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RCN to Offer Customers Preview of beIN SPORTS During Weekend of “El Clásico”

RCN Customers Can Tune in to beIN SPORTS or beIN SPORTS en Español to Watch Barcelona Go Head-to-Head with Real Madrid on March 23

Princeton, NJ – March 18, 2014 – RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services announced today that it will be offering a preview of beIN SPORTS from March 21st through March 23rd on HD channel 579 or en Español channel 808. During this preview window, all RCN Digital TV customers will be able to watch premium live coverage of various soccer matches, including the highly-anticipated face-off between Barcelona and Real Madrid, better known as “El Clasico”, on Sunday, March 23rd. Both teams' rosters are filled with soccer mega-stars such as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

beIN SPORTS brings fans live games, sports news, live score feeds and analysis of the top international soccer leagues. Featuring top talent and sports superstars, beIN SPORTS provides original sports news, entertainment programs and in-depth analysis of the world’s top matches. Fans get unrivaled coverage of the top leagues, including La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Copa del Rey, the South American World Cup Qualifier, the English Championship and many more exclusive matches and premier soccer tournaments from around the world. Additionally, the English and Spanish-language networks feature thrilling, live coverage of the World Cup Qualifiers leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. beIN SPORTS also provides other unique sports content like motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and golf, among others.

“This preview is a fantastic way for RCN to demonstrate our continued commitment to providing the very best in entertainment,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer at RCN. “beIN SPORTS brings together comprehensive coverage of top-flight soccer and international sports, and we are pleased to be able to offer this added value to all of our digital TV customers during this preview window.”

“As part of our commitment to deliver premium international sports content to the U.S., we are proud to bring a preview of beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español to RCN Digital TV customers,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, managing director of beIN SPORTS USA. “In addition to now having access to the leagues, races and tournaments they ardently follow, RCN customers who are avid sports fans can now rely on beIN SPORTS as a sanctuary where they can indulge in all the exciting action and live sports coverage they crave.”

RCN launched beIN SPORTS at the end of December 2013 in Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston and Chicago areas of RCN. The network is available RCN’s Premiere Sports Channel 378 in SD and Channel 579 in HD. beIN SPORTS en Español is also carried on RCN’s MiVision Plus tier, channel 808. The preview of beIN SPORTS is available From March 21st through March 23rd. RCN Digital TV customers in these areas will be able to watch and sample beIN SPORTS during this preview window.


About RCN Telecom Services, LLC ( and 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 beIN SPORTS USA – beIN SPORTS USA is America’s international sports network. Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing sports network in the U.S., offering viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS USA is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, news and in-depth analysis of the top leagues from around the world, including exclusive matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Football Premiership, Primeira Liga and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. With beIN SPORTS PLAY, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action and even stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and golf, among others.

For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @beINSPORTSUSA and/or @ESbeINSPORTS and like our beIN SPORTS USA Facebook page for breaking news and real-time updates.

RCN Media Contact:
Jackie Heitman
SVP, Marketing and Sales
Tel: 609-751-9305,

beIN Sports Media Contact:
Krysten de Quesada
Tel: 305-615-1111, ext. 102,


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