OMNI Television Refreshes Programming Slate

From a media release:

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.

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.

Broadcast details in each market are as follows:

OMNI Television Ontario 

The below series will replace previously scheduled programming in the indicated timeslot. All times ET. 

South Asian Today will air on OMNI.2, weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 8 to 8:30 p.m. The series will be hosted by Yudhvir Jaswal.

OMNI: Cantonese will air on OMNI.2, weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 9 to 9:30 p.m. The series will be hosted by Kenneth Li and Candy Chan.

OMNI: Mandarin will air on OMNI.2, weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 9:30 to10 p.m. The series will be hosted by Wei Lee and Jie Yang.

OMNI Television B.C.

The below series will replace previously scheduled programming in the indicated timeslot. All times PT. 

OMNI: Punjabi will air weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 8 to 8:30 p.m. The series will be hosted by Jasdip Wahla, Dilbar Kang, and Tarannum Thind.

OMNI: Cantonese will air weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 9 to 9:30 p.m. The series will be hosted by Karen So‎ and Otto Tang.

OMNI: Mandarin will air weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 9:30 to 10 p.m. The series will be hosted by Bowen Zhang and Tina Song.

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