SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

April 27, 2009 10:52 ET

RCN Launches New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) Network; Expanding Its Global Passport International Program Premium Lineup

Available in RCN's Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Markets on Channel 490; Free Preview Runs 4/27 to 5/10

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers, announced that it has launched New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV).

NTDTV is the only 24/7 Chinese language TV network based in the United States, providing in-language news, information and entertainment to Chinese Americans. Keeping the whole family in mind, NTDTV's programming ranges from prime time drama series, cultural shows, educational programs, children's shows, sports and entertainment to finance and business programs, lively talk shows and many original programs on other topics of interest to Chinese audiences everywhere.

"We're pleased to add NTDTV to our exciting Global Passport cable network tier, which will appear on Channel 490. RCN now offers more than 495 international channels and Video on DEMAND choices to our customers in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.," said RCN Senior Vice President, Strategic External Affairs & Programming Richard Ramlall. "We're offering a free preview of New Tang Dynasty Television, starting Monday, April 27 and running through Sunday, May 10, so potential subscribers can see what an outstanding range of news and entertainment programs that NTDTV delivers."

"If you live in RCN's geographical footprint and you want to watch NTDTV 24/7 on cable, the only place you can see it is on RCN," said Carrie Hung, NTDTV spokesperson. "We're excited to further expand our reach into their markets. With 60 reporting bureaus across the Globe, NTDTV provides timely, uncensored, comprehensive reports on both international incidents and local events of concern to the Chinese communities worldwide, in Mandarin, Cantonese and English."

To subscribe to the New Tang Dynasty Network channel on RCN, customers can call 1-800-RING-RCN (1-800-746-4726).

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), http://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 New Tang Dynasty Television

New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) is an independent, nonprofit television broadcaster established in 2001. Headquartered in New York City, NTDTV currently has reporters and correspondents in over 60 cities worldwide.

NTDTV is composed of a network of staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds who are knowledgeable about both Asian and Western societies. The station is committed to bringing viewers programs of the highest quality -- programs that not only entertain, but also meaningfully impact people's lives and the world around us.

Beyond its television programming, NTDTV has distinguished itself for its leading role in the promotion of China's traditional arts and culture. Every year the station organizes and sponsors a range of performances, competitions, and outreach programs. NTDTV is a publicly supported 501C(3) organization. Its funding comes from individual donations, corporate sponsorships, program service fees, and program sales.

Contact Information

  • RCN Contact:
    Lisa Barder
    Director of Communications & Public Relations
    703-434-8430

    Michael Houghton
    Communicreate
    703-799-7383

    NTDTV Contact:
    Carrie Hung
    NTDTV Spokesperson
    917-319-0219

    Jenny Fang
    Director of Public Relations
    917-862-0711