Multilingual National News Series Voices of Canada Explores the Rise of Canada's New Mother Tongues, Beginning Oct. 24 on OMNI

Multilingual National News Series Voices of Canada Explores the Rise of 
Canada's New Mother Tongues, Beginning Oct. 24 on OMNI Television 
- OMNI News series features in-depth stories examining the latest findings of 
Statistics Canada's 2011 Census data on Canada's national language identity -
- Five-part series airs within OMNI Television's six multilingual newscasts, 
OMNI News: South Asian, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Italian 
editions - 
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TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The face of Canada is changing, and as Canada's 
multilingual broadcast news leader, OMNI Television goes beyond the statistics 
with the five-part special series Voices of Canada. Coinciding with the latest 
Statistics Canada report on Canada's new language identity, Voices of Canada 
explores the country's diverse communities and shines a light on the local and 
national impact of these new rising languages. 
Voices of Canada airs from October 24 to 30 within OMNI Television's six 
multilingual newscasts, OMNI News: South Asian, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, 
Portuguese, and Italian editions. 
"With our multilingual reporters deeply rooted within Canada's diverse 
ethnocultural communities, we're able to bring a unique perspective and wide 
range of stories to this national topic across all of our language newscasts," 
said Madeline Ziniak, National Vice-President, OMNI Television. 
Reporting on national stories, Voices of Canada examines the growth of Asian 
languages spoken in Canada, as well as the shift of mother tongues in certain 
mature communities and its impact on preserving the culture within these 
groups. Voices of Canada also explores the new rising phenomenon of 
multi-language households as a result of inter-marriage between different 
cultural groups. 
With reports from OMNI News bureaus in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, 
Voices of Canada also features regional stories that delve into the impact the 
rapid rise in Chinese languages and Punjabi have on business, schools, and 
government services. Highlights include the increase of non-Chinese students 
studying Chinese language classes in Alberta, and the expanded offering of 
Punjabi in both government and business services in Calgary, Surrey, and 
Brampton. 
Voices of Canada five-part series airs within the following newscasts, daily 
from Wednesday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday, Oct. 30: 


    --  OMNI News: South Asian Edition at 8 p.m. ET/MT on OMNI.2 and
        OMNI Alberta
    --  OMNI News: Punjabi National Edition at 11 p.m. ET/MT on OMNI.2
        and OMNI Alberta, and 9 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
    --  OMNI News: Cantonese Edition at 9 p.m. ET/MT on OMNI.2 and OMNI
        Alberta, and 5 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
    --  OMNI News: Mandarin Edition at 5 p.m. ET on OMNI.2, 9:30 p.m.
        MT on OMNI Alberta, and 8 p.m. PT on OMNI BC
    --  OMNI News: Italian Edition at 8 p.m. ET on OMNI.1
    --  OMNI News: Portuguese Edition at 9:30 p.m. ET on OMNI.1

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About OMNI Television
OMNI(™)is a free, over-the-air multilingual/multicultural television 
system committed to reflecting Canada's diversity by delivering an array of 
ethnocultural programming, serving multiple language communities. With five 
television stations in B.C.; Alberta (CalgaryandEdmonton) and Ontario 
(OMNI.1 and OMNI.2), OMNI has a combined reach of 16.5 million households in 
major market areas. In addition to weeknight newscasts and weekly community 
magazine programs,OMNIis also home to well-known International series and 
films, including Bollywood Movies, Asian Cinema, Italian and Portuguese 
telenovelas.OMNI Televisionis a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited., a 
division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a 
diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information 
visitwww.OMNItv.ca.

Media Contacts Nicolas Brancaccio, OMNI News, 
416.764.3261,nicolas.brancaccio@rci.rogers.com Charmaine Khan, OMNI News, 
416.764.3071,charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com

SOURCE: OMNI Television

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