Rogers Demand Online Launches In Canada Next Week

Rogers, is taking it’s television programing online next week. The service, called Rogers Demand Online,  will be offered as an on demand type of service via your internet connection. Customers can choose when and where they want to watch TV.

This exciting venture is set to launch on November 30th.

The US has a similar service that has been received with rave reviews.

The new service will be available to all Rogers customers with cable, internet, home phone or wireless service.

Subscribers to the service will have two different levels of service plans available. The standard plan will most likely include receiving the video stream at 480Kbits. At this time, there is a limited number of shows and networks available for the demand service, but there is hope to bring more on board.

Dave Purdy, Vice President Video Product Management at Rogers Communications says the new service will star with some 16 broadcast partners and 19 TV and specialty channels. “Our vision is to have every partners’ content online,” Purdy explained, saying the goal is to provide customers with access to content in their chosen fashion, be it linear TV, digital cable On Demand or now the online On Demand service.

Rogers is promising their lineup will be available for those who have iPhones as well. Just what we need, millions of people watching TV while driving. It is also important for those are limited internet plans to realize this type of service will really zap the usage meter.

Rogers Demand Goes Online Launches In Canada Next Week
Rogers Demand Goes Online Launches In Canada Next Week
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12 thoughts on “Rogers Demand Online Launches In Canada Next Week

  1. This service sucks because you have to have a monthly cable subscription to use it. Cable companies business models are screwed. They tell us what we want instead of listening to us. I bet nobody really care or uses this service and we never really hear about it again.

  2. “Just what we need, millions of people watching TV while driving.”

    Typical of the media, thinking that just because someone CAN use technology in a certain way, means the masses will use it as irresponsibly as possible. So let’s waste tax dollars on pushing through an unenforcable law banning people from watching TV while driving… Hmmm perhaps because that’s just stupid? While we’re at it, let’s push through laws also banning picking your nose while driving, thinking about what you’ll cook for dinner that evening while driving, cliping your toe nails while driving, farting while driving, etc… All of these things are just as stupid as proposing the need for a law banning TV while driving. When does a person’s actions reflect their own stupidity rather than an assumed stupidity of the masses?

    1. Satire maybe…but there are actual politicians fighting for such rediculous laws and we’re paying for it. Still think it’s so funny?

  3. I’ll bet it’s government funded. doesn’t get any funding from the government and never has. The CRTC , Broadcasting Council and Heritage Canada are just created to censor news!

  4. so lemme get this… you’re already paying for it through cable TV and Internet, but it’s not nearly the same quality, and as an added bonus it uses up all of your already low monthly bandwidth cap. Brilliant! What are they smoking? PASS – I’ll keep recording – and fast forwarding through your volume-jacked commercials.

    1. Hulu doesn’t require a subscription. So maybe offering an equivalent ad-driven service here (instead of requiring subscription to a second rate cable TV service) would make more sense.

  5. Homer
    In fact i think a fair amounnt of people will like this service and you likely will hear about this for some time.Don’t forget this is avaible to all rogers/fido customers can gain access to this serive but only rogers cable customers can access the premium cahnnels they have on cable.

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