Rogers Communications today launched Sportsnews, a free barker channel which provides Rogers digital cable customers with up-to-date sports scores and promos for its sports services and content available on Rogers Cable.

The SportsNews screen will consist of a sports scoreboard which includes scores, pre and post-game notes and other stats along with a Twitter feed from Sportsnet personalities and a headline zone featuring breaking news.

The channel is available now to all Rogers digital cable customers in Ontario and Atlantic Canada on channel 999 in both standard and high definition.

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