Rogers customers can now take TV into their own hands
– Rogers launches beta of Rogers Live TV app for iPads –
– Available for download on iTunes Canada –
TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2011 /CNW/ – Today, Rogers Communications introduced Rogers Live TV in beta, an app that lets customers stream live TV channels on their
iPads. Marking a Canadian industry first, the app gives Rogers
customers the freedom to watch shows from anywhere in the home,
including places like the kitchen, bedroom and office, offering a
seamless entertainment experience.
“We want to give customers the ultimate flexibility and ensure they’re
able to watch TV anywhere on any device,” said David Purdy, VP Video
Products, Rogers Communications. “Rogers Live TV app is a key component of our TV Anywhere vision and lets customers
experience live TV on their tablets seamlessly and as part of their
current entertainment package.”
The Rogers Live TV app is available via WiFi to Rogers digital television customers in
Ontario who subscribe to Rogers Hi-Speed Internet with a MyRogers account. At launch, customers will be able to stream 20 channels
through their iPad, with more channels coming soon.
“With the adoption of tablets, the mindset that TV shows are watched
only on a television set is fading,” said Purdy. “The Rogers Live TV app is one more market first from Rogers and builds on our TV
innovations, including live-streaming on multiple platforms of Blue Jay
and Maple Leafs games, and provides customers even more real-time
access to live content.”
The Rogers Live TV app will officially launch in early 2012. A version for Android tablets
will be available soon. For more information visit: www.rogers.com/livetv.
About Rogers Communications Inc.:
Rogers is a diversified public 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, and sports entertainment.
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 www.rogers.com.