TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. has expanded
its multicultural programming yet again with the addition of the popular Greek
channel, MEGA Cosmos. From now until November 12th, 2007 Rogers PersonalTV
customers can preview top quality Greek programming for free on channel 575.
"Rogers recognizes that many of its customers want multicultural
programming and we aim to meet those demands through our ever-expanding
multicultural offerings," said David Purdy, Vice-President of Television for
Rogers Cable. "We're glad to be able to give our ethnic markets what they want
and now Greek consumers can access the highest-quality Greek news and
MEGA Cosmos is Greece's largest and most popular TV station. It offers
the best in Greek language entertainment television with 24-hour news
programs, sports, movies, dramas, game shows and more.
"We're delighted to share our programming with the Rogers audience," said
Slava Levin, President and CEO of Ethnic Channels Group. "We know we have
quality programming to offer the Greek diaspora in Canada and we encourage
people to check out the free preview."
With the addition of MEGA Cosmos, Rogers continues to offer its customers
the most multicultural programming with over 65 channels in more than 20
different languages. This is the third Greek channel Rogers offers its
customers (both ERT sat and Odyssey Television are available to PersonalTV
subscribers). Rogers offers multiple package choices (not including the cost
of owning or renting the required digital cable set-top box) for those who
want to continue viewing MEGA Cosmos after the free preview ends.
For $35 Rogers PersonalTV customers can order MEGA Cosmos along with
Odyssey Television and ERT sat. For $30 a month customers can combine MEGA
Cosmos with Odyssey Television.
Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.5 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and
Newfoundland, with 65% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high-speed Internet access and now 38% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 59% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 53% digital
penetration, Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV
programming, a complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on
Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting
channels), and an extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming.
Rogers Cable now offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to
approximately 90% of its cable territory and, combined with its circuit
switched telephony subscribers, has over 770,000 local telephony customers.
Rogers Cable is a national provider of voice communications services, data
networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large
businesses. In addition it operates approximately 450 Rogers Retail stores.
Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.