Mobilicity Accepts $465M Takeover by Rogers

Another one bites the dust. Mobilicity today announced it would accept a $465 million takeover bid by telco giant Rogers. As part of the deal, Rogers will sell off some of Mobilicity’s wireless airwave spectrum to competitor Wind Mobile, a condition the federal government demanded before approving the sale. Mobilicity has around 157,000 customers in […]

Shomi Will Be Available to All Canadians Starting This Summer

Well, it’s official – Shomi, Rogers and Shaw’s joint venture streaming service, will soon be available across the country. Shomi was first launched in November in beta form for Rogers and Shaw internet and cable customers. “The beta has been a huge success and we’re excited to now bring it to all Canadians. We’ve taken […]

Canadians Offer Support to Earthquake-Stricken Nepal

Canadian phone companies are offering free phone calls for a limited time to Nepal.

Rogers First to Launch VoLTE in Canada

Rogers First to Launch VoLTE in Canada.

SVOD service Shomi launches today across Canada

Rogers and Shaw are today launching their much-talked-about joint venture subscription video streaming service, Shomi. Currently, Shomi is only available in a beta trial to Rogers and Shaw internet or cable customers. It will be widely released to the Canadian general public at a later date. Eligible Shaw and Rogers customers can also sign up […]

Rogers, Shaw lose over 200,000 cable customers in past year

More and more Canadians are moving away from traditional cable TV subscriptions, according to a new report. Rogers and Shaw both released their quarterly earnings reports last week, and the news is pretty grim: between the two of them, they’ve shed almost 200,000 cable subscribers in the past year. Rogers lost some 111,000 TV customers, […]

Rogers’ NHL GamePlus gives fans a new perspective on the game

Your NHL viewing experience is about to get a whole lot different … if you’re willing to shell out the extra cash, that is. At a press conference today in Toronto, Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media, announced what the company is branding “the biggest NHL innovation since the replay”. Hockey legend and newly-minted Rogers […]

shomi strikes programming deal with FX, Fox

by Christina Peden The competition for your streaming dollars just got a little stiffer today. shomi, the Rogers-Shaw joint venture into subscription video-on-demand, announced that they have reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to secure the programming rights to past seasons of FX, FXX and Fox original series. These include the likes of Sons […]

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