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RCN Adds RNN in NYC

12/12/2004 4:00 PM Eastern

Bolstering its news, kids’ and sports programming, RCN Corp. will add Regional News Network to its New York lineup Dec. 14.

The service, emanating from a station in Kingston, N.Y., will be positioned on RCN’s basic platform, at channel 16

RNN has five state-of-the-art news bureaus throughout the New York DMA, including a main studio in Manhattan and another in Astoria, Queens.

In addition to news fare, RNN -- which reaches some 3.5 million homes throughout the metro New York area -- covers football and basketball games from such schools as Army, FordhamUniversity, ManhattanCollege and Wagner.

The network also airs a kids' block Fridays from 2 p.m-5 p.m., including such shows as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Gina D’s Kids Club and World Wide Kids News.

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