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Rogers offers the most in South Asian programming with the addition of GEO TV

May 11, 2007

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    Exclusively available to Rogers Personal TV Customers

    TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. announced today
the addition of GEO TV to its growing list of South Asian programming. As a
new 24-hour Pakistani channel providing programming in the Urdu language,
Rogers Personal TV customers in Ontario can watch an introductory free preview
until June 8, 2007.
    GEO TV is a general entertainment channel offering a unique mix of
various programming genres that includes the first interactive infotainment
programs in Pakistan, daily serials, soaps, sitcoms, children programs,
religious shows, current affairs, news, variety programs and much more.
    "Rogers is continually striving to provide its customers with the most in
multicultural programming by offering a choice in their preferred language,"
said David Purdy, Vice-President and General Manager, Television Services for
Rogers Cable. "With the addition of GEO TV, Rogers Personal TV customers can
now choose from three channels in the Urdu language, with the other two
channels being ARY Digital and Indus Vision."
    Rogers Personal TV offers its customers the most in multicultural
programming with over 60 channels in more than 20 different languages.
    At the end of the free preview, Rogers Personal TV customers can
subscribe to GEO TV as a stand alone service or by purchasing the Urdu
package, consisting of GEO TV, ARY Digital and Indus Vision with a digital
set-top box.
    For more information or to order GEO TV, customers can visit
rogers.com/urdu or call 1-888-ROGERS1.

    About Rogers Cable:
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    Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG), 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 37% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 55% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 50% 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 715,000 local telephony customers.
Rogers Cable also owns and operates 468 Rogers Retail stores.
    Additional information on Rogers is available at
www.rogers.com/multicultural