I read it is because TIVO has a patent on that. It is being fought in court I also hear.
Yes it sure would be nice.
This issue has been discussed many times on this and other forums. TiVo's patent is being challenged and Rogers/Comcast currently don't allow for "manage PVR" functionality like we used to have. If Comcast/Rogers win the challenge, we may get it and even if they lose, they may be willing to pay the "fee" to use it, but there is no date regarding that possibility at this time. Nor do we know if that will only affect Ignite or also affect regular Cable TV.
The patent fight:
and this year:
But Comcast is winning.
@Atorreslora21 : as stated in the post above yours, Bell uses a different technology. At this time Rogers is not willing to pay the royalties for this feature. Videotron, who has just started using this, must be paying since they are offering this feature, as is at least one other service provider in Western Canada. What we need to do is pressure Rogers into paying the royalties (or whatever) so that we can have this feature. I believe I read that Comcast is also now offering this feature - I'm not aware of what deal was struck to re-enable this. Perhaps someone else has some additional insight.