I don’t happen to be a Rogers customer, so forgive me if I’m not terribly well versed in this stuff or am entirely missing something here, but my understanding of the way their Rogers On Demand service– or Rogers Anytime TV, or whatever they call it– applied to the Jays was that if you were a Rogers customer you could register with your account information in order to access a feed of the game online.
A press release from the time the service was announced, in August 2011, states rather emphatically that “Rogers On Demand Online is available to any Rogers Cable, Wireless, Home Phone or Hi Speed Internet customer at no extra charge,” and it’s my understanding that that’s continued to be the case… it seems, until now.
Or, at least, that’s what would appear to be what you’re told when you look to the FAQ on the Jays page of the Rogers On Demand website, as a commenter on a post at Getting Blanked suggested we do earlier in the week.
- To access the live-stream on your computer, you must be registered to Rogers Anyplace TV.
- You must be a Rogers TV customer.
- Must subscribe to Sportsnet ONE to view Blue Jays games airing on Sportsnet ONE. ***Sporstnet One is currently being offered as a freeview to Rogers Digital Basic Customers!***
- Must subscribe to Sportsnet to view Blue Jays games airing on Sportsnet.
So… that sounds kinda different now, doesn’t it?
Or does it? Maybe I’m wasting a post here, because I honestly don’t know anything about this service or how it’s changed in the time since the press release above was written. But that certainly doesn’t seem like the deal that, from afar, I’d thought it was. And if those changes are new, and– say– I’d chosen Rogers as my internet provider specifically to get streaming Jays games I’m no longer going to be able to access, that might be slightly in-fucking-furiating.
I don’t know, though. So I guess I can’t say either way. Anyone?