SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

October 16, 2009 09:58 ET

RCN Expanding Programming Choice by Adding Local News Favorite CLTV in Chicago

HERNDON, VA and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and CLTV, Chicago Land TV, announced today that the local news channel will be available to RCN subscribers starting on October 15.

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, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.

CLTV moved operations to WGN-TV in Chicago in August, creating a shared newsroom with additional resources for covering stories of local importance.

"We are excited to bring our mix of local breaking news, weather and award-winning feature programming to additional viewers throughout the city," said Steve Farber, CLTV General Manager. "Chicagoans can look forward to expanded coverage of major events, including the 2010 elections."

CLTV has served viewers in the Chicagoland area for more than 16 years.

RCN's Chicago market serves Chicago's lakefront, including Lincoln Park, Lake View, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Rogers Park and Village of Skokie.

RCN's SVP of Operations and Chicago General Manager Tom McKay explained, "Just recently, CLTV made their channel available to RCN and we moved quickly to add this popular regional news station. We're extremely pleased to offer our customers another news choice, one that provides specialty local programming."

The 24-hour news channel will air on RCN's channel #31.

McKay continued, "This channel is in high demand so we're confident that our customers will appreciate its addition."

About CLTV

CLTV, a 24-hour cable news station, joined WGN News in August 2009; WGN News now programs more than 167 hours of news each week, 42 hours on WGN-TV and 125 hours on CLTV. WGN-TV is Chicago's CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN-DT 9.1. WGN-TV is also Chicago's home for LATV, the nation's first bilingual music-entertainment network, on WGN-DT 9.2. Outside the Chicago area, WGN America is carried nationally via cable, satellite and telco. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information, visit WGN-TV's website at WGNtv.com.

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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