, print, and mobile devices.

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Today OMNI Television announced the premiere of Ponto de Encrontro, a weekly 30-minute Portuguese-language current affairs show filmed from OMNI Television’s downtown Toronto studios. Hosted by popular OMNI Television news anchor Clara Abreu, Ponto de Encontro delivers the latest news in health, education, arts, economy, politics and literature significant to Portuguese communities across Canada, along with global news from RTP International and RTP Azores. Ponto de Encontro debuts Sunday, March 3  on OMNI.1, OMNI Alberta, and OMNI BC, and will continue to air regularly each Sunday at these times.

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