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RCN Corporation

October 28, 2009 07:52 ET

RCN Offers Free Preview of Two Spanish-Language Networks: CNN en Español and Fox Sports en Español

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) announced today it will offer its subscribers free previews of CNN en Español and Fox Sports en Español. The free preview for CNN en Español runs now through October 30. The Fox Sports en Español free preview runs from October 28 through November 4.

"We are excited to offer a free preview of these two outstanding Spanish-language channels," said Richard Ramlall, SVP, Strategic External Affairs and Programming at RCN. "RCN prides itself in being an industry leader in delivering programming that addresses the diverse heritage, culture, interests and strong sense of family within the Hispanic community."

CNN en Español, which launched in March 1997, is the 24-hour Spanish-language network news addressed to Latin America. CNN en Español provides reports of major world events, live coverage supplemented with analysis, news -- international business and finance, sports and notes of interest 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. CNN en Español can be seen on RCN channel 563, except in the Lehigh Valley market where it is shown on RCN channel 513.

Fox Sports en Español (FSE) is the first Spanish-language all sports network in the United States offering comprehensive coverage of the most important sporting events year round, including the biggest Latin American and international soccer competitions and leagues, baseball, combat sports, original productions and in depth, daily sports news. FSE appears on RCN channel 361 in the Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. markets. In Boston, it can be seen on RCN channel 571 and on RCN channel 521 in Lehigh Valley.

"We hope that our Spanish-speaking subscribers will take the opportunity to check out these two channels during the free preview," noted Ramlall.

Ramlall added that RCN also offers Hispanic programming packages such as MiVisión Lite, MiVisión Plus and the recently launched El Paquetón. El Paquetón ("Big Package") includes more than 100 English channels plus up to 39 Spanish channels. CNN en Español, Fox Sports en Español and the other Hispanic packages can be ordered by calling 1-800-RING-RCN (746-4726) or by visiting www.rcn.com.

RCN is a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and reliable home phone service with money-saving international calling plans.

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)

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