RCN Offers Customers Access to ‘Discovery GO’
TV Everywhere Streaming Service
Princeton, NJ (December 17, 2015) - RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services, announces that RCN digital TV subscribers now have access to eight networks – Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Destination America and American Heroes Channel – on their computers and mobile devices. Viewers across RCN’s markets, including Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., can enjoy shows from Discovery’s networks with Discovery GO, a new TVE streaming experience from Discovery Communications. By year end, Discovery Life will also be included.
Available at DiscoveryGO.com and for iOS and Android devices, RCN digital TV customers can enjoy live and on demand viewing across up to eight Discovery networks and top series, offering viewers the freedom to watch wherever and whenever is most convenient. This content is free to customers with RCN digital TV who subscribe to the corresponding channel tier.
“At RCN we’ve been aggressively expanding our TV Everywhere capabilities to provide our customers the most value. Now, we’re excited to offer them even more value with access to Discovery GO,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer for RCN. “According to studies, an amazing 64 percent of users reported watching more TV when taking advantage of TV Everywhere products – a number that jumps to 72 percent when surveying just Millennials.* This is less a trend than it is a revolution in the way television is now being consumed. With this expanded offering, RCN is ensuring that its customers are receiving the latest and greatest programming and features.”
To gain access to Discovery GO content on a desktop or laptop, customers can visit DiscoveryGO.com, select the desired channel or shows, and choose RCN from the list of cable providers when prompted to log in – using a MyRCN username and password gain access. Discovery GO also is available for iOS or Android platforms, with authentication using a MyRCN username and password. Subscription to RCN digital TV and the corresponding channel tier is required.
*Viacom Study – “TV Here, There, (Not Quite) Everywhere.”
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About RCN Telecom Services, LLC
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) 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 ISPs in 2013 and 2015 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the top 10 rankings in the markets RCN serves on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through our proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including TestTube, Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
RCN Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates for RCN