Dec 12, 2016
Music Choice Innovates Streaming Music on TV
Revolutionizes Music in the Home with Unified Audio and Video Consumer Experience
Available Now to RCN and Grande Customers with TiVo® Devices
December 12, 2016 (New York, NY) – Today Music Choice, the #1 music provider on television, announced the roll out of the “New Music Choice” – a brand new, enhanced next-generation version of its popular music service. The New Music Choice is a technological evolution of the patented streaming music service specifically designed for IPTV set-top-box television platforms that allows users to seamlessly navigate to related video content or any Music Choice On Demand offerings within a single interface. Consumers will now have access to commercial-free audio plus video streaming that contextually displays related Video On Demand (VOD) offerings. This marks the first time a programmer has offered this robust of an audio and video music content experience on the same platform; a huge win for the On Demand category and consumers seeking to enjoy and discover music.
Starting today, the New Music Choice will be available to RCN and Grande Communications subscribers. Customers with TiVo set-top boxes will have access to the New Music Choice via channel 851 or 1900 in Lehigh Valley, PA for RCN and channel 752 for Grande Communications. Both RCN and Grande customers can also access the New Music Choice by going to TiVo Central® on the main menu and selecting Music & Photos.
The New Music Choice offers consumers 75 commercial-free audio channels and 25 video channels with access to 20,000+ music videos and exclusive content directly from their television within one simple interface. Consumers will have access to two times the number of channels and 20 times the number of music videos they used to have on TV! Once within the guide, curated video content will load for easy viewing related to the artist currently playing. For example, when listening to Rihanna on Hit List, a consumer will see images of the videos that are available from her robust catalog as well as exclusive pieces from the Music Choice archives allowing the consumer to seamlessly move from a Rihanna audio experience into her music videos.
Dave DelBeccaro, President and CEO at Music Choice stated, “Music Choice enhanced TV is a huge win for all those involved. Consumers are able to hear, watch and discover music in a revolutionary new way on TV; artists can leverage this platform to push individual projects that they want their fans to hear; and MVPDs can offer the best, most cutting edge interface that is the perfect mashup of everything music lovers want in one simple product.”
“It’s been a great year for our customers, from introducing 1 Gigabit internet speeds, integrating HBOGO and Hulu on our TiVo set-top boxes, offering more On Demand choices including CBS, and now the new and improved Music Choice on TiVo,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer for RCN and Grande. “Music Choice will offer our customers an unbelievable variety of tunes and music videos alongside a best-in-class user interface with TiVo. RCN and Grande are continually redefining the customer experience with the latest trends and newest technology.”
Customers will now be able to access Music Choice’s enhanced TV product through the same universal features across all devices including TV, app and mobile. Music Choice’s audio channels are some of the most popular digital radio stations in the country, with curated music content hand-picked by a team of skilled programmers. Music Choice On Demand is the #1 Free On Demand service and Music Choice Music Channels reach a large, diverse audience that is larger than most cable networks.
This roll out is part of Music Choice’s ongoing commitment to bring its consumers the next generation of its service to TV and attract the Gen Z audience by mirroring the advanced capabilities of the Music Choice TV Everywhere experience, which is currently available on iOS, Android and Web. For additional information, visit www.MusicChoice.com.
About Music Choice
Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today’s hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials. For additional information log on to MusicChoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: facebook.com/MusicChoice.
About RCN Corporation
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (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 ISPs in 2013, 2015 and 2016 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.
About Grande Communications, LLC
Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV and phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch 10 years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications services plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, San Marcos, Waco, Corpus Christi, Midland and Odessa. For more information, visit mygrande.com, like Grande Communications on Facebook or follow @grandecom on Twitter.
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