Digital: 38 (UHF)|
Virtual: 38.1 (PSIP)
|First air date||September 15, 2008|
|Call letters' meaning||C J Calgary's Omni|
Radio: CFAC, CFFR, CHFM-FM, CJAQ-FM
|Former callsigns||CJCO-TV (2008–2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||
38 (UHF, 2008–2011)
|Transmitter power||25 kW|
|Transmitter coordinates||51°3′53″N 114°12′51″W / 51.06472°N 114.21417°W|
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.
The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 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 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.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|38.1||1080i||16:9||OMNI||Main CJCO-DT programming / Omni Television|
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.
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