Rogers Anyplace TV app enhances Smart TV entertainment experience
LG Smart TVs now loaded with 1,000 hours of premium on demand content via
Rogers Anyplace TV
TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading
diversified communications and media company announced today another Canadian
first with the launch of the Rogers Anyplace TV on demand app for LG Smart
TVs. This is the first on demand video app of its kind in Canada which
authenticates to Rogers customer accounts via Smart TVs.
"The internet is the anchor in the home, and makes next generation
entertainment experiences possible. The extension of Rogers Anyplace TV to LG
Smart TVs demonstrates our ongoing commitment to transforming TV viewing for
our customers," saidDavid Purdy, senior vice-president, content, Rogers
Communications. "We are passionate about connecting our customers to more and
more of the content they love, on the growing number of platforms they're
watching it on."
Rogers customers can log into the Rogers Anyplace TV application on their LG
Smart TV by creating a profile on RogersAnyplaceTV.com. Rogers postpaid
wireless, home phone and internet customers can catch up on shows from City,
Global and CBC. Rogers Cable customers have access to premium programming that
they subscribe to through their existing TV package such as AMC, Treehouse, W
Network, Showcase, Slice, and HGTV. At launch, the app will host more than
1,000 hours of content.
"As a technology innovator and leader, LG brought the world's first 55-inch
OLED and 84-inch Ultra HD TV to market and is excited to be the first Smart
TV manufacturer to offer Rogers Anyplace TV," said Ross Snow, vice-president,
Home Entertainment, LG Electronics Canada Inc. "Owners of eligible LG Smart
TVs in Canada will now have the opportunity to access more premium content and
with our Magic Remote, it has never been easier to point, click and enjoy your
favourite television shows and movies with the Rogers Anyplace TV application."
Rogers Anyplace TV will be available on 2012 and 2013 LG Smart TVs including
OLED and Ultra HD.
Rogers Anyplace TV is a multiplatform 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, Xbox 360 gaming systems and now LG Smart TVs. Rogers
was the first cable company in Canada to offer web-based entertainment content
streaming with RogersAnyplaceTV.com, tied to customers' cable subscriptions.
RogersAnyplaceTV.com offers Canadians access to over 14,500 on demand videos.
The Rogers Anyplace TV mobile app comes pre-loaded (or available for download)
on most Rogers smartphone and tablet devices, providing access to premium on
demand and live entertainment content. Rogers On Demand - Channel 100 houses
over 4,000 feature films, 5,000 TV episodes and specialty programs, and over
1,900 HD shows and movies.
About Rogers Communications
Rogers 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, sports entertainment, magazines
and trade publications, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the
TorontoStock 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 visitwww.rogers.com.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global top player in
televisions, monitors, commercial displays, audio video systems, personal
computers and security systems. The company constantly pushes technological
boundaries to create feature-rich devices with stylish designs that meet
global consumer needs. LG's consumer products include CINEMA 3D Smart TVs,
OLED TVs, IPS monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc™ players, car
audio/video systems, mouse scanners and external storage devices. LG's
commercial products include digital signage, video conferencing systems and IP
security cameras. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in
electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117
operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49
billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile
Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and
Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver.
LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending
style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat
screen TVs and home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com.
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