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RedBoard video: Tennis superstar Milos Raonic on tech, Twitter and the pro tour

The Rogers Cup is around the corner and with names like Nadal, Federer, Sharapova and the Williams sisters on the schedule, you can guarantee some intense battles. The world’s top 25 women are set to compete in Toronto and the top 30 men in Montreal from August 5-14.

One name conspicuously missing from the list of champions is Canada’s Milos Raonic. This 20-year-old tennis superstar from Thornhill is recovering from recent hip surgery so he won’t be competing in this year’s tournament  but recently, I had a chance to catch up with him when he stopped by Rogers headquarters in Toronto for an autograph signing. We talked about how he plans to stay connected to the Rogers Cup this year, his favourite smartphone and when we’ll see him back on the courts. Take a look:

If you want to stay on top of every serve, volley and smash, make sure you check out Rogers On Demand Online where you’ll be able to stream live coverage of both the women’s and men’s tournaments. All Rogers customers can access the content at no additional charge. All you need is an Internet connection.

The Rogers Cup will also be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet, with 12 hours of coverage on weekdays, and live streaming on Sportsnet.ca.

And of course, there’s nothing better than the real thing. You can get tickets here and remember, Rogers customers get a 25% discount.

How will you be watching the Rogers Cup? What match are you looking forward to seeing?

Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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Let’s play ball: Live Jays coverage anywhere, anytime with Rogers on Demand Online

Jose BautistaJose Bautista hit 54 home runs in 2010 and is on pace to do it again. If you can’t wait to watch record-breaking baseball in the highlight reels, we’ve got good news for you. Starting today, you’ll be able to watch Sportsnet’s Blue Jays coverage live, wherever you want – online with Rogers On Demand Online and on your mobile device with Rogers On Demand Mobile.

How do I get it?

Starting today as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10pm EST, customers can visit www.rogersondemand.com and register with their account information to begin to watch live Sportsnet coverage.  Blue Jays live streaming is available to all Rogers customers across Canada at no extra charge.

Also, if you’re a Rogers wireless customer, you can subscribe to the Rogers on Demand Mobile app for $5 per month to view Jays on Sportsnet full game presentation, live, as-it-happens.  iPhone and Android customers can visit their device’s app store to subscribe to the Rogers on Demand Mobile App. Rogers BlackBerry customers can text MyApps to 555 to subscribe.

Rogers On Demand Mobile also offers TV programming, news and music videos as part of the monthly subscription.

What’s your favourite way to watch the Jays? Do you think Bautista will break last year’s home run record?

Katie Boland is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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Rogers Serves Up the 2010 Rogers Cup

Rogers Cup LogoFederer. Nadal. Sharapova. Jankovic.

If these names get your heart beating, you’re in for a real treat as the men’s portion of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank hits Toronto August 7-15 and the women’s tournament touches down in Montreal August 13-22.

This year, you can catch every serve, volley and smash with Rogers on the screen of your choice:

On TV

  • Rogers Cup will be broadcast live in HD on TSN and TSN2 (channels 506 & 507) and CBC (channel 514), while digital cable customers can also tune to channel 385 to get scores, schedules and updates 24/7.
  • Rogers On Demand (channel 100) will feature one match per day of the Rogers Cup men’s tournament broadcast. Semi-finals and finals of the women’s tournament will also be available.
  • Can’t wait? Rogers On Demand also has men’s and women’s finals from 2007 to 2009 to get your tennis on early.

Online

  • Rogers On Demand Online will have semi-finals and finals coverage of the women’s and men’s tournaments available on demand — to access anywhere in Canada that you have an Internet connection.
  • Also available: men’s and women’s finals classics from 2007 to 2009.

On Mobile

  • Rogers customers with BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices listed here have exclusive access to live-streaming of semi-finals and finals coverage of the women’s and men’s tournaments through the Rogers on Demand Mobile app.
  • Available for $5/month, it can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store, Android Market and via the Rogers mobile portal. You can also subscribe by texting ‘MYAPPS’ to 555.
  • Check out the Rogers Cup App for live scores, news, schedules, photos and more, available for download free from the your smartphone’s app store.  Search “Rogers Cup” to find it.

For more info on the Rogers Cup three-screen experience, click here.

In Person

For some of us, nothing beats the real thing. Here’s what you need to know to make it courtside:

  • Rogers Wireless customers can get tickets for the tournaments via Rogers Wireless Box Office. As an added bonus, Rogers pays the ticket service charges. And, if you’re buying tickets for the Montreal tournament via the service, you get another 25 per cent off the original ticket price and a free souvenir.
  • Neck hurting from all that tennis? Chill out at the Rogers Clubhouse in Toronto or the Rogers Techno Court in Montreal

Are you a tennis fan? Who do you think is poised for ultimate glory at Rogers Cup?

Stacey Fowler is a regular contributor to RedBoard.

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Heads up! Final 2010 FIFA World Cup games to be broadcast in 3D

FIFA World Cup in 3DThis World Cup has been all about getting the matches where, when and how you want them and Rogers has been delivering them on multiple platforms: Online? Check. Mobile? Check. On Demand? Check. In HD? Check.

And with upset after upset in the early rounds, this World Cup is proving to be one of the most exciting yet. Adding to the excitement is the fact that the final matches of the tournament – the match for third place [Saturday, July 10 at 2:30 pm ET] and the final championship match [Sunday, July 11 at 2:30 pm ET] – will be broadcast by CBC in 3D. Rogers Digital Cable customers in Ontario can go to channel 900 to catch the in-your-face action.

Here’s what you need to go 3D:

  • A 3D TV set
  • 3D glasses that came with (or are compatible with) your 3D TV
  • A Rogers HD digital box or HD PVR, such as the Cisco/SA Explorer 4250HD, Pace 551HD, Explorer 8300HD and Explorer 8642HD
  • An HDMI cable connecting the HD box or HD PVR to your 3D TV
  • Setting your 3D TV to “side-by-side” 3D format (consult your 3D TV’s manual)

Enjoy the action. This type of excitement only comes once every four years – and with 3D, you’ll be able to experience it like never before.

How will you be watching the final two games? What do you think of the tournament so far?

Rob Manne is a regular contributor to RedBoard.

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Exclusive 2010 FIFA World Cup Offer for Rogers iPad Customers

2010 FIFA World Cup iPad AppNearly two weeks into the 2010 FIFA World Cup, we know that our soccer-crazy customers are passionate about accessing the tournament live on their mobile devices. That’s why Rogers has launched a FIFA World Cup app specifically for customers with iPad Wi-Fi + 3G. The new app will allow you to live stream all the remaining 2010 FIFA World Cup games on your iPad.

How much is it?

As a special offer for iPad Wi-Fi + 3G customers the app will be free to download and use. All data generated while using the app on the Rogers network will not come out of your monthly data bucket

How do I get it?

Go to www.itunes.com/appstore and search for Rogers LIVE 2010 FIFA World Cup. You must have an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G activated on the Rogers network in order to view content of the app.

If your iPad is not currently with Rogers, all you have to do is obtain a micro SIM, pop it in and start the on-device activation process. Detailed instructions can be found on the RedBoard post about activating your iPad. Plans are good for 30 days from activation.

Also, for more information on the different ways you can experience the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Rogers, check out our post here.

What happens after the World Cup?

Unlike the Rogers on Demand Mobile app we announced a few weeks ago, this app will only include 2010 FIFA World Cup games. It will not contain other Rogers on Demand related content. After the tournament, just simply remove the app from your device and try to adjust yourself to football withdrawal. :)

Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard.

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RedBoard video: How to catch every second of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

With the first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicking off at 10:00 a.m ET today, soccer fans everywhere are gearing up for the world’s biggest sporting event.

As part of our RedBoard video series, I speak with Anthony Antonelli, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, who provides a hands-on demo of the different viewing options Rogers customers have to catch every second of 2010 FIFA World Cup. (For detailed instructions on how to access the content, check out last week’s blog post).

And, in partnership with CBC, Rogers customers – for the first time – will be able to catch a selection of tournament action in 3D, including the third place and final matches.

Recently, we also held a launch event with soccer legend Eusebio in downtown Toronto to kick off of our coverage of the tourney. If you couldn’t make it down, check out the highlight video below.

So how will you be watching the 2010 World Cup action?

Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard.

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Goooooooal! Catch every second of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on the screen of your choice

Rogers on Demand Online FIFAIf you’re a soccer fan, you likely know that more than two-thirds of the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches will take place during the Canadian workday. But don’t worry about having to call in sick or book vacation days: we’ve got you covered at work, at home and on your mobile.

With 10 days to go until the opening kick, here’s how you can stay on top of every goal, penalty and celebration:

  • Visit Rogers On Demand Online to get free, live streaming and catch-up of all 64 matches in English with a variety of matches available in French, Spanish and Italian, plus scores, schedules, game highlights, team and player previews, match recaps and more. Available exclusively for all Rogers customers, including Wireless.
  • If you’re a Cable TV subscriber, watch all of CBC’s coverage of the tournament in conjunction with Radio-Canada, digital channel bold, CBCSports.ca and Radio-Canada.ca on your TV. You can also watch Italian and Spanish broadcasts on Telelatino (TLN).
  • If you’re a Digital Cable TV customer, you can catch up on and replay every second of action in high definition and standard definition on Rogers On Demand, Channel 100. All matches are available in English with some available in French, Spanish and Italian.
  • Get your FIFA fix on the go with the Rogers on Demand Mobile application that lets you live stream every game on your smartphone as well as get recaps and highlights after the whistle for a one-time fee of $10. Costing $5 a month to use, the app is coming soon for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices. Pick them up soon via the Android Market, Rogers mobile portal (URL mobile only) and iTunes App Store, respectively.

Rogers On Demand Mobile FIFA

  • Click on the Rogers 2010 FIFA World Cup mobile portal, free for Rogers Wireless customers, featuring ringtones and wallpapers, schedules and SMS alert packages. Text SOCCER to 555 for premium video highlights, penalties, warm-ups, team interviews & more.

Share your passion
Follow real-time updates on your favourite teams in English, Italian and Spanish on Twitter and Facebook, and comment on the games as you’re watching at rogersondemand.com.

As a bonus, you can also download the Soccer Fan Frenzy app for your smartphone, featuring soccer sounds (including Olé, Olé; Gooaall!! and more), the ability to wave your favourite country’s flag and even red-card a friend. It’s available for Apple iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Customers can text “Soccer” to 555 and get a link to download the app, while non-Rogers customers can search for “Fan Frenzy” in BlackBerry App World.

Rogers Soccer Fan Frenzy app

More information and pricing can be found at the official Rogers FIFA 2010 microsite and today’s press release.

So, are you ready for some soccer? How will you be watching? Who are you rooting for?

Update (June 8, 11:00 a.m.): Rogers On Demand Mobile is now live in Android market (URL Mobile Only) and iTunes. The BlackBerry version will be available later this week.

We’ve had some questions about the app’s compatibility. Rogers On Demand Mobile was designed to work on devices sold and supported by Rogers. Unsupported devices, including the Google Nexus One, cannot run the Rogers On Demand Mobile app at this time. Please visit www.rogers.com/RODM for the list of supported devices.

With regards to data charges – data used by the Rogers On Demand Mobile app won’t count towards your data plan bucket. Downloading the app itself does incur some small data charges.

Update (June 11, 9 a.m.): Rogers customers with BlackBerry 9000, 9100 or 9700 are able to download the application via Rogers mobile portal (URL mobile only).

Rob Manne is a regular contributor to RedBoard.

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