About OMNI.1 OMNI.1, Canada's first free over-the-air multilingual/multicultural television system, was licensed in 1979 as Channel 47 in Toronto. Rogers Broadcasting Limited acquired controlling interest of OMNI.1 in 1986. Since its inception, OMNI.1 has expanded its reach to approximately 90% of viewers in the province of Ontario. OMNI.1 is also available to viewers across Canada via cable systems served by ExpressVu satellite distribution systems and in the province of Quebec, via Star Choice and Look TV. As a leading provider of ethnocultural television programming, OMNI.1 broadcasts 60% of its programming in no less than 15 languages to communities encompassing more than 18 cultures. Its ongoing commitment to reflecting the evolving needs of its diverse audience is evidenced by a regular production schedule that sees more than 22 hours of original multilingual programming produced each week - including a one hour Italian language newscast on weeknights, and a Portuguese language newscast that airs each weekday. With 40% English language programming, OMNI.1 plays host to the best of talk shows and the best of comedy! From Maury to Montel; from The Simpsons to The Late Show with David Letterman - everybody loves the talk and the laughs on OMNI.1!