RCN Again Delivers MLB EXTRA INNINGS Coverage So Fans Can Watch Out-of-Market Major League Baseball Games Throughout the 2008 Season
Digital Cable Customers Get a Choice of Up to 80 Out-of-Market Weekly Games
Select MLB Games Carried Each Week in High Definition Starting April 17
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of video, data, and voice services to residential, business and commercial/carrier customers, announced today that it will carry MLB EXTRA INNINGS baseball games on its digital cable network.
“We are committed to offering the best in sports and entertainment, and MLB EXTRA INNINGS, which gives fans the opportunity to watch favorite out-of-market teams, is an important part of our programming line-up.”
MLB EXTRA INNINGS brings viewers up to 80 out-of-market regular season Major League Baseball games a week. This means that if people live in one city and their team is in another, MLB EXTRA INNINGS lets them see the match-ups they want to watch. The games included on MLB EXTRA INNINGS are in addition to those available on FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, TBS and RCN customer’s local in-market networks (such as a regional sports network and/or over-the-air network).
“This package was a hit with our customers last year, so we are pleased to announce that once again they will have an expanded choice of which baseball games to watch,” said RCN President & CEO Peter Aquino. “We are committed to offering the best in sports and entertainment, and MLB EXTRA INNINGS, which gives fans the opportunity to watch favorite out-of-market teams, is an important part of our programming line-up.”
RCN will offer the entire suite of MLB EXTRA INNINGS packages for the 2008 season across all markets. The Regular Season package costs $199 (or 4 installments of $49.75). Or, order by April 6 and get the Early Bird special for $159 (or 4 installments of $39.75). And starting April 17, RCN will carry 7-10 select MLB games each week in High Definition at no additional charge.
About RCN Corporation
RCN (www.rcn.com) is a broadband, facilities-based competitive telecommunications provider delivering video, high-speed data, and voice services primarily to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, RCN also delivers on-net fiber-based high-capacity data transport and voice services to large commercial customers, primarily enterprises and carriers. This commercial business unit operates under the name RCN Metro Optical Networks and targets metropolitan central business districts. RCN constructs, operates, and manages its own networks primarily in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the Chicago area. The main metro and suburban areas where it operates include: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley, New York City, Boston, and Chicago. (RCNI-G)