Gemstar, RCN Sign Multiyear Agreements


Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. and RCN Corp. signed a three-year
agreement to exclusively deploy TV Guide Interactive, Gemstar-TV Guide's
interactive program guide, in RCN cable systems.

They also extended existing long-term distribution commitments from RCN to
continue to carry the analog TV Guide Channel and to launch TVG, the interactive
horse-racing network.

TV Guide Interactive is available in nearly 11 million homes and is the most
widely distributed IPG for digital cable.