TSN2 Available to Rogers Customers



    Rogers Signs Comprehensive Programming Agreement With CTV

    TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. today announced
it will bring a comprehensive suite of programming to its Digital Cable
customers as a result of an agreement with CTV Inc., Canada's largest private
broadcaster. The agreement includes more sports programming with the addition
of TSN2, more HD programming with TSN2 HD and RDS HD. It also solidifies
Rogers as the clear leader in offering HD Sports programming in the Canadian
Marketplace.
    Beginning Tuesday, TSN2 will be available to Rogers subscribers on a free
preview on Rogers Digital channel 1. Before the end of the month, TSN2 will be
available to Rogers Digital VIP Cable subscribers at its permanent location on
channel 98. TSN2 HD will be available to customers who subscribe to TSN and
have the HDTV Specialty Theme Pak.
    "We'd like to thank our customers for their patience as we worked hard
towards an agreement that would offer choice and the widest possible variety
of programming," said David Purdy, Vice-President Television Services, Rogers
Cable Inc. "We are always looking at new services and channels to bring to our
customers, and TSN2 was one part of the negotiations to offer a wide range of
sports, and HD programming."
    Rogers customers will have complete coverage of this week's three-game
series against the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox. The Games will be
available starting on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET as TSN 2 will be in free
preview on Rogers Digital channel 1 and for analog customers on channel 59.

    
    About Rogers Cable:
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    Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE:   RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.6 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 44% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 68% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' Hi-Speed Internet service. With 69% 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 95% of its
cable territory and, combined with its circuit switched telephony subscribers,
has over 1 million local telephony customers. Rogers Cable is a national
provider of voice communications services, data networking, and broadband
Internet connectivity to small, medium and large businesses. In addition it
operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores.
    Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.





For further information:

For further information: Nancy Cottenden, (w) (416) 935-4726,
nancy.cottenden@rci.rogers.com

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