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Rogers to Launch IPTV in 'first quarter of 2018'

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Sep 21, 2016
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4K is a pipe dream with Rogers. Its been 4 years and we still only have two channels and need a special receiver that's twice the price of thier regular box. On top of this none of the major networks are producing 4K content for general distribution. Current cable TV capacity is not sufficient for more then 2 or 3 4K channels. At the current rate of adoption assuming 2 channels a year it will be somewhere in the range of 2120 before all channels are 4K. Up-scaling is still fuzzy and choppy and Rogers still insists on having analog channels present on the dial for every digital channel and east and west coast versions.. So each channel is replicated 4 times.
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https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/06/07/roge ... n-ontario/

While a Rogers spokesperson told MobileSyrup that the carrier isn’t publicly advertising pricing, the Rogers customer service representative said that subscribers can choose from eight different Ignite TV packages that specifically include use of the new IPTV platform. Starter package with 500Mbps internet: $164.99 Starter package with 1Gbps internet: $179.99 Select package with 500Mbps internet: $174.99 Select package with 1Gbps internet: $189.99 Popular package with 500Mbps internet: $189.99 Popular package with 1Gbps internet: $204.99 Premium package with 500Mbps internet: $204.99 Premium package with 1Gbps internet: $219.99 Each package also comes with home phone service that provides subscribers with unlimited Canada-wide calling.

Read more at MobileSyrup.com: Rogers begins rolling out Ignite TV IPTV platform to subscribers in Ontario
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Apr 16, 2001
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Meh. The interface and performance of Rogers' cable boxes has always been shite; I have no reason to believe this new service will be any different or perform any better. Also, at those prices, they can suck it.
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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JAC wrote: Meh. The interface and performance of Rogers' cable boxes has always been shite; I have no reason to believe this new service will be any different or perform any better. Also, at those prices, they can suck it.
Not advocating for this service but, Rogers actually ditched their own platform for Comcast's X1 platform. Therefore the IPTV software/interface would be similar to Xfinity X1 in the US.
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Feb 19, 2008
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Damn. I just signed up for Premier TV yesterday. Should have called and seen if they could have given me this instead.
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The prices are crazy. Home phone being forced on you.
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Xfinity 1 x is friggin cool. You can even download your recorded shows to your phone!
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Dec 10, 2004
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Wow, that pricing is crazy, needs to be 50% lower.
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goofball wrote: Wow, that pricing is crazy, needs to be 50% lower.
Probably because they need to make up $500 Million in losses from their own platform...
The company will now take a "pre-tax, non-cash asset impairment charge in the range of $475-million to $525-million" in the fourth quarter of this year.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report- ... e33344389/
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Dec 6, 2008
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Ontario
All i keep hearing is this is a game changer...haters beware!
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Mar 10, 2005
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What's that saying again...if you can't beat them...only problem is they won't be able to compete on price
"Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say"
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Hockeyman888 wrote: All i keep hearing is this is a game changer...haters beware!
blexann wrote: What's that saying again...if you can't beat them...only problem is they won't be able to compete on price
Yeah... I dunno they really messed up w/ the pricing. Nothing ever changes with Robbers.

Originally it was pitched as a lower cost alternative to cord cutters but clearly they have since backtracked on that and are trying to milk the profits. Especially when there's offers for Gigabit + Popular for $99/mo in highly competitive, it's just doesn't make sense, X1 is nice but it's not worth the extra $60 or whatever a month.
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There will be good promos for this service with Rogers, there always are. They can only charge what the market will bear. And they're charging way too much, clearly. Their gigabit service is half baked anyways. I wouldn't pay more than $50-60/month for it, personally.
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SickBeast wrote: There will be good promos for this service with Rogers, there always are. They can only charge what the market will bear. And they're charging way too much, clearly. Their gigabit service is half baked anyways. I wouldn't pay more than $50-60/month for it, personally.
That will be difficult to get. After many many years with them I called in to see what they would give me on a measly 150u plan (I already cancelled their cable and phone so I'm sure that didn't help) customer relations offer was $149 with tv and home phone I basically hung up on them. I cancelled everything.

They are a joke of a company but I guess the shareholders are happy
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