RCN Significantly Expands Showtime On Demand® Product Offering
RCN Customers Can Now Access 10 Times More SHOWTIME ON DEMAND Programming
PRINCETON, NJ – August 7, 2014 – – RCN announced that starting today, RCN customers can enjoy ten times the number of programming choices on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND at no additional cost. This expansion in content gives SHOWTIME® subscribers unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of the network’s programming, including current and past seasons of critically acclaimed SHOWTIME original series, such as HOMELAND, DEXTER®, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, PENNY DREADFUL, CALIFORNICATION, HOUSE OF LIES, WEB THERAPY, EPISODES, and NURSE JACKIE, box office hits, hard-hitting sports, documentaries, comedy specials and more.
This substantial increase in SHOWTIME ON DEMAND content will be available to all of RCN’s markets, including Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The latest increase to SHOWTIME ON DEMAND hours is made possible by RCN’s upgrade to its On Demand content storage and distribution system via RCN's extensive fiber network, enabling the company to offer even more content including TV series, kids content, music and other special programming.
"We are dedicated to delivering customers more high-quality content with a system that is capable of delivering more choice," said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer at RCN. "This is another important step in bringing consumers more value and the multiplatform experience they want."
RCN's expanded On Demand offering is part of the company's commitment to innovation and the delivery of exponentially more quality content anytime, anywhere, including more shows and programming across multiple platforms. The company will continue to focus on increasing the number of content choices available to customers through its Digital TV and Internet services, with continued enhancements scheduled this year.
About RCN Telecom Services, LLC
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com and rcnbusiness.com) provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best cable broadband ISPs in 2013 – RCN was rated highest in satisfaction for reliability. RCN was also ranked #1 in Boston by Netflix for the best viewing experience. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its 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 Showtime Networks Inc
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
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