RCN Launches Hulu as a Channel
Leading Provider of High-speed Internet, Digital TV and Phone Service Integrates Premium Streaming TV Destination through its DVR Powered by TiVo
PRINCETON, New Jersey – May 19 - RCN, an industry-leading providers of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone service, announced today a partnership with Hulu to enable its customers to watch Hulu programming as a channel through the same set-top box used to watch Live TV. This is the latest update in the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and customer convenience.
Previously, RCN was the first cable provider to integrate Netflix into the channel lineup. Since then, more than half of customers have enabled streaming services like Netflix, YouTube & HBO GO on TiVo set-top boxes. This trend falls directly in line with recent industry research. Specifically, Horowitz Research found that 57% of TV content viewers subscribe to streaming video services as recorded by their National State of Cable & Digital Media 2016 study.
“In the last year alone, we’ve seen a 23 percent increase in activation of streaming services such as Netflix, HBO GO and YouTube through our TiVo set-top boxes and that number continues to rise,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer for RCN. “On average customers consume 15 – 17 hours of content on just one of these services. These rising numbers consistently remind us that integrating popular streaming services into our suite of products allows instant access, convenience through one device, and a superior customer experience. We will continue to innovate in this arena to deliver what our customers want most.”
The Hulu app is fully integrated, allowing RCN Digital TV customers with TiVo and a Hulu subscription to conveniently access Hulu’s programming by simply clicking on the designated Hulu channel to launch the app. This integration eliminates the complexity of multiple boxes, remote controls and input ports and cables, while delivering a seamless and convenient viewing experience.
Customers without a Hulu subscription can sign-up by visiting www.HuluOffer.com/RCN.
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Source: Horowitz National State of Cable & Digital Media 2016 Research Study
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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 (Delaware County) and Washington, D.C.
Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from 5 of the 6 largest U.S. broadcast networks. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.
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