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Rogers to launch more TV everywhere-style services

Media | 06/11/2018 4:55 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is launching additional TV-subscription authenticated, ad-supported over-the-top (OTT) services for two of its channels, FX and CityTV. “We're making it easier for viewers and empowering them to watch ... when, where, and on whatever device...

Rogers’ OMNI gets temporary mandatory distribution

Media | 05/15/2017 5:13 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. will get a three-year window to run its new national ethnic channel before having to compete with other proposals for its mandatory carriage, the CRTC announced Monday. The regulator partially approved the company’s application to establish OMNI Regional as a new national service to be carried on skinny-basic cable TV packages as part of its decision on licence renewals of large, English-language TV groups. Rogers had proposed what it called a not-for-profit solution to replace the ethnic-language newscasts it eliminated in 2015. OMNI Regional will...

Mandatory carriage for OMNI only option, Rogers tells CRTC panel

Media | 11/28/2016 10:54 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Rogers Communications Inc. said it understands the irony of asking for mandatory carriage for its proposed new regional OMNI service, but that it’s the only way...

Rogers proposes ‘not-for-profit’ national OMNI channel

Media | 06/14/2016 9:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is changing tack with its beleaguered OMNI ethnic stations, announcing Tuesday it’s applied for a licence for a national ethnic channel, which it asked the CRTC to...

Companies should be compensated for 600 MHz spectrum reallocation: Rogers

Media | 04/19/2016 8:15 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Rogers Communications Inc. moved its request to be compensated for the sale of 600 MHz spectrum to a new battlefront Tuesday morning, with representatives pleading the company’s case with parliamentarians. During an appearance in front of the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian Heritage,...

News fund ‘distant second-best solution’ to local TV problem: Rogers

Media | 01/28/2016 11:41 pm EST

GATINEAU — Rogers Communications Inc. said on the fourth day of the CRTC’s hearing into local and community TV that it doesn’t think the creation of a fund for local news is the best...

OMNI TV to air first original series

Media | 09/30/2015 2:57 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s OMNI TV announced Wednesday it will be broadcasting its first production of an original series on its channel. OMNI said in the release that the show, titled Blood and Water, will be a Chinese crime drama that was filmed in Vancouver and will be available in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. “We are so proud to be the first Canadian broadcaster to bring a home-grown mainstream Chinese crime drama series to our audiences,” Colette Watson, vice-president of television and broadcast operations at Rogers, said in the release. “With a complex...

OMNI cuts comply with licence terms, Pelley tells MPs

Media | 06/18/2015 12:42 am EDT

OTTAWA — Amid grilling before the House of Commons heritage committee on Wednesday, Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division, repeatedly stated that despite recent cuts to news...

Rogers announces three new executives, Paul Ski to retire

Media | 12/16/2014 8:14 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. announced the retirement of senior vice-president of radio and regional broadcast operations Paul Ski on Tuesday as well as three new appointments to its senior executive team. Ski will step down on Dec. 31 and is to be succeeded by Julie Adam, a 15-year veteran of the company who served most...