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Santa Monica, CA – January 16, 2014 – Continuing to add subscribers early in the New Year, Ovation has launched on RCN’s New York City system on channel 138. RCN NY has also launched Ovation HD on channel 591. The announcement was made today by Brad Samuels, EVP, Content Distribution, Ovation.

“2014 is definitely off to a really strong start for Ovation,” said Samuels. “We have set some aggressive goals for the network this year and this launch with RCN is another great indication of our momentum in the distributor community. More and more systems are seeing the value of carrying America’s only arts network and we are delighted to be adding new partners, especially in a key market like New York City.”

Ovation provides viewers with a unique mix of original series and specials and selectively curated arts-centric documentaries, films and series. This month, Ovation premieres the highly anticipated original series, The Fashion Fund, on January 22nd. RCN NY customers will also enjoy Ovation’s signature series The Art Of, which is now in its second season, and a new and exciting programming slate to be rolled out through 2014.

“RCN is committed to bringing the best in entertainment to our valued customers. The addition of Ovation in SD and HD gives our customers another great choice for TV viewing. It complements the arts and culture found in the NYC area with its mix of original art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials," said Bruce Abbott, VP and General Manager, RCN.

About RCN RCN Telecom Services, LLC ( provides industry-leading High-Speed Internet, all-Digital TV and Phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine recently released its annual Readers’ Choice Awards and named RCN one of the winners for best cable broadband ISPs in 2013 – rated highest in satisfaction for reliability. RCN was ranked #1 in Boston by Netflix for the best viewing experience. RCN’s affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through their proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago.

About Ovation Ovation is America’s only arts network, whose mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation’s signature programming includes The Art of, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. Ovation reaches a national audience of over 50 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast Cable/Xfinity, RCN, DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation's diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the


Media Contacts: Ovation: Kristina Levsky, VP Media Relations and Corporate Communications Tel: 310-430-7543,

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