RCN Writes Qubo Pact


RCN has inked an affiliation agreement to carry Qubo, Ion Media Networks’ digital kids network, launching it in Chicago.

RCN launched qubo as part of its steps to reclaim analog channels by converting all of its programming to digital, which began in late January.

“We are excited by the launch of qubo in the Chicago market", RCN vice president and general manager Tom McKay said in a statement.  "Qubo is a great addition to the expanded children and family programming we have included in our all-digital platform."

Qubo is a bilingual, multi-platform entertainment destination for children that promotes literacy and positive values through entertainment. The network features an expanded line-up of popular children’s programming, including Nelvana’s Pecola, Big Idea’s Veggie Tales, NBC Universal’s Boo!,  Classic Media’s Theodore Tugboat and Scholastic’s Dragon.

Qubo was formed in 2006 by an alliance of  Scholastic, Ion Media, NBC Universal, Corus Entertainment and Classic Media.