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Previous Close61.58
Open61.67
Bid61.97 x 0
Ask61.98 x 0
Day's Range61.45 - 62.09
52 Week Range50.68 - 65.72
Volume1,619,665
Avg. Volume1,725,869
Market Cap31.323B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.34
PE Ratio (TTM)19.59
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield2.00 (3.23%)
Ex-Dividend DateJun. 09, 2021
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Rogers Brings Critical Connectivity along Highways 95 and 97 in British Columbia
    GlobeNewswire

    Rogers Brings Critical Connectivity along Highways 95 and 97 in British Columbia

    Closing connectivity gaps along two key highway corridors in B.C. providing more than 90kms of new coverage; Rogers continues its commitment in B.C. to bridge the digital divide, create new jobs, and support the local economyVANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Rogers announced that it is expanding its 5G wireless network in B.C., in partnership with the B.C. Government, to provide reliable connectivity along Highways 95 and 97 for the British Columbians, workers, and travellers that rely on these critical corridors, connecting communities in Okanagan, Vernon-Kamloops-Cache Creek, and the Cariboo regions, as well as southeastern British Columbia. The ability to make a call from a highway if your car breaks down or to use GPS for directions is incredibly important. These initiatives are part of Rogers’ ongoing commitment to expand service and improve connectivity for underserved rural, remote and Indigenous communities in the West, and across Canada. “Rogers is proud to continue investing in British Columbia on these highway connectivity projects to build critically needed 5G networks to bridge the digital divide, in partnership with the B.C. Government,” said Dean Prevost, President, Connected Home and Rogers for Business. “Connecting Canadians, including rural, remote, and Indigenous communities is a top priority for Rogers, and through this partnership, we are providing improved safety and reliable connectivity for those who depend on Highways 95 and 97, while creating new jobs and supporting B.C.’s economy.” Rogers will provide more than 90kms of new coverage, from Golden to Spillimacheen along Highway 95, and from Pine Pass to Chetwynd along Highway 97. These expansions are made possible by leveraging financial support from the provincially funded Connecting British Columbia program, administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust. Together, Rogers and the B.C. government are bridging the digital divide to enhance safety, and connectivity in the region. Rogers continues to make network and innovation investments throughout British Columbia, including recent expansion announcements for Highway 16 and Highway 14, new network sites in West Kelowna and Osoyoos, and upgraded towers across Okanagan, Cariboo, Central and Northern B.C., and on Vancouver Island. Rogers also recently announced a collaboration with the Métis Nation British Columbia, and a new innovative solution in collaboration with Indro Robotics, a B.C. drone company. In 2020, Rogers collaborated with the Cowichan Valley school board to put iPads in the hands of B.C. students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to partnering with other Indigenous communities in B.C., such as Nisg̱a’a Nation, and Witsuwit’en Village (Witset First Nation). Rogers has also provided critical support and an essential digital lifeline for many vulnerable British Columbians during the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing devices with free voice and data to local organizations like the Okanagan Nation Transition Emergency House, the Penticton Pflag chapter, and most recently, donating thousands of phones and plans to 325 women’s shelters and transition houses in communities across Canada. Rogers is excited about its future plans in Western Canada, and the proposed agreement to combine Rogers and Shaw, which will enable a $6.5 billion investment to build critically needed 5G networks, connect underserved rural and Indigenous communities, and bring added choice to customers and businesses. When the transaction between Rogers and Shaw is complete, it will create up to 3,000 net new jobs in the West, including more than 1,000 in British Columbia. About RogersRogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). If you want to find out more about us, visit about.rogers.com For further information: media@rci.rogers.com, 1-844-226-1338

  • GlobeNewswire

    ESE Announces Appointment of Rick Brace, former President of Rogers, to the Board of Directors

