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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-292

Ottawa, 13 September 2002

Rogers Cable Inc.
London North, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Woodstock and Orillia, Ontario

Rogers Cablesystems Georgian Bay Limited
Collingwood, Midland and Owen Sound, Ontario

Rogers Cablesystems Ontario Limited
London South, Ontario

Rogers Ottawa Limited/Limitée
Ottawa, Ontario

Applications 2002-0655-9; 2002-0674-9; 2002-0673-1; and 2002-0675-7

Distribution of distant signal CFMT too (OMNI.2)


The Commission approves the applications by Rogers Cable Inc., Rogers Cablesystems Georgian Bay Limited, Rogers Cablesystems Ontario Limited and Rogers Ottawa Limited/Limitée to distribute CFMT too, now designated as OMNI.2,as a distant Canadian signal on the basic service of their cable systems.


In its application for OMNI.2, which the Commission authorized in New Multilingual ethnic television station to serve Toronto, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-82, 8 April 2002, Rogers Broadcasting Limited proposed to establish a two-station structure using its existing ethnic station CFMT-TV and OMNI.2. CFMT-TV's programming will be refocused on the EuroLatino and Caribbean ethnic communities while OMNI.2 will serve the PanAsian and African communities currently served by CFMT-TV. PanAsian and African programming will therefore be moved from CFMT-TV to OMNI.2. The applicants stated that approval of these applications will ensure that there is no loss of service to the PanAsian and African viewers in the communities served by the applicants.


This authority will expire in six months from the date of this decision for the cable systems serving London North, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Woodstock, London South and Ottawa. This period will allow the Commission sufficient time to consider and rule on applications for new transmitters of OMNI.2 in Ottawa and London, which would then qualify as a local or regional signal in those communities.


Should the consideration of the applications for new transmitters for OMNI.2 in Ottawa and London not be completed by 13 March 2003, the applicants should submit a request for an extension of the authorization to distribute OMNI.2 as a distant Canadian signal in London North, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Woodstock, London South and Ottawa. The request should be submitted in writing no later than 13 February 2003.

Secretary General

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