here!TV Signs SVOD Agreement with RCN


here!TV, the new programming service aimed at gay and lesbian viewers, will launch July 1 on several major RCN Corp. markets on a subscription-video-on-demand basis with 30 hours of movies and original programming, RCN and the network said Monday.

RCN estimated that the retail price will be around $10.

The channel will be available to more than 1 million RCN customers, and initial launch markets include New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

here!TV is already available on a pay-per-view basis on DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network, and it intends to launch on a full-time basis this October.