You can now watch Canadian baseball games in Tagalog. OMNI Television announced that it will be broadcasting Toronto Blue Jays games with play by play in Tagalog (Pilipino), the Philippine’s national language.
It is the first time in history that local Canadian baseball games will be broadcast in a third language.
OMNI TELEVISION STATEMENT
OMNI Television released this statement: “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.”
The statement continues: “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 TV will broadcast the Blue Jay’s home and away games live every Saturday.
TAGALOG FASTEST GROWING LANGUAGE IN CANADA
According to the 2016 Census, the unprecedented growth of new immigrants to Canada from the Philippines has led to Tagalog being the fastest growing language in the country.
In five short years, the use of Tagalog has increased by 35%, ahead of Arabic, Farsi, Hindi and Urdu.
Whilst Manadarin and Cantonese still lead the most used third languages in Canada, the increase in the use of Tagalog is indicative of the benefits of the government’s immigration policies.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team.
The Blue Jays are members of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the American League (AL) East Division.
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