Ignite TV has been launched by Rogers. This serves as the internet-based television service of the company. According to reports, this is based on the cloud based TV platform of the X1 service of Comcast.
Finally, after years of developing a solution to their in-house IPTV setting, Rogers finally launched their own version of keeping up with today’s media trend.
It was reported that employees of the company were given different beta trials to see whether Ignite TV was indeed an upgrade from their previous makeup. As of now, the service is available in Ontario.
However, that doesn’t mean its expansion is done as it is expected that the service will also be launched in Atlantic Canada in the next few years. Smaller set top boxes are featured in Ignite TV that goes smoothly with its remote that can be controlled via voice.
YouTube, Sports App, Netflix, and Kids Zone integration are also supported. Also, users can download their own favorite shows to their different mobile devices.
Rogers President of Residential Services Phil Hartling said that people are now starting to cut the cord. However, they have not yet given up on the entertainment factor.
He continued saying that they are looking into merging this idea with what they currently have to make accessing content easier and more favorable in the side of the customers who have given up on traditional television.
The two companies are said to be on a stark competition in bringing fiber broadband to the public. Bell has been reported to have invested more than $1 billion in the installation of fiber optic cables.
Also, it was announced that internet speeds could go as high up to 1.5 gbps if there is fiber available. This could even be better if there is an IPTV provider to support the cause.
Furthermore, the company said in multiple interviews that they are on the road to adapting to the current changes of our society. Specifically speaking, they said that they aren’t taking a backseat in the innovation game.