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Pivot Now Available In All RCN Markets

NEW YORK (December 19, 2014) –  Participant Media’s television network Pivot today announced that it’s now available in all RCN markets. Offering a diverse slate of programming including the Emmy® Award-winning series HITRECORD ON TV starring, created and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levittand Please Like Me created by Josh Thomas.  On December 16, Pivot launched in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Washington D.C. markets to complete roll out to RCN subscribers as part of RCN’s Digital Cable TV Premiere Movies & Entertainment Tier.
Pivot is also expanding the availability of its authenticated App to all RCN customers to ensure they 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.

“We’re all about reaching as many people as possible who are interested in entertainment that inspires, so we are thrilled to expand our relationship with RCN and offer our programming in these three markets,” said Stephanie Ruyle, Pivot’s EVP Distribution.
In January 2015, Pivot launches the anticipated drama series Fortitude starring Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter). The network, which launched in 2013, 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 is available to current and new RCN Digital TV subscribers on the Premiere Movies and Entertainment Tier, SD channel 114 and HD channel 552 in most areas (SD channel 143 and HD channel 1143 in Lehigh Valley, PA).
About RCN Telecom Services, LLC
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) 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
Pivot (http://www.Pivot.tv) is a television network from Participant Media with a diverse slate of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its websiteTakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is available in 47 million homes via major cable providers and offers subscribers a live and on-demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot app. Follow Pivot on Twitter at @pivot_tv and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pivottelevision.

Participant Media (http://www.ParticipantMedia.com) 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.