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Rogers Communications and AMC Sign Multi-year HD Content Deal

March 1, 2013

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Digital cable customers to access full AMC original series line up
including hits – Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead; coming
soon in HD format

AMC original series to be available to Rogers cable customers across
multiple screens

TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications,
Canada’s leading diversified communications company, today announced
that it has signed a multi-year agreement with AMC to continue to offer
Rogers digital cable customers new seasons of hit original series
including Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead. In the coming
weeks, customers will be able to view their favourite AMC programs in
HD format – in time for the season finale of The Walking Dead this
month.

“We are pleased to have renewed an agreement with AMC that ensures our
customers can continue to enjoy all the premium programing in the AMC
line-up. We’re always focused on delivering the best content across all
screens while keeping prices down,” said David Purdy, Senior Vice
President, Content, Rogers Communications. “As a result, starting this
March our customers can watch their favourite zombies, meth cooks and
sixties-era ad executives in HD, and on demand across multiple
platforms – something we know our customers want.”

“We are very pleased to have reached a new long-term agreement with
Rogers Communications for AMC that recognizes the value and popularity
of AMC and its award-winning shows like “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” and
“The Walking Dead,” the #1 drama series on cable television,” said Bob
Broussard
, President of Distribution for AMC. “We look forward to
continuing our partnership with Rogers and continuing to serve their
customers with AMC’s high-quality programming.”

The agreement means customers can view new seasons of AMC original
series across multiple screens including television, Rogers on Demand –
Ch.100 (HD), and on Rogers Anyplace TV On Demand, soon after the
television broadcast. Rogers customers can also look forward to new and
returning original series debuting this year from AMC including “The
Killing,” “Hell on Wheels” and “Low Winter Sun.”

AMC programing is available to Rogers digital cable customers that
subscribe to VIP packages. The HD version of AMC will come with the SD
version. Rogers Anyplace TV is a multi-platform entertainment
experience that delivers live and on demand content including,
primetime shows, film rentals, live sports, news, and kids programming,
to Canadians across computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox 360 gaming
systems.  Rogers was the first cable company in Canada to offer
web-based entertainment content streaming with RogersAnyplaceTV.com, tied to customers’ cable subscriptions.

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable
television, high speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and
digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please
visit rogers.com.

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether
commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating
acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising
celebration of great stories.  AMC’s original stories include: “Mad
Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on
Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of
storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as
curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About.  AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister
networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv.  AMC is available
across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.