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: ESE) (OTCQB: ENTEF) (the “Company” or “ESE”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rick Brace to its Board of Directors. Mr. Brace most recently served as the President of Rogers Media, the Sports and Media subsidiary of Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI and TSX: RCI.B). As President of Rogers Media, Rick Brace was responsible for driving strategy and overseeing operations for the company’s robust portfolio of media assets, which includes 42 TV stations, 51 radio stations, 56 publications, digital media, subscription-based content services, the Toronto Blue Jays, and Rogers Centre. Rick is an accomplished business leader and innovative pioneer with more than 40 years of experience in the media industry. He has a strong reputation for building brands, changing perceptions, and attracting and mentoring top talent. Prior to joining Rogers, Rick was with Bell Media/CTV Globe Media for 13 years in senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including President of TSN, President of CTV and President of Specialty TV. Rick currently serves as a board member of JaysCare Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Dollar A Day Foundation, which was conceived by Alan Doyle of the Newfoundland band, Great Big Sea. He also serves as a mentor with Next Canada, an organization supporting entrepreneurial start-ups. “I believe Rick Brace joining our Board is a transformational addition to our existing strong team and sets a rare precedent in the esports industry. Throughout his trailblazing career, Rick has been instrumental in the evolution of media in Canada. He led negotiations with global sports organizations including the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, PGA, FIFA World Cup and NASCAR. Rick has made a clear point that he intends to be a very active member of the ESE Board, especially to help scale ESE globally and execute on top tier opportunities. On behalf of the ESE team, we are thrilled to have Rick on board,” said Konrad Wasiela, CEO of ESE. “During my time at Rogers it became abundantly clear that traditional media was feeling increasingly stronger headwinds brought on by the rollout and adoption of digital platforms that deliver content in new and innovative ways. Nowhere is this more prevalent than with the growth of esports which is seeing monumental year-over-year growth. ESE has positioned itself at the forefront of this movement with a 360 approach, including rights ownership, team ownership, event production and distribution and I am both honoured and excited to join its board and be part of this revolution in our industry,” added Rick Brace, Director of ESE. The Company also announces that Ryan Maarschalk has tendered his resignation as director of the Company, effective April 25, 2021. The Company would like to thank Mr. Maarschalk for his contributions and services to ESE as a member of the Board of Directors. About ESE ESE is a Europe-based entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports. ESE consists of multiple assets and world-class operators in the gaming and esports industries. Capabilities include physical infrastructure, broadcasting, global distribution for gaming and esports-related content, advertising, sponsorship support, and a growing esports team franchise, K1CK Esports. ESE is focused on bridging Europe, Asia and North America. | www.ese.gg Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results, developments, performance or achievements that ESE anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking information. Such information may involve, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: (i) the extent of Mr. Brace’s involvement with the company; and (ii) the ability of the company to expand internationally and execute on M&A opportunities. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" (or other variations of the forgoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ESE to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to ESE, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs regarding future growth, results of operations, future capital (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof) and expenditures. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Trading in the securities of ESE should be considered highly speculative. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. SOURCE ESE Entertainment Inc.For further information about ESE, please contact:Daniel Mogil, Investor Relationsinvestors@ese.gg647-492-1535

  • Digital Lifelines for B.C. Women in Crisis: Rogers Expands Phone Program to Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses Across British Columbia
    GlobeNewswire

    Digital Lifelines for B.C. Women in Crisis: Rogers Expands Phone Program to Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses Across British Columbia

