OMNI Television Announces 2019 Lunar New Year Holiday Programming, Beginning Feb. 4
TORONTO (January 31, 2019) To celebrate the Year of the Pig, OMNI Television is rolling out a roster of festive Lunar New Year programming, including the annual special Celebrating the Year of the Pig, and China’s premier television event CCTV Beijing – Chinese New Year Gala. Also, don’t forget to tune in to a special viewing of The Monkey King 3 and Beautiful Accident during Chinese Super Cinema Night. It all begins here, on OMNI Television, starting Monday, Feb. 4. Missed a celebration? Don’t fret! Full episodes are available on OMNITV.ca next day post-broadcast. Premiering on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. (Mandarin) and 7 p.m. (Cantonese) is OMNI’s annual Lunar New Year special Celebrating the Year of the Pig. Hosted by Wei Lee and Jie Yang in Mandarin and Kenneth Li and Karen So in Cantonese, this Lunar New Year festival is packed with traditional dances, cooking, fashion, and music, including a performance by the Toronto Chinese Youth Orchestra. Also, don’t miss the two-part CCTV Beijing – Chinese New Year Gala, premiering Sunday, Feb. 10. Known as a premier television event in China and a must-watch ritual in every Chinese household, this gala features traditional dance, acrobatics, and comedy and drama performances. From there, the celebrations continue with a special viewing of The Monkey King 3, starring Allie Chan (Summer’s Desire, The Sword of Love), Shaofeng Feng (Wolf Totem, White Vengeance), and Aaron Kwok (City Under Siege, After This Our Exile). After a travelling monk and his followers find themselves in a wasteland, it is up to a young queen (Allie Chan) to rescue them. On Sunday, Feb. 17, a career-driven attorney gets a second chance at life following a fatal tragedy in Beautiful Accident, starring Lun-Mei Kwei (Girlfriend Boyfriend, Black Coal Thin Ice) as Li Yuran and Jingchun Wang (The Flowers of War, The Witness) as Station Master Wang. Rounding out the schedule are special editions of language newscasts – Focus Mandarin, Focus Cantonese, OMNI News: Cantonese Edition, and OMNI News: Mandarin Edition – to keep OMNI audiences in the know about celebrations happening across the communities that matter to them most. 2019 LUNAR NEW YEAR PROGRAMMING DATES All dates are subject to change. All times ET/MT/PT. Monday, Feb. 4 8 p.m. OMNI News: Cantonese Edition 8:30 p.m. Focus Cantonese 9 p.m. OMNI News: Mandarin Edition 9:30 p.m. Focus Mandarin 10 p.m. Chit-Chat with Me (Mandarin) 10:45 p.m. Greeting the Lunar New Year (Mandarin) Tuesday, Feb. 5 8 p.m. OMNI News: Cantonese Edition 8:30 p.m. Focus Cantonese 9 p.m. OMNI News: Mandarin Edition 9:30 p.m. Focus Mandarin 10 p.m. Into the Fulfilment of Life with Master Li Kui Ming (Cantonese) Sunday, Feb. 10 3 p.m. OMNI News: Cantonese Edition 3:30 p.m. OMNI News: Mandarin Edition 4 p.m. CCTV Beijing – Chinese New Year Gala **Part 1** (Mandarin) 6 p.m. Celebrating the Year of the Pig (Mandarin) 7 p.m. Celebrating the Year of the Pig (Cantonese) 8 p.m. Chinese Super Cinema Night: The Monkey King 3 (Cantonese) 10:30 p.m. CCTV Beijing – Chinese New Year Gala **Part 2** (Mandarin) Sunday, Feb. 17 4:30 p.m. Greeting the Lunar New Year (Mandarin) 5:30 p.m. Phoenix TV – Grand Festive Music Concert (Mandarin) 8 p.m. Chinese Super Cinema Night: Beautiful Accident (Mandarin) 10 p.m. Into the Fulfilment of Life with Master Li Kui Ming (Cantonese) 11 p.m. OMNI News: Mandarin Edition 11:30 p.m. OMNI News: Cantonese Edition Social Media Links Visit OMNITV.ca (for Quebec www.icitelevision.ca) Like OMNI Television Facebook.com/OMNITelevision Find OMNI Television on WeChat Follow OMNI Television on Twitter @OMNITelevision Rogers Media PR on Twitter @RogersMediaPR Rogers Media PR on Instagram @rogersmediapr 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.