From a media release:
As symbolic as the maple leaf, hockey is woven into our nationâ€™s identity and unites Canadians from coast-to-coast.Â Now OMNI Television is offering new Canadians the opportunity to create their own hockey traditions through exclusive, multilingual NHL content in 22 languages withÂ Hockey NightÂ in Canada: Punjabi Edition,Â Your Hockeyweekly segments, andÂ Hockey 101, beginning the week ofÂ September 29.
Giving Punjabi-speaking audiences a front-row seat toÂ the action, OMNI Television will broadcast the time-honoured traditionÂ Hockey Night in CanadaÂ in Punjabi everyÂ SaturdayÂ night, beginningÂ Saturday,Â Oct. 11Â (check local listings).Â Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi EditionÂ will air a doubleheader each week during the regular season, and marks the first time this Canadian institution will be available on a conventional network to the Punjabi-speaking community.
For audiences who are new to the game and want to learn about hockey in their community, OMNI Television has it covered with the new weekly segmentÂ Your HockeyÂ in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Italian in their respective national news broadcasts (check local listings).Â Premiering the week ofÂ September 29,Â Your HockeyÂ will include relevant and informative topics such as grassroots hockey, how to buy hockey equipment, the ins-and-outs of minor hockey, as well as profiles of hockey-related personalities in the community.
New vignette seriesÂ HockeyÂ 101Â Â helps new Canadians better understand the basic principles of hockey and commonly-used terms on the ice, answering basic questions that many new fans may be too afraid to ask, such as â€œWhat is icing?â€ and â€œWhat is holding?â€Â Â Hockey 101Â premieresÂ in eight languages â€“ Cantonese, English, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, and Tagalog (Filipino) â€“ beginning the weekÂ ofÂ September 29Â on OMNI Television and onÂ OMNItv.ca.Â AnÂ additional 14 languages will be added on-air and online shortly following: Arabic, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Korean,Â Polish,Â Romanian,Â Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tamil,Â Ukrainian,Â Urdu, and Vietnamese.