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Pivot Launches in New York City and Boston on RCN

NEW YORK (August 4, 2014) – Participant Media’s television network Pivot today announced that it is launching on RCN’s system in New York City and Boston in August. Offering a diverse slate of programming aimed at Millennial audiences including critically acclaimed series HITRECORD ON TV starring, created and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Please Like Me created by Josh Thomas, Pivot is now available in SD and HD to viewers in Boston and will be available starting August 19 in New York City as part of RCN’s Digital Cable TV package on their Signature tier.

Pivot is also rolling out its authenticated App in the two cities ensuring customers can watch their favorite series, documentary or movie on the network anytime and anywhere. And Pivot TV’s on demand programming will be available to RCN customers. “RCN has been a great supporter since our network launched a year ago. We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship and bring our programming to their customers in two key markets,” said Stephanie Ruyle, Pivot’s EVP Distribution.

This month Pivot is launching several new series including the second season of its critically acclaimed show Please Like Me, and the workplace comedy Human Resources – both on August 8. The Operatives, an eco-adventure series following Pete Bethune (Whale Wars) and his team of elite conservationists begins August 17. Launched a year ago, Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation and inspires change through a compelling mix of original programming, popular movies and documentaries. Its affiliated website TakePart.com presents in-depth stories and information that encourages audiences to go deeper into issues and take action.

“We continue to focus on providing our customers with high-quality viewing experiences,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer at RCN. “As a company, we not only strive to provide the best customer experience, but we also look for programming that is most beneficial to our customers and the communities we serve. Pivot is a classic example of this, as they offer powerful, inspirational and uplifting programming for a whole new generation of viewers.”

Pivot can be found on channel 114 or HD channel 552 with a subscription to RCN’s Digital Signature TV package.

About RCN Telecom Services, LLC

RCN Telecom Services, LLC provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best cable broadband ISPs in 2013 – RCN was rated highest in satisfaction for reliability. RCN was also ranked #1 in Boston by Netflix for the best viewing experience. RCN’s affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through our proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN’s primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago.

About Pivot

Participant Media’s television network Pivot, launched nationally in August 2013, serves passionate Millennials (18-34) a diverse mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, connects audiences to a wealth of content and actions through its affiliated website TakePart. Pivot is available in approximately 45 million homes in North America via traditional pay TV subscription, integrating a live and on demand streaming option via the Pivot app. Follow Pivot on Twitter at @pivot_tv and on Facebook at facebook.com/pivottelevision.

About Participant

Participant Media is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing, and digital content that inspires social change. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network, and its television network, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.