RCN Launches HBO On Demand


RCN Corp. launched HBO On Demand for $4.95 per month in its Philadelphia,
Boston, Manhattan and Queens markets.

At the moment, RCN is upstaging Time Warner Cable and Comcast Corp. in those
four markets.

Comcast has not launched HBO On Demand in Boston and Philadelphia, although
MSO executives continue to hint that an HBO on Demand deal is close at hand.

Time Warner has launched HBO On Demand in its New York boroughs at a
$6.95-per-month price point.

"RCN continues to provide its customers with the most advanced entertainment
and communications services so that they can take control and get the most out
of their leisure time," said Rick Rioboli, vice president of product management
and development, in a prepared statement.