|Toronto, Ottawa, and London|
|City of license||Toronto, Ontario|
|Channels||Digital: 40 (UHF)
Virtual: 40.1 (PSIP)
(Rogers Broadcasting, Ltd.)
|First air date||September 16, 2002|
|Call letters' meaning||CJ Multicultural Television|
|Sister station(s)||TV: CFMT, CITY
Radio: CFTR, CHFI, CJCL, CKIS
|Former callsigns||CJMT-TV (2002-2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:44 (2002-2004)
Digital: 51 (2011-2012)
|Transmitter power||18.1 kW|
CJMT-DT (known on-air as OMNI.2) is a multicultural television station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is operated as part of the Omni Television system. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 40 (or virtual channel 69.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located atop the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, and also operates rebroadcasters in London and Ottawa.
Owned by Rogers Media, CJMT is sister to fellow Omni outlet CFMT-DT and Citytv flagship station CITY-DT as part of Rogers' only conventional television triple-stick. This arrangement also makes the three stations sister to cable-exclusive regional news channel CityNews Channel and all four share studios at Yonge-Dundas Square on 33 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto. The station can also be seen in the Greater Toronto Area on Rogers Cable (owned by parent Rogers Communications) channel 14 and in high definition on digital channel 530.
CJMT was launched on September 16, 2002 on channel 44, but was later moved to channel 69. The station was licensed as part of the same process that approved CKXT (launched as Toronto One, later Sun TV). The "J" in its call sign has no particular meaning, except that it was an available call sign that maintained the "MT" (standing for "Multicultural Television") from CFMT (CJMT was formerly the callsign of a now-defunct AM radio station out of Chicoutimi, Quebec).
In October 2007, Rogers announced that the Omni stations would move from 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West to 33 Dundas Street East. The move took place on October 19, 2009. CFMT and CJMT share the facility with Citytv Toronto, which moved to the building the previous month.
Initially, after Canada's transition to digital TV in September 2011, CJMT is now available in Toronto on channel 51. In August 2012, the station moved over to channel 40, after that channel was vacated with the shutdown of CKXT-DT.
OMNI.2 airs programming in the South Asian languages (e.g., Urdu, Hindi), as well as in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Somali, and Afghan. In addition, the station airs other syndicated shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Judge Joe Brown, Maury, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Two and a Half Men. The original series Metropia is also shown on the station, with repeats screened on OMNI.1 as well. During the 2007 season, OMNI.2 also began airing NFL games, usually the alternate to whatever airs on Rogers Sportsnet and CKVU-DT. These games have since moved to CITY-DT as of the 2008 season.
OMNI.2 currently carries several local newscasts aimed at specific ethnic demographics:
- Omni News: Mandarin Edition - weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
- Anchors/Reporters: Grant Guo
- Omni News: South Asian Edition - weeknights at 6:00 p.m. (produced in English)
- Anchor: Angie Seth
- Sports Anchor: Khush Panthaky
- Entertainment Reporter: Monica Dogra
- Omni News: Cantonese Edition - weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
- Anchor: Tina Tse
- Business Anchor: Jason Leung
- Sports Anchor: Alex Chum
- Entertainment Anchor: Conny Lo, Emily Siu
- Reporters: Anita Chow, Hilda Chow, Helena Wong, Paul Wan, Kenneth Li, Josephine Au
The Mandarin and South Asian weekday newscasts were launched at the same time as CJMT itself, while the Cantonese newscast was moved from CFMT. The South Asian edition was previously broadcast once a week, and was known as South Asian Newsweek.
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
Virtual: 20.1 (PSIP)
|14 kW||197.6 m|
Virtual: 14.1 (PSIP)
|15 kW||202.3 m|
- "Development Fact Sheet". Downtown Yonge BIA. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
- Canadian Communications Foundation - CJMT-TV History
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJMT-TV
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for CJMT
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