Rogers Communications is enhancing wireless service in Manitoba by upgrading infrastructure in eight locations throughout the province.
Areas to see service improvements include South Transcona, Linden Woods, Beliveau, Provencher Boulevard, King Edward Street and Powell Avenue in Winnipeg, as well as Falcon Lake, Woodridge and Neepawa.
It has been a quarter-century since a Canadian team has captured the Stanley Cup. Two teams will try to break that string starting this week when the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets join 14 American-based teams in their quest for the NHL crown.
Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL properties at Rogers Media, has his fingers crossed that at least one of the Canadian teams goes deep into the playoffs.
TORONTO – Rogers Communications says Guy Laurence has stepped down as president and CEO, less than three years after the former head of Vodafone UK was brought to Canada to turn the company around following a period of lacklustre growth.
The early morning announcement Monday of his departure — no reason was given — came minutes before Rogers announced its latest financial report, which showed the company’s third-quarter profit was about 50 per cent lower than during the same time last year despite a slight increase in revenue.
Hockey fans across Canada will get to experience hometown celebrations as Rogers tours 25 communities each week during the 2014/15 NHL season.
The inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will visit three Manitoban communities, including Selkirk, Brandon and Thompson. Hockey commentator Ron MacLean will be at each of the stops, which bring free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday. MacLean will host live onsite from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
“The passion for hockey in this country is unrivaled. Every Canadian has a connection to the game — it is part of our DNA, it is part of our communities,” said MacLean. “We’re excited to share in this season-long celebration of Canada’s favourite pastime, help grow the game and bring to life those great hockey stories every Sunday.”
Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have teamed up to launch a new video-streaming service, taking on rival Netflix for the on-demand video market.
Priced at $8.99 per month for a subscription, shomi will be available on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set top boxes.
The first beta will be open to Rogers and Shaw Internet and TV customers, with service available the first week of November.
shomi will feature popular TV shows and cult-classics from the past, including such titles as Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, Shameless, 2 Broke Girls, Vikings, New Girl, 24: Live Another Day, Chicago Fire, The Strain, and American Horror Story.
A tweet by sports outlet theScore on Monday had some Winnipeg hockey fans in a flap following a re-signing by the Jets.
Shortly after forward Bryan Little was signed to a new five-year, $23.5 million contract, the Toronto-based website tweeted, “Bryan Little will be living in Winnipeg for another five years. Don’t feel bad, he’s getting paid and everything.”
Often on the receiving end of jokes by our easterly neighbours, Winnipeggers are used to hearing such remarks, especially in the sports world.
Fans were quick to jump on the digital media outlet, calling it “non-professional” and a “brutal post from an eastern network.” The backlash continued as dozens of fans expressed their displeasure. To be fair, though, the tweet did stir up some anti-Winnipeg tweets in agreement with the website’s remarks.