RCN Announces It’s among the First Cable Providers to Offer Customers Instant Access to HBO GO® through DVR Powered by TiVo
Leading Provider of High-speed Internet, Digital TV and Phone Services is First Cable Provider to Launch HBO GO App Through its TiVo Set-Top Box in Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C. Metro, Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, PA
Princeton, NJ (February 19, 2016) - RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services announced today that it is among the first U.S. cable providers to offer HBO GO, the authenticated streaming service from HBO®, through its advanced DVR powered by TiVo. RCN’s DVR powered by TiVo now enables users to access all HBO programming via the HBO GO app, in addition to Live TV, On Demand and other web content through one single device, eliminating the complexity of multiple boxes.
The HBO GO app on TiVo devices provides TiVo users who are active HBO linear subscribers with access to HBO’s entire library of original series, hit movies, documentaries, and other premium programming. HBO GO content is integrated into TiVo Search and TiVo’s OnePass™ selections, giving TiVo users a way to access an even more comprehensive catalog faster than ever before.
“Watching popular content from the HBO GO app just became a lot more convenient,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer for RCN. “Our customers can now easily enjoy all HBO GO programming from either the big screen in their living room or on mobile devices - anytime, anywhere.”
”RCN remains at the forefront of innovation in the cable TV industry, and we are very excited to partner with them to provide their users with easier access to HBO GO and our incredible line up of programming,” said Joseph Bahr, Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution & Business Development for HBO.
“TiVo is proud to continue to enhance the entertainment experience for RCN customers by establishing content partnerships that further their access to top-quality programming,” said Tara Maitra, SVP, GM of Content and Media Sales for TiVo. “By partnering with HBO to offer the HBO GO app, TiVo is enabling their operator partners to provide premium content to their customer base in a single set-top box.”
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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.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 122 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. HBO NOW®, the network’s internet only premium streaming service, provides audiences with instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
About TiVo, Inc.
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) is a global leader in next-generation television services. With global headquarters in San Jose, CA and offices in New York, NY, Durham, NC, and Warsaw, Poland, TiVo's innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across multiple screens in and out-of-the home. The TiVo solution provides an all-in-one approach for navigating the 'content chaos' by seamlessly combining live, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television into one intuitive user interface with simple universal search, discovery, viewing and recording from a variety of devices, creating the ultimate viewing experience. TiVo products and services are available at retail or through a growing number of pay-TV operators worldwide. TiVo's multiple subsidiary companies provide the broader television industry and consumer electronics manufacturers with set-top box, cloud-based video discovery and recommendation options, interactive advertising solutions, and audience research and measurement services. More information at: www.TiVo.com.
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