Cable Technology Feature Article
Rogers Intros New TV Experience with NextBox 3.0
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Rogers Communications (News - Alert), one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony, has announced that its cable TV customers can now relish the next generation TV experience, using NextBox 3.0.
TV watching will never be the same with the usage of NextBox 3.0. This innovative solution offers consumers the ability to record up to eight HD programmes at one time and store up to 240 hours of HD shows and movies. It also features whole home PVR capability, caller ID on the TV, a localised weather app and slow motion playback.
NextBox 3.0 Whole Home PVR service will enable Ontario customers to watch PVR recordings and also enjoy more TV on their terms by plunging themselves into episodes with the three minute skip tool and playback features.
Users even get an option to pick Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition, through which their NextBox 3.0 becomes a wireless TV, allowing viewers to navigate their cable guide, use a virtual remote, set PVR recordings and live stream channels all from a tablet or smartphone.
"With NextBox 3.0 we're taking entertainment to the next level and giving TV and PVR enthusiasts the best home video experience available on the market today," said Phil Hartling, senior vice-president, consumer segment, Rogers Communications. "NextBox 3.0 opens up a world of possibilities for the ultimate TV viewer, giving them the freedom to watch and record more hours of their favorite shows and movies."
What’s more, Rogers’s customers can also take advantage of Rogers Anyplace TV live streaming and On Demand video entertainment across multiple platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360 gaming system and LG Smart TVs.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company, engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. The company also offers wireless voice and data communications services.
Edited by Ryan Sartor