As I explained in the thread in the french OTA section ( CJNT acquis par Rogers Media
CJNT currently have heavy restrictions on what they can air during a broadcast day (6am to midnight).
1. CJNT-TV shall devote to the broadcasting of ethnic programs:
a) not less than 50% of the total number of hours broadcast monthly between 6 p.m. and midnight; and
b) not less than 75% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
2. CJNT-TV shall devote to the broadcasting of Canadian programs:
a) not less than 50% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 6 a.m. and midnight; and
b) not less than 40% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 6 p.m. and midnight.
3. CJNT-TV shall devote to the broadcasting of non-ethnic programs:
a) not more than 40% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 6 a.m. and midnight; and
b) not more than 50% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 6 p.m. and midnight.
With CJNT as a Citytv affiliate, they will be forced to broadcast 75% of ethnic programming between 8pm and 10pm, annually.
This basically mean they can simsub all 10pm shows, but in theory, they can only simsub 3.5 hours per week of US programming between 8pm and 10pm, the remaining must be ethnic programming. There are monthly and annually restrictions, some for the whole day, some for the evening. They can shift the balance by programming an all-ethnic saturday night and elsewhere during the week, as long as they reach their requirements.
So, starting June 4th, CJNT will not replace Citytv Toronto.
I haven't found yet Rogers submission to the CRTC for the purchase of the station. Have they requested for requirement modifications in the submission? Or will they submit such thing later? We'll see.
As for programming, they can air some US network shows in pre-release 6pm to 8pm, in simulcast or post-release 10pm to midnight, and 3.5 hours weekly in simulcast 8pm to 10pm. Some producers and some networks will allow or not allow specific shows to be broadcast in pre-release in Canada...
Also, CTV uses CTV Two as a dump to solve scheduling conflicts, swinging a show back and forth, sometimes a bunch of episodes will never air on CFCF, because it's not profitable to air a show out of simulcast. Global also had their issues, dropping entirely a show. So it's possible that some US shows on Citytv will never air on CJNT due to the fact that they won't air in simulcast, and therefor not profitable.
Considering the restrictions and the amount of programming on Citytv, it's unlikely that CHCH's CW shows will air on CJNT, in my opinion. We'll soon see what the programming look like. 2 weeks to go!