CJEO-DT

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CJEO-DT
Omni TV 2018.svg
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada
BrandingOmni Edmonton
Omni Alberta
ChannelsDigital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 56.1 (PSIP)
AffiliationsOmni Television (O&O)
OwnerRogers Media
(Rogers Media, Inc.)
First air dateSeptember 15, 2008
Call letters' meaningEdmonton's Omni
Sister station(s)TV: CKEM-DT
Radio: CHDI-FM, CHBN-FM, CKER-FM
Former callsignsCJEO-TV (2008–2011)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
56 (UHF, 2008–2011)
Transmitter power58 kW
Height294.0 m
Transmitter coordinates53°31′54.7″N 113°46′52.2″W / 53.531861°N 113.781167°W / 53.531861; -113.781167Coordinates: 53°32′28.4″N 113°29′47.3″W / 53.541222°N 113.496472°W / 53.541222; -113.496472 (OMNI Edmonton)
WebsiteOmni Television Alberta

CJEO-DT, virtual channel 56 (UHF digital channel 44), is an Omni Television owned-and-operated television station located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by the Rogers Media division of Rogers Communications, as part of a twinstick with Citytv owned-and-operated station CKEM-DT (channel 17). The two stations share studios with Rogers' local radio stations on Gateway Boulevard, and its transmitter is located near Yellowhead Highway/Highway 16A.

This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 11 and in high definition on digital channel 214. This station is also available on Bell TV channel 647. It is not currently carried by Shaw Direct and on Telus Optik TV channel 119 (HD) and channel 9119 (SD).

History[edit]

CJEO-TV's pre-launch logo
Omni Alberta logo used from 2008 to 2018.

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on June 8, 2007,[1] and first signed on the air on September 15, 2008. The station was originally assigned the call sign CHXE by Industry Canada, but this was changed to CJEO in February 2008.[2]

In late 2015, Rogers' television stations in Edmonton moved from their studios in downtown Edmonton to the headquarters of Rogers' Edmonton radio stations on Gateway Boulevard.[3]

Newscasts[edit]

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 based 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 Edmonton-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.[4]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
56.1 1080i 16:9 CJEO-DT Main CJEO-DT programming / Omni Television

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

On August 31, 2011, when Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts,[6] the station flash cut its digital signal on UHF channel 44. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display CJEO-TV's virtual channel as 56.1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC decision 2007-166
  2. ^ CRTC
  3. ^ "Forbes: TV anchors back at their desks". Edmonton Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Calgary's immigrant community dealt a blow with loss of OMNI programming". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for CJEO-DT
  6. ^ Digital Television - Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)

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