RCN Corp. launched iT Television (iT Tv) on its New York system Tuesday.
The operator described iT Tv as the first true "People's Channel," with a direct link to the Internet for customers to submit their feedback about programming.
iT Tv will be rolled out to RCN systems in Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago over time. The network is headquartered at RCN's facilities in Manhattan.
"What we have developed is the very first TV network shaped and driven by its viewers," RCN chairman and CEO David C. McCourt said in a release.
"We envision this network becoming the recognized home for producers of independent television, and we are excited by the opportunity to exclusively premiere these programs with RCN customers," he added.
The network’s Web site (www.iTtvonline.com) allows viewers to rank and review their favorite shows and to shape future programming.