Rogers Has Filed Application to Add RAI International to the CRTC’s Digital Satellite Services
TORONTO (February 3, 2005) - Rogers announced that it has filed an application to add RAI International to the CRTC’s digital list of eligible satellite services. RAI International is Italy’s state broadcaster, already available in more than 238 countries around the world.
“We’re delighted that Rogers has agreed again to sponsor the RAI International service”, said Massimo Magliaro, President and CEO, RAI International. “We’re hopeful that the CRTC will move quickly so that we can offer our service across Canada as soon as possible. RAI International’s 24-hour service will fulfill the requests of the Italo-Canadian community and support Canada’s multicultural policies.”
“Rogers is eager to offer RAI International to our large base of Italian Canadian customers”, said Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Cable Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG). Rogers Cable passes 3.3 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, with 69% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable pioneered high-speed Internet access with the first commercial launch in North America in 1995 and now approximately 27% of homes passed are Internet customers. With 99% of its network digital ready, Rogers Cable offers an extensive array of High Definition TV, a suite of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting channels) as well as a large line-up of digital, multicultural, and sports programming. Approximately 28% of Rogers basic subscribers are also digital customers and approximately 39% are Rogers Hi-Speed residential and business customers. Rogers Cable also owns and operates 288 Rogers Video Stores.
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