Weekend reading: The boys of summer, a return to Winterfell and mobile matters

Weekend readingAfter my recent gadget obsession, I was glued to the tube this week. In addition to some notable finales, it was batter up for the Toronto Blue Jays and the final countdown to the Game of Thrones season four premiere. Plus, we learned Canadians are crazy for mobile. Check it out!

Let’s go Blue Jays!

As playoff hopes rise, and fall, across sports stadiums, the Toronto Blue Jays are just getting into the swing of it all with the home opener tonight. Of course, even when the team is at home, I can’t make it out for every ball game. Luckily, all 162 of this year’s games are available with Rogers Anyplace TV. Rogers digital television customers can live stream the games on their computer and tablet with Rogers Anyplace TV and their Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE or Sportsnet 360 subscriptions, while Rogers wireless customers can tune in on their smartphone via the Rogers Anyplace TV mobile app.

Earlier this week, Sarah shared her story of catching a game while commuting. When have you watched a game on the go?

Game on

Going from the diamond to a different kind of game entirely: Game of Thrones returns this weekend! The Rogers Your World This Week team sat down with Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) to find out what season four has in store – watch the full video. In case you’ve forgotten some of the finer plot points from last year, Mashable is offering fans a little refresher on life in Winterfell, translated into emoji.

Catch the premiere on April 6 on HBO Canada, or watch it later with Rogers Anyplace TV and Rogers On Demand.

How will you celebrate the season premiere?

Making it mobile

The average Canadian spent more than 34 hours per month online in 2013, with more of those hours being logged on mobile devices than ever before, says new research from ComScore. The Globe and Mail notes that in the U.S., more than half of people’s time spent online in 2013 was mobile – a whopping 566 billion minutes! Canadians are spending that time on mobile checking the weather, social networking and searching.

Finally, getting back to that tube obsession, roughly a third of us are using a smartphone or tablet while watching TV (I was hunting Pokemon while watching TV on Monday night).

I’m definitely reading way more websites and watching more videos on my smartphone every year – how about you?

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  1. Bhupinder D says: April 6th, 2014 a 2:40pm

    Let’s go Blue Jays!:

    I am reading this post as I am watching the Sunday matinee match against the Yankees! Lol! When I am on the go I usually catch up with the game via Twitter! I love to know that if I need to watch the game, Rogers has me covered with my options!

    Game on:

    There are some members of my family who totally stoked for tonight’s premiere! i myself am not a fan! Patiently, waiting for 24 to comeback in May!

    Making it mobile:

    I would fall in the same boat as you. I am spending more time on my BlackBerry doing stuff I would normally do on my laptop or TV!

    Bhupinder
    @BhuDeo

  2. Will rogers cable boost internet speeds again on all other internet plans just like they did with ultimate in December 2013? I’m waiting for months for them to come up with this announcement. When is it coming?

    • RogersElise says: April 7th, 2014 a 2:50pm

      Hi, as you say, we review our plans on a regular basis. I can’t comment on this at the moment, but watch @RogersBuzz and we would announce any changes at least on Twitter.