Rogers is set to launch a new free online television service on November 30th that will be available to all Rogers customers (wireless, cable, home phone, internet) in Canada. Kind of what Hulu is in the United States.
The service is in Beta and called “Rogers On Demand Online” (www.RogersOnDemand.com) and you’ll be able to choose from 19 various channels with a selection of top TV shows, movies, sports, music videos, kids programming and web-exclusive content. Rogers Wireless customers will be able to access at no charge via computer and they’ll be making their money via advertising on the site.
Here are some of initial Beta offerings of the Rogers On Demand Online’s features include:
– High-quality streaming video player with full-screen option
– Dim the Lights feature
– Flexible click and drag video control
– Browsing by air date, channel, type & title search
– Most watched & Rogers’ picks lists
– Last Chance list
We are writing about it is because in Q2 2010 Rogers will be making Rogers On Demand Online available for mobile devices with all the above features, plus the following features:
– Links to social sites
– Viewing rooms
– Live event streaming
– User-generated playlists
– Rating videos
Stay tuned for more… is this something you would use?