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 programming."

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).

For more information on NextBox 2.0, please visit: www.Rogers.com/NextBox

For more information on Rogers Anyplace TV, please visit: www.RogersAnyplaceTV.com

Join or follow the conversation about Rogers NextBox 2.0 on Twitter by following and using the hashtag #NextBox.

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 www.rogers.com.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information:

Kathryn Boland
Rogers Communications
Kathryn.Boland@rci.rogers.com
416-935-6542


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