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16th Feb '17 5:16:07 PM Lirodon
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* Omni Television, a group of multicultural stations (two in Toronto CFMT and CJMT, branded as Omni.1 and Omni.2 respectively, along with Omni Alberta in Edmonton and Calgary, and Vancouver, known as Omni BC) owned by Rogers which primarily broadcast ethnic programming throughout much of the day (including foreign-language newscasts), along with overflow programs from City. Omni.1, also known as CFMT, was Canada's first multicultural stations. The stations were also known for filling a portion of their schedules with syndicated fare, such as game shows, sitcoms [[/index]]and ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman The Late Show]]'' and ''Series/TheLateLateShow'',[[index]] to attract mainstream viewers and advertisers so they can pay the bills (although after acquiring Citytv, Rogers began to scale back on this practice now that they had conventional English-language stations in their portfolio). Also contained a pair of religious stations with a similar format for a period, which are now known as.......

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* Omni Television, a group of multicultural stations (two in Toronto -- CFMT and CJMT, branded as Omni.1 and Omni.2 respectively, along with Omni Alberta in Edmonton and Calgary, and Vancouver, known as Omni BC) owned by Rogers which primarily broadcast ethnic programming throughout much of the day (including foreign-language newscasts), along with overflow programs from City. Omni.1, also known as CFMT, CFMT was Canada's first multicultural stations.station ever, and later joined by CJMT so they could focus more exclusively on different ethnic groups. The stations were also known for filling a portion of their schedules with syndicated fare, such as game shows, sitcoms [[/index]]and ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman The Late Show]]'' and ''Series/TheLateLateShow'',[[index]] to attract mainstream viewers and advertisers so they can pay the bills (although after acquiring Citytv, Rogers began to scale back on this practice now that they had conventional English-language stations in their portfolio). Also contained a pair of religious stations with a similar format for a period, which are now known as.......
16th Feb '17 5:14:51 PM Lirodon
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* Omni Television, a group of multicultural stations (two in Toronto, branded as Omni.1 and Omni.2 respectively, along with Omni Alberta in Edmonton and Calgary, and Vancouver, known as Omni BC) owned by Rogers which primarily broadcast ethnic programming throughout much of the day (including foreign-language newscasts), along with overflow programs from City, sitcoms, [[/index]]''[[Creator/DavidLetterman The Late Show]]'' and ''Series/TheLateLateShow'',[[index]] and other syndicated fare to attract advertisers so they can pay the bills. Also contained a pair of religious stations with a similar format for a period, which are now known as.......

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* Omni Television, a group of multicultural stations (two in Toronto, Toronto CFMT and CJMT, branded as Omni.1 and Omni.2 respectively, along with Omni Alberta in Edmonton and Calgary, and Vancouver, known as Omni BC) owned by Rogers which primarily broadcast ethnic programming throughout much of the day (including foreign-language newscasts), along with overflow programs from City, sitcoms, [[/index]]''[[Creator/DavidLetterman City. Omni.1, also known as CFMT, was Canada's first multicultural stations. The stations were also known for filling a portion of their schedules with syndicated fare, such as game shows, sitcoms [[/index]]and ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman The Late Show]]'' and ''Series/TheLateLateShow'',[[index]] and other syndicated fare to attract mainstream viewers and advertisers so they can pay the bills.bills (although after acquiring Citytv, Rogers began to scale back on this practice now that they had conventional English-language stations in their portfolio). Also contained a pair of religious stations with a similar format for a period, which are now known as.......
16th Feb '17 4:47:07 PM Lirodon
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* Joytv, a multi-faith religious station in Vancouver (okay, actually Fraser Valley/Abbotsford, but close enough) and formerly Winnipeg, which have a very similar format to the Omni stations, but with religious and family-oriented syndicated fare. In fact, they ''were'' Omni stations for a period: the Fraser Valley station was originally owned by the non-profit Trinity Television, known as [=NowTV=], and supported by both donations and advertising. Facing financial issues, Trinity sold it (along with a yet-to-have-launched Winnipeg station) to Rogers, who re-purposed the Omni brand from its Toronto stations on them. When Rogers bought Citytv in 2007, it was forced to sell these two stations because they now owned more than one English-language station in Winnipeg and Vancouver (duopolies are only allowed in a single market [[/index]] [[LoopholeAbuse that primarily broadcast in different languages]], [[index]], meaning that Rogers can only get away with Omni/City duopolies if they are multicultural). They were sold to the non-profit [=S-VOX=] (owners of cable channel Vision TV), who re-branded them under a similar format as Joytv in September 2008 (the stations branded using their call letters as an interim measure). S-VOX later sold its broadcasting outlets to Moses Znaimer's Zoomer Media.

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* Joytv, a multi-faith religious station in Vancouver (okay, actually Fraser Valley/Abbotsford, but close enough) and formerly Winnipeg, which have a very similar format to the Omni stations, but with religious and family-oriented syndicated fare. In fact, they ''were'' Omni stations for a period: the Fraser Valley station was originally owned by the non-profit Trinity Television, known as [=NowTV=], and supported by both donations and advertising. Facing financial issues, Trinity sold it (along with a yet-to-have-launched Winnipeg station) to Rogers, who re-purposed the Omni brand from its Toronto stations on them. When Rogers bought Citytv in 2007, it was forced to sell these two stations because they now owned more than one English-language station in Winnipeg and Vancouver (duopolies are only allowed in a single market [[/index]] [[LoopholeAbuse that if they primarily broadcast in different languages]], [[index]], meaning that Rogers can only get away with Omni/City duopolies if they are multicultural). They were sold to the non-profit [=S-VOX=] (owners of cable channel Vision TV), who re-branded them under a similar format as Joytv in September 2008 (the stations branded using their call letters as an interim measure). S-VOX later sold its broadcasting outlets to Moses Znaimer's Zoomer Media.
16th Feb '17 4:45:34 PM Lirodon
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* Société de Radio-Canada Télévision, the French arm of Creator/{{CBC}}. Their main network is Ici Radio-Canada Télé.

