RCN and DOGTV Announce Carriage Agreement in All RCN Markets

The first and only network for dogs available to RCN customers in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, New York and D.C.

Princeton, NJ –September 20, 2016 - RCN, award-winning provider of high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services, and DOGTV, the first and only television network created and scientifically proven to increase confidence and independence in dogs, today announced distribution to customers in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, Washington D.C. and New York City.

“We want to provide RCN customers with the best entertainment for all members of the family and that includes pets,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer for RCN. “Adding DOGTV to the lineup is a unique addition for our customers. It’s easy accessibility through RCN On Demand and with the wide variety of visuals to choose from, our customers will feel confident that their pets are happy and calm at home with DOGTV.”

RCN customers and their furry best friends will now be able to add the DOGTV channel to their On Demand Service for just $4.99/month. Once added, dogs will be able to watch television programming scientifically proven to de-stress, decrease separation anxiety and increase confidence and happiness. Programming on DOGTV is specially designed around a dog’s sense of vision and hearing and supports their natural behavior patterns. DOGTV works in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and their Pets for Life program, aimed at providing assistance to pets and people in underserved communities.

"With its significant presence in many of the most important dog markets in the United States, RCN makes a perfect partner for DOGTV. Launching a service together will be a great addition to its lineup and will help improve the lives of its dog-owning households." said Gilad Neumann, CEO of DOGTV Channel. "DOGTV provides the perfect combination of entertainment to ease boredom and loneliness of pups that are home alone and we are certain that RCN subscribers can soon attest to that.”

DOGTV programming is split into three categories – relaxation, stimulation and exposure – that work collaboratively to provide just the right balance for the daily routines of stay-at-home dogs.

  • Relaxation features soothing music, sounds and visuals to relax the dog, reduce stress levels and keep him or her calm.
  • Stimulation encourages dogs’ playfulness through active camera movements, exciting animations, moving objects and animals with appropriate sounds and frequencies.
  • Exposure uses the most advanced veterinary science, special sounds and visuals to help comfort and habituate dogs by exposing them to different day-to-day experiences, such as doorbells, cars, children and vacuum cleaners.

DOGTV is easily accessible through RCN On Demand. Customers with access should turn to Channel 1, select “Special Interests” and then select “DOGTV.” DOGTV is available for order now to all RCN customers with the Limited Basic Cable package and up.

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About RCN Corporation
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, 2015 and 2016 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. 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 Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.

About DOGTV
DOGTV is the first and only television network for dogs. A trusted source of scientifically developed content for dogs, DOGTV programming is organized into relaxing, stimulating and exposure segments that work together to provide just the right balance for the daily routines of our beloved "stay-at-home" pups. DOGTV's revolutionary content is designed for a dog's visual, auditory and emotional sensibility. For more information, please visit dogtv.com.

RCN Media Contact:
Jackie Fraser, Matter Communications
Matter Communications
rcn@matternow.com

DOGTV Media Contact:
Zuri Guterman
DOGTV
zuri@dogtv.com

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