Rogers’ Comcast X1-powered IPTV platform will soft launch in Q1 2018

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  • Dimitri

    Seen it in action. Pretty laggy but still it’s in beta status. Not all functionality is working and the software is still from Rogers believe it or not. The box stall when launching YouTube or Netflix at times.

    My uncle works for Rogers cable and has the IPTV box at his home for testing. So the “internal employee trial related to the company’s upcoming X1 platform will launch next month” is not accurate. However when is Rogers accurate anyways. There is around 10+ employees at the moment using it.

    • Nauman.Choudhry

      When they say internal employee trial, that means it will open up to more then 10+ people. Likely 500+ people to start.

    • Dimitri

      Yes that is true.

      The ones that are testing it at the moment got the box a month and half ago. They are still doing a internal testing but it’s more given to the employees which have a longer background with Rogers cable /internet and know what they are doing.

    • kyle

      i have a question about iptv from rogers, let say i bought a next box 3.0 box since 2013 it is going to be in the box or there is going to be another box we have to purchase

    • Dimitri

      No you will need to get the IPTV box they will offer when the service comes up live. The NextBox 3.0 is yours to keep. However it won’t work with IPTV unless they enable it to do so but doubt it since its running slow and having issues already

    • kyle

      which issues already

    • Dimitri

      Rogers Navigatr software glitches the box causing it to stall at times. Programs don’t record or record but don’t show on the list and many more. They have fixed some issues but still have issues. Even on my 4K PVR box I have issues recording at times and the box once a week stalls. Got another box and does the same.

    • kyle

      my next box 3.0 does not have any problems recording tv shows

    • Dimitri

      Not everyone will have the same issue.

    • Andrew

      Too bad they are not launching an apple tv app or mobile app or are they? you will need this box in order to access their service right? Wish they were more like Bell

    • Dimitri

      The app has been a discussion for a while within Rogers and Apple. I haven’t heard they will be launching it through.

    • Andrew

      That sucks… Want to switch to bell but whole family uses Rogers emial

  • pvanb

    I’m surprised to learn Rogers employees actually trial these things. Either they’re really bad at what they do or they hate themselves.

    • Dimitri

      Not really. Some actually enjoy it and give back the feedback. However the feedback is given to another department ( development department and management department) which they are responsible for the fixing of glitches and such.

      I have seen emails towards that department and still things haven’t been fixed. So it’s not the employees that are at fault here. It’s the development team and management that deal with this.

  • It’s Me

    So, when exactly is Q1 for Rogers? I assume they are talking fiscal Q1.