RCN Expands Spanish-Language TV Everywhere With Univision, UniMás and Galavisión Networks
Princeton, NJ (January 7, 2016) - RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services, announces that RCN digital TV subscribers now have access to the Univision, UniMás and Galavisión networks anywhere, anytime, on their PC and mobile devices. This expanded offering provides viewers with the ability to enjoy exclusive TV shows from these Spanish-speaking networks across all of RCN’s markets, including Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. More than one thousand hours of streaming video will be available at all times, as will live streaming of Univision Network 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Customers are able to watch hit shows, along with episodes of blockbuster and classic telenovelas by authenticating with their RCN credentials on UVideos.com and via the UVideos app for iOS and Android devices. All content is in Spanish or subtitled in English and available across any device. Viewers can also connect to, comment on and share videos in real time via Facebook and Twitter.
Research from Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights on what consumers watch and buy, determined that more than a third of Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanic consumers identify the ability to consume content on multiple devices as among the most important factors when considering a digital video provider. The study also found that more than 60 percent of Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanic consumers surveyed said they were likely to share clips with friends online and desired more Spanish-language digital video content. These findings coupled with Univision Communications strategy of making their content available anywhere, anytime and across platforms, reinforced RCN’s decision to add the Univision, UniMás and Galavisión networks to its lineup.
“The Univision, UniMás and Galavisión networks are important additions to our offerings, as our Spanish-speaking customer base continues to grow, along with the demand for TV Everywhere,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer for RCN. “What’s more, research from The Platform shows that more than 90 percent of pay TV subscribers have the ability to access premium content on their video-enabled, Internet-connected device of choice. That same study also states that the number of video-enabled devices connected to the Internet is expected to eclipse the global population by 2017. As the demand for this service continues to grow, we continue to expand our offerings to keep pace.”
“We are pleased to offer RCN customers the ability to enjoy the best Univision content whenever and wherever they want to watch it,” said Friday Abernethy, SVP of Content Distribution, Univision Communications Inc. “Our partnership speaks to RCN’s commitment to giving Hispanic customers new ways to access the content they love.”
To access Univision, UniMás and Galavisión content on a PC or laptop, customers can visit www.uvideos.com, click the blue key at the top right of the screen, click “Aprende Mas,” in the box that appears, select RCN from the list of cable providers and login using their MyRCN user name and password. Access is also available on mobile devices through iOS or Android by downloading the app, selecting RCN from the list of cable providers and logging in using a MyRCN user name and password.
A RCN Digital TV subscription is required, and access to episodes same-day is available when logging in. All episodes are free with no restrictions seven days after airing on TV. Univision and Unimás are available in all markets, while Boston, Chicago and New York have access to Galavisión. Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., are unable to access Galavisión content from Uvideos. Learn more by visiting rcn.com or by calling 1-800-RING-RCN.
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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.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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