SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

April 30, 2010 15:38 ET

RCN Launches TVN International & TVN24 Channels to Its Global Lineup, Bringing Subscribers of Polish Origin Closer in Touch With Their Homeland

Free Preview of the Two Digital TV Channels Runs From April 30 Through May 20

WARSAW, POLAND and HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) -  RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and TVN Group, a leading media group in Poland, today announced the launch of TVN International and TVN24 to RCN's global digital cable lineup. RCN is a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers, in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

TVN International ("itvn") is an entertainment television channel dedicated to Polish viewers living abroad. itvn broadcasts a wide range of Polish programs such as talk and reality shows, sitcoms, series, "docusoaps" and TV magazines. itvn's programming targets both older and younger generations of Poles living outside the country. It is recognized to be the best Polish general entertainment channel aimed at Poles living abroad, as indicated by research conducted among Poles living in the United States.

TVN24 is Poland's first 24-hour news channel and was launched in August 2001. TVN 24 covers local and international news complemented by special reports and discussions, as well as documentaries. Since its launch TVN 24 maintains the highest quality standards of news coverage and is widely considered to be Poland's most reliable and credible source of current information. TVN 24's program offering is carefully balanced, with a dynamic blend of scheduled programs and live coverage of breaking news from both Poland and around the world.

"As a leading provider of international programming, we are excited to launch TVN International and TVN24 not only because of its outstanding news and entertainment coverage, but because we're able to give our Polish customers the ability to stay connected to their home country during such an historic and tragic time," said RCN's Strategic External Affairs & Programming Senior Vice President Richard Ramlall.

Starting on April 30, RCN customers can watch TVN International free of charge on Channel 485 and in Lehigh Valley on Channel 958 and TVN24 free of charge on Channel 486 and in Lehigh Valley on Channel 959 until May 20. After that date, itvn will be available for $14.95 and TVN24 for $9.95 per month. TVN International and TVN24 will be also available as a package for $19.95 per month.

"We are delighted that our outstanding channels are joining the Global Passport line up. All RCN subscribers of Polish origin now have the opportunity to bridge the gap between America and their homeland. It is of particular importance these days, so difficult for our nation," said Łukasz Frątczak, TVN International managing director.

About RCN Corporation
RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), www.rcn.com, is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company's geographic markets. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)

About TVN Group
TVN Group
is the leading media group in Poland. TVN Group owns and operates eleven television channels. TVN24 channel is the first 24-hour news and current affairs television channel in Poland, reaching 48% of households in Poland. ITVN is a television channel that targets viewers of Polish origin living abroad. It is available in Europe, Northern America and Australia. TVN Group also owns Onet.pl, which is the largest and the most popular internet portal in Poland.

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