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Rogers Communications and AMC Sign Multi-year HD Content Deal


Digital cable customers to access full AMC original series line up including hits - Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead; coming soon in HD format

AMC original series to be available to Rogers cable customers across multiple screens

TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading diversified communications company, today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with AMC to continue to offer Rogers digital cable customers new seasons of hit original series including Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead. In the coming weeks, customers will be able to view their favourite AMC programs in HD format - in time for the season finale of The Walking Dead this month.

"We are pleased to have renewed an agreement with AMC that ensures our customers can continue to enjoy all the premium programing in the AMC line-up. We're always focused on delivering the best content across all screens while keeping prices down," said David Purdy, Senior Vice President, Content, Rogers Communications. "As a result, starting this March our customers can watch their favourite zombies, meth cooks and sixties-era ad executives in HD, and on demand across multiple platforms - something we know our customers want."

"We are very pleased to have reached a new long-term agreement with Rogers Communications for AMC that recognizes the value and popularity of AMC and its award-winning shows like "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Walking Dead," the #1 drama series on cable television," said Bob Broussard, President of Distribution for AMC. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rogers and continuing to serve their customers with AMC's high-quality programming."

The agreement means customers can view new seasons of AMC original series across multiple screens including television, Rogers on Demand - Ch.100 (HD), and on Rogers Anyplace TV On Demand, soon after the television broadcast. Rogers customers can also look forward to new and returning original series debuting this year from AMC including "The Killing," "Hell on Wheels" and "Low Winter Sun."

AMC programing is available to Rogers digital cable customers that subscribe to VIP packages. The HD version of AMC will come with the SD version. Rogers Anyplace TV is a multi-platform entertainment experience that delivers live and on demand content including, primetime shows, film rentals, live sports, news, and kids programming, to Canadians across computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox 360 gaming systems.  Rogers was the first cable company in Canada to offer web-based entertainment content streaming with RogersAnyplaceTV.com, tied to customers' cable subscriptions.

About Rogers Communications Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(®) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories.  AMC's original stories include: "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "The Killing" and "Hell on Wheels." AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC's Can't Get Enough and AMC's Crazy About.  AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv.  AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters Here(SM).

Michelle Kelly Rogers Communications michelle.kelly@rci.rogers.com (416)935-2676

Georgia Juvelis AMC Networks gjuvelis@amcnetworks.com (917)542-6390

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

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