On May 7, 2015, during Asian Heritage Month, Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers) announced the elimination of all newscasts on its OMNI TV Stations. This decision was made without consultation of community members and leaders, who have watched and benefitted from OMNI TV for decades. Rogers has abandoned the spirit of OMNI TV’s licence by eliminating local Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Italian news programming and systematically dismantling OMNI’s ability to meaningfully serve multilingual audiences. In doing so, Rogers has declared that Canada’s ethnocultural communities are unworthy of accessible, representative, meaningful news broadcasting – as in 2013, Rogers eliminated Portuguese news, South Asian news, and Diversity Programming (cutting 21 shows broadcast in 12 languages).
Sign the petition to bring back Diversity programs on Rogers TV – http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9fbfd2cf7b2a8256f770fc35c&id=f0837d9386
Community members across Canada demand that OMNI TV must be restored to its prior standing: a world leader in developing ethno-specific programming crucial to keeping diverse communities well-informed, active citizens in our country. See full letter to the CRTC with endorsing organizations at – https://urbanalliance.ca/2015/05/26/rogers-communications-inc-et-al-and-omni-tv-an-open-letter-from-concerned-canadians/