Rogers launches much anticipated Super Channel package
Nov 23, 2007
There is something for everyone, from hit daytime drama Passions to a new movie every single day TORONTO, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. announced today that it has launched the Super Channel package to its customers in Ontario and New Brunswick. "Rogers strives to provide its customers with choice," said David Purdy, Vice-President and General Manager, Television Services for Rogers Cable. "With the addition of Super Channel, Rogers PersonalTV customers can now choose from a wide range of frequently-updated movies and shows from Canada, the U.S. and around the world." The package includes 4 standard definition (SD) channels: Super Channel 1 (channel 368) provides the very best series, movies, documentaries and music. For viewers who tend to like alternative programming, Super Channel 2 (channel 369) may be a favourite; in addition to action, horror, and sci-fi programming this channel carries anime, unique comedies, extreme sports, gaming and music. Super Channel 3 (channel 370) is skewed to a female audience and carries light comedies, romantic comedies, thought-provoking documentaries, serious drama, world festival movies and the best of Bollywood entertainment. Super Channel 4 (channel 371) brings viewers premium programming shot and produced in Canada and the channel also carries top Canadian-themed content. Super Channel will premiere a new movie every night of the year and offers many exclusive Canadian premieres as well. Rogers has launched four channels in Ontario and three in New Brunswick. The fourth channel in New Brunswick will be launched in the coming weeks. Rogers will also launch an On Demand service, which will be included with subscription to Super Channel, at a later date. "We are very pleased to be launching on Rogers Cable and extending our offering to cable subscribers in Ontario and New Brunswick. Viewers have been requesting Super Channel and we are pleased Rogers is the first major cable operator to answer those requests," said Malcolm Knox, President and COO, Super Channel. "We look forward to putting our unique offering out to Canadians and enhancing their pay television viewing experience." Rogers PersonalTV customers can order the Super Channel package of four standard definition services for $15.99 a month plus the rental or purchase of a digital box. Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way network passes approximately 3.5 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, with 65% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable pioneered high-speed Internet access and now 38% of homes passed by its cable networks are Internet customers while 59% of its basic cable customers subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 53% digital penetration, Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV programming, a complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting channels), and an extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming. Rogers Cable now offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to approximately 90% of its cable territory and, combined with its circuit switched telephony subscribers, has over 770,000 local telephony customers. Rogers Cable is a national provider of voice communications services, data networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large businesses. In addition it operates approximately 450 Rogers Retail stores. Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.
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