Rogers' Ignite TV launches in Newfoundland

Canadian service provider Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.A) announced that its cloud-based IP video service, Ignite TV, is now available across Newfoundland. The ...

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Canadian service provider Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.A) announced that its cloud-based IP video service, Ignite TV, is now available across Newfoundland. The service includes voice control and content from over-the-top (OTT) sources such as Netflix and YouTube, in addition to Rogers' own content.

"Ignite TV is a game changer and revolutionizes the TV experience, and we are excited to bring this next generation technology to Newfoundlanders," said Eric Bruno, Rogers' SVP - 5G, Content and Connected Home Products. "Ignite TV is only the beginning and just one part of our continued commitment to invest in the latest products and services that will bring Newfoundlanders the connected home of the future."

With Ignite TV, customers can find TV shows and movies without having to scroll through the guide or switch between apps. All-in-one Search provides access to content across live TV, on-demand, recordings and Netflix and displays where and how to watch it in one simple aggregated search.

Other features include:

  • SportsApp: A personalized sports hub to set favorite teams/leagues, record games, and watch live games while tracking scores from another game at the same time
  • KidsZone: An interactive space with age-appropriate shows and parental controls that has a PIN-protected exit feature
  • Ignite TV App: Access to live TV, on-demand and cloud PVR recordings on any device at home or on the go. Download & Go saved shows can be viewed offline anywhere.        
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