DAILY NEWS Feb 24, 2012 10:13 AM - 0 comments

Rogers Unveils Next Generation TV Technology

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2012-02-24

Rogers Communications unveiled today NextBox 2.0, a suite of new features that will transform the home entertainment experience, allowing people to access live and recorded TV programs from any room in the home.

"Canadians are increasingly looking for seamless, easy-to-use and flexible ways to fit all their favourite entertainment into their busy schedules—including the latest TV programming, movies, music and more," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "NextBox 2.0 makes next generation television technology a reality by delivering a whole home entertainment experience that gives our customers complete control over where, when and how they view their favourite shows and live programming."

Through a proven infrastructure, Rogers NextBox 2.0 customers in Ontario now have access to:

Whole Home PVR: Watch your recorded shows from any TV in your home with a NextBox HD Terminal - from a single PVR.

Live TV on your tablet: A first in Canada, stream over 20 channels of your favourite live programming on your tablet anywhere in your home over your Wi-Fi connection and turn any room in the house into an entertainment zone.

An enhanced Interactive Program Guide: Richer and more intuitive viewing experience, with a sleek interface, seamless search options and a new on-demand portal.

More tailored cable and internet packages: Usage-based packaging options that let customers choose the service best suited to their needs.

"Rogers continues to bring technology innovations to the market that dramatically change home entertainment," said Boynton. "From the launch of high speed internet, video-on-demand, on demand online and now live TV on your tablet, we're committed to delivering world-leading internet experiences to our customers."

As Canadian viewing habits evolve, Rogers continues to build on a proud history of innovative firsts and a commitment to investing in Canada's digital future. By offering customers world-class content across multiple devices with Rogers Anyplace TV (formerly Rogers On Demand Online), Rogers customers can catch up on their favourite television programs on their PC, smartphone, tablet and Xbox LIVE.


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