Rogers unveils evolution of NextBox 2.0 experience with extension to tablet
– Available today, Rogers launches Anyplace TV Home Edition application
for tablet – officially the second screen in the home –
– Navigate, search, set recordings, use a virtual remote control and
live stream content without interrupting your TV viewing experience –
TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications, Canada’s leading
diversified communications and media company, announced today a new
addition to the NextBox™ 2.0 experience in Ontario with the Rogers Anyplace TV™ Home Edition application for select tablets and smartphones.
The new application, which is available on iPad and iPhone today and
launching on Android tablets and smartphones this year, makes it
possible to use advanced search, a virtual remote control, live stream
news, sports and entertainment, and remotely manage and set PVR
content, all on a tablet. Rogers is the first Canadian
telecommunications company to offer an integrated remote PVR management
and live TV streaming experience on tablets.
“Our customers love to combine TV viewing with multi-tasking. The Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition app is the ultimate TV companion that provides a seamless
experience for our customers,” said John Boynton, executive
vice-president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. “By
offering TV management features, in addition to live streaming on
tablets, customers can control content from a second screen without
interrupting what’s currently on their TV. This represents the next
step in our commitment to delivering the world-leading internet
experiences customers want and expect from Rogers.”
Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition offers the following enhanced features, including:
- Use your tablet or smartphone to search and navigate TV listings
- Use your tablet or smartphone as a virtual remote control
- Manage PVR recordings from your tablet and smartphone
Scroll through the interactive guide on your tablet, browser or
Live stream 25 channels in the home on a tablet with a Rogers Digital TV
subscription, when connected to Rogers Hi-Speed Speed Internet
Rogers Hi-Speed Internet and Digital TV customers can download the app
from iTunes or Google Play, log in using their My Rogers profile.
Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition is part of a long line of market leadership from Rogers.
Last December, Rogers introduced Rogers Live TV, the first application available to Canadians that live streams
programming on a tablet from anywhere in the home. Rogers was the first
carrier to launch LTE in Canada, the first with Android smartphones,
the first to bring iPhone to Canada and the first carrier in the world
to launch BlackBerry® devices and Windows Phone 8 devices. In addition,
Rogers rolled out the first coast-to-coast GSM network in 2001 and was
one of the first 10 carriers worldwide to offer HSPA+. Rogers has also
led the way as the first telecom provider in Canada to launch high
speed broadband access via cable (October 1994) and launch Video On
Demand on set top boxes (February 2002).
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).
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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.