Rogers Cable re-organizes its digital channel line-up in Ontario

Rogers Cable today announced plans to re-organize its all Digital channel line-up to make it easier for customers to find programming genres they love such as movies, sports, news and entertainment. Channels below 100 will stay in their current position in the channel line-up and will also be duplicated in the applicable category. For example in Toronto, CBC Newsworld will remain on the Basic Cable channel line-up and will also be duplicated on channel 189 as part of the “News”

The following is a list of dates when the new themed channel lines-ups
will be activated for customers living in the following areas.

March 29th
Scarborough, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Owen Sound, Midland, Caledon, Bolton, and Orangeville

March 31st
Ottawa and surrounding communities. Southwestern Ontario, including Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Tillsonburg and Stratford.

April 5th
The Greater Toronto Area, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, York, Newmarket, Durham, Ajax and Oshawa.

“Channel surfing is easier and more intuitive than ever,” said David Purdy, Vice-President and General Manager, Television for Rogers Cable. “By grouping programming categories together, we have simplified television viewing for our customers. Everything from news to entertainment to kid’s programming is now simple to find in the Digital channel line-up.”

Customers can view the new themed channel line-up in their area by visiting Channel availability and services vary by area.

For example:
Starting at channel 180- News channels
Starting at channel 220 – Kid’s channels
Starting at channel 241 – Learning channels
Starting at channel 255 – Lifestyle channels
Starting at channel 270 – Entertainment channels
Starting at channel 300 – Movies
Starting at channel 325 – Rogers On Demand & Pay Per View (where available)

As a result of the new channel locations, customers who use the Parental Control feature in their homes are reminded to reset their previously blocked channels with the new channel numbers. Parental Controls is a free service offered through the digital terminal that provides Rogers Digital customers more control over the programming that is watched in their home.

In addition to the new channel line-ups, Rogers is also launching 8 new Digital Theme Packages. They are as follows:

1. News
2. Lifestyle

3. Sports
4. More Movies
5. Learning
6. Music
7. Family Fun
8. Classic TV

Rogers Digital Cable customers in Ontario have access to the full suite of On Demand services such as Rogers On Demand, TMN OnDemand and Treehouse On
Demand. These include a compelling collection of features and services not available on satellite. Customers can pick from a library of more than 2,000 Rogers On Demand titles, including movies, documentaries, children, adult and other specialty programming titles such as hit Bollywood movies, all of which are available at the customer’s convenience.

The updated lineup should be available toniight on The Canadian Cable & Satellite Database wich provides complte and up-to-date channel lineups for most cable and satellite companies in Canada and the U.S.

The listing is also available on Roger’s website here.