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 [...]

Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus in dead last amongst Canada’s major [...]

Rogers announces fewer blackouts on NHL GameCentre streaming service

by Christina Peden Rogers had hockey legend Mark Messier on hand this morning at a press conference in Toronto to unveil some major upgrades to their NHL GameCentre Live streaming service for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Rogers is promising to bring over 50 per cent more games to Canadian hockey fans this season, including over [...]

Rogers and Shaw to launch Netflix competitor Shomi

by Christina Peden Rogers and Shaw announced a new joint venture this week in a bid to compete with popular streaming service Netflix. Shomi, a new video-on-demand service, is set to launch Canada-wide in the first week of November with a subscription price of $8.99, putting it in line with Netflix in terms of cost. [...]

Rogers and Fido launch Device Tune-Up

Rogers and Fido today announced the launch of a new program dubbed “Device Tune-Up”. The free, in-store service will be available Canada-wide and uses diagnostic tools to help reps solve customers’ smartphone issues on the spot. The program is expected to save customers time and money. Plus, they won’t have to part with their phone. [...]

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