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* Société de Radio-Canada Télévision, the French arm of Creator/{{CBC}}. Their main network is Ici Radio-Canada Télé.Télé, the CBC's French-language service.
16th Feb '17 4:22:08 PM Lirodon
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* Creator/{{Buzzr}} (a network that runs mainly game shows created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman)

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* Creator/{{Buzzr}} (a Creator/{{Buzzr}}, a GameShow-focused network that runs mainly game shows created operated by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman)primarily drawing from the libraries of Creator/FremantleMedia (including, in particular, those of Creator/MarkGoodson)
1st Feb '17 8:28:50 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* Creator/{{Buzzr}} (a network that runs mainly game shows created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman)
26th Jan '17 8:39:31 PM bwburke94
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* Creator/ABCFamily (now Freeform)



* {{Creator/FX}}

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* {{Creator/FX}} Creator/{{Freeform}} (formerly Fox Family and ABC Family)
* Creator/{{FX}}



* Creator/FamilyChannel (has no connection to Creator/ABCFamily) a family-oriented pay-TV channel that operates as a specialty network. Until September 1, 2015, it was the ''de facto'' Canadian Creator/DisneyChannel. Originally owned by Astral Media (who also owned The Movie Network and half of Teletoon), it was sold to Creator/DHXMedia (a.k.a. that one company that gobbled up [[Creator/CookieJarEntertainment Cookie Jar]] and [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]) in 2014 after Bell bought out the company. The next year, DHX cut Family's ties with Disney, while Corus Entertainment launched a domestic version of Disney Channel.

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* Creator/FamilyChannel (has no connection to Creator/ABCFamily) Creator/FamilyChannel, a family-oriented pay-TV channel that operates as a specialty network. Until September 1, 2015, it was the ''de facto'' Canadian Creator/DisneyChannel. Originally owned by Astral Media (who also owned The Movie Network and half of Teletoon), it was sold to Creator/DHXMedia (a.k.a. that one company that gobbled up [[Creator/CookieJarEntertainment Cookie Jar]] and [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]) in 2014 after Bell bought out the company. The next year, DHX cut Family's ties with Disney, while Corus Entertainment launched a domestic version of Disney Channel.
12th Dec '16 9:14:56 PM lizaphile
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* [=MundoMax=] (formerly [=MundoFox=]), a network owned by Colombian broadcaster [=RCN=] which carries archived and original programming dubbed in Spanish; originally launched as a sister network to Fox in cooperation with [=RCN=], and carried the myriad of series airing on Fox's networks in Latin America

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* [=MundoMax=] (formerly [=MundoFox=]), a network which was owned by Colombian broadcaster [=RCN=] which carries archived and original programming dubbed in Spanish; originally launched as a sister network to Fox in cooperation with [=RCN=], and carried the myriad of series airing on Fox's networks in Latin AmericaAmerica. After Fox split from the partnership, the network languished with an affiliate base made up of low-tier stations and a lack of cable coverage, along with imported programming that wasn't compelling to American audiences. [=MundoMax=] signed off at the end of November 2016 because of these factors.



* Creator/{{Qubo}} (Children's oriented network carried on Ion's stations, airing mostly educational animated series. Formally ran the Saturday morning block on Creator/{{NBC}} and Creator/{{Telemundo}} before it got axed for Creator/PBSKidsSprout shows)
* Comet (Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned channel that runs on subchannels of Sinclair's various network affiliates, featuring science fiction, fantasy, and horror programming from the MGM library; firmly believes TheresNoBInMovie)

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* Creator/{{Qubo}} (Children's oriented network carried on Ion's stations, airing mostly educational animated series. Formally Formerly ran the Saturday morning block on Creator/{{NBC}} and Creator/{{Telemundo}} before it got axed for Creator/PBSKidsSprout shows)
shows, which itself got removed for yet another Litton EdutainmentShow block in 2016)
* Comet (Sinclair Comet, a network owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned channel that Group which runs on subchannels of Sinclair's various network their stations and several outside affiliates, featuring science fiction, fantasy, and horror programming from the MGM library; library, along with reruns of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; firmly believes TheresNoBInMovie)
9th Dec '16 10:48:10 PM Xtifr
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* Series/NationalGeographicChannel

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* Series/NationalGeographicChannelCreator/NationalGeographicChannel
9th Dec '16 1:13:14 PM MarcoPolo250
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* Movies!, a Weigel/Fox cooperative mainly carrying classic films from the 20th Century Fox library in widescreen; with Fox Movie Channel's rebranding and [[/index]]{{Flanderization}}[[index]] as the FX Movie Channel, effectively the new home for classic Fox films.

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* Movies!, a Weigel/Fox cooperative mainly carrying classic films from the 20th Century Fox library in widescreen; with Fox Movie Channel's rebranding and [[/index]]{{Flanderization}}[[index]] as the FX Movie Channel, effectively the new home for classic Fox films.films following Fox Movie Channel's re-brand as FX Movie Channel.
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