    Phones and plans to 56 B.C. shelters and transition houses to help women and their children, including Indigenous women, escape violence and abuse Rogers enabling safe, critical connectivity for women in crisis as shelters see a spike in frequency and severity of violence during the pandemic Recently announced wireless network expansion to increase service and improve safety along Highway of Tears VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Communications today announced it has expanded its phone and plan program to connect more British Columbia women and their children with digital lifelines and support to escape violence and abuse. Rogers has increased its support from last year, by donating phones and plans to 56 B.C. women’s shelters and transition houses in Rogers wireless coverage areas during this third wave of the pandemic. As the severity and frequency of domestic violence and demand for safe shelter space continues to rise following initial pandemic lockdowns a year ago, Rogers is expanding its efforts to drive awareness and safe connectivity to support the most vulnerable, including the recently announced network expansion along British Columbia’s Highway of Tears to enable more safe connectivity. Last spring, at the start of the pandemic, Rogers launched a national program with Women’s Shelters Canada to provide hundreds of phones and plans to more than 100 shelters and transition houses, including those across British Columbia, in addition to using the reach of its platforms and channels to help increase awareness of the domestic violence crisis. With growing waitlists for women’s shelters and transition houses, frontline crisis workers say these devices will continue to save women’s lives by keeping them safely connected to critical resources, particularly during lockdowns. The phone donation program is provided in collaboration with Motorola and LG. Today’s announcement includes support for women’s shelters in Prince George, Squamish, Kelowna, Trail, Kamloops, Castlegar, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Hope, Surrey, Richmond, Abbotsford, Mission, Burnaby, Tri Cities, Maple Ridge, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Sooke, and Victoria. Access to devices, plans, and network coverage is vitally important, now more than ever. Rogers recently announced it is expanding wireless network coverage, including 5G, in British Columbia to close gaps along two key corridors, including Highway 14 and Highway 16, known as the Highway of Tears. For decades, this highway has been the tragic location of many missing and murdered women, particularly Indigenous women, who were unable to call for help due to coverage gaps. By the time construction of these new towers is complete along Highway 16 late next year, the project will provide more than 250 km of cellular highway coverage between Prince George and Prince Rupert, improving safety for everyone, including women whose lives may depend on being able to make an emergency call. As part of its efforts to ensure access to connectivity, Rogers also recently announced an expansion of its low-cost high-speed Internet program Connected for Success to hundreds of thousands of Canadians in its Internet coverage area in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Those receiving income or disability support, the maximum childcare benefit, residents of RGI housing or seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement are eligible for the program. The Rogers team is excited about future plans in Western Canada, including the opportunity to expand Connected for Success nationally to all communities where the company offers Internet service. Quotes: “This dual storm of domestic violence and the pandemic has led to many vulnerable women being trapped with their abuser 24/7, limiting their ability to safely call for emergency resources to help them escape with their children. By providing phones and plans to women, helping amplify voices of those on the frontlines, and investing to improve safety along B.C. highways, we are committed to helping those most in need.”- Rick Sellers, President of British Columbia Region, Rogers “During the pandemic, transition houses across BC report that access to safe and secure technology, along with digital connectivity, is increasingly required for women and their children to contact safe shelter, support services and lifesaving resources. Many rural and remote communities have daily challenges with connectivity. Sincere thanks from our member programs to Rogers for their leadership on bridging the digital divide in BC with phones and infrastructure that will connect frontline workers to women, children and youth fleeing violence.” - Amy S. FitzGerald, Executive Director, BC Society of Transition Houses "As we enter a third wave of the pandemic, many Indigenous women living in remote communities are facing increased challenges in escaping violence and abuse. Providing these women with a new phone when they arrive at our shelters will prove to be a valuable tool in keeping them safely connected to family and friends, as well as vital services. Rogers' expanded ‘digital lifeline’ program and planned network expansion are sure to benefit many Indigenous women and children seeking refuge in our shelters."- Sheila Swasson, President, National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence "Violence is never acceptable. As a Province, we must do everything we can to protect the safety of women and children. Cellphones can help sheltering women access services and support, escape from violent situations and begin the process of healing. I want to thank Rogers for expanding its phone program through Women’s Shelters Canada. Together we can support victims of gender-based violence and help people get the care they need quickly.”- The Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ Services, Province of British Columbia Video: Bally Basi is the Community, Social and Justice Programs Manager for the Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society. She shares her powerful story in this video about the impact of safe connectivity for women escaping violence and abuse. About RogersRogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). If you want to find out more about us, visit about.rogers.com. For more information:Rogers Communications, media@rci.rogers.com, 1-844-226-1338