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Rogers, Bell step up activity in 4K

Media | 01/18/2016 11:22 pm EST

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. on Monday told a group of about 15 invited journalists that it sees a bright future in 4K television, while BCE Inc. announced that it was making a 4K set-top box available to customers of its Fibe TV service. Rogers, last week, began its involvement of 4K broadcasting with an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic, which it said was the first NBA game ever broadcast in 4K. Next up is a 4K broadcast of the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, which Rogers said will be the first NHL game ever shown in this picture quality. “We are absolutely convinced that 4K is the next big thing in video and television, and that’s why we are making this investment for 4K,” Dirk...