Rogers Cable rolling out new program guide in January

Rogers Cable this week began informing select Digital Cable customers that its new Interactive Program Guide (IPG) called QuickStart will be rolled out next month.

The new IPG will be provides more options and features than the existing guide including the ability to display what’s on six different channels at once divided by genre.

The new guide will be not be available to Rogers Digital TV customers in Atlantic Canada nor will it be available to customers in Ontario with the following cable set top boxes: Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2000, Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2010, Pace 501 and Pace 551.

The following screenshots show the new Quickstart IPG.

Rogers Quickstart Main Menu

Rogers Quickstart Main Menu

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Rogers QuickStart What's On Menu

Rogers QuickStart Menu - Fun and Games

Rogers QuickStart Menu - Fun and Games

Rogers QuickStart Menu - Daily Essentials

Rogers QuickStart Menu - Daily Essentials

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One Response to “Rogers Cable rolling out new program guide in January”
  1. RenegadeX says:

    .. wow… I got the flyer and I’m so NOT excited. The two most important and most wanted features that Rogers customers (especially those who’ve had Motorola boxes in the past on other providers) complain about and cry out for are not mentioned. They are
    1) No Guide ‘Favourites list’, which (after a bit of custom set-up) only displays Guide entries for the selected channels; ie: the channels you actually pay for and watch, not the channels you don’t pay for and never watch.
    2) Fix the Guide’s Program Search by allowing us to enter more than just the first letter of the title, and have it search the ENTIRE week ahead, not just the single day. The current Search is so crippled, time-wasting, and useless that I just go online and use Zap2It.com’s tv listings webpage and Search instead.

    Instead, Rogers boasts about all the great changes they’ve made that quite frankly, have zero appeal to me. That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if the 2 features I mentioned had been addressed and Rogers didn’t even think them important enough to include in the announcement. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.