SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

August 06, 2009 13:57 ET

RCN Showcases Asia Extreme, Sundance Channel's Free Video-on-Demand Preview

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - RCN announced today that it will carry Sundance Channel's cable exclusive video-on-demand preview of the new season of its late-night destination Asia Extreme™, now through August 31. This special preview is being offered in advance of the season's on-air premiere on Sunday, September 6.

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) 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.

Sundance Channel's Asia Extreme showcases cutting-edge genre films -- horror, crime drama, fantasy, action/thrillers, and more -- from leading filmmakers in Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.

"We recently launched our World Wide Lens series to bring deserving independent films to our platform so this Asia Extreme preview will appeal to fans across the genre," said RCN's Strategic External Affairs & Programming Senior Vice President Richard Ramlall. "These are good-quality films, including 10 U.S. TV premieres."

The lineup includes an unprecedented 10 U.S. television premieres, including: Dae-wung Lim's "Bloody Reunion"; Ho Choi's "Bloody Ties"; Benny Chan's "Divergence"; Akihiko Shiota's "Dororo"; Songyos Sugmakanan's "Dorm"; Johnnie To's "Election"; Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai's "Mad Detective"; Johnnie To's "Triad Election"; Nicky Loi's "The Victim"; and Feng Xiaogang's "A World Without Thieves." Rounding out the package are Norio Tsuruta's "Premonition" (a Sundance Channel premiere), Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's "6IXTYNIN9," and Chan-wook Park "Old Boy."

Also in August, an all new Asia Extreme mini-site will launch on sundancechannel.com. (www.sundancechannel.com/asiaextreme) featuring exclusive video interviews with the directors, actors and creative minds behind these cutting edge films as well as blogs, video extras, making-of videos, deleted scenes, trailers, photo galleries and music videos from the films. Sundance Channel's SUNfiltered blog will also feature original blog posts exploring the state of Asian cinema throughout the month of August (sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered). The Asia Extreme mini-site will also host the premiere of the original sci-fi/action thriller web series "The Captive."

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 Sundance Channel

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multiplatform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), WE tv, Sundance Channel, IFC Entertainment and VOOM HD Networks. Through IFC Entertainment, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a leading U.S. distributor of independent and foreign film with a unique day and date distribution model, "IFC In Theaters," that makes films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable's On Demand platform; IFC Festival Direct features titles acquired from major international film festivals and initially offers them exclusively through On Demand; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and IFC Center, a state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of NYC's Greenwich Village. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, an advertising sales company; Rainbow Network Communications, a full service network programming origination and distribution company; and 11 Penn TV, a company that manages Rainbow Media's NYC studios and post-production facilities.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Michele Murphy
    RCN Corporation
    (703) 434-8471
    Michele.Murphy@rcn.net

    Michael Houghton
    Communicreate
    (703) 799-7383