RCN, Starz Ink Long-Term Pact

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RCN Corp. said Monday that it has reached a long-term affiliation agreement with Starz Entertainment Group LLC.

The MSO will now be able to carry all 13 of the programmer’s premium services through 2009.

RCN customers who subscribe to Starz will also have access to video-on-demand service Starz On Demand and Starz HDTV at no additional charge.

“Consumers prefer a choice of uncut, commercial-free movies, so we are particularly pleased to be able to offer our subscribers an impressive lineup of Hollywood movies including Starz On Demand and all of the Starz and Encore networks,” RCN executive vice president and chief technology officer Timothy Dunne said in a prepared statement.

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