OMNI Television Brings the Blue Jays to Canadians in its First-Ever Baseball Third-Language Broadcast
– National multilingual service OMNI Television to air Blue Jays game in Tagalog, every Saturday starting this summer –TORONTO (June 1, 2018) – Canada’s multilingual communities are about to get a front-row seat at the ballgame! Building on OMNI’s already diverse and wide range of programming, Canada’s baseball team is coming to OMNI Television with Saturday games in Tagalog on OMNI.2, OMNI BC, OMNI Alberta and OMNI Regional. Offered nationally on all digital basic television packages,Blue Jays on OMNI builds on the success of OMNI’s Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition series to further increase the unique programming offerings to Canada’s ethnic and third-language communities through the addition of even more premium sports programming.
“OMNI Television continues to evolve the range of programming it offers, and we are excited to be bringing our audiences Canada’s baseball team in our first-ever baseball broadcast in a third language,” said Manuel Fonseca, Director, OMNI, Lifestyle & Entertainment Production, Rogers Media. “At OMNI, we recognize the need for diverse programming that connects our viewers to all facets of Canadian culture, and through leveraging the power of our combined assets at Rogers Media, we’re building on an already strong and dynamic schedule that weaves together the best in world-class multilingual content.”
Blue Jays on OMNI will air home and away games live every Saturday, using Sportsnet’s feed. More details, including on-air commentators and date of the first broadcast, will be announced at a later date.
About OMNI Television
OMNI Television is Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster. Available in 11 million Canadian households, the OMNI brand includes the national TV channel OMNI Regional plus five local television stations. OMNI offers a wide range of locally produced and acquired programming in more than 20 languages, including news, current affairs and entertainment content in Cantonese, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Punjabi. OMNI is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit OMNITV.ca
Michelle Lomack, OMNI Television, Michelle.Lomack@rci.rogers.com, 416-819-2783
Caitlin Decarie, OMNI Television, Caitlin.Decarie@rci.rogers.com, 647-299-6733