RCN Corp. announced today that it has added 10 new high-definition (HD) channels in its New York City footprint.

The 10 new HD channels are Discovery Channel-HD, Animal Planet-HD, The Learning Channel-HD, HGTV-HD, The Science Channel-HD, Lifetime Movie Networks-HD, Food Network-HD, Travel Channel-HD, VERSUS/Golf-HD and NFL Networks-HD. In addition, RCN said it’s expanding its HD content in its video-on-demand (VOD) service.

“The addition of these new high-definition channels is part of our ongoing commitment to connect our customers to something more,” said RCN VP and GM Tony Ontiveros. “We recognize the growing popularity of HD with our customers and plan to continue to expand our HD channel offerings.”

RCN’s New York market serves much of Manhattan and the Queens communities of Astoria, Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park, Sunnyside and Woodside, as well as parts of downtown Brooklyn and Brighton Beach.

Time Warner Cable provides services in the New York City boroughs of Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens, while Time Warner Cable and Cablevision both provide video service in parts of Brooklyn.

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