SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

March 16, 2010 08:45 ET

RCN Adds Latin American, Central American & Dominican Republic Channels; Company Is First US Cable Operator to Offer Pasiones & Centroamerica TV

RCN Launches Three Media World Channels Including Television Dominicana

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) announced that it continues to expand its Hispanic viewing choices with today's launch of Media World channels Pasiones, Centroamérica TV & Televisión Dominicana. The channels are included in all three of RCN's Hispanic packages: MiVisión Plus, MiVisión Lite and El Paquetón.

RCN Corporation 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, PA, New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.

Media World is the subsidiary of Imagina US dedicated to the development and management of TV channels and to the management and distribution of international sports rights. 

"RCN is a leader in providing our subscribers with international viewing choices so we are pleased to be the first cable operator to offer both Pasiones and Centroamérica TV to our subscribers," said RCN Strategic External Affairs & Programming Senior Vice President Richard Ramlall. "With the addition of Televisión Dominicana as well, we are excited to provide our subscribers with even more of the finest entertainment choices from Latin America, Central America and the Dominican Republic."

Pasiones is a multicultural channel dedicated to "telenovelas," with highly-rated Latin American productions from Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and the US. It can be seen on RCN Channel 811 in Lehigh Valley, PA, and Channel 598 in all other RCN markets.

Centroamérica TV is the first channel in the US with 100% Central American programming that features the best content made in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The channel speaks to the interests and values of the millions of Central Americans living in the US. It can be seen on RCN Channel 824 in Lehigh Valley, PA, and Channel 595 in all other RCN markets.

Televisión Dominicana brings together the best productions of the Dominican Republic, featuring the most popular talent in variety, comedy and entertainment. The programming targets the 3 million Dominicans who reside permanently in the United States and are interested in seeing the best shows from their country. It can be seen on RCN Channel 826 in Lehigh Valley, PA, and Channel 597 in all other RCN markets.

"We are thrilled to have three of our best channels in RCN's packages. This confirms once again the impact of our channels in the Hispanic communities living in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, PA, New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. areas," commented Roy Meyeringh, Director of Channel & Content Distribution for Imagina US.

The new channels are included in all of RCN's three Hispanic packages. These include MiVisión Plus, which has the most robust channel offering and the price is $22.95/mo. MiVisión Lite is a package created for people who want great Spanish-language programming but at a lower price. MiVisión Lite is only $12.00/mo and does not contain VeneMovies, ESPN Deportes and Gol TV. These two MiVisión packages are additions to a subscriber's core video package.

El Paquetón is designed for those customers who are interested in getting a diversity of English and Spanish programming for one low price. It contains MiVisión Lite as well as over 100 English channels including HD in one package for only $35/mo.

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 Media World
Media World, is a company belonging to the audiovisual production group Imagina US Media World has an extensive and successful track record in launching television channels, with direct access for primary programming and infrastructure with the latest technology. For more information visit: www.imaginaus.com.

About Imagina US
Imagina US operates through its subsidiaries Promofilm dedicated to the production of content and TV formats, and World Media, a division focused on the development and distribution of thematic channels, exploitation rights and technical services in the audiovisual field. For more information visit: www.imaginaus.com.

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