|Channels||Digital: 34 (UHF)|
Virtual: 38.1 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||Omni Television (O&O)|
|Owner||Rogers Sports & Media |
(Rogers Media Inc.)
|TV: CKAL-DT, Sportsnet West|
Radio: CFAC, CFFR, CHFM-FM, CJAQ-FM
First air date
|September 15, 2008|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
38 (UHF, 2008–2011)
38 (UHF, 2011–2020)
Call sign meaning
|C J Calgary's Omni|
|HAAT||369.5 m (1,212 ft)|
CJCO-DT, virtual channel 38.1 (UHF digital channel 34), is an Omni Television owned-and-operated station licensed to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by the Rogers Sports & Media subsidiary of Rogers Communications, as part of a twinstick with Citytv owned-and-operated station CKAL-DT (channel 5). The two stations share studios at 7 Avenue and 5 Street Southwest in Downtown Calgary; CJCO-DT's transmitter is located near Old Banff Coach Road/Highway 563.
The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on June 8, 2007, 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.
The station's primary focus is multicultural programming and documentaries. Like the other Omni stations across the country, the station once aired a large amount of syndicated American shows such as The Simpsons and The King of Queens, but those have since been dropped as of the start of the 2015–16 season.
Omni Alberta formerly 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 as a result of budget cuts – ending the production of local programming and news content from the stations.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|38.1||1080i||16:9||OMNI||Main CJCO-DT programming / Omni Television|
As of July 28, 2020, due to the DTV spectrum repack happening across North America, CJCO-DT has moved from UHF 38 to UHF 34. The PSIP number remains as 38.1.
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.
- Ownership Chart 27B – ROGERS – Radio, TV & Satellite-to-Cable
- Rogers Closes OMNI TV Edmonton and Calgary Studios
- CRTC decision 2007-166
- "Calgary's immigrant community dealt a blow with loss of OMNI programming". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- RabbitEars TV Query for CJCO
- "Digital Television – Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)". Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-07-13.