SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

February 09, 2010 12:18 ET

RCN Brings Customers NBC Universal's Coverage of 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, February 12 - 28

Subscribers Gain Access to Unprecedented Cable, Video On Demand & Online Coverage

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) in agreement with NBC Universal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBC Universal's 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games to begin with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 12.

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.

NBC Universal's Olympic Winter programming will deliver more than 835 hours of unprecedented coverage to subscribers and represents the most total hours ever and the most live hours ever for a Winter Games.

"As a leader in bringing international programming to our customers, we recognize the universal appeal of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Our subscribers can expect extensive coverage on the networks of NBC Universal, including NBC, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Universal HD and NBCOlympics.com," said RCN's Senior Vice President, Strategic External Affairs & Programming Richard Ramlall. "RCN is pleased to showcase NBC's coverage of the Winter Games across multiple digital platforms, including VOD and broadband."

The NBC/RCN Olympics experience will include:

-- On Demand: NBC Universal is making gravity-defying highlights and full event rewinds available On Demand. Customers need not miss a minute of coverage, which includes every sport and event.

-- Pre-Games: NBC Universal will offer more than 20, five to seven minute clips available in SD and HD.

-- In Games: NBCU will offer more than 100 highlight clips, approximately 15 per day, in addition to up to five full-length daily event replays. Additionally, NBCU will offer more than 30% of In-Games VOD in HD.

The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games will run throughout 17 unforgettable days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and riveting moment. For more information, visit www.nbcolympics.com.

About NBC Olympics

NBC, America's Olympic Network, has broadcast 11 Olympic Games, the most Olympics broadcast by any network. NBC surpassed ABC's 10 Olympics with the 2008 Beijing Games, the most watched event in U.S. television history with 215 million viewers. Vancouver will be NBC's 12th Olympics.

The 2010 Vancouver Games mark the sixth of an unprecedented seven consecutive Olympic broadcasts by NBC Sports, which began with the 2000 Sydney Games and continues through the 2012 London Games.

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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