Rogers Sportsnet launches smartphone apps
TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ – Rogers Media today announced that it has launched mobile applications on three platforms for Rogers Sportsnet, its highly popular sports television service. SPORTSNET.CA’s mobile trio will be available to BlackBerry, Apple iPhone and Android device owners. These applications will provide breaking news, opinions, scores, schedules and more exclusively to Rogers Wireless and Fido customers.
The application will offer a customizable, up to-the-minute updates, articles and analysis from the best writers in the business. Coverage will include National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA) and soccer. Features of the service include: latest headlines from around the world, live score updates, boxscores, player and team stats, team schedules, and game and event previews.
“Sportsnet’s mobile applications will ensure that Sportsnet fans will get their Sportsnet updates no matter where they are,” said Claude Galipeau, SVP, Digital Media, Rogers Media Inc. “These applications expand Sportsnet’s content directly into the hands of sports aficionados everywhere.”
The SPORTSNET.CA applications are available for download for free in their respective app stores or at sportsnet.ca/mobile.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 54 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations as well as five OMNI multicultural television stations. Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s live event leader, is comprised of four channels, all of which are available nationally and in high definition, and the Shopping Channel, is a televised and Internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Flare, L’actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility.