Rogers Cable starts Canadian On Demand Online beta November 30

Count another cable company for the online VOD trend, this time Rogers Cable in Canada. Tonight it's showing off, where customers will soon be able to stream video from 19 channels. the beta kicks off for all customers November 30, with all the usual streaming video features (listed after the break) with an eye towards launching more social oriented bits in 2010. Also due in Q2 of next year is streaming to mobile handsets, we'll see if it beats Comcast and Verizon to the punch. Anyone else glad to see Canada's catching up (slowly) in the internet delivered TV programming department? features:

  • High-quality streaming video player with full-screen option

  • Dim the Lights feature

  • Flexible click and drag video control

  • Browsing by airdate, channel, type & title search

  • Most watched & Rogers' picks lists

  • Last Chance list

Due in 2010:
Social features

  • Links to social sites

  • Viewing rooms

  • Live event streaming

  • User-generated playlists

  • Rating videos

  • Commenting

User preference management

  • Playlists

  • Recommendations

  • Preview channel for non-registered users


  • By Q2 of 2010, Rogers On Demand Online will be available for mobile devices