RCN New York, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services, announced today that it will be the first cable provider in Manhattan and Queens to partner with Hulu to enable its customers to watch Hulu programming as a channel through the same set-top box used to watch Live TV. This is the latest update in the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and customer convenience.
Previously, RCN was the first cable provider to integrate Netflix into the channel lineup. Since then, more than half of its customers have enabled streaming services like Netflix, YouTube & HBO GO on TiVo set-top boxes. This trend falls directly in line with recent industry research. Specifically, Horowitz Research found that 57% of TV content viewers subscribe to streaming video services as recorded by their National State of Cable & Digital Media 2016 study.
“In the last year alone, we’ve seen over a 20 percent increase in activation of streaming services such as Netflix, HBO GO and YouTube through our TiVo set-top boxes and that number continues to rise,” said Bruce Abbott, Vice President and General Manager for RCN New York. “These rising numbers consistently remind us that integrating popular streaming services into our suite of products allows instant access, convenience through one device, and a superior customer experience. Now, watching Hulu’s programming is as easy as tuning to channel 449. We plan to continue to innovate in this arena to deliver what our customers want most.”
The Hulu app is fully integrated and RCN Digital TV customers with TiVo and a Hulu subscription are able to conveniently access Hulu’s programming by simply tuning to channel 449 to launch the app. This integration eliminates the complexity of multiple boxes, remote controls and input ports and cables, while delivering a seamless and convenient viewing experience.
RCN New York serves residents in single homes, apartment high-rises and businesses in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
Customers must subscribe separately to RCN’s Digital TV service powered by TiVo and have a subscription to Hulu. There are no additional charges to access Hulu beyond the monthly subscription fee starting at $7.99 a month.
The Hulu subscription service from RCN will be available to customers with RCN’s Digital TV service, powered by TiVo on May 18, 2016. Hulu programming can be found on channel 449. Customers without a Hulu subscription can sign-up by visiting HuluOffer.com/RCN.