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The Future of Television is Here - Rogers Unveils the Next Generation of Home Entertainment


– NextBox 2.0 from Rogers delivers TV without borders –

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications unveiled today
NextBox™ 2.0, a suite of new features that will transform the home
entertainment experience, allowing people to access live and recorded
TV programs from any room in the home.

“Canadians are increasingly looking for seamless, easy-to-use and
flexible ways to fit all their favourite entertainment into their busy
schedules—including the latest TV programming, movies, music and more,”
said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer, Rogers Communications. “NextBox 2.0 makes next generation
television technology a reality by delivering a whole home
entertainment experience that gives our customers complete control over
where, when and how they view their favourite shows and live

Through a proven infrastructure, Rogers NextBox 2.0 customers in Ontario
now have access to:

  • Whole Home PVR: Watch your recorded shows from any TV in your home with a NextBox HD
    Terminal – from a single PVR.
  • Live TV on your tablet: A first in Canada, stream over 20 channels of your favourite live
    programming on your tablet anywhere in your home over your Wi-Fi
    connection and turn any room in the house into an entertainment zone.
  • An enhanced Interactive Program Guide: Richer and more intuitive viewing experience, with a sleek interface,
    seamless search options and a new on-demand portal.
  • More tailored cable and internet packages: Usage-based packaging options that let customers choose the service best
    suited to their needs.

“Rogers continues to bring technology innovations to the market that
dramatically change home entertainment,” said Boynton. “From the launch
of high speed internet, video-on-demand, on demand online and now live
TV on your tablet, we’re committed to delivering world-leading internet
experiences to our customers.”

As Canadian viewing habits evolve, Rogers continues to build on a proud
history of innovative firsts and a commitment to investing in Canada’s
digital future. By offering customers world-class content across
multiple devices with Rogers Anyplace TV (formerly Rogers On Demand Online), Rogers customers can catch up on
their favourite television programs on their PC, smartphone, tablet and
Xbox LIVE.

This innovation is part of a long line of market leadership for Rogers
as 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. 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 with the launch of high speed
broadband access via cable (October 1994) and the launch of Video On
Demand on set top boxes (February 2002).

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About Rogers Communications
Rogers 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,
sports entertainment, magazines and trade publications, and digital
media. We are publicly traded on theToronto 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

Image with caption: “David Purdy, Vice President, Video Products, Rogers Communications, demonstrates Rogers Live TV at NextBox 2.0 unveiling in Toronto. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)”. Image available at: