RCN has added seven UHD 4K channels to its digital TV product, a move the local service provider says makes it the country’s leader in 4K channel offerings.
The 4K channels include Insight TV, Travelxp 4K, The Country Network, NASA TV UHD, C4K360, NatureVision TV, UHD1 and special live events coverage.
RCN’s primary service areas are Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
To access the new channels, customers must have a subscription to RCN’s Signature Digital TV service and broadband service, along with a 4K TV and 4K-capable set-top box. RCN said customers can also access 4K programming from supported streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu, which are accessible from RCN’s TiVo-powered set-top boxes and voice remote.
“With the addition of seven new 4K channels, RCN has become the premier destination for 4K channel content. Not only will customers enjoy travel, lifestyle, music, and more, they can utilize this 4K technology on their favorite streaming services via their TiVo set-top boxes – providing a seamless user entertainment experience,” said Chris Fenger, COO of RCN, in a statement.
RCN tapped the SES Ultra HD platform to provide the new 4K channels.
“SES is thrilled to play a pivotal role in RCN’s 4K services launch to customers from Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia to Boston, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania,” said Steve Corda, VP of Media Platforms for SES in North America. “Our SES Ultra HD platform represents the world’s largest source of 4K linear content and live events coverage, enabling RCN to offer an immersive television viewing experience like no other.”