CJCO-DT

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CJCO-DT
Omni logo
Calgary, Alberta
Branding Omni Calgary
Omni Alberta
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF))
Virtual: 38.1 (PSIP)
Affiliations Omni Television
Owner Rogers Media
(Rogers Broadcasting, Ltd.)
First air date September 15, 2008
Call letters' meaning CJ Calgary's Omni
Sister station(s) CKAL-DT, CFAC, CFFR, CHFM-FM, CJAQ-FM
Former callsigns CJCO-TV (2008–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
38 (UHF, 2008–2011)
Transmitter power 25 kW
Height 371.0 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-DT, UHF channel 38, is an Omni Television owned-and-operated television station located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by the Rogers Media division of Rogers Communications, as part of a twinstick with City owned-and-operated station CKAL-DT (channel 5). The two stations share studios located on 7 Avenue and 5 Street Southwest in Downtown Calgary, CJCO's transmitter is located near Old Banff Coach Road/Highway 563.

This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 214; it is also available on Bell TV channel 645 and in high definition on channel 1135.

Overview[edit]

Omni's former studios with its sister station CKAL in Downtown Calgary.[1] which has since been closed down and continues to be an office operations.

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on June 8, 2007,[2] 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.[3]

Although the station's primary focus is multicultural programming, like the other Omni stations across the country, the stations airs a large amount of syndicated American shows such as The Simpsons and The King of Queens.

Newscasts[edit]

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

Omni Alberta formally produced local newscasts aimed at the Cantonese, Mandarin, and South Asian communities across the province. While there were newsgathering teams in both Edmonton and Calgary, the production of the newscasts themselves were done out of CKEM's studios in Downtown Edmonton. The newscasts were discontinued and replaced by Omni's national newscasts in September 2011; the national newscasts still featured contributions from Calgary-based reporters. On May 30, 2013, Rogers announced that it would immediately close down the production facilities for both Omni Alberta stations – ending the production of local programming and news content from the stations.[4]

Digital television[edit]

CJCO-TV's pre-launch logo

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
38.1 1080i 16:9 OMNI Main CJCO-DT programming / Omni Television

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

On August 11, 2011, three weeks before Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts, CJCO shut down its analog transmitter and flash cut its digital signal into operation on UHF channel 38. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display CJCO-TV's virtual channel as 38.1.[6]

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