- Get your #baseball cap on! MLB Extra Innings is on free preview until May 5th. ^eo
Next month, we’ll be launching Rogers On Demand Online Rentals, featuring the latest new-release hits from the biggest Hollywood studios, available to rent online the same day they are in store and on DVD.
The service will launch with hundreds of titles that are over and above Rogers On Demand Online’s current portfolio of more than 2,500 hours of prime time, sports and movies from more than 60 networks and content providers.
While we’ll have more to talk about soon, here are some highlights:
- $4.99 new-release movies available for rent the same date they are available at the local video store and $3.99 library and catalogue titles.
- You have 30 days from purchase to start watching your movie and a full 48 hours to view the movie once started.
- The ability to stop the movie and resume watching from where you left off the next time you log in to Rogers On Demand Online within the 48-hour viewing window – so you can finish a flick on your lunch break the next day at work.
- Streamed rentals directly from Rogers On Demand Online – no download required.
- Social features to leave comments, rate movies, share with friends and create playlists
Meanwhile, we also unveiled some interesting survey results today about what you are looking for – and excited about – when it comes to the future of video entertainment. The online poll of more than 1,000 Canadians was conducted for us by Angus Reid
- More than 60 per cent of Canadians report that when it comes to the future of entertainment experiences, they are most excited about the ability to watch their entertainment and movies on their own schedule.
- More than 80 per cent agreed they want to be able to access the entertainment programming they have at home across multiple screens.
- Nearly 60 per cent of 18-34 year-olds said they prefer to watch their entertainment on “My time” – what they want, when they want.
For more information on the new service, you can visit www.rogersondemand.com, its Facebook page or follow @RogersRODO on Twitter to get the latest updates and provide us with feedback on the service.
What are your thoughts on the new service? How have you changed the ways you enjoy video entertainment?
Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard.