TiVo Premiere From RCN Debuts in Chicago, Completing Rapid Rollout to Five Markets in Just Three Months
The Future of Home Entertainment Is Now Available to All RCN Customers; RCN to Offer Product Demonstration at Northalsted Market Days
CHICAGO, IL, Aug 03, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) — RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed Internet, and premium voice services, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the launch of TiVo(R) Premiere from RCN in Chicago. A true one-stop-shop for entertainment, the TiVo Premiere box offers RCN's customers a universe of television and broadband delivered entertainment all accessible through one box, one remote and one user interface.
RCN is the first all-digital TV and broadband provider to have TiVo as its primary provider of DVRs. Beginning with Washington, D.C. in May, RCN has rapidly rolled out TiVo Premiere to all of its markets including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, PA, and now Chicago.
This co-branded, uniquely configured product for RCN's residential customers goes dramatically beyond the traditional DVR, combining digital TV with a universe of broadband delivered entertainment. With built-in broadband capabilities, customers get entertainment from a variety of sources including the ability to access RCN's Video On Demand Video ON DEMAND library, rent movies from broadband video on demand providers, watch YouTube videos, stream music and more. Additionally, TiVo Premiere can access music, photos and movies saved on a personal computer.
"Due to the overwhelming number of positive customer responses we've received with the rollout of the TiVo Premiere for RCN across other markets, we are very excited to launch it in our Chicago market ahead of schedule," said Tom McKay, general manager of RCN Chicago. "Customers who have been using the system are already giving a thumbs up to TiVo Premiere's ability to connect to the Internet, schedule recordings remotely and for its increased storage capacity — all of which are simply unmatched by other cable providers in Chicago."
"We are very excited that the TiVo Premiere from RCN is now available in all of RCN's markets," said David Sandford, VP and GM of TiVo's service provider business. "With this offering, RCN customers have access to an experience no other operator currently provides, combining traditional television programming with cable video on demand and the rapidly expanding world of online content. This is a true one-stop-shop for all of your television entertainment."
For a demonstration of the TiVo Premiere, visit RCN's booth at Northalsted Market Days(R) August 7 and August 8 from 11 am - 6 pm.
TiVo Premiere is offered as part of a bundled package of digital TV and high-speed Internet services. Pricing, availability, and more information is available by calling 1-800-RING-RCN (746-4726) and on http://www.rcn.com/tivochicago.
Features offered include:
*Only unprotected video programming may be transferred using multi-room viewing or TiVoToGo.
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