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RCN Adds Whole-Home TiVo DVR

RCN deploys TiVo's Ultimate Whole Home Solution in Washington, DC

November 8, 2011

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PRINCETON, N.J., and ALVISO, Calif. -- RCN Telecom Services, LLC, 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 advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the launch of RCN's whole home solution powered by TiVo to RCN customers in Washington D.C. The RCN whole home solution includes the Premiere Q four-tuner gateway DVR and TiVo Preview HD set-top box. With this deployment, RCN becomes the first operator in the country to offer TiVo's whole home solution, marketed as the TiVo Whole Home Bundle from RCN. These products join TiVo Premiere, which RCN has been offering since May 2010.

With its four tuners, TiVo Premiere Q enables RCN customers to record four shows while watching a fifth recorded program and allows up to 75 hours of recorded HD programming for optimal recording capabilities. Importantly, this offering is built off TiVo's high-definition user interface, allowing RCN subscribers to enjoy traditional television, RCN On Demand and great online services such as Pandora Internet Radio all packaged in a beautiful, easy-to-navigate experience.

In addition, the TiVo Preview HD set-top box is a small, quiet device perfect for the bedroom and an excellent complement to the TiVo Premiere Q. With the TiVo Preview, customers can stream any recording from the TiVo Premiere Q DVR to multiple rooms in the house over the home network, watch live TV, access RCN On Demand or even use Internet-delivered services like sharing photos or music and all using the same TiVo HD user interface.

Jamie Hill, General Manager for RCN Washington D.C., said, "Since our initial deployment of TiVo, we've seen higher customer satisfaction, lower churn and increased video on demand usage in homes with TiVo Premiere. The TiVo Whole Home Bundle from RCN now allows our customers to take even more control of their TV-watching experience and entertainment. And the whole family can watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it, together in one room or simultaneously in separate rooms. It is abundantly clear that TiVo understands the future of television and offers up solutions that benefit both consumers as well as cable and broadband operators like RCN."

RCN Corp.

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